The Mets have removed the New York Post and Daily News from the clubhouse. Here’s one interpretation:
The Mets consider their players’ psyches so fragile that they no longer provide copies of The Post or the other New York tabloid in their Citi Field clubhouse. The newspapers were a staple of the Mets’ clubhouse for decades at Shea Stadium, but a source said team management didn’t want the players exposed to the “bad vibes” from the tabloids after back-to-back September collapses.
Here’s another: there’s only, like, four guys over the age of 35 on that team. One of them is Gary Sheffield, and I don’t feature him as a big reader. Another is Ken Takahashi, who probably isn’t a big English reader (not that the Post counts as English). The rest of the team probably does what the rest of us in the ballplayer demographic do: get our information from the web on the day the news breaks rather than wait until the next day to see it in print.
You’re not under attack, tabloids. You’re becoming irrelevant, at least in hard copy form.