Mets Owner Believes Supreme Court Sports Betting Decision Opens Door For Team To Legally Throw Their Games Finally
New York, NY -- The New York Mets of Major League Baseball breathed a huge sigh of relief earlier today, welcoming the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision striking down a key federal law which previously banned legalized sports betting.
“This is unbelievable. We don’t have to hide in the shadows anymore. We’ve been losing games here forever. Not even on purpose. Just really playing badly. And now, to be able to work with lawful bookies on ways to throw games, whoa. We’re the best at this. We got this,” said owner and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon.
“You know, as a player, you go out there every day hoping to win. Even when you clearly don’t have the right personnel, training staff or management in place. And the pressure is always on. But now we’re going to get paid extra by unscrupulous sports bettors and shadowy domestic internet gambling companies? Yippee,” said left fielder Yoenis Cespedes through his translator.
Other players were less excited.
“What happens if we bet on ourselves now? Then we’ll actually be incentivized to win. That’s not the culture around here. I’m really confused, that’s not what I signed up for” said recent addition and third baseman Todd Frazier. “I was on the damn Yankees, if I wanted to continue to win, I would have stayed there.”
Time will tell if the Mets plan will win or lose based on the court’s decision. But more than likely, they’ll lose.
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