The 2020 MLB season has not been too kind to the New York Mets. Injuries and blown games have the team struggling out the gate, and though some could chalk that up to the "typical Mets," it doesn't make it any better.
Sitting at 7-9, the record could be worse, but high expectations have not been met early on in the shortened season. Things only got worse on Monday against the Nationals as New York found itself trailing 14-0 in the sixth inning. Remember, this is a baseball game, not football.
The scene is something that isn't too unfamiliar for fans of the team, but one major difference is that there are no boos coming from the stands, or fans heading for the exits early. Instead, cardboard supporters stick it out no matter what the product on the field looks like.
Yet, that did not stop Twitter from getting in jokes about what was transpiring. To them, a realistic-feel to the contest would include the cardboard cutouts being carried away long before the last out is recorded and a different noise being piped in.
Even the Mets cardboard cutout fans are booing— Chris Vaccaro (@ChrisVaccaroGST) August 11, 2020
The Nationals sent a dozen men to the plate in the fifth inning. Seven of them scored.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) August 11, 2020
The weatherproof corrugated plastic board cutouts would be streaming for the exits, were they not tethered to their seats.
Nationals 12, Mets 0, mid-fifth.
If cardboard @Mets fans could boo...— No Shoes (@noshoes039) August 11, 2020
If the Mets cardboard cutout fans had legs they would've left by now— Duffy The Goat Yoga Instructor (@angeldwillz1) August 11, 2020
Even in a season where baseball doesn't feel normal, there are some things that remain the same. One of those is the Mets being the brunt of a joke.
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