Phillies Broadcaster’s Petty Attack on Star Mets Shortstop Met With Intense Fan Uproar: “These Are the People That Ruin Baseball…”

Published 06/01/2023, 1:11 PM EDT

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As the years have passed by, a generation gap has been created between people involved in baseball. There is a clear difference in thinking between the older generation and the younger generation. Most recently, New York Mets fans felt outraged as a star player was attacked verbally. Philadelphia Phillies’ broadcasters attacked this star after a defensive play.

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Changing times have ushered in a new era of baseball and a new way of thinking about the game. This recent conflict was precisely caused by a difference in the opinions of two different generations.

New York Mets fans go after Phillies broadcasters for attacking Francisco Lindor

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The Mets recently beat their NL East rivals in a crucial 4-1 game. But a Francisco Lindor defensive play has dominated discussions as Phillies broadcasters expressed displeasure at it. In the top of the 5th inning, Lindor caught a fly ball. He then threw it to first base to complete the double play. The star infielder had tossed a bouncing throw to first base, perhaps for safety. This displeased broadcasters and in turn, Mets fans came to Lindor’s defense. Talkin’ Baseball shared a video of the broadcasters complaining about the play on Twitter. 

In the Tweet, Talkin’ Baseball said, “Philly broadcasters aren’t fans of Francisco Lindor’s lob to first”. They attacked him for the throw and one of the broadcasters even said that Lindor could “be a little more professional about it”.

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The reactions to this have been mainly negative. 

Some Mets fans were furious at the broadcasters.

Other fans said that Lindor did nothing wrong. 

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The remarks by the Phillies’ commentators overshadowed what was a big win for the Mets. The New York-based team has been in good form recently and managed to climb the AL East. But Lindor has struggled to find his form thus far. 

Mets star Lindor is struggling for form

Francisco Lindor is a historically slow starter. Over the last couple of seasons, he has struggled in the first two months or so of the regular season. This trend seems to have continued this year as he tries to find his batting form. Although he has managed 10 home runs thus far, his hitting has been inconsistent. Even fans have given him flak for his form. It will be interesting to see how long this run lasts as the Mets look to further improve their record. 

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What do you think of the Phillies broadcasters’ comments about New York Mets star Francisco Lindor? Kindly share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Pranay Mukherjee

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Pranay Mukherjee is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports, with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. His expertise lies in cheat sheets, post-game analysis, and trade rumors, providing readers with comprehensive coverage of the sport. Pranay is an avid follower of baseball and is a staunch supporter of the Yankees, firmly believing that it is time for the New York team to break their World Series jinx.
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