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Outside The Confines: “I was saying boo-urns.”

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Javy’s message to fans is the hottest story of the weekend.

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I won’t dwell on our lead story too much, if only because there will be a more in-depth look at it on the site later, but I think it’s safe to say Javier Baez isn’t making himself many friends in New York right now.

This weekend, the former Cub made it crystal clear that the recent spate of Mets players throwing up thumbs-down signs weren’t doing so for no reason, but they were actually sending a message: to Mets fans. And the message was simple, “you boo us, we boo you.” For a fanbase that has frequently had to deal with enough bad news to get the “LOLMets” running joke on social media, it’s just one more bitter taste in their mouth.

Here’s a rundown of some of the early reaction to Javy’s statement:

And of course, the Post was right on the ball. Lol, “thumb war.”

Now on to the rest of the weekend links!

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