Bartolo Colon fat jokes prompt Mets to boycott reporter

The Mets would like you to stop making Bartolo Colon jokes. (USATSI)
The Mets would like you to stop making Bartolo Colon jokes. (USATSI)

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It would seem that the Mets have grown weary of "fat jokes" made at the expense of right-hander Bartolo Colon. As Justin Tasch of the New York Daily News writes, the Mets following their 4-3 win over the Marlins on Friday undertook a boycott of sorts:

Apparently angry about an article in the New York Post on Friday about Bartolo Colon under the headline “LARDBALL,” the players would not talk to the media until Post writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse. Puma was asked to leave and did so without incident. Within a minute, several Mets appeared in the clubhouse. The team would not comment on the incident.

While that headline was almost certainly not Puma's doing, this was his lede from the article in question:

If the umpires searched Bartolo Colon’s neck for a foreign substance on Thursday, chances are they only would have found peanut butter.

Presumably, the Mets have made their point, and relations will continue on a normal basis going forward. As for the Bartolo Colon jokes, well, they're likely to continue apace. Trying to resist one right now, in fact. 

(Wink of CBS eye: Amazin' Avenue)

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Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for FOXSports.com and ESPN.com. A member of the BBWAA, He's the author of three books, the most recent being... Full Bio

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