Story of the Night: Thumbs Up for Javier “El Mago” Báez

New York City is supposed to be a great city with great food, great people, and great sports. That is not always the case. The New York Mets are currently below .500 and are in third place in the NL East and six games back of the first place Atlanta Braves. Mets have high hopes for big free-agency signings and the players recently acquired in trades like Javier Báez. The people are mad in NYC and trash-talking their favorite Mets players.

Guys like Kevin Pillar, Francisco Lindor, and Javier Báez could care less. They started to give the same “thumbs down” signals to the fans doing it to them. It has caused mayhem with the players, organization, and their fans. This scenario is a bit overblown at the end of the day and should be a non-issue. It was not but Báez had the last laugh (hopefully).

Tuesday, Mets were down 5-1 in the bottom of the ninth. After a Brandon Ninmo home run and a few timely hits, the lead decreased bit by bit. Báez was a defensive replacement in the top of the inning and got a late-game at-bat. He singled on a ground ball to the shortstop and Dominic Smith scored.

Michael Conforto was up to bat with one out and runners on the corners. On the first pitch he saw, he singles to left field scoring Pete Alonso and eventually Javier Báez. From enemy #1 to the hero of the day: Mr. Javier Báez.

Shoutout to TheBigs for creating Báez’s nickname .

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