Thumbs Down Man is giving Todd Frazier a thumbs up.
Gary Dunaier, the 54-year-old Mets fan who rose to reputation for giving Frazier a thumbs down after a house run, gave his stamp of approval on the he 31-year-old third baseman signing along with his favourite group on Monday.
“I’m completely happy Todd Frazier can be taking part in in Queens this 12 months,” Dunaier informed the Every day Information in an e mail.
Frazier is signing a two-year deal value $17 million and it has Dunaier beaming with optimism for his beloved Mets.
“As a Mets season ticket holder, it’s my honest hope that Todd Frazier can assist encourage his new teammates within the clubhouse, and do his half on the sphere, to assist the Mets attain the World Collection and earn supervisor Mickey Callaway a return journey to Cleveland because the supervisor of the Nationwide League All-Stars in 2019,” he stated.
Frazier and the Yankees embraced the thumbs down that Dunaier gave them and used it as a form of rallying cry as they made a deep playoff run earlier than shedding to the Houston Astros in Sport 7 of the American League Championship Collection.
Dunaier is uncertain if it would catch on with the Mets, although Noah Syndergaard tweeted the thumbs down emoji shortly after information of the signing broke.
Dunaier met Frazier for the primary time about three weeks in the past throughout an autograph signing on the Roosevelt Discipline Mall in Lengthy Island.
“It was nice,” Dunaier stated on the time. “We chatted for slightly, talked concerning the destiny of all the pieces and the way it all labored out.”
As destiny would have it, Dunaier will now be cheering for Frazier the following two seasons.