Atlanta Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario had the perfect response to a New York Mets fan trolling him from the seats.
There might not be a bigger series going on in Major League Baseball right now than the five games in four days between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets. On Friday night, the two played the second in the series and Braves outfield Eddie Rosario heard it from the fans.
According to Rosario’s teammate Michael Harris, Rosario knew exactly how to respond back to the troll in the bleacher seats.
Braves outfielder Eddie Rosario subtly took down a Mets fan heckler
If Rosario had room in his pocket, he would have also probably whipped out his NLCS MVP Award. He was a big part of the Braves’ second-half success last year and the man who won the award for the best player in the NLCS which eventually led to Atlanta landing in the World Series.
This year hasn’t been quite as good. Through only 135 plate appearances, he’s batting just .184/.230/.304. Rosario has missed significant time this year due to injury but hasn’t forgotten how last year ended.
Based on his response to the bleacher heckler, he also may be well aware of how long it has been since Mets fans have celebrated a championship.
Rosario, born in 1991, wasn’t even alive the last time the Mets won a championship in 1986. The Braves have won twice since the last time the Amazins had a parade. They’ve appeared in far more World Series, too. The last time they met in the postseason was in 1999 when a walk by Kenny Rogers to Andruw Jones helped Atlanta advance and eliminated New York for good.
Rosario seems fully invested in the Braves-Mets rivalry. In full effect this season because of where the two clubs are in the standings, he’s definitely glad to return from the IL just in time for this series.
Harris, the rookie who saw Rosario’s response, is getting his first real taste of a huge series between these two longtime rivals. How this series ends could go a long way in determining whether or not he adds a ring to his finger or if Mets fans have more to gloat about the next time the Braves visit.