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Outside The Confines: Raccoon or rat?

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Truly a “truth is stranger than fiction” tale for the Mets.

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Baseball can be weird. There are unusual plays, crazy history-making moments, breathtaking catches and record-breaking home runs.

This past Friday, though, there was a truly bizarre moment during the Mets game. Mid-game Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil went into the Mets dugout tunnel and a few moments later a fracas of some kind caused several other members of the team.

Whatever actually happened will remain between Lindor and McNeil, but they both insist it was actually an argument about a mysterious animal that they couldn’t agree on being a rat or a raccoon (just how big are rats in New York City?!)

It was an absolutely bonkers explanation that sounds completely made up, but if it is the truth, it’s a perfect case of the truth being stranger than fiction.

  • Lindor explains the unique exchange.

And tomorrow will be a better day than today, Buster. Make it so.