The early favorite for Overreaction of the Year is in. He is Michael Anthony and he killed his mother after becoming enraged by a Mets loss to the Nats over the weekend. Michael, the Mets are in 1st place and have the best record in the National League. Now this reaction might have been justified after Beltran took strike three to end the NLCS, but jeez this is a July game against the Nats. You can't win 'em all. Also since he was obviously more of a die hard fan than his mother, the murder will further complicate Michael's life because I doubt they offer the MLB Extra Innings package in Rikers Island. Losing pitcher Pedro Feliciano, who is the "but for" cause of this tragedy, could not be reached for comment.
Wow, talk about pulling a Benoit.