Mr. Met has been around for more than five decades, long popular with NY fans for his oversized baseball head.
"We apologize for the inappropriate action of this employee", the Mets said in a statement. We do not condone this type of behaviour.
De Lucia said that he and his friends "didn't even say a word" and were "just reaching over for a high five" from Mr. Met.
The Associated Press reported that a Mets official said that multiple people don the Mr. Met suit throughout the season, but that this Mr. Met is out of a job. Over the ensuing decade, Mr. Met has grown more antiquated, an emblem of optimism incongruous with the team's foibles, which were typified by the sight of ace Jacob deGrom sulking off the mound after giving up seven runs to Milwaukee.
It seems the New York Mets' mascot is as frustrated as the fans with the team's disappointing start.
The person in the costume-one of several with that the sweet, sweaty gig-has been fired, a team official told the AP.
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So much has gone right for Eric Sogard and the Milwaukee Brewers this season, they naturally thought they'd caught yet another break on a freakish play.
But not everyone was offended by the mascot's gesture, with one fan writing on the social media site: "I thought that was awesome".
The Mets shared the story of Mr. Met on their homepage.
On the bright side for the team, the front office can at least be happy with its PR department's swift and professional response to the one-finger tribute from its grinning mascot.
FILE - In this April 11, 2005, file photo, New York Mets mascot Mr. Met reacts with the crowd during the Mets home opener against the Houston Astros at Shea Stadium in New York. He was named America's Favorite Mascot in 2012 and joined Twitter in 2014. He's also available for birthdays, christenings, weddings and more.