3) NY Mets owner Steve Cohen would have fined the players for excessive celebrations if he was more like George Steinbrenner
Steinbrenner was respected but also not afraid to rub players the wrong way. The relationship he had with players wasn’t always the greatest. Until the Yankees started winning in the mid-1990s, his reputation wasn’t what it eventually became thanks to all of those championships the Derek Jeter-led clubs secured.
There’s definitely some stuffiness to Cohen as there would be for anyone successful in business. He is a little more relaxed than I think many of us expected. He has, or at least used to, enjoy Twitter. There’s a fun personality in there somewhere. If he was a little more like the public version of Steinbrenner, his tweets would be more about the excessive celebrations by the Mets players.
Steinbrenner wasn’t shy about instituting a no facial hair policy for his ball club. A more Steinbrenner-esque version of Cohen might do something with excessive celebrations.
It’s tough to believe the 2023 campaign is the same one where we saw Mets players gyrating after big hits or wins. The final weeks of May were wild. Then came June and there wasn’t much to celebrate.
Mets players would have been fined for that. Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil would have a swear jar.
As much as we’d like to see Cohen have Steinbrenner qualities, there are some he can refrain from acquiring. Let The Boss be The Boss.