Mets pitcher Jason Vargas threatens to 'knock out' reporter after team's loss

Mickey Callaway Jason Vargas

Mickey Callaway Jason Vargas

When Healey did not leave, Vargas then stared him down and shouted at him, including saying, "I'll knock you the f-- out, bro", according to a Yahoo Sports account. Vargas, who didn't pitch Sunday, had to be restrained by Carolos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard to keep him from a physical altercation with Healey.

The Mets suffered a gut-wrenching loss on Sunday, but that will now be the least of their concerns as they deal with the fallout from the manager cursing out a reporter before Vargas charged at said reporter.

Prior to the confrontation, Callaway had been questioned repeatedly about his decision to stick with reliever Seth Lugo instead of going to closer Edwin Diaz with a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.

The incident started when Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed out the reporter after he told Callaway, "See you tomorrow, Mickey", according to Ehalt.

Callaway told the team's public relations staff to "get this motherfucker" out of the clubhouse, according to Puma.

Neither Callaway nor Vargas have publicly responded, while Healey hasn't tweeted since the game ended. The reporter later said he was only looking at Vargas because Vargas began staring at him first.

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No punches were thrown, and Healey left the clubhouse moments later. Javier Baez smacked a go-ahead three-run home run in that inning and the Cubs won the game, 5-3.

The reporter also said he received an apology call from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon later Sunday.

Wonder what Healey possibly could have said to elicit this type of fractious reaction.

"He stressed the fact that I should feel comfortable being able to do my job at the ballpark and that moving forward, there's no reason for me to feel uncomfortable", Healey said.

"The Mets sincerely regret the incident that took place with one of our beat writers following today's game in the clubhouse". "I appreciated that sentiment from him, absolutely".

NY is set to open a four-game series at Philadelphia on Monday. "The organization has reached out an apologized to this reporter and will have further discussions internally with all involved parties".

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