New York Mets pitcher Max Scherzer has been out for about a month with an oblique injury and he’s in the process of returning. Before he gets back to the Mets, Scherzer had a rehab start with the Mets’ Double-A affiliate, the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.
Scherzer allowed two runs on three hits in just over three innings of pitching. It wasn’t exactly the best performance but the guy is coming off of injury and this is really more to get him ready for the Mets.
Being back with the Mets is something Scherzer wants to happen sooner rather than later and in a postgame interview, Scherzer remarked, “I want to get back out there so bad… I want to be in the big leagues, not be a Rumble Pony.”
"I want to get out there so bad I want to be in the big leagues, not be a Rumble Pony"
Max Scherzer says he's eager to rejoin the Mets in Miami, but will have to wait to see how his oblique responds tomorrow before determining when he can pitch for the Mets next pic.twitter.com/7ucPtnL1hO
— SNY (@SNYtv) June 22, 2022
It’s not surprising that a guy who has been in the Majors since 2008, and has watched his team climb to an NL best 45-25 record, wants to get back there as soon as possible. That being said, watching a pro athlete say with total sincerity that they don’t want to be a Rumble Pony, is amazing.
Many people had fun with Scherzer’s remark. And in case you’re wondering, a “rumble pony” is a horse that’s on a carousel. Binghamton is known for their carousels so that’s why the team is named the Rumble Ponies.
But I don’t wanna be a Rumble Pony pic.twitter.com/aA8zGjGthN
— Danielle Sepulveres 🌻 (@ellesep) June 22, 2022
But we like you as a Rumble Pony. https://t.co/1J0EYYxoDe
— Matthew Benninger (@benninger_mr) June 22, 2022
Being a Rumble Pony was good enough for Tim Tebow… https://t.co/QTVwxJtfgj
— Joe Setyon (@JoeSetyon) June 22, 2022
Personally I would love to be a rumble pony so maybe show a little appreciation for what you have in life https://t.co/9wWxx9f6uo
— Matt Rothstein (@mattrothstein) June 22, 2022
the number of times i've heard "wtf is a rumble pony?"…
For what it's worth, I voted for the stud muffins in the name change.
— gonso alonso (@TheMetsBeat) June 22, 2022
Lol max saying “I wanna be in the big leagues not be a rumble pony” is just a loaded, hilarious statement
— Nick #LFGM (@nicocongi) June 22, 2022
I wouldn't want to be a rumble pony either
— Dustin K (@DustinK27) June 22, 2022
Be fair, Max.
Everyone wants to be a Rumble Pony. #LGM https://t.co/w3cqyK5I7O
— Steve Feitl (@SteveFeitl) June 22, 2022
How do I get “I want to be in the big leagues, not be a Rumble Pony” embroidered on a pillow? https://t.co/bpXOIC4MOo
— Tara Szamiel (@Taraloveex) June 22, 2022
Sounds like something a rumble pony would say https://t.co/CI3eu4ayAI
— Ryan Rash (@iamryanimal) June 22, 2022