For Pete's Sake

Report of Royals’ planned retaliation against Mets infuriates just about everyone

Hmmmm, this seems fishy.

Royals fans certainly remember Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard throwing up and in to shortstop Alcides Escobar during Game 3 of the World Series. That infuriated the Royals at the time, and one New York scribe reported on Tuesday that the anger remains:

Here is the key passage from the story:

Even if the Royals’ rhetoric turns out to be empty talk, the message has reached Mets officials though had yet to filter into the clubhouse.

So it really could be much ado about nothing. Nevertheless, the reaction from Mets fans was priceless:

Others on Twitter found the report to be funny, ridiculous or a reason to get excited for the season-opening series.

And, finally, there was this from ESPN’s Buster Olney, along with an idea for what a Royals tribute should look like:

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