7 Possible Causes Of The Citi Field Fire

7 Possible Causes Of The Citi Field Fire

by Nick Giacone May 31, 2018 0 Comments

Citi Field is burning! Well...it was. While the Mets were finishing off their series in Atlanta on Wednesday afternoon, part of their home stadium became engulfed in flames:

While Mets fans probably see this as a joke that writes itself, it’s important to note that no one was hurt and the damage to Citi Field was minimal. And in two symbolic, yet synchronous acts, the fire was put out and the Mets were able to salvage their road series against the Braves with a 4-1 win.

But who’s to blame for the inferno? Should we suspect any funny business or foul play? Did Mr. Met leave the oven on? An investigation of the cause is underway, but here are seven theories as to what may have started the blaze: 


7. Matt Harvey hired “Benny The Torch” to burn down any place that preserves his bad memories. Next up was NYC’s 1OAK nightclub to erase Harvey's visions of Julian Edelman with Adriana Lima.

6. Roger McDowell dropped by Citi and was up to his old shenanigans again. He was allegedly seen pulling his “hot foot” prank on one of the maintenance workers and it got out of hand.

5. It was just Joey Bautista stopping back home. Seriously, the guy has been on fire himself since joining the Mets. So far he’s 6-for-15 in the orange and blue, good for a blazing .400 batting average.

4. Keith’s Grill was serving up more Mex Burgers than Citi could handle.

3. When Zack Wheeler was asked how he can solve his pitching woes at Citi Field, he replied, “I don’t know...maybe I just have to burn the place down.” No one thought he was serious...

2. The Mets bullpen started it. There’s no evidence to support this and they were over 800 miles away at the time, but they seem to be the cause of everything else going south so here’s another one.

1. A suspicious-looking man, rumored to be a disgruntled, ex-employee of the Mets, was seen fleeing the scene minutes before the blaze. While no one got a clear look, NYPD was able to come up with this sketch of the suspect:

Regardless of the cause, the ailing Mets were able to escape Atlanta with a series split and some good injury news about Steven Matz. Perhaps they should start fires at Citi before the rest of their games.




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