Mets manager Mickey Callaway and LHP Jason Vargas were involved in a shouting incident with a reporter following Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
Callaway called Newsday reporter Tim Healey "motherf---er" multiple times and told him to leave the clubhouse, while Vargas needed to be restrained by teammates as he defended Callaway, according to the New York Daily News' Deesha Thosar.
Following Callaway's postgame interview, the Mets manager, according to the Bergen Record's Justin Toscano, took exception when Healey walked by him and said, "See you tomorrow, Mickey," to which Callaway allegedly responded, "Don't be a smarta--."
Nearby, Vargas was staring down Healey, according to Ehalt, and then said, "I'll knock you the f--- out, bro."
No punches were thrown. Both Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Gomez restrained Vargas, according to Ehalt.
The Mets issued a statement Sunday night acknowledging the incident.
"The Mets sincerely regret the incident that took place with one of our beat writers following today's game in the clubhouse," the team said. "We do not condone this type of behavior from any employee. The organization has reached out and apologized to this reporter and will have further discussions internally with all involved parties."
On the positive though, the ticketing Department is now launching UFC night with match before the game featuring Beat Reporter X and Callaway