The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets wrap up their four-game set on Thursday afternoon.
The Mets have won the season series by winning four of the six previously played games.
Tempers flared during their series in St. Louis as a result of several hit batsmen.
But that didn’t stop the Mets from providing a nice tribute to two Cardinals legends who are each in the final year of their careers.
The Mets honored Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols in a brief pregame ceremony, where the organization also announced a donation to each player’s respective charity. #STLCards pic.twitter.com/gYplC5s4zO
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A Classy Move
This is a classy gesture by the Mets.
These two teams don’t exactly like each other, given recent events.
But for at least one moment, the two squads were able to set aside their differences as the Mets honored two of the greatest players to ever wear the Birds on the Bat.
The Mets are not the first team to do this.
The San Francisco Giants paid tribute to Pujols and Molina in the finale of a four-game set between the two at Oracle Park.
Molina in particular has had a ton of success against the Mets, having hit the go-ahead home run in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, so one would think that the Mets wouldn’t want to give him, or Pujols for that matter, a nice sendoff.
But the Mets did just that and made sure the legends felt appreciated in their final stop in New York City as players.
It’s been a ride for these two superstars.
Many great moments have taken place during their careers, some of them even being in New York.
But the Mets put on a nice little tribute for these two stars.