We've all gotten mad before when our team has lost, but I thought this kind of stuff was usually reserved for mentally imbalanced foreign soccer fans.
A Queens man is facing a life sentence after being charged with beating his mother to death with a barbell during a Mets loss.
Michael Anthony, 25, was watching the New York Mets lose a game on Saturday from his home in the borough of Queens when he began furiously banging on the walls, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said in a statement on Monday.
His father Fred Fischman shouted at him to stop, but Anthony punched him in the face and threw him to the ground, according to the criminal charges.
When Anthony's mother, Maria Fischman, 61, tried to intervene, prosecutors said he stabbed her once in the head with a knife before chasing her into a bedroom where he struck her several times with the 20 pound (9 kilogram) barbell.
The game was a 6-5 loss to the Nationals in the second game of a doubleheader (the Mets won the first game). And despite the loss to the Nats, the Mets are still in first place.
Just a completely unnecessary tragedy.