Of Course Andy Martino Has A Problem Honoring Heroes Of 9/11

While everyone applauded MLB for finally doing the right thing by allowing the Mets to wear the caps honoring the first responders, Andy Martino found a way to take issue with it.

This is just par for the course for someone who continues to establish himself as the Skip Bayless of regional sports networks. After all, this is the same guy who called Mets fans racist for booing Luis Castillo and called on Mets fans to respect Chase Utley.

Hopefully for him, this is performance art and not who he truly is.

Saying what he said about the first responder caps would be akin to akin to questioning the Mets wearing Black Lives Matter shirts on Opening Day or sitting out the game against the Miami Marlins.

Considering what Martino said about the caps, wouldn’t it also be fair to question the ranking of those tragedies? After all, the Mets sat out that game, but they played while the air quality in California reached dangerous levels.

Of course, he doesn’t present that argument there. You could surmise any number of reasons why, and you’d likely be correct. However, the overarching reasons is his raison d’être is to take insensitive contrarian positions solely designed to needle Mets fans.

There are many responses to make to Martino, but perhaps the best came from Brian Wright, author of Mets books, who said:

Just remember what this is all about.

On September 11, 2001, two planes flew into the Twin Towers in an unprecedented foreign terrorist attack on US soil. Those towers fell, and nearly 3,000 people died that day.

People who have aided in the recovery efforts have faced long term health issues and have also tragically died. This says nothing of the emotional toll it took on people having witnessed the events and having lost loved ones.

Mets Baseball was a part of the healing process. Shea Stadium was used as a staging ground. Mike Piazza homered in the first game back in New York. Led by Todd Zeile, the Mets players wore the first responder caps to honor their sacrifice.

This is exactly what Martino took issue with when he asked if we now have to rank tragedies because a New York team once again honored the fallen.

5 thoughts on “Of Course Andy Martino Has A Problem Honoring Heroes Of 9/11”

  1. Oldbackstop says:


    How about that Zack Wheeler, huh? Is he just cursed, or is there some physical flaw that just makes him unable to maintain peak performance over 30 starts?

    If the Phillies drop out of the playoffs, Zack’s tight jeans are going to be more famous than the Rocky statue.

    Looks like Brodie was right. Zack just isn’t a gamer, huh?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      No, Wheeler having a freak accident doesn’t make BVW right, especially when you look at what appears to be a historically bad Mets starting rotation.

    2. Greggofboken says:

      The Mets can put on their caps.

      And Wheeler can’t put on his pants.

      The role reversal must drive the place’s proprietor to distraction.

      Who knew the fate of 2020 MLB relied so heavily on the costuming crew?

      1. Oldbackstop says:

        Well, you know, the caps. That is so huge.

        And the permanent Tom Seaver dirt smudge.

        Perhaps every press interview could start with two fake coughs honoring our fallen heroes Yo-C and Stroman? Such brave lads and great Mets.

        Or maybe we should have a blood smeared crotch uniform in tribute to Zack Wheeler and his tragic wardrobe malfunction? We would all be better people with a little more self important virtue signalling….

        1. metsdaddy says:

          Do you ever tire of making stupid comments just to get a reaction?

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