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During the Middle of a Game, Wilmer Flores Proves There IS Crying in Baseball

This is New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores.

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There he is, smiling, for his official photo on New York Mets photo day. He’s happy to be a Met.

The 23-year-old from Venezuela was having a decent season with the Mets.

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He’s got 10 home runs but is only batting .241. Shorten up that swing, pal.

But recently, trade rumors began flying on social media.

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This NY Post reporter appeared to have the scoop.

Despite all the reports about the trade, Flores suited up and started at shortstop versus the Atlanta Braves…

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Usually, players who are about to be traded are removed from a team’s starting line-up.

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And journalists didn’t understand why.

Apparently, Flores caught wind of the reports. He couldn’t hold back his emotions.

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Flores began shedding tears on the field.

This reporter couldn’t believe it.

Some quoted a famous line from A League of Their Own.

Others felt it was disrespectful to leave Flores on the field if he was no longer a Met.

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Except Flores was still a Met. The trade hadn’t been finalized.

And Mets general manager Sandy Alderson wasn’t happy about it.

Wilmer, we know it’s tough. But go back and remember this moment:

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Remember how happy you were on photo day? You’ll get that smile back.

Is there crying in baseball? What would you have done if you were Wilmer Flores? Let us know in the comments. 

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