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Yoenis Cespedes has a Festivus and the rest of us should jus


The next ride Yoenis Cespedes drives to Mets camp should be a clown car, because hes brought the circus to Port St. Lucie.

This is not on the Mets star outfielder. He has, to this point, done nothing even bordering on wrong. Fresh off signing a three-year, $75 million contract, Cespedes has driven to spring training in a pickup truck, a three-wheeled Polaris, a fire-spewing Lamborghini and a flashy red Alfa Romeo. On Wednesday, to a Mets staffer to go buy a waffle maker at Target.


Its all good fun that doesnt Anthony Rendon Jersey hurt anyone at all and the staffer who made the Target run has an experience to remember forever. This is exactly the kind of thing that people talk about when they say they want more characters in baseball, that it would be great to see more players show personality. Heres a guy who came from Cuba, struck it rich, and is having the time of his life enjoying some sweet rides to this point with no reports of any traffic infractions. How Max Scherzer Jersey many of us have dreamed of that?

Cespedes had to arrive early today for a physical, so I gue s he had to get here fast. This is an Alfa Romeo.

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The circus comes from the outside, where people who are not the Mets see this as cause for concern. featured hypothetical teammates hypothetically getting annoyed with Cespedes for his expensive tastes if, in a hypothetical situation,he doesnt perform.

As long as Cespedes is mashing the ball on a regular basis, then he can arrive at Citi Field by helicopter on game days if he likes and teammates will think the guy defines cool, Harper wrote. If hes not, well, then anything perceived as outside-the-norm, whether its playing golf before games, skipping batting practice to hit indoors as he seems to prefer or rolling up in his own version of the Batmobile will begin to grate on the Mark Reynolds Jersey other, more conservative millionaires in the clubhouse.

Age does not nece sarily equate to conservatism, but its worth noting here that the only Mets older than Cespedes are Jerry Blevins, Bartolo Colon, Alejandro De Aza, Curtis Granderson and David Wright. Its a mostly young team, and one with some big personalities, like man-on-the-town Matt Harvey and self-styled comic book hero Noah Syndergaard.

Really, though, whos going to get mad at Cespedes for preferring to take batting practice in an indoor cage? Shawn Kelley Jersey If thats where he feels most comfortable doing his work, and that is his routine, so be it. The Mets know Cespedes is a profe sional who wants to win, and letting the man be comfortable in his own skin is the best way to get the best work out of him whether thats Cespedes or a quiet man like Lucas Duda. Its this philosophy that has made Joe Maddon such a succe sful manager throughout his career, and its what Terry Collins learned after gaining a reputation as a martinet in previous managerial stops.

As for the golf as for all of it, really Collins, you know, Cespedes bo s, is fine with whats happening.

These guys know who he is, and they know how he works, Collins said in Harpers column, tearing the hypothesis to shreds. Hes been here every Tres Barrera Jersey morning at 7:30 running in the outfield, getting himself in shape. Its like when everybody makes a big deal out of him playing golf every day. Let me tell you something. He gets up at seven in the morning to play golf, so he aint going out at night, hanging in the bars. The guys going to bed, because hes playing golf the next day. Thats fine by me.

What Collins wants, as reported by Mike Puma of the New York Post on Thursday, is for Cespedes to wear his cap straight on the field.

Terry Collins is not a fan of Cespedes wearing his cap backwards around the cage like Griffey James Bourque Jersey Jr., has or will mention it to Cespedes.

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But, in , and with no disrespect to Puma because theres only so much you can fit in a tweet, the cap thing was given more context, as only part of the equation.

I just want him to be himself, Collins said.

Collins having a desire to see the uniform worn properly is just being himself. Just like Cespedes driving flashy cars. So long as they understand each other, which they certainly seem to, the Mets have nothing to worry about, even as the calliope music blares around them.