After singing with the New York Yankees, Carlos Beltran was predictably asked a bunch of questions about his tenure with the New York Mets. Obviously this was important since the New York sports beat writers consist of trolls and half breeds who would rather piss off tons of people rather than report about a boring introductory press conference.
Beltran made some douchey comments and basically said that the Mets ownership tried to paint him as a bad guy and that playing for the Mets was a complete waste of his time….OK, he didn’t quite say that but he did allude to the fact that he always wanted to play for the Yankees and was a big Bernie Williams fan growing up (Bernie Williams, the musician). I guess he wanted to play for them so much that he decided to spend a few years in St. Louis so that he could clear his head from his first go around in New York.
Beltran’s biggest beef seemed to be with Mets ownership who flipped out when he decided to have surgery without telling them. I’m not sure if the Wilpon’s were so pissed off because he didn’t tell them or because they wanted him to use their cheap/back alley knee surgeon so that they could keep the costs down. Carlos also felt the team tried to paint him as a bad guy for not going to visit wounded veterans at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington back in 2010. Maybe Beltran was still traumatized from his knee surgery and didn’t want to risk a setback? Whatever, I never gave two shits about whether or not any Mets player went to visit the hospital. That story followed a typical cycle in which the media made a bigger deal about it than anything and the holier than thou section of the Mets fanbase ran with it to slander Beltran’s good name. As if any of the mongos who hate Beltran have ever done anything for a veteran. Regardless his comments caused a wide array of reactions from fans and media members alike as Beltran did everything at his press conference except say “To be honest I had no intention at swinging at any of Wainwright’s pitches so go fuck ya selves.”
My take on that matter is that Beltran is right to bash the Mets but bashing them at a press conference where he’s being introduced as a Yankee is bad timing and in poor taste. If I was his PR guy I’d slap him. If he hated them so much he easily could have spoke negatively about them while he was in St. Louis but he didn’t say a peep. Also if he thinks coming to the Yankees will lead to him finally getting that elusive first world series ring then he’s about five years too late for that. But, enjoy the short porch in right field and I hope your reconstructed knees don’t come undone bro.
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