There’s still a month left in the MLB regular season, but New York Mets fans have seen this movie before. Even lifelong Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld is already looking for someone to blame.
The Mets held a 10.5-game lead in the NL East standings back on June 1, and since then, they’ve actually played some solid baseball (even with injuries to aces Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer). They have a 52-34 record since June 1, which is good for the sixth-best record in baseball. The problem: The Atlanta Braves went into supernova mode June 1.
On Tuesday, the Braves — thanks to their MLB-best 62-24 record since June 1 — officially caught the Mets atop the NL East standings. As the Mets struggled with the last-place Pirates and Nationals, Seinfeld seemed to zero in on the moment everything went wrong:
Timmy Trumpet’s live performance.
After the Braves tied the Mets in the standings, Seinfeld commented on SNY’s Instagram post that he blamed Timmy Trumpet’s Citi Field appearance for giving the team bad mojo. He saw it as celebrating before the Mets actually won anything — even if it was an awesome scene and use of closer Edwin Diaz’s walk-out song.
Seinfeld likened it to the time the Mets welcomed the Baha Men to Shea Stadium to perform “Who Let The Dogs Out” before Game 4 of the 2000 World Series. The Yankees ended up winning Game 4 and closing out the series in Game 5.
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Again, the season isn’t over, and the Mets could absolutely rebound from this rough stretch and pull away in the NL East.