Rules for wrestling with Jacob deGrom --— Tim Reilly (@LifeOfTimReilly) June 29, 2021
No. 1: Play dead
No. 2: If you hurt him, become dead
No. 3: Don't wrestle with Jacob deGrom https://t.co/A9FapoFQtc
I have to imagine this isn't the first time deGrom has sought out a sparring partner, and I have to imagine this isn't the first time a teammate took a dive. When teammates see that look in deGrom's eye they must go into Toy Story mode and collapse to the floor. Swallow any ounce of pride you might have for the greater good.
It wouldn't surprise me if Uncle Stevie hands a little bonus cash to anyone who lays on their back for deGrom. And if you don't, well, I fear for what might happen to you. The bench mob might be called upon to put in some late-night hours for anyone who dares fight back.
I would, however, be ecstatic to never see another deGrom wrestling video. Wrap Jake up in bubble wrap every second he's not on the mound. We must do whatever it takes to protect this national treasure.
And if we're being honest, Jake would probably be the best wrestler on the planet if he really wanted to. What can't that man do?
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.