The New York Mess
August 31, 2020

Wilson Ramos texting an Instagram model from the on-deck circle might be the most Mets story in the long, sad history of Mets stories

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Todd Kirkland

The New York Metropolitans had a REALLY lousy weekend. Things started strong on Friday with Brodie-gate, before the Yankees walked them off on a wild pitch from Dellin Betances On Saturday night. Then on Sunday, leading 7-2 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning of a seven-inning doubleheader game against the Yanks on Sunday, the Mets gave up on five runs on a throwing error, a hit batter, a check-swing single, a wild pitch, and a dropped game-ending tag at third, eventually falling 8-7 on a Gio Urshela walk-off in the eighth inning. As if that weren’t enough, in the second game of Sunday’s doubleheader, the Mets then gave up a pinch-hit grand slam to Gary Sanchez in extras yet again, eventually losing 5-2. Brutal doesn’t even begin to describe it.

If you thought that Monday would bring sunnier skies over Flushing, however, then you were sadly mistaken. Instead actor/producer Rico Simonini joined Boomer & Gio to regale New York sports fans with yet another tale of Mets incompetency, alleging that while attending a Mets-Dodgers game last year, he caught catcher Wilson Ramos texting Simonini's Instagram-model girlfriend . . . from the on-deck circle. Ladies and gentleman, step right up and Meet the Mess.

This is usually the point in proceedings where we say something like “you couldn’t make it up if you tried,” except that in this case you definitely could. Call us paranoid, but we aren’t super eager to take a guy who has made his career playing villains in crappy ‘Die Hard’ sequels at his word. That said, this is just SO Mets that it almost can’t NOT be true. Plus, if it gets said on New York sports radio, it automatically becomes fact. These are the rules and they are unflinching.

As far those sunnier skies we were talking about, well, consider this: Despite everything we just talked about, plus a couple of positive COVID tests, the Yoenis Cespedes saga, and Carlos Beltran, at the start of play on Monday the Mets were just a game and a half out of the NL’s final Wild Card spot. You couldn’t make it up if you tried.