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Javy Báez and Francisco Lindor Apologize to Mets Fans for SO EGREGIOUSLY Pointing Their Thumbs Down

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You knew this would be the next step in the overblown drama that is the Thumbening. Javy Báez explained that he and some of his teammates were doing a thumbs down on the bases as a way of “booing” back at the Mets fans who have booed them. The Mets front office and ownership FREAKED OUT about such a HORRIFIC DISPLAY OF AWFULNESS, and thus the players were going to have to apologize. It is lame, I think the booing Mets fans are sufficiently big boys and girls that they could take a little thumb gesturing, but whatever. This is how this cycle goes.

From Javy Báez, who tried to explain that it was less about “booing the fans” and more about communicating to the fans, hey, you can’t boo me now (you kinda have to see how he explains it, which makes sense to me (not that I really care either way, because I still think the whole thing was just funny)):

And from Francisco Lindor, who is signed on for a decade, so this is kind of a bigger deal to him than to Báez, who will be out the door in free agency in a month:

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.