Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Desperate Beltran Tries One Last Effort To Win Back Fan Support

Carlos Beltran has spent his entire Mets career fighting a losing battle for the support from the Mets fan base.  He hit 41 homers for the Mets in the 2006 season but fans only remember his strikeout in his last at bat of that year.  His frequent injuries and public dispute with the Mets over his off-season knee surgery have landed him a lifetime membership in most fan's dog house.  Now Beltran is headed for an MRI which could end his already shortened season and put the brakes on any ideas the Mets may have had about trading the center fielder.

But this time, Beltran has decided to take an aggressive approach to rehabilitating his tarnished image.  As part of the Mets current "Thank You Fans" initiative, Beltran has taken it upon himself to shave the message into his head.

Beltran's agent, Scott Boras, who also represents Mr. Met, explains Beltran's thought process.  "Carlos is going through at tough time right now.  He knows that if this MRI turns up anything he will be untradeable.", said Boras.  "In that scenario he finishes his contract at Citi Field with the Mets.  If that is going to happen he desperately wants the fans on his side."

Mets owner Jeff Wilpon applauds the move.  "I like to think that I have my finger on the pulse of the fan base.", said Wilpon.  "Mets fans are pretty easy to please.  They want luxury boxes and gourmet food.  They are pretty happy with the way the things are going and they ask for nothing more than our simple "Thank You Fans" message at ballgames.  I think they will embrace Carlos with open arms."

The Mets will play a single-admission double header tonight against the Brewers starting at 4PM.  On Thursday, they return to their normal routine with a double-admission single header.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story.


  1. The only reason it's a single admission doubleheader is they did not want to pay the ticket takers overtime.


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