The torn patellar tendon Edwin Diaz suffered Wednesday night while celebrating a Puerto Rico win at the World Baseball Classic was an unexpected and random fluke.
But it fits a long list of nerve-wracking moments throughout Mets history.
Here are some of those other incidents that sparked the “it’s so Mets” reactions:
Firecracker by Vince Coleman
Outfielder Vince Coleman lit a firecracker and threw it into a group of Dodger Stadium fans — while riding in the Dodgers Eric Davis Jeep — in 1993, and it injured three people.
After being charged with a felony, Coleman pleaded guilty to reduced charges.
Wilpons loses millions with Madoff
As the Post’s Mike Vaccaro wrote in 2021, Bernie Madoff and his Ponzi scheme “nearly ruined the Mets” because of the losses suffered by Mets owner Fred Wilpon, who had invested with Madoff.
Elimination card game
When Rickey Henderson was taken out of Game 6 of the 1999 NLCS, he told Bobby Bonilla to take a deck of cards so Henderson could “relax my mind”.
So they played cards. At the clubhouse. In a playoff game, the Mets ultimately lost.
K-rod knocking out his stepdad
Francisco Rodriguez, then close to the Mets, was accused of assaulting his stepfather in a tunnel outside the Mets clubhouse at Citi Field in 2010 following a loss to the Rockies.
Mr. Met gives the bird
A 2017 video revealed the team’s mascot giving fans the middle finger, prompting the Mets to issue an apology.
Duaner Sanchez in the cabin
In July 2006, Duaner Sanchez was involved in an accident while riding a Miami cab, when a drunk driver crashed into Sanchez’s cab, causing a right shoulder separation that required medical attention. surgical intervention.
He didn’t pitch for the Mets again until the 2008 season.
Bob Ojeda Gardening Incident
Starting pitcher Bob Ojeda was forced to undergo surgery in September 1988 after nearly cutting off part of the middle finger of his pitching hand with power hedge trimmers.
He missed the playoffs and the Mets lost in the NLCS to the Dodgers.