The word of a person is their most valuable trait.
New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor may have taken a year to fulfill his promise to teammate Jeff McNeil, but he finally came through this week.
First, we will show you Lindor’s gift to McNeil, courtesy of SNY via Twitter:
Francisco Lindor has bought Jeff McNeil his car for winning the 2022 batting title – a Ford Bronco 🚙
— SNY Mets (@SNY_Mets) November 20, 2023
Now, we will proceed with the explanation and Mets insider Anthony DiComo will help.
Why did Lindor buy a car for his teammate?
It all goes back to May 2022.
McNeil was red-hot back then, hitting .348 after a 2-for-4 night.
In typical goofy clubhouse conversation style, Lindor told McNeil that if he were to win the batting title that year, he would buy him a car.
McNeil, of course, held on and bested Freddie Freeman by one percentage point.
Then, for months, everybody from players to fans talked about Lindor’s promise.
Now, it’s official: he got McNeil a blue Ford Bronco.
McNeil and Lindor have had their differences in the past, but appear to be in a great place now.
A bet is a bet, and Lindor is a man of his word.
He came through with a really nice set of wheels.
As for McNeil, he is surely happy even though the gift came a year later.
It doesn’t matter if you are a professional athlete making great money (he signed a four-year, $50 million extension in January), anytime someone gives you a car, you smile and enjoy it.
It’s that simple.
It’s definitely a cool story for the Mets clubhouse as they embark on a crucial offseason.
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