Recap of Mets’ Clincher Celebration

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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.

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2. Tyler Clippard danced. And it was uncomfortable.

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3. Matt Harvey smiled. Quite large, actually.

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

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

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

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7. Many, many group photos were taken.

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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.

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

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11. A LOT of champagne was consumed.

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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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