Slumping infielder Javy Baez said he and other players used the gesture to “boo” back fans who haven’t been supportive enough of the struggling team.
Baez claimed that jeers from the crowd don’t bother him, but said he and his teammates are returning the gesture all the same “to let them know how it feels,” according to ESPN.
“They’ve got to do better,” Baez said of the fans, adding that they’re putting more pressure on the team with their boos.
But Mets management wasn’t amused.
“These comments, and any gestures by him or other players with a similar intent, are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated,” Alderson said in a statement, adding that “booing is every fan’s