There's no crying in major league baseball -- unless a player just found he was traded in the middle of a game.
That's what happened to NY Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores who learned he was traded to the Brewers during Wednesday's game against the Padres.
The 23-year-old Venezuelan -- who signed with the Mets when he was only 16 -- burst into tears when word of the impending trade filtered out onto the field.
Normally players who have just been traded are pulled from the game so they can break down in tears in the privacy of the team locker room.
The Mets leaving Flores in the game did not sit well with Twitter.
Terry Collins just became a legend pic.twitter.com/THcnjD4Vl2
— John Middlekauff (@JohnMiddlekauff) July 30, 2015
By the 9th inning, Mets manager Terry Collins was trending on Twitter, and he quickly earned the distinction as the most hated man in baseball.
Collins was less than sympathetic during the post-game press conference when a reporter asked why he didn't take Flores out of the game.
"I've been sobbing in the 3rd inning before. No one takes me out of the game," Collins said sarcastically. "I don't give a sh*t what happened," he added. "We gotta play! And that's the thing…. I'm sorry if he's upset."
Later, CBS Sports reported the deal to trade Flores had fallen through.
But maybe that was the Mets's attempt at damage control?
Wilmer Flores, in tears, knows he has been traded. But the Mets send him back into the game. Brutal. pic.twitter.com/x0GLuH1jBA
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) July 30, 2015
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