The Mets, known for confusion at times under the Wilpon and Katz families, were bought during the off-season by hedge fund billionaire Steven Cohen, who brought back Sandy Alderson as team president.
Play began at 1:10 p.m. and was halted by plate umpire D.J. Reyburn after seven minutes. Home teams decide whether to start games. Once a game has begun, umpires decide whether to stop play because of bad weather.
“That’s how Stro is, is outspoken. He’s open, talking and he says what he feels,” Mets Manager Luis Rojas said. “He did not share anything this morning. He gets ready. He was doing his routine. He was just waiting for the communication, whether we were going to start on time or not.”
Rojas said Mets ballpark operations staff consulted with weather services, and he was the one who told Stroman the game was starting on time. Stroman was not made available to reporters after his brief outing.