SJ - January 19, 2021
Just when you thought the Mets had their shit together. It turns out new owner Steve Cohen hired a guy who sent an unsolicited dick pic to a female reporter as their general manager.
In 2016 when Mets GM Jared Porter was with the Cubs, he decided it was a good idea to send a picture of his erect penis to a female reporter who had stopped responding to his many text messages.
The woman, a foreign correspondent who had moved to the United States to cover Major League Baseball, said at one point she ignored more than 60 messages from Porter before he sent the final lewd photo. The text relationship started casually before Porter, then the Chicago Cubs director of professional scouting, began complimenting her appearance, inviting her to meet him in various cities and asking why she was ignoring him. And the texts show she had stopped responding to Porter after he sent a photo of pants featuring a bulge in the groin area.
Porter continued texting her anyway, sending dozens of messages despite the lack of a response. On Aug. 11, 2016, a day after asking her to meet him at a hotel in Los Angeles, Porter sent the woman 17 pictures. The first 15 photos were of the hotel and its restaurants. The 16th was the same as an earlier photo of the bulge in the pants. The 17th was of a bare penis.
The unsolicited dick pic will never make sense to me. Dick pics in general are confusing, but to send one to someone that has stopped responding to your text messages is absolutely insane. New ownership, same old Mets.