The 2018 player of the game award debuted on Sunday, and I couldn't be less impressed.
I wasn't exactly on the edge of my seat, but when I saw this tweet from James Wagner last week, I was definitely intrigued to see what Frazier had up his sleeve.
Todd Frazier, who ordered the "Salt and Pepper" shirts for the Mets, has taken the theme very much to heart. He has a salt and pepper-inspired award to present to the MVP of the game in the near future, a la the wrestling belt in the past. #journalism— James Wagner (@ByJamesWagner) April 10, 2018
I tend to like post game awards. The players seem to really like it too. If they didn't, this wouldn't be the Mets fourth season doing something similar. If it keeps the clubhouse light and the dudes look forward to it, that can't be a bad thing.
Hold up. That's it?!? That's the award? That's gotta be some mistake. It took five days to hit up Home Goods, Todd? Sheesh. You don't gotta go overboard with the bedazzler, but hit the thing off with a graphic at the very least. Something!
I'm all in on whatever works for these dudes, but this years "award" is a big let down. Whatever though, keep winning.
That's just the prototype, right?— The 7 Line (@The7Line) April 15, 2018
Not only did it seal the victory, Yoenis Céspedes' monster grand slam taught Mets fans a lesson worth remembering this season: Don't panic over a couple of losses. Not with this team.