Once Mejia’s role became clear and that he wasn’t leaving the closer role, the freedom to try different things started to come out. Every save Mejia made late in the year was emphatically sealed with a simple stomp. The Mets faithful started to call this the “Mejia Stomp”.
At the end of the year, against the Washington Nationals, Mejia pulled out a strikeout to gain the save for the Mets, especially since the Nats had the number of the Blue and Orange Brigade all season long. Mejia actually took that one up a notch if you look here:
This day and age, athletes are practically robots. With social media and the mainstream media themselves watching every move and listening to every sentence just so they can pick it apart and make it a major news story, athletes cannot be themselves. For the most part, every athlete has to show professionalism every step of the way. If there is a bit of individuality shown, it’s ridiculed.
Jennry Mejia’s stomp celebration is awesome. Stuff like that help bring an edge to a team. Combined with Matt Harvey’s rebel attitude, Jacob deGrom’s long hair, Daniel Murphy being a devoted father, David Wright’s legitimately showing that he is a true Captain while playing hurt half the year, and the overall team morale at a high, the Mets are HIP and no one’s picking up on it. The Mejia Stomp is the tip of the iceberg.
I can’t wait to see Jennry Mejia close out games next year with the (hopefully) successful 2015 Mets. He’ll STOMP out the competition. Hahaha.
Yeah, NOT hip.