BY: John Mamola

The New York Mets and the New York Post are at odds over some unflattering things printed by the paper about Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon.  The Mets are boycotting New York Post writer Mike Puma after his newspaper printed a lede for a story on Colon which matched a tweet from the day earlier.

Puma also used the adjective “rotund” and in the headline used the term “lardball” to describe the 283 pound Colon in the second paragraph of his story.

The following day the Mets players would not talk to the media until Post writer Mike Puma left the clubhouse. Puma was asked to leave and did so. Within a minute, several Mets appeared in the clubhouse. The team would not comment on the incident.