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#pounditSaturday, September 24, 2022

Agressive Autograph Seeker Ruins Johan Santana’s Start

Man, New York fans are having a bad run lately. First some schmuck on a cell phone at a Yankees game gets hit in the face by a ball, and now we have an overzealous Mets fan who thinks the beginning of a game is a good time to get the starting pitcher’s autograph. True story. Some doucher wearing a David Wright jersey threw out the first pitch of the Mets/Cardinals game on Wednesday night and decided that he would take advantage of his access by bugging Johan Santana for an autograph while on the mound. Unfortunately for Senor Dumbass, Santana had more important things to worry about, such as facing Albert Pujols and Matt Holliday, so he was turned down.

In the pictures above, you can see the doucher reaching into his pocket to extend something for Johan to sign. He was obviously turned down as Johan was preparing for business. Santana went on to get rocked for six runs in the first, so maybe Karma is saying that Johan was the jerk. I’m not buying that — I’d say St. Louis’ lineup had more to do with it than anything else. Check that, maybe ESPN televising the game did; Santana’s two worst starts of the year have come on their nationally televised games. If I were working for their network I’d schedule Mets games and bet on the other team when Santana’s pitching. But back to the story at hand, it’s truly appalling to think that fans could be so damn inconsiderate. Idiots like that make us all look bad.


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