Former Mets outfielder Bobby Bonilla interrupted the game at Citi Field today, charging the field in search of his annual check.
Bonilla, who last played in 2001, receives $1.1 million annually on every July as part of a deferred salary arrangement contained in his 1999 buyout. This year Bonilla apparently got lost looking for the Mets HR office and decided to take the field during live play.
“I’m sorry I know you guys are in the middle of something but can someone point me to HR?” Bonilla reportedly told Yoenis Cespedes before trotting to the infield to ask the Mets infielders. “Have you by chance heard anyone say anything about ‘a check for Bobby B?’”
Last July, Bonilla ran onto the tarmac ahead of the Mets’ charter plane in search of his check. Despite the interruptions, Mets officials say the deferred payments deal was still worth it because the interruptions only happen once a year.