Yoenis Cespedes Bought A $7,000 Blue Ribbon Hog, Then Rode Into Mets Camp On A Horse
Yoenis Cespedes' vehicle of choice today: a Mustang.
Cespedes has driven a different custom vehicle to the Port St. Lucie facility every day of spring training so far, but today he was talked into arriving on horseback. He and teammate Noah Syndergaard saddled up two of Cespedes' horses -- he owns a ranch in Vero Beach -- and rode into camp like the Cartwrights arriving in Virginia City.
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) March 1, 2016
Syndergaard's father is a quarter horse trainer in Texas.
Keeping with the country theme, Cespedes attended the St. Lucie Fair on Sunday and purchased a blue ribbon hog for $7,000.
— In Mets We Trust™ (@InMetsWeTrust) March 1, 2016
— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) March 1, 2016
Cespedes has received criticism for his spring training custom car show, some fans contending that he's losing focus on the task at hand -- getting ready for the season. That's, um, hogwash, of course. Cespedes shows up early every day and works as hard as anyone. The cars have nothing to do with baseball.
However, when you show up on a horse ... is that a safety issue? Because horses have been known to be temperamental, especially around cars. And how would it look if Cespedes went on the IR because he got thrown in the parking lot?
Anyway, it's all likely being discussed right now:
Gonna have 5.5 hours of @MikeFrancesaNY & psycho callers talking about Yoenis Cespedes coming to Mets camp today on a horse & I can't wait.
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) March 1, 2016
— Baseball Tonight (@BBTN) February 27, 2016
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