Javy Baez apologizes to Mets fans for his thumbs-down controversy
|Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 2:04 PM- -|
El Mago is having a tough time after his trade to New York.
Mets fans have booed the team during a bad stretch of games, and that caused Baez and a few of his teammates to do a thumbs-down gesture directed back at the booing fans.
After a team meeting on Tuesday, the Mets will no longer use the gesture anymore.
Baez spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon and apologized to the fans.
“I didn’t mean to offend anybody,” Baez said. “I didn’t say the fans are bad. I love the fans. But I just felt like we were alone. The fans obviously want us to win, and they pay our salary like everybody says. But we want to win, too. The frustration got to us, and I didn’t mean to offend anybody, and if I did offend anybody, we apologize.”
“I didn’t mean to offend anybody. And if I offended anybody, we apologize.” pic.twitter.com/h052WXf853— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) August 31, 2021