"Team hamstring!"

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I’ve been listening (and enjoying) ballpark heckling for thirty years, but this is a new one to me:

As the Mets took batting practice, a man in a green Mets T-shirt began to use his booming voice to heckle people in the organization who were on the field.

The trainer Ray Ramirez, who was talking on his cellphone near the cage, did not escape the man’s wrath.

“Team Hamstring,” the man bellowed. “Let’s get some real physical therapists in here.”

Tough crowd.  But the Mets’ clubhouse is a tough place to be these days, especially if you’re a hamstring, as the article points out.

I’ll leave it to the Will Carrolls and Rany Jazayerlis of the world to determine if, as the article examines, there is something amiss with the Mets’ training staff.  In the meantime, Ray Ramirez and his colleagues had better develop a thick skin to get through the rest of the season.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.