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It started with a couple of kids giving Hunter Pence a good-natured, sign-based ribbing when his San Francisco Giants visited the New York Mets:
Then, it became an all-out "thing," as other fans followed suit and the hashtag #HunterPenceSigns was born.
How did the former All-Star respond? By turning them into memes:
Oh, and his girlfriend, Alexis Cozombolidis, did, too:
wins the Internet.
New sliding rule for MLB?
Collisions might have been banned, but there is still controversy at home, as a pair of calls in Friday night's 3-2 Miami Marlins win over the New York Mets has people talking. The latest idea, from Mets manager Terry Collins: that MLB soon will adopt college's rule, in which baserunners must slide into home on contested plays and catchers cannot drop down and use their shin guards to block the plate. Will it happen?
90 wins for the Mets?
The Mets may have disappointed their fans for two straight seasons (to be very generous), but that's not making GM Sandy Alderson or third baseman David Wright any less confident about this season. Alderson said he thinks this Mets team can win at least 90 games, a sentiment Wright agrees with. The Mets haven't won 90 games since 2006, but who knows? Maybe they won't miss Matt Harvey so much after all.
Mets' Harvey to miss 2014 season
Matt Harvey was hoping to avoid surgery and just rehab the partially-torn ulnar collateral in his right elbow. Well, after much consideration, the Mets ace has decided it would be best to undergo Tommy John surgery instead. The recovery process will keep Harvey out the entire 2014 season and leave the Mets with a gaping hole in their starting pitching rotation.
Mets' Harvey has elbow injury
They weren't winning a lot, but things were looking up a bit for the New York Mets -- in no small part thanks to Matt Harvey, the NL All-Star starter with a 2.27 ERA in 178.1 innings this season. However, Harvey was found to have a partially torn UCL in his pitching elbow, meaning Tommy John surgery might be in his future. But the second-year pitcher appears to have other plans, tweeting that he expects to be back on the mound for April 1. Though surgery is far from a career death sentence, it is a blow to a long-suffering franchise.