Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Beltran To Mets Fans: Get Over It Already

Carlos Beltran spoke with reporters at Tuesday's B.A.T. dinner in New York, and some Mets fans might not like what he had to say.

Photo: Keith Allison

In regard to his infamous at-bat against the Cardinals in 2006:
"What happened in 2006, you have to turn the page. That’s over. We can’t bring 2006 back to 2012. It has been six years. If they want to continue to think about that moment, then that’s their problem. Like I said, I have turned the page. I have really moved on."
I couldn't agree with you more, Carlos.

Let's face it, New Yorkers know how to hold a grudge. But like he said, it's been six years. Move on, people.

Warning: If you didn't like what he said in the quote above, you're probably not going to care much for this next one.

When asked how he could go to the Cardinals, the same team that crushed the hopes and dreams of Mets fans everywhere in 2006, Beltran said:
"Actually, I’m not thinking about the fans, I’m thinking about myself."
So selfish.

Can you really blame the guy for wanting to play for St. Louis? This team always seems to be a constant threat in recent years. They're the reigning World Series champs. Anyone who says they would not take the opportunity to play for a team like that is lying.

I wish Beltran success in St. Louis, although I hope he fails miserably whenever the Cards play the Mets.

I've moved on from 2006. You should too.


  1. This is the second year that he's chosen a defending World Champion team... maybe it'll work out for him this time. He's definitely not the warmest player out there, but talented enough to make up for it.

  2. I wish him well also. It's sad that his whole career with the Mets will be looked down upon by many fans just because of that one at-bat in 2006. He was a very good player who deserved a little more respect from the fans.