NY Mets: Robinson Cano picked the wrong week to tweet Mets
By Tim Boyle
On August 1, 2021, Robinson Cano tweeted about the New York Mets. It’s not a shocking thing to do. After all, despite his suspension, he’s still a member of the organization.
The tweet was a simple one. He congratulated Brandon Drury on his walk-off hit the day prior.
Unfortunately, the timing couldn’t have coincided with a worse time of the season. The Mets have won only a single game since this tweet. Somewhere, a conspiracy theorist in a tinfoil hat is working on a time machine to go back a week and prevent Cano from making this tweet.
Robinson Cano was silent on the Mets for a long time before this tweet
Cano has been a little more active on Twitter in recent days. He sent out a few tweets relating to the Dominic Republic team in the Olympics and a couple more generic ones about the Mets during Saturday’s game.
Prior to this, we get a lot of glamour shots of him swinging baseball bats or wearing fancy clothes. The last actual mention of the Mets is from September 30, 2020. It’s a very basic “WallPaperWednesday” post retweeted by the team’s account.
Only a few days earlier, on September 22, 2020, he retweeted an article from Rising Apple’s Adrian Cervantes about how he has something left to give. This was during the end of his fantastic 2020 campaign.
I understand the radio silence for all of these months. Getting suspended was surely an embarrassment for Cano. He got caught with his hand in the PED jar.
The timing of these new tweets, though, has caught the attention of some Mets fans. Cano hasn’t been a social media darling on a team full of active Twitter users with varying personalities. As an aside, it’s actually a bit refreshing to have players not on social media plugging their brand 24/7. When your team is losing, nobody cares about the t-shirts you’re selling or when your next Twitch stream is.
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Cano is showing support for the Mets—finally. There’s nothing wrong with it. But dang, Lloyd Bridges’ character in Airplane! picked a better week to quit huffing glue than Cano did to resume tweeting about the Mets.