The media and my trauma
The Mets' brief dip into second place maybe exposed an Atlanta fan working on Bleacher Report's social media, but not a big conspiracy, because there is no "the media" and we're too tired to conspire
By Addy Baird
Over the weekend, I saw a tweet comparing two Bleacher Report posts, two days apart. The first was from Friday, when the Braves went a half-game up on the Mets to take sole possession of first place.
“YOUR NEW NL EAST LEADERS, THE ATLANTA BRAVES,” the tweet from B/R Walk-Off screamed, with a siren and fire emoji to boot. The next day, less than 24 hours after taking control of the division, the Braves lost it, because they lost their game, and the Mets won. B/R Walk-Off shared this news with a different mood. “Mets win, Braves lose. New York retakes first place in the NL East.” They added a grimace emoji, which was rude and unnecessary of them.
Twitter user @BarrettsGoat, comparing these screenshots, wrote early Sunday morning, “Look at the energy difference between these two tweets lmao the media wants us to lose.”
Sunday afternoon, the Mets won again and got back to a game and a half up, their 21 hours and 17 minutes as a second-place team, between the end of Friday’s Atlanta-Seattle game and their own win over the Marlins on Saturday, already a fuzzy memory.
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