On Thursday night, several Mets players joined the cause and boycotted their bats. As a sign of solidarity with the beleaguered fan base, these players (led by Ruben Tejada) will no longer bring a bat with them to the the plate. These players will now attempt to get on base solely through the power of good intentions. Ironically, many sabremetricians expect that this will actually lead to an improvement for a player like Tejada by virtue of the fact that he will no longer be able to ground out weakly.
But not every player on the Mets has been so quick to jump on the bandwagon. Third baseman David Wright explained his reluctance to join the cause after the Mets 11-4 loss to the Marlins. "I am in one of my hot streaks right now.", said Wright. "I need these hot streaks so that at the end of the year my stats look somewhat impressive and I can continue to pose as one of the best hitters in the league. I will boycott my bat next week when I'm scheduled to go hitless anyway."