It’s fine if New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon wants to make fun of his own hefty proportions, but when a member of the media does it, the team takes exception.
That’s what New York Post reporter Mike Puma found out this weekend, as the team refused to talk to the media until he left the clubhouse.
According to the New York Daily News, the Mets were upset that Puma had published a headline in reference to Colon, titled “LARDBALL”, and didn’t want him to be part of a postgame interview session with reporters.
Apparently angry about an article in the New York Post on Friday about Bartolo Colon under the headline “LARDBALL,” the players would not talk to the media until Post writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse. Puma was asked to leave and did so without incident. Within a minute, several Mets appeared in the clubhouse. The team would not comment on the incident.
If that headline wasn’t enough, the lede of Puma’s story might have been the proverbial last straw.
If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter.
Actually that’s pretty good if you think about it. Puma manages to get in a dig on both Colon and on the Yankees in one sentence.