Bob Costas Is Not Impressed With the Mets’ Walk-Off Celebration (Video)
Following a three-run homer in the ninth inning to cap off a 4-3 walk-off victory over the Chicago Cubs, the New York Mets improved their record to 25-39 on the season. That still leaves them 13.5 games back of the Atlanta Braves for top spot in the NL East, and an identical 13.5 games back of the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second NL Wild Card spot.
It, therefore, goes without saying that the Mets’ season has been over for a while now and Sunday’s walk-off victory, while dramatic and entertaining, was rather meaningless. But that didn’t stop them from celebrating Kirk Nieuwenhuis‘ home run like it had just won them the World Series. And although many would argue that a team has the right to celebrate as emphatically as they’d like following a victory, no matter what their record may be, Bob Costas seems to think otherwise.
Here’s what he had to say while reporting on the Mets’ walk-off victory celebration during yesterday’s broadcast of the US Open:
I wonder if Costas felt the same way about Shawn Stefani‘s celebration following a hole-in-one at the 17th on Sunday, en route to a 59th place finish at this year’s US Open.