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I think we now know what happened to that pig Cespedes bought

Yoenis Cespedes

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes speaks during a baseball press conference at CitiField in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Cespedes agreed to a $75 million, three-year deal with the team. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)


A couple of weeks ago, in between stories about which cars Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes drove to the ballpark, there was a report that Cespedes paid $7,000 for a hog at a county fair.

To the extent anyone thought that Cespedes -- who was introduced to many of us in a training video which featured him roasting a whole hog on a spit over a fire -- planned on sending the hog to a nice farm up north where it would have room to run and a nice family with kids to take care of it, this update is relevant:

This raises some serious ethical questions, of course. Primarily: will this be a Carolina, Memphis or Kansas City-style deal? People have very strong opinions on this and I hope that Cespedes is sensitive to everyone’s point of view.