Mets Unveil Epic New Postgame Tradition

The New York Mets have unveiled an epic new postgame tradition.
The New York Mets have unveiled an epic new postgame tradition. / AP Photos/Frank Franklin II

Outfielder Starling Marte acted as the hero in the New York Mets 3-2 win over the New York Yankees on Wednesday night. His walk-off single drove in the winning run and capped off an exciting two-game sweep of the crosstown rivals. An epic new postgame tradition has seemingly emerged, too.

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Marte was seen sporting a large green sombrero in the locker room after the game and explained why fans should get used to seeing it. The flashy headpiece will be worn by the Mets' player of the game following every win.

It's not the first time this season a team has found a way to award players after a big performance. The New York Yankees use the same idea with a customized championship belt and the Toronto Blue Jays don a player with a crazy jacket after they hit a home run. Teams that are winning are having fun.

Of course, the Mets have done a lot of winning this season. They currently sit atop the National League East with a 61-37 record and have a shot to battle to Los Angeles Dodgers for the No. 1 playoff seed in the National League. Grabbing home field is nothing short of crucial.

The Mets will look to keep their momentum rolling this weekend against a team they have already posted a 7-4 record against in 2022. It's a three-game series versus the Miami Marlins. For now, the Mets have the fourth-best odds to win the World Series at +750, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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