Following the Mets loss to the Cubs on Sunday evening, disaster struck in the locker room as a reporter, Newsday's Tim Healey, was involved in a verbal -- and near physical -- altercation with pitcher Jason Vargas and Mickey Callaway.
Well, Healey has aired his side of the story, and it seems that a bit of confusion is what spurred the quarrel.
According to Healey, Callaway came out of his office and was no longer wearing his Mets uniform. Healey believed the skipper was heading home, prompting him to say, "See you tomorrow, Mickey."
Per Healey, Callaway retorted by telling him, "Don't be a smart-ass," before continuing to curse at Healey, who claims not to have heard the additional comments, but was informed by other reporters of what was said.
After an attempt from Healey to apologize and clear the air, Callaway said, "Get this guy out of here", which the Newsday reporter claims is how Vargas got entangled in the situation.
Vargas, who didn't even feature in the game, reportedly threatened Healey saying, "I'll knock you out right here," before taking a couple of steps towards the reporter.
The sides were separated by members of the media and players, including Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Gomez as the situation escalated, though Healey downplayed the reports claiming Vargas "charged" at him.
So, it seems that this all stemmed from a giant misunderstanding, pitted with the frustrations of a Mets team that blew a late lead.
The Mets have since issued a public apology regarding the incident, and Healey said he received an apologetic phone call from COO Jeff Wilpon following the ordeal.
This was yet another disastrous moments for the Mets, as now both on the field and in the clubhouse, things have not been going to plan. Hopefully the relations between Vargas, Callaway and Healey aren't damaged beyond repair, as the Newsday employee was simply doing his job, and the comments that led to the altercation were simply misinterpreted.