Chris Carlin: I'll Get Polar Bear Tattoo If Mets Make Playoffs

Maggie Gray & Bart Scott
August 16, 2019 - 3:19 pm
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The "You Gotta Believe" crowd is not getting through to Chris Carlin.

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The co-host of WFAN's "Carlin, Maggie and Bart" show said Friday he is so sure the Mets won't make the playoffs this season that he'll get a tattoo of a polar bear if he's proven wrong.

"They're not good enough," he said. "It's that simple. The Mets are not good enough.

"If the Mets make the playoffs, I will get a polar bear tattoo. That's how confident I am."

Polar Bear, of course, is Mets rookie slugger Pete Alonso's nickname.

As for the details about the potential tattoo, Carlin only said it "will not be tiny." He said he'd figure out the rest if he lost the bet.

"My wife's going to love this!" he joked.

Not that long ago, the Mets were 11 games under .500 and owned the National League's second-worst record. But they then won 15 out of 16 games to pull to within a half-game of a wild-card spot. 

The Mets have cooled off some, dropping three of their last four, but they're still only two games behind the Cubs for the National League's second wild-card spot entering Friday night.

Watch the video of Carlin making the wager above. Listen to the first hour of Friday's "CMB" show by clicking on the audio player below.