Recap of Mets’ Clincher Celebration


The Mets clinched the NL East crown Saturday evening and it was absolutely incredible. Being a young, lifelong Mets fan, I have only seen my favorite team in the postseason twice, once in 2000 and again in 2006. It was genuinely a heartfelt moment for all Mets fans, spanning the spectrum from die-hard to fair-weather. Seeing Familia come into that blowout of a game and get the job done was a reflection of his season as a whole- he has been tremendous and reliable, even in his toughest of stretches.

Yes, it was an incredible moment. It was a heart-warming moment. It was a historic moment. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about… Let’s take a look at the Metsies’ post-game celebration.

Here are 11 things that happened in the Mets clubhouse Saturday night.

1. Terry Collins cried. David Wright almost cried. And, of course, so did Wilmer Flores.


2. Tyler Clippard danced. And it was uncomfortable.


3. Matt Harvey smiled. Quite large, actually.

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4. Yoenis Cespedes smoked quite a few cigars (they were not Cuban).


5. Jacob deGrom’s hair got DRENCHED with Champagne.


6. David Wright and the rest of the squad came back onto the field to celebrate with the fans.


7. Many, many group photos were taken.


8. Bartolo Colon dumped champagne down Steve Gelbs’ back.


9. Wilmer Flores was quite happy that his “trade” to Milwaukee back in July fell through.


10. Bartolo Colon continued to be our favorite person on the planet.


11. A LOT of champagne was consumed.





In total, Saturday night was a great night and the fulfillment of all of the empty promises that the Mets’ higher-ups have made to their players and fans, alike. Every year since 2007, we have been told “next year.” I am proud to say that it IS “next year.”

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