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Unbelievable Mets moments from post 2015-World Series era

PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 23: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets looks on in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the Grapefruit League spring training game at First Data Field on February 23, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 23: Tim Tebow #15 of the New York Mets looks on in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the Grapefruit League spring training game at First Data Field on February 23, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 19: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets chases down a hit by Marcell Ozuna of the Miami Marlins in the sixth inning on August 19, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Plenty of strange and unbelievable moments have happened involving the New York Mets since the team lost in the 2015 World Series. We take a look at some of those weird and frustrating moments.

There’s never a shortage of insanity for the New York Mets organization. As Kevin Strauss profiled in a previous piece on Rising Apple, the franchise has a history of weirdness.

In my last two years with Rising Apple, I’ve been lucky enough to write about some of the most unbelievable moments in team history. Some are nuts. Others, we never would have predicted were on the way.

From the absolutely insane to the events with some surprising endings, these are what I believe are the six most unbelievable Mets moments of the last two seasons.

Yoenis Cespedes is attacked by a wild boar

In the summer of 2019, Yoenis Cespedes was recovering from double heel surgery. Fans were hopeful he might make a late-season comeback. Then we learned he fell in a hole and would miss all of 2019.

There were always rumors that there was more to this story than what was reported. Considering it took place on a horse ranch, many believed Cespedes fell off one of his equines.

Flash forward a few months and we learned the truth—or at least what we are told is the truth. There was no horse involved. However, there was a wild boar.

While on his ranch in Florida, Cespedes did indeed suffer an injury while stepping in a hole. The missing piece from the original story was the reason why he did: the wild boar.

We all know the basic story by now. In some sort of interaction with a wild board, one of the highest-paid players in Major League Baseball, effectively lost a huge portion of his salary for 2019 and 2020. It made past injuries in baseball history look reasonable by comparison.

To see Cespedes miss as much time as he has since 2017 is one thing. For a wild boar to cost him a significant portion of it is a swine of another color.

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