J-Lo and A-Rod were the feature story of every tabloid site, newspaper, magazine and trending across social media this weekend. You know what wasn't part of the storyline? The Mets. THANK YOU, UNCLE STEVIE!
I mean, who didn't see this coming? An ownership group spearheaded by J-Lo and A-Rod was destined to be a headache. Jay Horowitz would've been counting his blessing he got out of the PR game before they took charge. Headline after headline, distraction after distraction. That's what a J-Lo and A-Rod rein would've looked like.
A press conference would've been called by A-Rod to address the news. Imagine sitting through A-Rod biting his lip and awkwardly moving his tongue around trying to get through a written statement about relationship counseling with J-Lo? My blood is boiling at just the thought of it. We'd be dealing with photoshop jobs of J-Lo and Lenny Kravitz on a beach somewhere with Mets caps on.
The NY Post front and back page editors are kicking themselves A-Rod and J-Lo didn't end up with the Mets. As for the rest of us, we rejoice.
Turns out the Mets didn't dodge a bullet from the former(?) power couple, they dodged two (now that they're split?). I'll go as far as to say they dodged a third in Trevor Bauer, too. Remember that guy? I try not to.
He's out here pitching with one eye open (for fun, I think?) and holding a vlogging camera any chance he gets. There's no doubt that Bauer is a talented pitcher. It's just more apparent by the day that Bauer is going to draw attention in ways that would get blown out of proportion in New York. You can try and argue with me that LA is the same, but it's not. It 1000% is not. There would've been a stand-off every fifth day of Bauer holding his camera face-to-face with the media.
I'm not some old-school snob. I think it's awesome what a guy like Trevor May is doing with his YouTube and Twitch channels. It's a fun, harmless way for players to let fans see their personality off the field. I highly recommend the Cookie Club content SNY is putting together with some of the guys. Do what you want in your own time. I just don't need my guys making sure their camera tripod is setup properly during workouts. Maybe his next blog can be centered on how to NOT conduct an email marketing campaign.
We've spent years with the Mets making headlines for all the wrong reasons. I'm so over those days, and I know the rest of the fan base is too. It's been a relatively quiet spring with positive vibes this year. The focus is on the team. Even Uncle Stevie has kept himself out of the spotlight since a few days of GameStop noise.
From Steve Cohen to the first televised game of spring, let’s look back on everything that went down during a wild Mets offseason...
It would not be like this if A-Rod, J-Lo and Bauer were here. That's a fact. Enjoy the Cookie Club content. Check out May's YouTube page. Marvel in deGrom's no non-sense approach. And count your blessings that the Cohens own this team.
The Mets dodged 3 bullets, and those names no longer need to be mentioned this season. Winning is the only entertainment we need.
This Friday will be 621 days since our kiosk at Citi Field was open for business. Dom Smith closed out the 2019 season on September 29th with a 3 run walk off homer in the bottom of the 11th, and the year came to a close.