CLEVELAND — While the New York Mets continue to generate headlines for all of the wrong reasons, one of their former players is thriving for the Cleveland Indians.
Going 5-for-5 with five RBI, an inside-the-park home run and another home run hit over the fence, Amed Rosario turned in arguably the best game of his career during the Indians' 7-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday. After Cleveland shortstop hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning, the Indians' official Twitter account used the opportunity to poke fun at his former team, posting the highlight along with a thumbs-up emoji.
While a thumbs-up emoji may typically be perceived as benign in such a tweet, the Indians' use of it appeared to be an obvious nod to the recent drama involving the Mets. After being booed by their fans due to their poor performance in recent weeks, multiple New York players -- including former Indians All-Star Francisco Lindor -- displayed their own thumbs-down gestures to celebrate reaching base during the Mets' win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
Unsurprisingly, Mets second baseman Javier Baez's revelation that the team was booing its own fans didn't go over well in New York City, with tabloids taking aim at the team and, in particular, Lindor. Taking to social media on Tuesday, the four-time All-Star apologized for his actions -- just hours before his replacement in Cleveland turned in one of the best performances of the 2021 season.