Firefighters have put out a small fire that broke out inside Citi Field in Flushing on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Fire Department, the blaze ignited at about 2:55 p.m. within a display case at the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, which serves as the main entrance to the home of the New York Mets.
Firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze, video of which was circulated on Twitter and Instagram. There were no serious injuries, and the cause is under investigation.
Unsure what happened but I heard a loud blast at Citi Field and then saw smoke and this fire. Hoping for everyone’s safety. pic.twitter.com/I3w1YWjfVn
— Daniel Mosher (@DanielMosherNY) May 30, 2018
For Mets fans, the ballpark fire seems to be a perfect metaphor of the team’s disastrous fortunes of late. The Mets are currently in Atlanta in the midst of a road trip that has seen the club drop five of the last seven games.
In the process, they’ve lost numerous key players to injury, including Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Wilmer Flores. Other stars, including Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier, are currently on the disabled list with injuries of their own. The bullpen’s late inning failures have contributed to some of the most gut-wrenching losses in recent memory.
Despite all this, the team — which started the season winning 11 of their first 12 games — is 26-26 on the year, just five games behind the first-place Atlanta Braves. Of course, many fans are wondering what else could go wrong.