Beat Writer Apologizes For Mocking Bartolo Colon

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April 29

New York Post beat writer Mike Puma, whose comments about Bartolo Colon caused Mets players to boycott his presence in the clubhouse, apologized today via Twitter.

“No intent to offend with Colon comment last week, was meant to be a joke. For the record, I keep hot fudge on my neck for long games.”

If the rain stops, Colon will be on the mound tonight in Philadelphia with the Mets looking for a two-game sweep .

April 26

The Mets would not speak with the media after their exciting walk-off win on Friday night until NY Post beat writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse.

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, dished out the details:

Instead of a jubilant clubhouse with loud music and happy players after Friday’s walk-off win, the doors opened to silence, empty, spinning chairs and no Mets.

Apparently angry about an article in the New York Post on Friday about Bartolo Colon under the headline “LARDBALL,” the players would not talk to the media until Post writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse. Puma was asked to leave and did so without incident. Within a minute, several Mets appeared in the clubhouse.

Puma began that article:

“If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter.”

That’s pretty unprofessional for a writer being paid to cover the Mets beat and report the news to fans. And an awful oversight by the editors at the Post for allowing that article to go public like that. Bad job all around…

Kudos to David Wright and all the other leaders in the Mets clubhouse for taking note of Puma’s article and then taking a stand to defend one of their own teammates in a silent protest.

I’m very proud of this team which continues to take the concept of teamwork to a whole new level, both on and off the field.

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  • JamesWS

    Great story. Really great to see, even if it’s an off-field victory for the team. I think it’s important that the players are a unit on and off the field. It’s a long season…need to know these guys will stick together.

  • Donal

    What is even sadder is he stole that off the commentors at Deadspin. Or any other blog that comments on sports. Again, more reasons not to take the beat writers seriously. And where is the editorial staff during this? How many people saw this before it printed?

  • Christopher Hoffa

    Hey Joe D, I left a comment in the Contact Us section 2 days ago and haven’t had an answer. Would it have been better to send you guys an email instead? Thanks!

  • Lotus1209

    I hate all sorts of media, but when stories come out like this, it makes you tip your hat to these guys. We were all growing sick and tired of the constant “leaks” we were hearing about disapproval and lack of unity that it’s nice to hear something positive for a change. Good for the mets to put Puma in his place. Now if they only can put that “anonymous source” on his a$$….

  • Biggle Boy

    The media is not anyone’s friend. Especially athletes. Lots of “reporters” look for an angle that can be the basis of the next column they’re under deadline to write. And the more controversial the topic they choose to cover, the better they like it.

  • Benny

    The chemistry in the clubhouse seems high. Hopefully it continues…LGM!!!

  • Destry

    OK. Fine. But you don’t let childish articles like that out in public. The senior editor should’ve had him clean it up. He did nothing but embarrass himself. You can write whatever you want, but you damn well be better accountable for what you put into print as well.

  • BCleveland3381

    The worst part about this is, Puma still wins. He’ll go in, apologize, and they’ll let him back in while he, his column, and paper get publicity for a moronic comment.

    But I agree with Joe, if this was a bleacherreport story, or even an opposing team’s blog, no one would care. But this guy is the beat writer for the Mets. Gotta have a little more respect for the players on this team.

  • Destry

    He didn’t win last night. A come from behind win, and he doesn’t get to ask a single question. He will think twice before writing like an infant next time.

  • tuscaloosatwins

    No, beat writer loses here. He’s not a national columnist. He’s supposed to get scoops. His ability to cover the team is severely compromised, because it’s all about access. He screwed up, bad.

  • Captain America

    I guess Puma doesn’t read my comments on MMO.

    Numerous times I have suggested that it is unprofessional even on a blog to mock Colon’s weight…..

  • I don’t think team chemistry supersedes talent, but I do believe it can supplement talent. That the guys stand together and play for each other is a good thing. Teams don’t just become never-say-die fighters, they grow into it. Thanks Puma. You helped along the process.

  • I agree but it’s hard when the anonymous source’s daddy owns the team

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    Puma was unprofessional and the mets finally did the right thing when an issue offered. A+++ to the whole team for telling Puma to leave.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    agree, the team should hold the line and not talk to him all year

  • Mets4ever

    Very happy to hear. Most of these guys the ” sports writers “never picked up a baseball in their lives. They were always the last to get picked for dodgeball and their criticizing of athletes is their way to get back at them. Glad the Captain and others stood up for each other

  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Colon is fat! Good one, Puma!

  • MyasDaddy

    I would rather be a fat millionaire like Colon, than a hack of beat writer who couldn’t get laid like Puma.

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    The Post is a republican run rag.

    Of course it’s garbage and so are all of it’s writers.

  • Donal

    But there was no angle here. He wasn’t exposing something or putting out a theory. He was just being childish. He’s supposed to be a professional. and then they cry when they don’t get access from the teams or respect from journalists in other fields.

  • Dawn Davenport

    The NY sports media, especially the Post, are relentlessly brutal to the Mets. They are not imaginative enough to move past the “LOLMets.” theme. Hence the focusing on things like the Mookie story, Colon’s weight, etc. They save their feel-good stories for those that kiss Yankee butt, especially their Lord and Savior Jeter. Good for the Mets for standing up to these hacks!

  • It’s sports coverage is actually really very good. You sound like a Lupica man though

  • Mets4ever

    Your political comment has no place on this sports blog

  • Dawn Davenport

    This is the same rag that employs the most horrible, hateful columnist in America, Andrea Peyser.

  • Mets4ever

    Says the Al Sharpton supporter. Keep politics out of MMO

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    Yes, it does. I can say whatever I want.

    Check it out:

    The Post, run by republicans, is garbage. And it’s writers are all hacks. Puma is the biggest one of them all. Only fools read the post and it’s “journalism”

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    Nah, it’s garbage. The whole post staff is awful. Kinda like fox news. Same owner, same garbage.

  • Shaun Bewick

    Judging by Kiroda’s performance last night and Nova going down to tommy john, maybe the headline shouldn’t be about Colon’s weight as much as it should be the Yanks are probably wishing they outbid the Mets on Colon this offseason.

  • “its” doesn’t have an apostrophe

  • PessiMets

    I hate the post but thought that line was pretty funny and was making more fun of the Yankees than colon. The title of the article however is a different story. This team is a lot feistier than past versions of the mets and I love it!

  • she is horrific but Sharpton? Ouch, I’d fight him for that.

  • $14435385

    The NY Giants have done a pretty good job with “us against the world” in recent years. Maybe the Mets can take a page from their book.

  • you are already boring

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    Yet, you keep replying to me! Nice job, Manny, haha.

    I’m outta here. Going to have a late breakfast.

    Go watch fox and friends, dude. Enjoy your day. : )

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    Ah, when there’s no argument to counter, turn into a grammar nazi.

    Of course, you must be a republican. So the nazi thing falls right into your lap, haha.

  • Dawn Davenport

    For the record, I despise Al Sharpton. Andrea Peyser is not a political writer, so why are you turning my non-political comment political? The Post is a rag, regardless of politics.

  • nah, not a fan at all. I guess the difference is that I’m not 17 and trying to show everyone how liberal I am.

    Like I said, you sound like a Lupica man. Olbermann too I’d imagine. Ya know, the sports guys who think anyone gives a rat’s ass about their political views.

  • Donal

    But this isn’t bleacherreport or some fansite. Puma is a professional working for a major outlet. Ask Jayson Blair how much help it is being notable for the wrong things in journalism.

  • 31Forever

    It’s not hard to figure out my politics; all you have to do is look at my avatar. This comment might not be acceptable to you, but there is enough evidence of what I’m about to say by simply picking up a copy of the New York Post that I don’t honestly care if you choose to agree with it or not.

    Since Rupert Murdoch took over the New York Post, there has been an editorial direction that has been a conscious choice; that being to disregard the presentation of facts in favor of opinion.

    The difference between the two is as simple as two headlines: “Jury Acquits Man” versus “Incompetent Jury Fails to find Murderer Guilty”. Pick up any day’s copy of the New York Post, and it will become fairly obvious to any person who is literate which of these headlines they would choose.

    For some time, the Sports Section was the lone exception to this rule. It’s kind of difficult to put a political spin on the results of a game; but in recent history, the Post has found a way to do exactly that.

    This may be a sports blog, I’ll grant you that. But, to deny that one news “source” is publishing editorial content disguised as “news” is to ignore what’s taking place directly in front of your face.

  • Hondo is the only d-bag spinning politics into the sports section and who the hell pays attention to that nitwit?

  • Martin

    I read the post, it is more fun than the others. The line about peanut butter is amusing.

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    While I have the chance, if you honestly think the post is a good newspaper, then you have some serious issue.

    FACT: it’s run by republicans.

    FACT: it’s considered the worst newspaper in a major market in the US. The writers are sensationalist hacks who have some serious trouble putting sentences together. Just like all the ridiculous headlines it puts out there to try and sell a few extra copies.

    To be fair, I think all newspapers are absolutely worthless now. But the post takes the cake.

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    I’m sure the FO or ownership will punish them for it.

  • yeah, the Post isn’t a very good newspaper. Does have some good sports writing though. Everyone knows this. I don’t feel the need to explain it to people. Why do you?

  • SCarton12

    I agree with you on the news and editorial pages, but I have not seen a political spin in their sports pages. Also, their sportswriters are no harder on the Mets, than the Daily news.
    Puma did cross the line and good on the Mets for taking a stand.

  • I used to drink with that guy at Siberia in Hell’s Kitchen. Before he was famous for being a lazy plagiarist though. Was rather amusing when that news broke since he’d be trying to make a name for himself for some time at that point. Not how he had planned it, I’d imagine 🙂

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    Because this is a thread about a NEW YORK POST SPORTS WRITER.

    We aren’t talking about the Mets thought process at the July trade deadline. It’s not like I randomly brought the subject up.

    And no, not everybody knows this. Their sports journalism hasn’t been good in years. Their beat writers are awful. Their scoops are never on target anymore. “The Jints?” Real clever, guys!

    Give it a break dude, are you on their payroll or something?

  • mattbalasis

    Bunch of arrogant pencil necked geeks who got pushed into their lockers one too many times in high school and who now see their opportunity to get back at the jocks … with their pens.

  • whensly

    Horoscope is awesome though! (joking)

  • Mets4ever

    I come on here to talk Mets and baseball in general. If you want to write an editorial about the NY Post I suggest their are other avenues better suited. I’m not hear to defend the paper. I don’t even read it.

  • This is a thread about a sports writer. Not about the editorial leanings of the Post’s bosses.

    Seriously man, the only thing as annoying as a conservative is a liberal.

    no, not on their payroll. Jints is a nickname that dates back to the NY baseball Giants.

  • Not cited in the article/comments is the fact that Colon’s mother was recently diagnosed with cancer. While I don’t read the NY Post, on occasion I will use the paper to wipe my shoes of dirt. I promise to exhibit greater discretion in the future.

  • Mushnick is a must read for all angry, bitter 85 year olds who have noticed an uptick in the number of kids on their lawns

  • or the Daily Snooze as the Post writers refer to it

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    And the post is the only one that still uses that term. Really vintage stuff there!

    And again, I was making a comment. It’s no coincidence that the post is run by republicans, and they have no problem that one of their writers writes inflammatory stuff like the Lardball article. It’s been the republican MO for years. On television and in print.

    No matter what you think. it’s an on topic remark. Sorry dude, but you’re just wrong here.

    And with that, my breakfast is ready. Enjoy your day!

    LGM!

  • Mike Lloyd

    I’m sorry-I think that the Mets have become overly sensitive to all media criticism. I’m not defending Puma’s ignorance, but where were the teams’ collective ‘outrage’ when Warthen made his Chinaman comment? Did they say the wanted him out of the clubhouse? Ignorance is ignorance-you can’t disseminate and choose what is ignorant and what isint. I was listening to Francesa yesterday when he revealed that he and the station won’t be allowed to do remotes from Citi for the Yankee series. If the Mets are going to use access based off being critical, or not doing things their way, they show a quid pro quo hypocrisy. I can appreciate the team sticking together. But access being denied because they feel a reporter crossed the line? How about calling out the reporter in front of his colleagues for his ignorance or Warthen in front of the reporters and his teammates for his. Ignorance is ignorance. And hypocrisy is hypocrisy. I recall many comments about Bart’s weight-even here. Even on SNY.

  • not sure what I’m wrong about. I’ve been reading the Post for years (excellent bathroom fodder) and don’t recall politics in a sports article. It’s “news” content is certainly, clearly biased however.
    Enjoy your eggs.

    LGM

  • You think Jeff gets his allowance from the Post? It’s possible.

  • Destry

    With all due respect, its about time the Mets stood up for themselves. Colon weighed the same when he pitched for the Yankees. I don’t recall a “Lard Ass” peanut butter article being written about him then. Do you? The Mets are 13-10. They just took 3 of 4 from the defending NL Champs. If the season ended today, they would be the wild card team, and a Mets beat writer criticizes Colon’s weight. Good for the Mets. We have backbone for a change.

  • Warthen apologized. Perhaps he had a conversation with Dice-K. Who knows? You want the team to show up their coach?

    Francesa is a fat, fecking idiot regardless of what he says or thinks about the Mets. He and Jay Horowitz are shining examples of how the US is not a meritocracy

  • Puma’s article and tweets are doing nothing to create a conversation about baseball. They are done to embrace the #LOLMets culture and to get clicks through drama. Good for the team.

  • gameball

    This I like. I hope they continue to freeze him out until he offers a public apology.

  • gameball

    You’re confusing the organization’s customary pettiness and oversensitivity with a gesture on the part of the players toward one of their own. I think this is a positive thing.

  • Mets4ever

    You commented on ” republican run rag ” how am I supposed to determine that had no political meaning. I do however agree with your later statement on Yankee feel good stories. All I’m saying is I don’t come here to talk politics I certainly don’t try to lump being a republican as wretchedradio does as being evil

  • Donna Bauer

    Open note to Mike Puma of the NY Post….if you want to talk about how my team is playing…good , bad or indifferent..have at it…BUT when you take exception to the outward appearance of one of my players you have crossed the line. In schools nowadays they call that crap BULLYING. We can take you writing that we sucked or played like shit but the name calling and BULLYING is unacceptable and I feel a retraction and apology is warranted. JMHO

  • 31Forever

    For a long time, I defended the Post as on of the best places to get Sports news in NY. That all stopped when I was reading an article about the Jets, which included a passage along the lines of, “Woody Johnson, a great patriot that often fights Obama’s socialist agenda”; and I was like, WTF? First off, what does that have to do witht he fact that the Jets ….. well, ANYthing about the Jets; and secondly, how does that advance the sports narrative?

    To be fair, that also could have been an editorial addition, and not the writer, but the intent is clear.

    I don’t read it anymore, and I get the damn thing for free!

  • SteveFromNorfolk

    Absolutely! Remember who owns the Post – Rupert Murdoch.

  • 31Forever

    You are correct, sir.

  • JamesWS

    There is a difference between ignorance followed by remorse (Warthen) and purposefully denigrating speech (Puma).

    I’m surprised you can’t see that. Seems pretty obvious to me.

  • 31Forever

    I think we can all agree, however, that David did the right thing here, by refusing to enter the locker room until Puma left.

  • Jgreen

    Why don’t they just go mess with Yankees with their pine tar

  • Sylow59

    Good. This is starting to smell like 1984

  • Sylow59

    Way to stay on topic.

  • mets4lyfe

    Relax, man. It’s only like 22 games. For example, Cespedes had a pretty darn good season in 2012, but he hasn’t been able to replicate that since.

    I know small sample sizes can be fun, but come on.

  • RS

    I refuse to comment here until this guy leaves the thread…

  • CJM

    Good joke by Puma, bad form I guess.

  • RS

    I didn’t initially think it was that bad, but it wasn’t especially funny either. Kind of a hack joke. Nice to see the team pulling together, a good sign in my opinion

  • mattf456

    Oh stop crying 31 other teams didn’t sign him either the dolans don’t wanna pay for proven players they’re not breaking the bank for unknown players

  • CJM

    First base/Duda has been the team’s best position. I wanted Abreu during the off season, but fact is the team has been hurting offensively for other reasons than first base.

  • CJM

    Yeah it was a layup joke. It is interesting to see the team do something like this. I’m telling you, there’s a storm brewing in Queens. And it’s a good storm.

  • Flatbush0460

    What do you expect from a guy named after a shoe?

  • Macdaddy

    It’s called decorum.

  • CJM

    Hope Puma doesn’t read that. He’ll make every commenter on his team ban you.

  • RS

    Love it

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    I don’t know, I thought it was a funny line. Typically the writers do not add the headlines, the editors usually do that, so I think they kind of overreacted to Puma.

  • Shea2citi

    Puma is a hack. Glad the mets took a stand. The NY post is a crappy tabloid that doesn’t deserve major publication.

  • I agree. However, I reserve the right to do so on Francessa.
    Just kidding.

  • LIMetfan22

    I hope you don’t play partisan politics and also realize how horribly liberally-biased the New York Times and news day Long Island are as well?

  • Tony Kelts

    The mets are just a 3rd world team.

  • CJM

    Perhaps, perhaps not. It’s still been their best position, though.

  • Shea2citi

    I disagree somewhat. The mets could have definitely used his bat. He’s put up way better numbers than Duda. What’s done is done though. They didn’t sign him and made a decision to stick with Duda. The jury is out on both players.

  • The Post is a garbage rag for illiterate morons. It’s actually written at a 5th grade reading level. 5th Grade!
    I don’t care about it’s political leanings, because you can’t really craft an effective political message in 4 inch tall letters which fit three words on each page. It’s just poorly written garbage that slack-jawed morons gobble up.

  • jdon48

    why would he write something like that. it has no practical or aesthetic value. it is a like sophomore skit material from high school.

  • Shea2citi

    Freeman has got that all star spot locked down.

  • MikePiazza3186

    Amen!

  • Edward

    loser

  • CJM

    Yes the Mets would’ve benefited from a dude who’s jacked 9 so far, no doubt. I wanted them to pursue Abreu, and was disappointed when they didn’t. That being said, first base has not cost them a single game. In fact, it’s helped them win a bit.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    I agree. I just read the article. There was the crack about peanut butter and a reference to “rotund” while complimenting the job that Colon has done. I think the players must have reacted to the headline, which I doubt Puma wrote.

  • Donal

    Seriously? I was hoping to get him too, but is this really the time or place? There are plenty of other discussions this is relevant in. Why do you feel the need to bring down this particular one? There’s a positive vibe now. enjoy it.

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Artie?!

  • NewYorkMammoths

    Hawk Harrelson gave a great call of the game winning homer.

  • Donal

    And you look like you could be our own Sally Struthers. (that is how it is done, Puma)

  • if the season ended today, the playoffs would take place in Uganda.

  • Macdaddy

    Sans the sensitivity and being politically correct…please tell me CJM…when does enough…become enough? There are many things I would love to say but, as I noted below…decorum…and oddly enough maturity and good sense stop me. Yet the journalists (and frankly that is a slam on the actual trade craft of journalism) have essentially morphed into bunch o A-holes who actually think they are witty, insightful and profoundly more in touch than the people they write about or the public they believe actually read their crap and give a flip. Just because someone has First Amendment Rights doesn’t mean you lose your filter and thus elect to dig into your cesspool of a mind and take childish pot shots. Puma is the worse kind of journalist…he’s an editorialist, trying to be a satirist yet presenting himself as someone with a haught sense of superiority and control of the higher ground. The guy in simple terms is dick.

  • BronxMets

    This is good glad somebody finally stood up to our very rude and useless media.

  • If this team sticks together like this maybe it is a sign. A very good sign they will fight for one another and when that happens players play their hearts out. They win more ball games too. Kudos to the players for standing up for one of their own.

  • CJM

    Enough is never enough if the laughs/page clicks keep coming. That said, Puma should’ve had more wherewithal than to make the joke he made. It was definitely in poor taste, and the Mets obviously let him know that.

  • Macdaddy

    Most of the media outlets are marketed to appeal to a mental capacity of a 3rd grader.

  • rexmack

    Mike Puma must have a Coney island mirror in his house. He’s not that skinny himself

  • Lotus1209

    What happened to the scouts saying this team is so lifeless?

    Never trust the media.

  • rexmack

    Take a look in the mirror slim

  • Donal

    1) Its about time they fought back. too many lazy hacks in the media just mail in jokes about the Mets. There is a difference between legitimate criticism (of which they have earned plenty of) and just degrading someone. Even when they carried Mets games, WFAN on air guys would constantly bash them and their fans. Why should the Mets tolerate that now that the relationship is severed?

    2) I’m not even sure what the Warthen thing was about. From what I understand, someone over heard him apologize for calling a Japanese person a “Chinaman”. and the whole org has been pretty apologetic about it.

    3) Nobodies on a fansite making dumb weight jokes is a world apart from a professional beat writer, granted press credentials to cover the team, making similar comments.

  • CJM

    Something fierce is brewing in Queens! Get on the train now because the next stop is the playoffs!

  • Lotus1209

    LOOOOOOL Idk why this made me laugh so hard

  • Lotus1209

    While being two years away from winning it all… I’ll take it.

  • rexmack

    Different era. With the wild card who knows how many championships the Mets would of won

  • Macdaddy

    Understood…but that is the realm we live in today and thus we are not progressing we are regressing. There is humor and then there is crap like Puma and other elitists who parade themselves around as the only insightful population on the planet Thus their attempt at prose and waxing erudite is in fact salacious antics that can be solely defined as a bunch of mental masturbation and useless drivel.
    I say call them out, hold the accountable…

  • Anthony Delgado *17 WS Champs*

    No idea how were winning were like last in every catagory…

  • Waz0787

    That’s just being mean lol

  • rexmack

    Lol that’s great

  • CJM

    I agree. I have no problem with what the Mets did. I frigging love it, actually.

  • Waz0787

    Winning cures everything. Mets play in the greatest city in the world and have sucked for a LONG time. Win and you will earn people’s respect. Heck islanders made it to the playoffs last year. They just flat out sucks. Only owner who is a worse douchebag than wilpon

  • Sylow59

    Oh look, you said something stupid. Who would have thought that would happen?

  • Mex_17

    I thought it was pretty funny actually. Kind of thin-skinned by the team. Colon is a 400 lb PED using mercenary, who isn’t pitching great for us. I don’t get why a joke about his weight caused such a sh-t storm.

    I guess the players have been beaten down for so long that this small stretch of good fortune has them feeling brave. When they hit the inevitable stretch where they go 5-20 for a month, they shouldn’t expect much sympathy from the media.

  • Mex_17

    Yeah, I agree.

  • CJM

    1) His teammates almost certainly don’t see him as a mercenary.
    2) He is actually pitching great for the Mets, minus one terrible start.
    3) What’s thin skinned here? Does it not take thick skin to defy the media against all expectations?

  • qoqo

    um..you know that this is the same juvenile, bullying, fat-shaming speech as what the article is exposing, right?

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    How come they don’t do this on the field when an opposing player shows them up? Who cares what some idiot from a garbage paper writes?

  • Joey D.

    Hi Joe,

    I don’t know how the article appeared in print but yes, the headline “Lard Ball” is insulting and typical of the New York Post. The article on line had a different headline but of course, don’t know if that was changed due to the flack.

    http://nypost.com/2014/04/24/colon-pitches-mets-to-series-win-over-cardinals/

    And though I don’t know how the entire article appeared in print, the article itself by Puma was quite complimentary toward Colon (at least on line) and the first sentence taken in context to what happened in Boston was a comical lead-in to Colon’s great pitching performance that day and nothing more. Certainly, his rotund shape has been the butt of jokes by the press all the time and this was no different.

    But “Lard Ball” – yes, that was stepping outside the line. Totally agree and what the Mets did was absolutely correct and I’m glad to see such unity.

    But whom was responsible for that – Puma or his editor – and is it a matter of Puma taking the hit for his editor or Puma going too far. Any idea?

    http://nypost.com/2014/04/24/colon-pitches-mets-to-series-win-over-cardinals/

  • Donal

    Puma is the rep for the Post in the clubhouse, so even if he wasn’t personally responsible for the headline, he’s going to get the response.

  • Macdaddy

    To quote the great John Candy in the movie strips:

    My name’s Dewey Oxburger. My friends call me Ox. You might have noticed that, uh, I’ve got a slight weight problem.

    Soldiers: Nooo! Noooo!

    Yeah, yeah I do. Yeah, I do. I went to this doctor. Well, he told me I swallow a lot of aggression… along with a lot of pizzas! Ha Ha Ha! Pizzas! I’m basically a shy person, I’m a shy guy. Uh, he suggested taking one these uh, aggression training courses. You know these aggression training courses like EST, those type of things. Anyway, it cost 400 bucks! 400 bucks to join this thing? Well I didn’t have the money and I thought to myself, “Join the army”! It’s free. So I figured while I’m here I’ll lose a few pounds. And you got what, a 6 to 8 week training program here? A real tough one. Which is perfect for me.

  • mr. belvedere

    like when? other than Spin showboating around the bases when we were getting beat 7-1 last year and then getting plunked (in the body not head), what other situations have there been…idk why some people want this team to fight all the time…when a player gets hit for being an a-hole other players aren’t gonna fight, now if Spin charged the mound after that then it’s a different story, but Spin is a fake tough guy so he would never and didn’t do it in the DWL either

  • Macdaddy

    Stuff like this has been happening for years by the damn liberal media. Remember when David Letterman called Terry Forster a “Fat Tub of Goo”

  • Mex_17

    Seems kind of silly to me. If this collection of bums ever puts together one entire good season from start to finish, then they can act this way.

    They managed to get over .500 in April, and they’re acting like they just won the World Series.

  • CJM

    Wait sticking up for their teammate is acting like they won the World Series?

  • Donal

    Yes, juvenile, but not bullying. And far more clever that what the Post or the Jabba the Putz up there gave us. (not terribly clever, just better)

    And “Third World country” has come to be an insulting term as well. Ask anyone from the countries that used to be labeled as such how they feel about it.

  • Macdaddy

    This is not journalism that is sanctioned by a media outlet where the writer is getting paid for the commentary…this is called a blog.

  • Hitmanᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ✔

    What do you mean “like when”? There’s been several instances of this over the last few years. How about when Dom Brown was admiring his HR against the Mets at home around this time last year? They threw Valdespin to the wolves for doing the same thing, but couldn’t do anything themselves when it happens to them? Come on.

  • Waz0787

    That’s our mets. Take the attitude and win simple as that.

  • Mike Lloyd

    Hi Donal, if you read through my comment thoroughly, again I don’t condone Puma’s ignorance-I’m saying that it’s all wrong. But picking and choosing between which comments made-and what is acceptable and what isint-is hypocritical. Puma needs to apologize. He was wrong-as were his editors for allowing his ignorance. I’m glad the player’s stuck up for Colon. My point being-wrong is wrong-and picking and choosing what is construed as ignorance is as well.

  • Winner! Winner! Chicken dinner.

  • Darnell James

    Its so funny that this happened because when he made the joke on twitter, I instantly tweeted him and said keep in mind you’re a journalist not a comedian.

  • Waz0787

    Lets play meaningful baseball in august than talk.

  • jaygreen55

    It wasn’t the headline it was the lead paragraph so it was written by Puma not the editors

    Headline:

    Colon hurls Mets to series win over Cardinals

    Lead:

    “If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter.”

  • cousinrk

    Umm…he’s a writer for the Post Macdaddy, liberal media? Stop drinking so early in the morning

  • Donal

    how are they picking and choosing? Warthen and Alderson both publicly apologized for Warthen’s remark. In fact, no one knew about it until Warthen was over heard apologizing to the person he made the comment to. both instances in question send the message that those types of comments are not acceptable.

    I’m sure when Puma and the Post both apologize, Puma gets his access back.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Macdaddy,

    Don’t forget, Letterman is a comedian, not a member of the press.

    Tabloid journalism is nothing new and is shameful for what it does to “educate” the American public on what is going on for it only distorts facts for entertainment. And regardless of the political slant many also put into their coverage, intentional political slants in news coverage in any manner is a misuse of the power of the fifth estate and totally unethical.

    But remember, it’s not just what could be described as a “liberal” media, ya know. That article about Colon appeared in the Post which is owned by Murdoch who is a media mogul with a reputation for not exactly being “fair and balanced” and especially slanting things toward the liberal point of view.

  • tierlifer

    How are they acting like they won the WS? Was there champagne in the clubhouse last night that I was unaware of? When is the parade scheduled?

  • mr1313

    Who’s Mike Puma to talk he’s a Lard A** himself. Good sign to stick up for a teammate I would like to see them play with that fire more on the field though.

  • KEITH

    Germen needs a mentor. This kid has great stuff. He lost all composure, when he didn’t get a borderline call. Much needed pitcher, moving forward. Oh, I changed the subject.

  • Joey D.

    Hi Donal,

    Agreed, Puma is the only one they could vent their feelings toward. Since he is the beat writer, wonder how this is going to be resolved. Puma has to consider that he can’t be seen as being intimidated by the team either, even if it’s just for a few days in the public’s eye appearance wise until this whole thing is forgotten.

  • Hotstreak

    Colon he did not even go to fat camp. But Flores,Tejedia and Duda did. Why no protest calling “fat camp” in papers. Maybe the players pick and choose who you stand up for. If Colon was asked and refused but not reported (more correctly leaked out) but Beltran has a legitimate excuse not to attend VA hospital and Mets media leaks it out it is ok. All for one and one for all is great “ALL” players treated equally is the key.

  • SteveFromNorfolk

    The Post is just a print extension of Fox News – the joke of TV news.

  • Macdaddy

    Hahahaha…I wish I was. Agreed I’m on a bit of a rant but this morning. I just get fed up with general media bias we see today, that in of itself is usually very slanted and unfortunately tends to have the overtones of a liberal minded author. However, in contrast to such contention by myself…I also get tired of the uber conservative view points also. There is a thing call the middle ground…yes the Post is owned by Murdoch but everyone and their brother knows what side of the fence that Mike Puma sits on…and beyond my diatribe…his words are truly the pot calling the kettle black. The only meals Mike misses is when he is sleeping.

  • Metfan9876

    I like Germen, but we may have 3 more decent relievers in Black and Walters with Akeel Morris possibly being on the fast track, too.

  • AndyB

    The NY Post reaches a new low in journalism. Now that’s news.

  • Metfan9876

    You don’t sound like much of a Met fan to me. What’s wrong with the team having each other’s back?

  • since68

    We didnt get Abreu because Jeff Wilpon said we already had too many first basemen.
    And what baby wants, baby gets.

  • KEITH

    I know. Ron Darling constantly talks about pitching sequence. Setting up hitters. These young guys really need to do that. The pen is so important to this team’s continued success.

  • MikePiazza3186

    He is a pitcher it’s different and he was fat last year and won 18 games what did those other guys do last year?oh and by the way this is durning the season the fat camp stuff was offseason the team had not started to bond yet so your point is mute.

  • FalseHustle

    The New York Post is “liberal” media? If you are going to peddle politics somewhere it doesn’t belong, please at least get it right.

  • Albin Henneberger

    It was a joke that was over the line. to his credit, upon hearing that the players would not speak to the media, Puma left without incident. While it is easy to pile on him, in today’s media, jokes like that are not uncommon (note I am not saying this is right). However, I love how the Mets players did that for someone who just got on the team. Combine a strong team-bond and a fast start to the season (13-10 and rising hopefully), and the Mets have a good shot at overcoming their talent deficiencies.
    As always LGM!

  • MikePiazza3186

    And all so screw Beltran and his pinestripes

  • Joey D.

    Hi Macdaddy,

    That is why I depend upon CNN for my broadcast news reporting, the New York Times for more in-depth information, any venue that for analysis will rely less on politicians making their political talking points but rather independently involved representatives from both sides of the equation, and – of course – only MMO for all things pertaining to the New York Mets!

  • Scottymike

    I started replying to that same post but you summed it up the same for me. He’s more than earned his place. He’s a vet that has proven stats behind him and the others have nothing.

  • FalseHustle

    Hey Joey.

    You mind if I ask what college you work at? I’m also a Professor at a major New York college. I wonder if we are down the hall from each other!

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Where was it called ‘fat camp’?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Love it.

  • Mex_17

    Amen.

  • Joey D.

    Hi FalseHustle,

    Please get my email address from an administrator and use this email from to verify that I requested you get it. Like you, I feel it would be best to keep our University’s name out of the public domain, especially because there are some here who are vicious enough to try and cause one trouble using that.

    Would be something if we do know each other!

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    John jay deserves a fastball to the ribs

  • Metropolitan

    These Mets are tough and stand with solidarity when it comes to a reporter,who made a comment ,that i thought to be funny about an disgustingly out of shape player,where is this toughness and solidarity on the field against opposing teams? The Post tells it like it is with the players and the Mets organization whilst the Daily News is a little more Wiponzi friendly

  • Mike Lloyd

    I’m sure your right-and they should apologize, and-I’m sure they will.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    After last night’s walk off win, that’s your critique? Ok then.

  • Hotstreak

    Is it just the damn Yankees why you say that?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Hahaha. Why? He was fantastic here.

  • treyspruance

    my friend complained they didnt defend Valdespin after his tirade last year…little different..i think

  • metsaholic

    The NY Post has been an embarrassment to journalism and has contributed to incivility in public discussions of issues. I’m proud of the Mets for sticking together and highlighting the Post completely inappropriate and out of line “journalism.”

  • metsaholic

    Que?

  • treyspruance

    he would have been a Yankee in 2005 if Boras had his way

  • Hotstreak
  • Sylow59

    You are so right on the mark. The Mets are nothing but a bunch of whining girly boy panties. You must be so comfortable with your macho manhood to openly root for a team like that.

  • metsaholic

    Today’s media “jokes” uncommon or not, are just rude. People would not allow others to say things like that about their own friends or family. And they certainly would not want others to speak that way about themselves. Why is it that just because players are public figures, it is expected that they are fair game for all the “sh$t, that people want to pile on them? It has got to stop.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Haha. MMO called it Fat Camp? Oh. I assumed you meant the actual media.

  • Hotstreak

    They did too. I will find it for you.

    I want to say the Mets will be better in 2014, but I can’t – NY …

    http://www.nydailynews.com/…/mets-better-2014-…New York Daily News
    by Bill Price
    Mar 28, 2014 – The Mets open the 2014 season in three days, and the more you read … the news coming out of Port St. Lucie, you wonder if the Mets’ brain trust is … He went to fat camp, showed up early, and before he even laced em up, …

  • Sylow59

    On the paper bag he’s using to covet the 40 oz bottle of PBR.

  • treyspruance

    At least Puma didnt make a PED joke…considering Bart’s past….issues

  • Sylow59

    He was the best CFer we had. As such he stinks. Get with the program.

  • oleosmirf

    And the Mets were glad to throw him to the wolves because the entire team hated the guy. The only person who seemed to like him was Reyes, even his own countryman Lagares had issues with him…

  • metsman

    Wow.

  • Metropolitan

    Since Sandy and his lackey Collins have come to town the Mets have been nothing but pansies,wimps on the field,..that is a fact! But I guess picking a fight with Mike Puma is easier than picking a fight with the Atlanta Braves,because they are too wuss to do that.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You should probably wait until they aren’t in second place, just coming off a walk off win and three games over .500 to complain. Just a thought.

  • Metropolitan

    It is only April and pennants are not won in April…lets keep things in perspective

  • LIKayLGM

    The Mets have not been a retaliation type team for well over 20 years – fact. Have you watched a game before Sandy and Collins became part of the organization?

    Puma picked the fight with his comments – fact

  • donobrien

    Your avatar is Bobby Kennedy, a democrat who was on the conservative side. So many dems of that time were conservative. Not so true today.

  • Metropolitan

    Yeah thats right lets not forget the guy has a history of PED use

  • metsman

    I didn’t want to get preachy but I was getting tired of all the fat references on here too. It’s dumb, lazy, unimaginative, reductive, boring, irrelevant….on top of being mean. It’s one thing after he was signed and the little kid in everyone had to do their feather pecking…but if everytime his name comes up a professional reporter has to not only make refrence to his weight, but suggest that he is disgustingly obese in a cruel mocking fashion…kind of makes you wonder if Puma has some kind of eating disorder with the obsessive and blatant preoccupation with another man’s weight …but he’s at least classless and stupid. He’s right at home with Rupert Murdock’s “news corp” spreading hate and venom one stupid reader/watcher at a time.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Just saying you come off looking pretty silly complaining about things when they’re going well, but I realize that’s the game around here.

  • KennyandtheMets

    I LOVE THIS STORY!! Thanks again Joe D.!!

    It is no surprise to me that that article was printed in the NY Post. That paper is a rag and always has been.

  • Metropolitan

    Never mind retaliation type stuff these wusses are afraid to even pitch inside

  • MetsfanInParadise

    He’ll apologize. He and Colon will chat face to face in the clubhouse in a couple of days and they’ll both announce it’s behind them

  • donobrien

    That comment didn’t belong in a sport story, I agree, no more than “wretched radios” attempts to inject his politics into MMO. “Reps = Nazis”. What an idiot.

  • KennyandtheMets

    + 1,000 metsman!!

    The fat jokes have annoyed me since the day Bartolo was signed, but most of them came from bloggers. When a so called “sports journalist” resorts to that crap, they should lose their job.

    Very glad to see the team stand together behind a teammate.

  • MikePiazza3186

    yes i hate them and the fans

  • treyspruance

    its always been a gossip rag

  • KennyandtheMets

    I was stuck watching the Cardinals broadcast when Colon pitched vs St. Louis the other day. The Cards announcer made a fat joke every inning.
    So unprofessional.

  • treyspruance

    David Well’s used to get a lot of fat jokes, especially with gout…Didn’t seem to affect him at all

  • KennyandtheMets

    It’s the National Enquirer….um… New York Post. The editors probably tell the writers to add more “juicy stuff” like that.

  • rexmack

    Another internet tough guy. Good for you

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Sure

  • metsman

    It’s just so irrelevant. The guy is a millionaire, an athlete ( a very good one at that), pitching extremely well for his age, he has an amazingly entertaining mound presence …and dugout presence for that matter. He is so impressive to watch work throwing almost nothing but strikes in a really quick fashion…there is no shortage of things to write about with him and that is what Puma musters up? Petty and mean.

  • MetsPedes

    As a native New Yorker, I’ve always said that the New York Post is and has been a newspaper that have never liked the Mets. At least their sportswriters don’t. From Puma who’s the mets beat writer, to Sherman, who’s a Yankee writer/fan, and a mets hater. Great seeing the mets do that to them.

  • Waz0787

    Teddy is notalex68 ur other account?

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Great perspective re: the Third World label.

  • donobrien

    Tabloids are written so anyone with 4th grade reading ability can read them. That’s not a knock on tabloids or those who read them. Their sports sections are better than the broadsheets [NYT & WSJ]. The Post is the only conservative tabloid in NY. Of the two broadsheets, one is liberal, The New York Times, and the other is conservative, The Wall Street Journal.

  • ed charles

    It’s tough to criticize the Mets right now, since they’re 13-10 and MLB is about results. But the fact is, there’s been no real leadership on this team since Beltran struck out. Let’s not forget that this team/franchise collapsed… twice. HIstoric collapses. And what we got was Willie (nice man) and the guy who followed him, Manuel (sort of the Mike Woodson of managers). Then the new brain trust let Reyes walk, who was really the only “brash” player we had, in a short sighted money grab. The fact is, Alderson and his cronies don’t want leadership — see the illogical isolation of Backman and the “let’s move the kid’s locker” with Harvey. This is a vanilla group who has long since served their purpose. Again I opine that if Wilpon wants to be loved again without spending a dime, he replaces Alderson et al — sends Collins on his way and brings in Wally and a young GM who can take the baton as we make a fresh break from years of futility. The Giants did it in ’79, the Knicks in ’13. It’s time for the Mets to stand up to someone other than a beat reporter. (see Roger Clemens.)

  • Monix

    I’m glad you’re so offended by someone else’s chinaman comment, tool. Since you’re such a genius on the subject, why don’t you explain to us where chinaman originated from and why it is so offensive to you- presumably not a chinaman.

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    Hi, Don!

    The era’s a bit before my time. What did a conservative Democrat believe in/support?

  • KEITH

    Back in the day, el Sid, was constantly being made fun of, about his weight.

  • Waz0787

    Thanks metropolitan. This is by far the best comments in this thread. Let’s carry that attitude on the field. You know what guys winning cures everything, laughing stocks of NYC for last 7 years and counting. It’s still April. Mets need to grow some balls take their frustration against some opposing teams. This is not ballet or figure skating. What’s next mets baking cupcake competition?

  • Dawn Davenport

    Please check the comments, I was not the commenter that mentioned Republican. You are obviously confusing me with someone else, which is where you got the insane notion that I would defend Al Sharpton (who I believe should be in prison instead of on TV). I completely agree that this blog is no place for political issues. We can agree that we are first and foremost fellow Mets fans who are sick of one-sided negative and nasty stories, especially when our team is on a nice little hot streak. Enjoy this beautiful day and LGM!

  • donobrien

    You probably don’t even watch it. Do you love MSNBC?

  • Waz0787

    He is being honest. Take the frustration out at the opposing team.

  • Albin Henneberger

    can’t disagree with you on that one.

  • Eyeball

    By the way, Mike Puma hasn’t exactly missed a lot of meals himself. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.

  • donobrien

    Murdoch also owns The Wall Street Journal, IMO the best newspaper in America. The New York Post is just a tabloid like The Daily News. Good for the subway commute and the sports section.

  • Eyeball

    I google imaged Mike Puma and he’s not exactly the model of fitness. That actually irks me more – hope they boycott him all season.

  • Andrew

    You must have not been a fan in 2007. Talk about pansies and wimps. This team grinds, I’ll take it any day over the “No Mas” Minaya teams.

  • Brian D.

    Since this thread is already going off topic with silly political nonsense, I guess it would be okay to post an off topic baseball story here.

    If anyone didn’t see it, Jose Abreu smashed walkoff grand slam last night for Chicago:

    http://mlb.si.com/2014/04/26/video-jose-abreu-walkoff-grand-slam-white-sox-rays/

    He is now tied for the major league lead in HR’s and RBI. His OPS stands at .968

    Where’s all the Abreu haters now? 🙂

  • QueensMets

    Still on the Reyes subject? You do realize he hasn’t had a healthy season since he left…

  • SRT

    And we wonder why bullying is out of control with children today.
    Nice example you set there, Puma.

  • gameball

    Oh, they didn’t win in the 9th yesterday against one of the best closers in baseball? I must have dreamed it.

  • donobrien

    I have it on good authority that you are a soup nazi, one step beyond grammar nazi. What do you have to say for yourself? [To the guy who approves posts. This is a joke. Like Steinfels soup nazi. Wretchedradio is equating grammar nazi to Republicans and I’m razzing him. Get it.]

  • coyote521

    I’m glad the Mets stood up to Puma and the Post. It’s really terrific that the team supported Colon.

    The Post, pathetically bad as it is, is not alone.
    even real newspapers and actual journalists seem unable to resist making references to Colon’s weight every time they mention him.

    Just a quick search at the New York Times turns up
    articles with lines like:
    “Colon relies heavily on one pitch”
    “Colon’s body of work impressive”
    and, when the Mets first met with him:
    “Alderson looks for ways to flesh out rotation”.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Exactly. The guy is a VERY GOOD pitcher, who seems to be a very good influence on the younger guys. I was very happy when we signed him and he has not disappointed me at all. One terrible start out of 6/7? I’ll take it!

  • donobrien

    LOL!

  • Alex68 (Ch)

    Let’s no be hypocrite either, we’ve all made fun of Bartolo Colons weight. With that being said, it was a pathetic attempt at a joke that backfire.

  • Eyeball

    They did win 90 games in 1984, so that’s something.

  • SRT

    Is that you Puma?

  • Eyeball

    I think he’s pretty fat, too.

  • SCarton12

    Martino’s been shamelessly kissing Harvey’s butt, doubt they gang up on him.

  • Matlack

    I love it! Proud of my boys!

  • Eyeball

    Wait – you mean I don’t get press credentials from posting a bunch of comments here?

  • Eyeball

    Good for starting campfires and lining bird cages.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Ehhhh. Bill Price in an editorial? Not really to same thing to me but okay.

  • Eyeball

    One thing that is nice to see is the most of the MMO fanbase agreeing on something: the Pro-Sandy and the No-Sandy people stand united.

  • Brian D.

    Hey Alex, did you see what Jose Abreu did last night?

  • Brian D.

    Not true. He played 160 games in 2012

  • Donal

    You mean they don’t want what you call “leadership”, which probably isn’t really leadership.

  • donobrien

    Greetings, pedros rooster. I’ll be 80 next month and followed politics closely since I was a kid. First let me say that people like Harry Truman and Jack Kennedy were very conservative, by today’s standards, especially in the area of national defense. They looked out for those who in agriculture and the trade unions, spoke for family values, and believed in American exceptionalism. They apologized to no for for America. They served in the military, Truman an artillery captain in France in WWI and Kennedy a PT boat commander in the Pacific in WWII. I could go on all day about such men, and they were a majority of the old Democrats. Things began changing in the 1970’s, and slowly but surely the Democrats [not all, but most] swung Left. The left who protested Vietnam and those who served, including myself, headed into the Media and the Universities, which they now control, and help perpetuate the political left in Washington.

  • Donal

    Says the guy with a fake name and a keyboard.

  • donobrien

    True. Try The Wall Street Journal.

  • Donal

    Says the one playing internet tough guy with a fake name.

  • Off Topic: Check out Spin’s Sweet ride.

    https://twitter.com/Mr_North_Jersey/status/460125424727515137

  • JerseyCityMetsFan

    They really should do this to ALOT of writers

  • Donal

    I love the true colors coming out of guys like you two and hotstreak. The Mets are winning and have good stuff happening and all you can do is remind us how angry you are in barely coherent blocks of texts.

    You’re not fans of the Mets. You’re fans of yourselves who like to wave Mets colors. When the Mets aren’t doing things the way you think they should, you get angry. When those things work, you get angrier.

  • goorru

    Martino is a puppet for the organization, no way that happens.

  • Mike Lloyd

    It originated from the influx and immigration of Chinese during the mid 1800-to late 1800 hundreds when they were stereotyped building railroads in the West. And, I was a Civil Rights President for the United Autoworkers for the state of Virginia from 2005-2007. I can appreciate a different opinion-but the tool reference is a bit much. No, I’m not Chinese. I have friends who were African American and met people who were victims of racism and sexism. I stood in their defense when other’s words and actions cast aspersions on them as people-because of their race or gender. Have a nice day.

  • Alex68 (Ch)

    Brian, yes, at this point who didn’t. The only people who feel we didn’t need him were the FO led by sandy the genius alderson

  • jason bay

    Some have, most haven’t.

  • Peter S

    Who reads mike puma and the post anyways?

  • Alex68 (Ch)

    Well, you mocked many players we had signed before like mo vaughn gor being fat and alou and el duque for being old, guess what, Colon is fat and old. Can we hear your thoughts on him??

  • Duffystaub

    Sorta like every local TV newscast. Of course the Post had it’s classic headlines through the years. (Headless Body in Topless Bar!) And of course they are politically leaning to the right. The Times obviously leans the other way. That’s the audience they seek. I always felt the Post had a better sports section than the News, but lately I’m not so sure. They certainly are Yankees front-runners and love to tweak the Mets fans.

  • you see what he did the night before?

  • Pedro’s Rooster

    I especially like the customized “JV1” headrests.

    I wonder how long it’ll be before the bank seizes it.

  • Alex68 (Ch)

    Dude is on fire

  • Brian D.

    Yup. He’s tied for the league lead in HR’s and RBI.

  • since68

    There are already some bloggers backing Puma and suggesting he need not apologize. Metstradamus is no longer allowed in my clubhouse.
    Difficult to understand this position.

  • donobrien

    Correction. Not LOL but LMFAO in spades. Your last paragraph was really funny: relies heavily, body of work, flesh out [the] rotation. Best laugh of the day.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    A camaro ???
    Lol

  • Just_Da_damaja

    The 2006 mets had more comeback victories than all of Sandy’s teams combined.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Now let’s see them RETALIATE ON THE FIELD.

    Let chase Utley slide spikes up into Murphy and see if colon backs him up

  • Rod

    everyone knows the Post is a hack “newspaper” that only gives opinions and not facts….totally racist and conservative by the way

  • Eyeball

    Not entirely off topic considering it’s a phat ride.

  • Fonzie

    “No Mas Minaya teams” LMFAO!!!! Perfect!!!!

  • oleosmirf

    speaking of the MAN. What’s he suspended for now?

  • guest

    Puma and his cohorts here deserve it. Puma has absolutely no respect for any of the players, which goes back to spring training and Ike Davis. These guys have no decency when talking to players, they have their agenda and screw anyone who gets in the way. What goes around comes around.

  • Duffystaub

    A comedian? I thought he was a has-been who bedded his interns.

  • LongTimeFan1

    Puma was way out of line, an example of what happens when people get drunk with the power of their positions and feel entitled to anything goes even on the job, failing to make distinction between work and personal social accounts however offensive it would still be on the latter.

  • SchadenfreudianSlip

    You’re a joke. Always have been.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I disagree, Bullying has always been the same nothings changed.

    Just the coverage and the media attention

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Gotta love the irony….

    Afat guy making fat jokes about another fat guy.

    Its the NY post they are loving the controversy this stirred up. Puma is probably getting a promotion or raise.

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    I can almost GUARANTEE this is under the leadership of CURTIS GRANDERSON!!!

    He had to have been the one to anchor this team building stance.

    If this happened any other year prior the Mets wouldnt have done a damn thing.

    Grandy the new Captain 😉

  • louisrstennes@yahoo.com

    It was a joke. Life shouldn’t be this serious! Wanna1 bet Colon even laughed?

  • USA

    I guess Puma and the Post cannot write articles about Wendy and Tony Blair or about the Post losing millions every year of Newscorps money….that they have no choice but make fun of athletes with weight issues. I bet Colon could outrun, and outthrow Puma The fat jokes….and there have been several so far this short season by the Post are reprehensible.

  • Skip

    I love the stand by this “TEAM” led by the CAPTAIN DW! I know it’s early but seems like this team is starting to come together.

  • metslady

    I agree with you. It is Metstradums site but he didn’t write it. However, i am also very disappointed with that opinion. I have a very broad and sometimes inappropriate sense of humor but I found this to be mean and not humorous. Puma did cross the line.

  • Hotstreak

    Ok so do I.

  • ed charles

    tell me who the leader of the mets is? And don’t say Wright because you wouldn’t know it, unless the SNY broadcast team told you.

  • jason bay

    Pitchers are different in that their not playing in the OF or everyday and I’ve never mocked the trade for El-Duque, it was a salary dump and something a NY team SHOULD do. What I was against was re-signing him when he had earned a supplemental round pick because at his age, how long was he supposed to last?

    Vaughn hadn’t even played baseball in a year + when we traded Appier who we gave up a 1st rounder for as we did for Alou and then compounded that by picking up his option when HE had earned a supplemental round pick

    In essence we gave up two # 1’s, chose not to take back two supplemental rounders, got nothing and won nothing.

    That;s what you call a Lose-Lose-Lose-Lose.

    Colon on the other hand hand cost no draft picks and might even get us one or a prospect.

  • I threw in a bit of a fat joke in my recap the other day. Whoops. But this was more blatant, and coming from a more “formal” source, so… yeah I agree with the players

  • Just_Da_damaja

    No the premise that this team still doesn’t act like a bunch of pansies is a joke.

    Let another pitcher plunk our players after a HR. See what happens.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    “What I was against was re-signing him when he had earned a supplemental round pick because at his age, how long was he supposed to last?”

    So who replaces el duque in 2007 ?
    (Aka the “win now” era )

  • Just_Da_damaja

    But duda and satin are just fine

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Why Martino ?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    How ?

    He slams them pretty often

  • koffing_weezing

    mets are garbage

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Yup. Nothing racial there.

    No mas

    Minaya teams

    Los Mets

    Oh I get it !!!

    Then folks act surprised when people call out met fans for acting like hillbillies.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Not speaking to a reporter is a tad different than brawling or even beaning.

    They still softer than hamburger buns til proven other wise.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    But they weren’t so tough when Dom brown was doing the macarena around the bases. Dude actually did some asian bow when he got to home plate with Ryan Howard.

    Dom brown
    Ryan Howard
    Chase Utley
    Chipper Jones
    And 100 other big guys can say and do as they please.

    Jordany valdespin + Mike puma get out of line and the mets go into chuck Norris beast mode.

    Gotcha

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Except when its jordany , Reyes, or mejia.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Smear multiple players?

    The ethnic thing im asduming was the wheeler beaning when the latinos and whites were barking atveach other ( seversl articles have been written lately on that very subject )

    Adam Rubin is infinitely worse and yet he gets a pass.

    Hmmm

    One calls out racism and is unpopular
    The other calls out reverse racism and is popular.

    Should I be surprised?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    Rubin did ALOT more than write one article. That was the focus of his narrative from the first time he interviews Omar. Yes he is informative and works hard. He still wrote things from that paradigm. And continued until I called him out for it on twitter and ESPN after the Phil number article he wrote. He said in 2012 that the mets were showing flavoritism to Pedro Martinez by throwing Phil to thecwolves in sept. And allowing Pedro 6 days rest. I whipped out a 2007 article where he said medical officials advised Pedro to SLOWLY pitch into shape. Pedro had the most aggressive timetable ever for someone coming back from that shoulder tear.

    Then I showed the 10/04 interview where he lumps jerry Manuel in with the other Latino manager candidates.

    Then I showed a half a dozen other examples of his race baiting Omar favors Latinos articles.

    I threatened to start a petition if he continued the BS and I haven’t seen it since.

    Fact is. He’s the popular one. U have to be blind or willfully ignorant to see why.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    His sources = Jeff wilpon.
    That’s pretty incredible if u as me

  • Just_Da_damaja

    And no. I hit Utley for slamming into tejada unnecessarily. I’m all for celebrating and expressing emotion.

    And I certainly would NEVER advocate hitting your own teammate.

  • Come on… Colon deserves every bit of this. Laughing and jiggling his belly and making a joke of bunting while raking in 20 million for 2 years?! Are we being a tad to PC here, gang??? The solidarity thing is great but killing the writer and The Post over this is ridiculous. Wait – did we just defend The Post?! Pigs must be flyin’… Or was the Bartolo? Oh. Snap.

  • Harlem Shaskys

    Agreed!

  • Rich Anderson

    how insightful! please continue to contribute.

  • jason bay

    That’s the argument against having a ‘win now era.’ The Mets simply didn’t have the pitching depth to sustain a win now era at that point in time.

    Now if we had gotten two picks for Fonzie, Leiter, Piazza and Floyd and one for Oliver and had some credible prospects on the way re-signing Hernandez could have been worthwhile but without any starting pitching depth it was very shortsighted.

  • rexmack

    Bullying was way worse back in the 70’s and 80’s you just didn’t see kids shooting up schools over it

  • Guest

    I love how people who love Reyes always t how he basically quit on this team when Willie was mad at him. He was a great player when he wanted to be but he was no leader

  • goorru

    When was the last time he slammed them? He works for them now. He never has a harsh word to say about the team anymore, especially management.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    the harvey middle finger incident.
    trading ike davis.

  • goorru

    How is that slamming the Mets?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    but thats a different argument altogether.

    Omar’s job was to win now and increase profitability, as Sandy’s job was to lower payroll and increase profitability.

    you said “it was a salary dump and something a NY team SHOULD do. What I was against was re-signing him when he had earned a supplemental round pick because at his age, how long was he supposed to last?”

    ok so you were for picking him up.

    then u were for offering him arbitration at the end of the 2006 season.

    the one where we broke attendance records, opened up a new RSN and had extra money from the additional playoff games.

    you offered absolutely no alternative to el duque’s spot after the 2006 season. Your alternative is to just let him walk ( assuming he doesnt accept arbitration )

    then u assume the same for floyd leiter and piazza.

    How much did they make in the following seasons after they left?

    it seems like if we offered them arbitration, they likely would’ve accepted.

    sorry, but this is just another great example of your 2nd guessing blowing up in your face. once u apply context, it just falls apart.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    slamming the org for making harvey take down the tweet.

    he was also an ike fan.

  • jason bay

    Doesn’t fall apart at all and I notice that you some how left off Fonzie and Darren Oliver. They got 3-4 year deals with SF and LAA respectively.

    Now I agree that Piazza and Floyd might have been risks to accept and it’s clear that the Mets didn’t want either but that is more the argument for shopping Piazza in 2005 and Leiter (Duquette) in 2004. Floyd there was nothing you could do in 2006 obviously but something could have been done with each if the others.

    As for Minaya’s job being solely to “win now” I have no idea how you could be privy to what his mandate was, further it flies in the face of everything Minaya said about having a twin track approach to “win now” and develop “younger and more athletic players.”

    A GM’s job is to asses the Organization and develop a strategy to “win sometime,”. Not necessarily “now” and to utilize Organizational assets to achieve that result whether it be in the present or in the future.

    The Mets strategy has been to “win now” every year since 1998 and all it has done is result in “not winning now” and not winning later with a couple brief periods of semi success interspersed amongst the losing seasons.

    When you have no farm near by and you have to buy a lot of aging players to get competitive, then it is imperative that you also recycle some of that age back into the farm to avoid yet kicking the can further down the road.

    That is what is so disappointing about the Minaya regime. He could have recycled Oliver, Valentin, El-Duque, Lo Duca, Alou, Tatis, Delgado, Castillo and Barajas into supplemental picks and Wagner and Perez into 2 picks a piece and those picks could be helping us to “win now” right now.

    After having bet on Vaughn, Alomar, Burnitz, Zambranno, Benson, Franco, Weathers, Glavine, Floyd, Cedeno, Matsui, Cameron, Pedro, Beltran, Wagner ect in the previous 4 years it was up to the Organization in general to start looking long range especially with two young future All Stars in tow.

    Safe trip

  • goorru

    He didn’t slam the organization for the tweet at all. He defended Harvey on the tweet that’s all.

  • des

    More over-the-top baloney from BBLB. Maybe Grany will deserve BBLB’s accolades when his batting average exceeds his weight. I like Grandy but enough hyperbole is enough.

  • Tony

    Really? Mets are ahead of the Nationals.

  • Tony

    fillies, the little girl horses, are a joke. I want to see that bum Hamels take a line drive to the chest Tuesday.

  • Just_Da_damaja

    they’re a joke that constantly bullies our team.

    so who’s the real joke?

  • Just_Da_damaja

    i’m sure you would, but this is where we go into the matter of cultural differences.

    what is disrespectful behavior from one person is not to another.

    there are FAR too many examples of this from the 60’s to now for folks to simply ignore.

    The same stuff that was written about guys like Puig and now Carlos Gomez was written about the Alou Brothers, Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Tony Pena, etc

    hot headed, arrogant, show off, too emotional.

    we saw this on perfect display during the WBC.

    The Dominican team was very much like the 2007 Mets team in terms of animation.

    Hell, Jose Valverde STILL does this stuff…but we ignore that..

    if a reliever strikes out a batter with the bases loaded and 2 outs, he can do a fist pump and yell.

    if the batter hits a HR off that reliever, and he does the SAME THING, he’s showing up the pitcher.

    and when i say cultural, I dont mean merely american / latino.

    this is going to continue to be an issue until expression is either penalized or fully accepted. and it probably wont be fully accepted until baseball’s old schoolers are gone.

    for context.

    the stuff that basketball and football players do now to celebrate would’ve never been tolerated 30 years ago.

    baseball is a game of tradition. and traditions are meant to be broken with new ones started.

    looking at a HR for 1.4 seconds longer isnt that big of a deal when u think about it.

  • METS62FAN

    MEETER, I SIDE WITH THE PLAYERS AS PUMA HAS LONG BROWBEATED & MINIMIZED THIS TEAM THAT PROVIDES HIM WITH A REASON TO RECEIVE A PAYCHECK.
    IF THE POINT OF THIS SEASON IS TO STRONGLY ALTER THE ATMOSPHERE IT MUCT FIRST CONCEMNTRATE ON THE PERCEPTION WITHIN THE CLUBHOUSE FROM BOTH PLAYER AS WELL AS REPORTERS/OBSERVERS. IT IS HIGH TIME THESE VULTURES WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO SEW FAN DISSENT & AGITA AS WELL AS CONCENTRATING THEI REPOPRTAGE ON EVERY POTENTIALLY NEGATIVE FACT, ASSUMPTION & STATISTIC CHOOSING SELECTIVLY TO IGNORE THE FEW POSITIVE ONES, WE MUST RELY UPON HEARING FROM THE OPPOSITION’S COVERAGE. BOTH THE “DAILY SNOOZE” & “THE NY JOKE” HAVE BEEN VYING FOR LEADERSHIP OF THE DISENFRANCHISED FRINGE BASEBALL OBSERVERS CONTENT WITH PRINTING PUNCHLINES IN LIEU OF PUNCHOUTS. COMBINED THE TALLIED INNUMERABLE HEADLINING CONDEMNATIONS OF AN EARLY SEASON’S FRAZZLED BULLPEN; HOWEVER, ONLY ALLOCATING A FEW PARAGRAPHS DETAILING THE IMPRESSIVE REVERSAL WITH EVEN SO FEW AS TO BE BORDERING EXTINCTION # OF HEADLINES PROCLAIMING FOUND LEGITIMACY, ALL WHILE THE OVERALL # OF SERIES WINS HAVE MOUNTED BY EMERGING VICTORIOUS IN 5 OF 8 SIGNIFICANT SERIES BOTH @ HOME & AWAY AGAINST MANY OF LAST SEASON’S TOP PLAYOFF CONTENDERS.[ATL,NAT,AZ,CINC,LAA] THE EVENING OF THEIR HOME RECORD TO 8-8 WHILE COMPILING AN IMPRESSIVE 6-3 ROAD WARRIOR POSITION, IS LEFT OUT OF THEIR CHOICE SOCALLED JOURMALISTIC CHOSEN POV. Re. THE NY NL ENTRANT TO MLB
    SURELY IT IS TIME FOR THE PLAYERS TO ESTABLISH A PRIDEFUL POSITION REGARDING THEIR MATES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS. AS A BEGINNING TO REVERSING THE DISMAL DISMISSIVE ACCOUNTS PRINTED ON FISHWRAP

  • METS62FAN

    “KEEP KOFFING & WEEZING” AS I HOPE IT PORTENDS YOUR’S IS A DYING PERSPECTIVE

  • METS62FAN

    TONY…REMEMBER THIS IS A YOUNG SEASON… AS IN ERIC YOUNG & CHRIS YOUNG lmao!

  • qoqo

    um. and?

  • Bruce Taylor

    I feel that 2014 will be the year we start turning things around.I love the Mets. Can anybody out there send me Mets stuff. Am a big collector. My address is 4059 Piper Drive in beautiful Jacksonville, Florida 32207. My e mail is REGINAPETERS7899@comcast.net. Cmon all you Mets fans send ME STUFF. I am a homebound handicapped person who is a big time collector Ther must be someone out there with a heart…

  • Captain America

    If puma had read my posts here on MMO he would have cut the large jokes…

  • Djmurphy

    He’s stupid. Not enough to say sorry he has to add dumb comments.

  • Djmurphy

    I wouldn’t send u an email.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    Yikes. I appreciate what he’s he’s trying to do, but he’s just coming off dumb and dumber.

  • markr

    Did he actually apologize in person as well, or just Twitter? Amazing how Twitter posts have become a full replacement for face-to-face discourse in so many cases nowadays. Not that I expect the guy to beg for mercy but how about you apologize to Colon in person and leave at that rather than try to publicize your apology via Twitter and throw in a dumb joke to boot.

  • HarveyKsYou

    Mets rained out. Stupid weather!

  • Anthony

    Tonight’s game mets an phillies is rained out

  • Peter S

    Wait, they still print the NY Post?

  • NeedNewOwners

    I support Puma’s right to write about fat boy. The PED cheater is a joke and should be mocked as an athlete. Enough with the PC crowd. No one can have an opinion unless it’s the “right” opinion. All who subscribe to the PC beliefs can kiss my a$$ in Macy’s window. We should all say whatever we want. It is America. And that goes for the guy who owns the Clippers, too. Let’s worry about real crimes and criminals for a change. Don’t like what I have to say? Read above and I repeat; kiss my a$$.

  • Destry

    I would still boycott him. A half ass apology, and then threw a joke in to make himself feel better for having to do it. What a panzi. Walk up to Bartolo. Say “I’m Sorry”. That’s it. Throwing a joke in, totally negates the validity of the apology.

  • NeedNewOwners

    I see you have the liberal code word insult of “stupid” right out front. You are stupid.

  • Destry

    That’s fine, but the players can boycott you. He apologized didn’t he?

  • NeedNewOwners

    It’s right next to the liberal socialist Obama biased rag called the NY Times

  • NeedNewOwners

    Puma deserves a Pulitzer for telling it like it is about that disgraceful cheater

  • BadBadLeroyBrown

    Mets game postponed tonight

    Tonight's game has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up on June 2 at 7:05 p.m.— New York Mets (@Mets) April 30, 2014

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Ugh. Rain out.

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Despite the rest of it, the sports section is one of the best.

  • NeedNewOwners

    Nice. I am ashamed that the fat pig cheater is on the team I root for. It shows the lack of morals that prevail on this team owned by criminals

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    I’m sure you sit with your arms crossed in a huff when they win with him.

  • shouldaswung

    so you hate EVERYONE…got it

  • Matlack

    Lame apology. Puma seems like a real douche, and not much of a man.

  • Rocky Thompson

    Curious to see what the Mets do with the rotation. Do they push everyone back a start? Or do they simply skip Colon and avoid having him pitch in Coors Field?

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    Don’t forget – Don’t clap or cheer or be excited for this team at any point in the season. You’d be supporting cheaters and those who support the cheaters. I’m sure you don’t want to do that. 😉

    http://i.imgur.com/HX7sl.gif

  • Sigh… no game tonight. Off to Colorado.

  • TPT

    AND THE METS AS A TEAM HAVE THE RIGHT TO TELL PUMA KISS MY A$$ AND GET OUT OF OUR LOCKER ROOM BECAUSE WE HAVE COLONS BACK HES PART OF OUR FAMILY AND YOU DONT USE PERSONAL INSULTS ON ANYONE IN OUR FAMILY…..GOOD FOR THE METS IM PROUD OF THEM

  • Anthony

    I hate rain outs

  • ThatGuyWhoLeavesComments

    You’re upset because he’s not a good bunter? Is that right? Here’s here to pitch.

  • MLBGM Fire TC

    in one sense I agree with you, what yes he does have the right to mock anyone he wants….But then puma also has to know the team is done with him.
    So either be a man stand by your awful comments and be shunned by the team you cover OR get on your knees and beg them for forgiveness. Because bighting the hand that feeds you isn’t such a good idea.

  • They’re the worse during baseball season…especially when the Mets are playing so well.

  • Tomthetinker

    Mets game postponed is bad news. My opening day softball game cancelled is even worse. Looks like I’m getting drunk tonight.

  • RyanF55

    Puma is an idiot.

  • Andrew Herbst

    Too bad tonight’s rained out. At least Rangers are on.

  • Russell

    excuse, sidestep yes; apology, NO! Try again Puma

  • T Boogy

    The players should boycott any writer from the Post, not just Puma.

  • El_Verdadero_Presidente

    “kiss my a$$ in Macy’s window” !?

    I don’t believe anybody’s said that since 1955.

  • LongTimeFan1

    There’s a right to opinion but reaction is also exactly that. Players
    are under no obligation to speak with Puma, nor are the Mets to provide
    press pass.

    Overall I find your reaction particularly funny in light of your handle – Liars N. Charge. Donald Sterling can say what he wants, but you seem to have problem with Sterling Mets and their employees doing same.

  • Donal

    Do you support the Mets right to talk to who they want? Or are you going to require them to conform to your standard?

    By the way, Sterling is a criminal. He violated housing discrimination laws and intimidated people filing complaints against him. He used his position to ruin people’s lives.

    and you can say whatever you want (without inciting violence). Just like we can react how we want (short of violence).

    Be a man and stop worrying about the imaginary PC police. Grow a set and just say what you want. Just don’t cry when other people return the favor.

  • KEITH

    Is peanut butter an illegal substance. What kind of effect would it have on the movement of the basebal l. If its just there for snack purposes, I’m all for it.

  • CJM

    A self deprecating joke and a “no ill intent” statement do not constitute an apology. A true apology would be something like, “My comment about a 41 year old professional athlete who has beaten the odds to continue being successful in the game were out of line. I went for a cheap joke, ignoring the many successful years Colon has had, regardless of his weight. I am sorry.”

  • Donal

    I’ve never heard of people using Twitter to replace a face to face meeting. Email maybe. People saying personal stuff best left off Twitter, oh ya.

  • LongTimeFan1

    In the Words of Obama –

    “When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything, you just let them talk,”

    Keep talking.

  • Donal

    The players have said it was Wright. Do you know better about this than the players?

  • LongTimeFan1

    Ditto

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    Puma’s a fat, no talent douche, just like the other writers at America’s worst rag, the New York post.

  • SouthlandMetsFan

    This is not true. The quality of the post’s writing has gone down in all departments.

    It’s absolute trash.

  • Donal

    Ya, it is fascinating how many people think expressing themselves should be a one way street.

  • BCleveland3381

    I think society in general needs to have a thicker skin about things like this. However, Puma is a Mets beat writer. That gets him scoops and insight that other reporters don’t get. He needs to have a certain level of respect that other reporters don’t have to have. This doesn’t mean he cant have negative Mets articles. But insulting players that play for the team that you write for, because you think it’s funny is weak. And that “apology” is horrible. If you are sorry, apologize. If you aren’t, don’t.

  • Cichlids & Vino

    You’re clearly too caught up in your own stupidity to realize what is actually going on. In case you’re interested in reality, you are 100% correct that Puma has the right to write what he wants. Remember he has to then be in the clubhouse with these guys and his job is to uncover stories or gain insight and report on it. The players too are well within their rights to boycott Puma and if they continue then Puma will no longer be able to do his job.

    There’s a difference between PC an being a disrespectful d bag. You’re either too ignorant or also a d bag or both (my guess) to realize that fact. You trying to lump in D. Sterling into this proves my case. We all know that this is “the land of the free” but you’re still not allowed to scream fire in a movie theater or bomb on a plane. By the way, since you don’t know the freedom of expression has nothing to do with the Mets, Bartolo, Puma, or Sterling. It refers to the right the government cannot take away from you with out reason. That is not what is happening here or with Sterling. He owns a franchise (Clippers) of a larger entity (NBA). I’m sure there are clauses in tge ownership agreements that can force an owner out if he does something as stupid and disgusting as what Sterling did (not his first time btw.). But you keep hiding your ignorant, racist, small minded way of thinking behind your convoluted PC rational, after all this is the land of the free even for clowns like you who don’t contribute anything to it.

  • WilponsStinkLessNow

    This is such a non-story. Bart is fat, really fat, and I’m pretty sure he knows it. It was a funny line in the article that poked fun of Pineda and Colon and I don’t see what all the fuss was about. It’s the NY Post, what do you expect?

  • Matlack

    Selfishly, I feel the same way. The flip side is a very rested bullpen for the series with the Rox.

    Oh well, Brooklyn gets my undivided attention tonight.

  • beers22

    Reminds me of Seinfeld episode:

    Technically I’m not sure if what you just said was actually an “apology”

    I’m not sorry, I was never sorry….I hate step 9

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_QfilVbAd4

  • Metropolitan

    funny stuff by Puma ,no need to apologize in my opinion ,again stand up to Freddie Freeman and the rest of the Braves instead of some reporter,fake tough

  • Metropolitan

    game postponed

  • KennyandtheMets

    That’s just it though. The NY Post is SUPPOSED to be a NEWSPAPER. If it were advertized as a tabloid, then I would be fine with it. If you CLAIM to be a newspaper, your standards should be higher. Much higher!!

  • KennyandtheMets

    Agreed. he’s beboppin and scattin and I’m LOSING IT!!

  • KennyandtheMets

    Well said.

  • KennyandtheMets

    The “readers” of the NY Post should be boycotted.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Careful if you are driving.

  • KennyandtheMets

    I live in Philly. The weather is HORRIBLE!

  • KennyandtheMets

    I’d push everyone back. I can’t see them skipping Colon. Or anyone for that matter.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Oh please. Pulitzers go to great journalists. That article wasn’t journalism. If you want to attack Colon for PEDs then fine. Name calling and insulting a person’s size is cheap and unprofessional.

  • SCalNTMetfan

    I hope they skip over colon while in Colorado… you think he looked bad in Anaheim, his era will go over 10 if he pitches…

  • KennyandtheMets

    Thank you!! I was going to respond to him, but you said it so well I won’t even bother. Sadly, he probably won’t listen anyway. The ignorant choose to remain so.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Call The NY Times whatever you want, but it is a NEWSPAPER. The NY Post is a tabloid rag, like the National Enquirer.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Some people only believe in civil liberties when it is helps their argument.

  • KennyandtheMets

    I think some people still live in 1955. Or 1855 perhaps??

  • NeedNewOwners

    Bartporko has not beaten the odds to be successful. He has taken banned drugs to be successful. He is a cheater, and he is a nun disciplined fat pig of an athlete.

  • NeedNewOwners

    Wow. You are a tough guy with all of the name calling to a stranger. If you want to meet in person to discuss your vile assessment of me as a man, let me know PUNK

  • NeedNewOwners

    Are you boyfriends?

  • CJM

    How many 41 year olds were there in baseball at the peak of the PED era? Regardless of his PED use, he’s still beaten the odds.

  • sunzabtchs

    “In the Words of (Obama) a pos serial liar”

    fixed it for you

  • NeedNewOwners

    By the way jakoff, Sterling said his stupidity in a private conversation, not a public forum. We cannot even have private thoughts in your version of America, right?

  • philmaldahyde

    lol, maobama is the most ignorant piece of shoe scum there is

  • nutsac

    typical marxist saul alynsky inspired comment by the liar in chief of nothing

  • Joanie Yan

    The original comment was meant to be a joke and IMO was funny. The headline was in bad taste (as is many of their headlines) but was not written by him. But Puma was also the writer who got into the fight with Ike Davis about concealing his injury last year so maybe this is about something more going on with the team and Puma.

  • KennyandtheMets

    Why? Are you jealous?

  • KennyandtheMets

    People like you are pathetic. You use the lofty concept of freedom of expression to justify your bigoted comments. When you get called on your ignorance you resort to insults. Try thinking of something useful to say.

  • Blaiseda

    What a loser. He can’t even write a proper and complete sentence when apologizing. That shows how insincere ( meaning fake) his apology is. Sports writers are below used car salesmen when it comes to integrity.

  • Cichlids & Vino

    Happy to do so. Where would you like to meet? Northern NJ or Manhattan work best for me. Why are you so sensitive? I’m calling your comments like I see them. Being totally UN PC. I see it’s ok if it’s attacking someone else.

    On Sterling, completely agree that he got railroad by an even lower scum than he is. I feel she even baited him. That said, his comments where disgusting and even makes one wonder if he may be a but senile. How old is he? Again he is part of an organization that cares greatly about its public image and he was directly attacking its number one customer and the vast majority of its employees

  • sarge69

    Accepted, now lets move on, we have our favorite team playing good right now, not great since most bats are still asleep, so lets enjoy this run of great pitching, great defense and clutch hitting since we as fans didn’t expect this, we can at least enjoy these games.
    Just a small sample look at how this team will continue to grow and once the offense arrives then we will be competitive and fighting for playoff spot for years down the road.

    Not a story anymore.

  • BronxMets

    Not much of an apology

  • skyking26

    Just enough to get back in citi field.

  • Cichlids & Vino

    Only part time when we’re not with your mom. Btw way to man up and make up stupid insulting names for Colon from behind your keyboard tough guy. You’re a clown you mental midget.

  • Eyeball

    The readers should boycott writers from the Post.

  • Flatbush0460

    Some blame goes to the editors as well, who normally write the headline for the writers stories. With the Post, these have always been sensationalist. Very few writers actually write their own headlines, Mike Lucia, George Will etc. Usually only the very established writers

  • Bail4Nails

    Why isn’t Mike Vaccaro the beat writer for the Mets? He is hands-down the best Sports Writer for that paper.

  • LongTimeFan1

    Keep talking, you prove my point.

  • LongTimeFan1

    As a said to nutsac, keep talking, you prove my point.

  • LongTimeFan1

    This is so funny. What a hypocrite you are.

  • Mike

    I can’t wait for the mets to sustain their success so these idiots that cover the mets like Puma, Martino, ugh, Francesca, beningo and Rubin can stop with the constant ripping of this organization. You’d think they were talking about the marlins or Astros sometimes, so trite

  • Mets Fan in Paris

    Mr. Puma, when I teach my kids to apologize for a mistake they made, it includes looking the offended person in the eyes and stating the phrase “I’m sorry” followed by the thing they had just done wrong. You should try that sometime. You won’t regret it.

  • METS62FAN

    TEDDY, EXCUSE ME; BUT MY SON OUTGREW POKEMON BY 5th GRADE[8 MAYBE 9 YRS AGO], WHICH I PRESUMED AS PRETTY NORMAL BASED UPON HIS FRIEND BASE. I WASN’T AWARE WE WERE ALLOWING CHILDREN SANS PARENTAL PERMISSION/GUIDANCE ON THESE BOARDS. WE SHOULD TIE BELLS AROUND THEIR NECKS TO BE AWARE OF THEIR PRESENCE! lol

  • NeedNewOwners

    jackbag

  • NeedNewOwners

    I am sensitive because elitists like yourself (and I am assuming you are an Obama liberal) immediately go to personal insult whenever someone disagrees with their views & positions. Everyone else is “stupid”. Meanwhile, I suspect you would kneel in fear and pee your pants in a confrontation.with another man. That is what your riciulous screen name tells me, too. Accept that I am your superior in all ways, and be quiet. you are at your most intelligent self when you do not express any thoughts. Now learn from me when I say this; Sterling has a RIGHT to say and think anything he wants in private…no matter how reprehensible. Just like you have a right to be an obnoxious snob elitist punkboy, Mr. “Chiclids” “Vino”….lol.

  • METS62FAN

    TEDDY, I HAS BEEN MY LEARNED EXPERIENCE OVER MANY DECADES THAT THEIR IS A VAST DEVELOPMENTAL CHASM BETWEEN ONE’S VISITING THEIR CHILDHOOD OCCASIONALLY TO REMINISCE IN REVELRY & SELECTING SELF IMMERSION TO THE POINT WHEN CHOOSING TO USE AN INFERENCE FROM THAT PERIOD SELFDELUDEDLY APPEARS WOULD BE UNIVERSALLY UNDERSTOOD.

    TRULY THERE ARE A MULTITUDE OF UNKIND POLITICALLY INCORRECT NAMES FOR THOSE OF THE LATTER CASE; NAMES SUCH AS IDIOT, RETARD, SLOW, SLACKER, PETER-PANSY AND MANY OTHERS I WOULD ‘NOT’ CHOOSE FOR THIS ENVIRONEMENT OR THIS RESPONSE; BUT I WILL LEAVE THE POINT WITH A QUOTE FROM PAUL’S 1st EPISTLE TO THE CORINTHIANS…
    “When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. AMEN!