As the calendar flips to July, the time has come to see who the true contenders are and what the postseason landscape looks like.
But before that, it is worth noting that today is a special day in New York Mets history.
12 years ago on this date, the Mets and former slugger Bobby Bonilla agreed to a deal in which Bonilla would receive $1.19 million in deferred money through 2035.
As such, this became known as “Bobby Bonilla Day.”
On Twitter, Jon Heyman of the New York Post commented on this special day and where things stand with Bonilla and the Mets at the moment.
It’s Bobby Bonilla day. $1.19M more for him today thanks to deferred deal.
Agent Dennis Gilbert recalled, “Bobby was all for it … We talked and he educated himself on it.”
“He’s very happy,” Gilbert said of Bonills who now lives in (and presumably shows folks) Sarasota, Fla.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 1, 2023
This day has become a popular one in Mets history.
Those who are not fans of the Mets take pleasure in the fact that the team is still stuck having to handle this payment.
In the world of social media, plenty of memes have been made by fans of teams other than the Mets to celebrate the fact that the team still has to pay Bonilla every year.
However, Heyman recently spoke to Bonilla’s agent, Dennis Gilbert, who stated that Bonilla was excited to receive this deferred payment every July 1 and that he had educated himself on the situation.
Gilbert says that Bonilla is currently living happily in Sarasota, Florida as he reaps the benefits of this deferred payment.
This year, those who are not Mets fans will take plenty of pleasure in this day, given that the Mets are now 10 games below the .500 mark and well out of postseason contention.NEXT: Francisco Lindor Has Seen His Popularity Tail Off