The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal appeared on MLB Network's Hot Stove on Friday and
Ken Rosenthal not happy with #MetsTwitter. 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/f1Ttr9PH36— Mills (@MillManner) January 5, 2018
Rosenthal's report was about New York's discussion over dealing for Andrew McCutchen, and apparently, those on the Mets Twitter-sphere reacted...well, about as you'd expect. And Rosenthal didn't appreciate it.
As you can imagine, most of #MetsTwitter didn’t take too kindly to being called out. In fact, Rosenthal’s comments have distracted away from arguments about boycotting the team and galvanized Twitter’s Flushing Faithful in a different direction.
">.@Ken_Rosenthal #MetsTwitter will shriek and shrill whenever we damn well please Ken. Mets deserve this.— SaltyGary (@SaltyGary) January 5, 2018
#MetsTwitter has always been the offseason gift that keeps on giving. It's...an acquired tatse, and has graced us fans with the full spectrum of takes:
I like #MetsTwitter, it’s the fabric of who we all are as Mets fans.— ----- Kev © ----- (@MrMetKevC) January 5, 2018
Never change. pic.twitter.com/LVYwRyGui4
I had a dream that I struck out swinging in slow pitch softball to end the game with a runner on 1st and I was the tying run. When I woke up, I said at least I swung, unlike Beltran. #MetsTwitter— Greg Pattenaude (@GregNugget) January 5, 2018
And even The Weird
I eat junk food. I mean literal junk food#MetsTwitter— Mets Raccoon (@mets_coon) January 5, 2018
But does Rosenthal have the right to tell us how to feel? Not in my eyes.
He’s not a fan. He hasn’t been through the Bonilla deferral, the Jason Bay years, or the inevitable injuries to our starting rotation. He hasn’t suffered through seasons of mediocrity, while our cross-town rivals contend almost every year.
#MetsTwitter will be the first to say it's unruly and unreasonable, but what did Rosenthal expect? Practicality? Hell no.
As fans, we ride the wave. We take what’s given to us (which hasn’t been much lately). And right now, we're angry. Rosenthal comments are probably just a flash in the pan until the next outrage. But for now, I'm compelled to say: Stick to the news, Kenny. We’ll stick to the “shriek and shrillness."
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