There are rarely things to be excited about for the Mets, but Jacob deGrom is certainly one. While the team flounders below .500, the 26-year-old rookie has a 2.62 ERA and hasn't given up an earned run in three starts, going back 21 innings.
The team celebrated his Rookie of the Year candidacy in the worst way possible:
Mr. Met has grown his hair out in honor of @Mets NL ROY candidate, Jacob deGrom pic.twitter.com/A3EudrdAvM— Matt Dunn (@MattDunnSNY) September 15, 2014
@Lana Mr Met being Jacob deGrom is all sorts of terrifying pic.twitter.com/yLTJ9LzJ7o— Avi Soep (@AviSoep) September 15, 2014
Mr. Met is wearing deGrom's hair pic.twitter.com/7DZm6Is4MF— Mark (@TooGooden16) September 15, 2014
No. No no no. No no no no no.
Mr. Met is a bald anthropomorphic baseball. He is bald because baseballs are bald. Baseball would be much worse if baseballs had clumps of hair on one side. The ball would have all sorts of weird spin and wouldn't go as far. For this reason, and the fact that Mr. Met with hair looks significantly more psychotic than regular Mr. Met, we oppose Mr. Met with hair.
Not to mention this only *kinda* resembles Jacob deGrom's actual hair, which is flowing and clean unlike Mr. Met's messy brown toupee deal: