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  • Mets closer Jenrry Mejia annoys Nationals with postgame celebration

    Mark Townsend at Big League Stew3 days ago

    New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia is one of the more animated relievers in the game today. His post-save celebrations are known to be both entertaining and somewhat head-scratching, which would probably put him in the same category as a former Mets' reliever, Jose Valverde.

    For Mets opponents, of course, Mejia's antics are a bit closer to annoying. That proved to be the case again on Friday as several Washington Nationals players did not seem pleased with Mejia's exuberance or his simulations.

    After striking out Ian Desmond to secure New York's 4-3 win, Mejia seemed to break out the fishing pole and motioned like he was reeling Desmond (or something else, perhaps) toward the mound.

    Once his invisible target was secured, he simulated snapping it over his knee. Perhaps that was intended to be Desmond. Perhaps he's a wrestling fan and was channeling his favorite WWE superstar. It's also possible he was simply signifying the Mets snapping their 12-game home losing streak to Washington.

    It's an impossible question to answer, especially when the man behind the celebration can't explain it himself.

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