It's September 30th, Mets third baseman, David Wright, one of the greatest players to wear a New York Mets uniform, has just retired.
President Donald Trump finds a little time in his busy schedule to congratulate Wright on an amazing career.
Wright is the franchise leader in hits, doubles, extra-base hits, runs, at-bats, total bases and times on base.
He's also one half of the greatest duo in Mets history with him and shortstop Jose Reyes posting a combined 77.1 WAR, Baseball Reference version.
Ok. Great job Mr. Wright, you got recognized by the president for the things you've done as a Met.
Or is it not?
Once the video gets out, the New York Media is all over it and it's shared everywhere.
Here's the video:
While scrolling through my facebook feed, I noticed WFAN made a post sharing their article about the video.
The top three reactions; a simple 'like', a 'love' react and ... an angry one?
Why? Are we really so polarized that people have to despise Trump for congratulating one of his favorite players for his time as a New York Met?
Trump's tribute video is inoffensive. He's not making any political statements in the video. This is just a person congratulating someone else.
What Trump did was zero percent controversial. This is totally out of the fact that those people have such a bad view of Trump that they literally despise everything he does. Either that or some really douchy Yankees fans.
It's a crying shame that we have become so polarized that if a politician you don't agree with does something completely independent of politics, you have to scold him/her for it.
I'm openly a conservative and a Mets fan. I'm going to flip Trump's tribute video in two ways.
Flip number one. Suppose that Hillary Clinton not only won the popular vote but got the vote in the right places, therefore, she would be the 45th President and the first female in the Oval Office.
She's taking time out of her busy schedule to congratulate her favorite player, David Wright (not confirmed, just a hypothetically.)
I strongly dislike what Hillary had planned for the country and what she did as Secretary of State under the Obama Administration.
Would I strongly dislike her over a David Wright tribute video? Absolutely not.
To me, it makes no sense.
Flip number two. Everything's back to where it used to be. Trump is back as the 45th president.
This time, he decides to congratulate my most hated player who also happens to be retiring, Chase Utley.
Might I joke around with my Mets friends and say, 'Oh my god, Trump just congratulated Chase Utley, America is turning to s**t?'
Deep down, I would have no problem with it.
And if we double flip it and have Hillary congratulate Utley, I would still have no problem.
I'd like to know what was so controversial about this for people who angry reacted. Is there something that I'm missing?
Are we really about to become a society where we cannot tolerate anyone who disagrees with someone in every capacity imaginable?
I'm friends with not only Republican and Mets fans but Democrats and Phillies fans.
Hell, some of my best friends are Democrat and/or a Phillies fan.
I have a friend who is a Phillies fan. Looking beyond that fact that he's a no-good Philly douche, he's been my best friend ever since I got to college and guess what? We co-host a baseball talk show.
Rounding the Bases, Tuesdays 5 - 7 p.m. ET on 107.7 The Bronc (yes, I self-promoted the show deal with it).
I have a friend who claims he is moderate but leaning left.
Believe it or not, we actually have good, peaceful discussions about politics. In fact, I'd say he is my favorite person to discuss politics with.
What's so wrong with disagreement?