Philadelphia Phillies Announcer Gary Matthews Calls New York Mets Crybabies
Philadelphia Phillies television broadcaster Gary Matthews didn’t pull any punches on the air Wednesday, calling the New York Mets “crybabies.” Afterward, he took things even further, according to the New York Daily News.
The crybaby reference happened in the sixth inning after Mets righthander Mike Pelfrey nearly hit Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco with a pitch. Pelfrey had some words for Polanco, believing he leaned into the pitch. Polanco jawed back to Pelfrey and Mets catcher Josh Thole. At that point Matthews referred to the Mets as “crybabies.”
Afterward, Matthews told a Daily News reporter: “Tell them Sarge said it, the Mets are crybabies. That’s why they lose.”
Matthews then chased down the reporter and made crying motions with his fists under eyes. “Make sure you have tears, like this,” Matthews said.