Sometimes your glass is half-full. Sometimes your glass is half-empty. It's tough to look at getting fired from a storied franchise, which you helped return to glory with back to back Stanley Cup semi-final appearances one season ago, as a half-full event. However, in some cases, the grass may actually be greener or "hoppier" on the other side.
It takes a lot to win a World Championship in Major League Baseball. Successfully getting through injuries is one of the biggest obstacles that teams face. New York Mets manager Buck Showalter certainly knows the value of a player that he can plug into a few different positions in the field and can competently handle the bat when coming off bench or when put into the everyday line-up. This year, that's Buck's "regular irregular."
Some guys set themself up for a little ribbing when they get caught doing something funny. Former New York Mets pitcher, Noah Syndergaard, aka Thor, is one of those guys. On Sunday, in a brawl between Thor's new team, the Los Angelas Angels and the Seattle Mariners, the 6'6" right-hander did something that has Mets fans and Twitter abuzz!