The Towel Waving Mets

Last week, Curtis Granderson started waving a towel as a celebration of a Mets hit, after which teammates have since joined in. >> WATCH HERE

In Miami on Sunday, with the Mets collecting 17 hits, the celebration was on full display, with the bullpen also joining.

“We started thinking about it and it popped right from my memory of the Bulls and their three-peat championship, Cliff Levingston or Stacey King out there waving a towel all the time, it just popped in my head and we’ll do that when we get a hit,” Granderson told reporters after Sunday’s 11-run win against the Marlins (Daily News, June 23). “Now we’ve seen the guys in the bullpen doing it and some of the fans in the stands are doing it. Hopefully, just something to keep us going.”




32 comments
James T. O'Brien
James T. O'Brien

Myron Cope started "the terrible towel" waving thing in Pittsburgh back when the Steelers were winning Super Bowls with Terry Bradshaw and Co.  I think it's great and hope the Mets keep it up.  But to do so they are going to have to back their towel waving up, too.

Stephen Rojack
Stephen Rojack

God you are all such haters its pathetic. I'm all for what makes these guys feel good, and what puts their minds in a winning mentality. Baseball isn't even half over, and the NL east is still a crap shoot. It kills me when you a bunch of you rip on these guys for being a team and leaning on each other for support. Hell, its obvious you all don't support them. 

AMMOnation
AMMOnation

why did murphy look towards the pitcher, point at his face after he got into the dugout?

tw22
tw22

Really, the Bulls? Really?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

If they are going to keep doing it, I hope another team takes exception to it and starts something. Although waving towels is  weak, it would be nice for this team to have a little 1986 come out and then back it up.

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

Don't worry guys. Sandy and Terry will put an end to this when other teams get mad.

helloboy
helloboy

Love it.  Anything that they can do that brings the team together and keeps the energy on the bench.  These types of things help more than just hanging out. 

Michael J. Fenster
Michael J. Fenster

Wahhh negative comment. Yay positive comment. Either you like the team or you don't. It's baseball. It's a game. Either enjoy it or stop complaining. Let them wave some towels. Would you rather they sulked back in forth in the dugout, dragging their knuckles and spewing crocodile tears?

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

If it helps this team come together, then i'm all for it.  With all the self aggrandizing that goes on in sports in general and in MLB specifically, this is minor.  And at least they're doing it as a team.  


.417 OBP from the leadoff spot and now providing some much needed team unity...Grandy may be showing us other ways to justify that contract. 

drmetfan
drmetfan

I think this is great. These guys are in it together.

Adam Eisenberg
Adam Eisenberg

So ridiculous for a team not even close to 500 in a division full of awful teams. Can you imagine what every other team is thinking. Theyre laughing. We've suffered for so long just begging for any sign of even mediocrity, Cerrone & Co. are going to cling to this as a sign of life.


There will still be 20 people a night at the park in August.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Fans should be doing this with the towels. Not the players. Although it might piss the other teams off so yeah go with it. This may be the closest thing to arrogance since 1986.

thebeast
thebeast

Just having one player, Granderson, clicking, makes Mets game more fun to watch and makes the Mets tremendously better. I couldn't imagine the Mets actually having multiple players get hot.

bruster
bruster

Hopefully the Mets will reach the point where they can keep the tears out of the towels for extended periods of time.

Josh W
Josh W

It may have been Colon's double against St. Louis that sparked the offense.  Okay.  Sure, let's go with that.

Dylan
Dylan

@Stephen Rojack I've watched this team for 10+ years, been supporting them since day one and year after year its just the same damn result. You obviously haven't been a fan of the mets for that long if you can't understand why people are unsatisfied with this team. 

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@Matt Drucker  Right. God forbid the Mets do something to hurt another team's feelings. If they are going to do this, they are going to have to back it up.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Adam Eisenberg ....and there should only be 15 guys in the park.  But what does that have to do with the 25 guys in uniform?  They didn't put this team together.  all they can do is their best with what they are.  If the towel waving/faux unity helps them do that, then so be it.  Your beef shouldn't be with the players or 'C&C' (music factory?)....it should be with Sandy, the Wilpons, Bud and SAUL (for not having the cajones to sell his portion)

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

@Bob Burket


"This may be the closest thing to arrogance since 1986."

Have you been watching baseball in the past six years? This would be considered cheesy by today's standards.

mrgee
mrgee

@Josh W  When Colon gets a hit, we should swap waving a towel for waving a blanket.

beardedone
beardedone

I'm all for it as well. Makes me miss Jose's handshakes even more...

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Bob Burket @Matt Drucker  Like I've always said,AlderFraud only signs Mr.Softy type guy's.He'll never sign a  bada$$ type player.


It's not good for SANDY'S image-Friggin idiot,ego-maniac he is.


However,if it's working for the guy's on the field I'm all for it-granted they "back it up"as you stated.

Adam Eisenberg
Adam Eisenberg

@C.K. Dexter Haven @Adam Eisenberg I'm all for some animation and everyone loves to see their team show some life. But this strikes me as more embarrassing thing to do for a team that is so uncompetitive especially at the plate. If it was the other way around and we were playing a team that has been so bad for so many years waving towels after a single, we would all be irate and calling them bush.

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Muhammad A. Gretzky @Bob Burket  "Cheesy"to me is when pitchers continually pitch up & in to Wright and no one does a damn thing about it.


If this was the 86 squad (which its not,obviously)they'd be having no part of that.Someone on the opposing team would be getting drilled.


"Cheesy"are what todays players.especially our squad are made of-not even a hint of an bench clearing brawl,nothing!


These guys all laugh and joke with the opposing players,even giving them a slap on the behind,to me that's "cheesy"


At least we are showing some "heart"and team unity and not giving a rats a$$ what the other team thinks of our towel waving.So,I agree with you Bob,this probably is the "closest thing to arrogance since 86"-I'm all for it.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@Muhammad A. Gretzky @Bob Burket  I agree with you. That's my point. In todays so politically correct  don't do anything to piss anyone off world, this is as close as the Mets can come to showing any kind of arrogance. They shouldn't do it. The fans-ok. But I would love it if another team took exception to it and started something.

Billy Suede
Billy Suede

Get a grip. It's a game and the players are finally enjoying themselves and each other. Who cares what the other teams think?