Mets fan since 1967 here. Nice to see some in sports still conduct themselves with class.
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The photos that were removed showed Chipper acknowledging a standing O from the Mets fans and one of the Mets owners, Wilpon, giving Chipper a special painting of Shea Stadium with Chipper’s stats included.
One of former Yankee heroes, Don Mattingly, was the same way -- and he really stood out for it. In his later years, long after his chronic back injuries tarnished what would surely have been a Hall of Fame career, he would be treated very well by opposing players and fans all over the league. In a biographical video that was produced by the YES Sports Network after he retired, one of his former managers described how time seemed to stand still when Mattingly was at the plate in batting practice before a game ... with opposing players and coaches crowded around the cage to watch his magical swing, and fans (even in ballparks on the road) crowded into the lower seats to get a glimpse of him.
It's enough to make even a hardened sports fan emotional. This is what baseball is all about.
Howdy Pharmboy...long time no see..
Very classy move by the mets...both the org and the fans.
Knowing you mets/giants fans like I do...I expected no less.
Speakin of the giants...y’all coming to the dome this season I see.(I DETEST THE FREAKIN DOME btw)...Good luck with that ;)..lol
Well done, Chipper....may you enjoy your retirement.
From an Angels' fan.