A pair of off-field Mets player "controversies" have fans stewing on Easter Sunday

We couldn't get a weekend without unneeded drama?

Mar 30, 2024; New York City, New York, USA;  New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) takes the
Mar 30, 2024; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) takes the / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Two games into the season and already a pair of New York Mets player controversies have fans upset. Needless to say, if the Mets were 2-0 instead of riding a two-game losing streak into Sunday, neither would be something fans are talking about.

The first is entirely outrageous to get upset over. First baseman Pete Alonso showed up at a Zach Bryan concert and sang on stage. How dare an athlete enjoy life! Hopefully he has a somber and bitter-tasting Easter dinner. No Cadbury Crème Egg for you. Peeps only.

The other controversy had a little more to do with baseball with Mark Vientos allegedly liking an Instagram post of Rhys Hoskins silencing the Mets. As another noted, Luisangel Acuna liked the same post

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The on-field performance isn’t what fans were hoping for. The lack of a united front shown before we get into April will have plenty of fans stewing about how together the team actually is behind-the-scenes. A pair of minor league players albeit one with major league experience and another in the pipeline with high expectations liking a social media post is hardly enough to put them on the fast track for a 30 for 30 documentary in the future. Nevertheless, this isn’t the kind of response we’d expect from anyone within the organization.

The Alonso situation is more ridiculously deserving of any sort of debate or controversy. A Mets win and it’s viewed as a celebration. It’s only because the Mets failed to find a victory in two opportunities that anyone is questioning his choice to have fun away from baseball. Let the person be a person and live a life. We’re not children who think our teachers sleep in our kindergarten cubbies anymore.

On the scale of “bad looks” for these players, Alonso gets a 2 out of 10 because of the circumstances. The timing isn’t great because the Mets lost. Considering he hit a home run late, it’s unreasonable to blast him for attending a concert.

The Vientos and Acuna social media faux pas is a bit more controversial and should earn a 9 out of 10. Misunderstanding? Some sort of an inside joke? It’s hard to tell why each would purposefully like a post like this without more information.

Just as we thought the Mets could get by this season without any funny business, we blink and already the chaos seems to have begun.