Mets Say Rumble in Their Clubhouse Was an Argument About Rats and Raccoons

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Mets Say Rumble in Their Clubhouse Was an Argument About Rats and Raccoons

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Where do you even start on something like this? I mean, it threw me for a loop writing my own headline.

OK, so in the Mets-Diamondbacks game Friday night, some kind of commotion broke out in the Mets clubhouse tunnel. You couldn’t see it, but the SNY cameras did catch Mets teammates seeing something, and running down into the tunnel:

The rumors immediately had it that infielders Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil had gotten into it in the tunnel after coming off the field, and their teammates were running down to break it up. Quickly, order was restored – all out of sight – and then there was no meaningful explanation on what had happened.

In fact, after the game, Lindor and McNeil claimed they were debating whether they’d seen a rat or a raccoon in the clubhouse … seriously, that was their explanation:

OK. Hey, I say fine – you don’t want to share what was really going on, you might as well come up with some kind of crazy story to keep things light. Not sure confusing a rat with a raccoon is all that realistic, though.

Meanwhile, the New York media is, uh, not going to buy it:



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.