A few days ago the media was plastering pictures of Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores crying on the field.
While at bat, the fans stood and gave him a standing O, which bewildered Flores, that is until he figured out what was going on. He realized he was probably traded and the fans were giving him a goodbye.
Flores couldn’t take it and broke down.
Well, that trade fell through that night. The guy the Mets were trading for, former Mets outfielder Carlos Gomez, didn’t satisfy the front offices inspection of his health records. (A hip issue.) So Wilmer Flores remained a Met.
How did tonight’s extra inning game between the 1st place Nationals and the second place Mets end?
You guessed it. Wilmer Flores won the game with a walk-off home run.
It would be corny in a Hollywood script, but it was perfect in real life.