For the first time since 1987, a New York Mets manager was awarded the managing duties for the National League in the All-Star Game. Multiple reports swirled around prior to the Game regarding who Terry Collins will choose to start the game for the NL in place of injured Clayton Kershaw.

His own ace, Noah Syndergaard, was in discussion for the role but was scratched from the game with a dead arm. Another injury to Yoenis Cespedes left the Mets with only two available players on the NL roster: 43-year-old fan-favorite Bartolo Colon, and closer Jeurys Familia.

Collins expressed how important he thought it was to have every team be represented by at least one player during the game. So it came as a surprise to many when not one Met was given playing time. In Familia’s case, Collins did say that he only planned to use his closer in a save situation.

The American League came away with the 4-2 win.

Fans took to social media, as always, to express their thoughts on Collins’ decision not to pitch either Colon or Familia:

(Great meme that is all too… Met-like)

While many grilled the manager for not doing the one thing that most Mets fans wanted, others applauded Collins for giving his players the much needed rest.

(Gotta love back-handed compliments)

And this guy just did not even notice a thing…

The noise around Collins did not stop there. In a press conference following the game, Collins had some choice words regarding Eric Hosmer’s MVP performance. “I’m tired of seeing (expletive) Eric Hosmer getting a big hit. (Expletive) sick of it,” Collins so elegantly said.

Much like his decision not to play any Mets in the game, these comments stirred all types of comments on Twitter:

(You simply cannot mock somebody on social media without using the crying Jordan face.)

The New York Daily News — as one would expect — joined in one the Hosmer/Collins banter:


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MLB writer for The Armchair All Americans. Born and raised a fan of the New York Yankees; this has made my time at UMass Amherst difficult.
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MLB writer for The Armchair All Americans. Born and raised a fan of the New York Yankees; this has made my time at UMass Amherst difficult.

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