Puma eases tensions regarding 'lard' jab


PHILADELPHIA -- Mets players froze out Post beat writer Mike Puma the day after Bartolo Colon's last start, after getting upset with mocking of the pitcher's weight by the newspaper.

Despite Colon limiting the St. Louis Cardinals to one run in seven innings in his last outing, the newspaper had a headline the following day that read "Lardball." The first paragraph of the story joked that the only thing Colon might have been caught with on his neck was "peanut butter."

It may not be a love affair, but a truce apparently has been brokered. And as Colon heads into a start Wednesday night in Philadelphia (weather permitting), the himself portly Puma used some self-deprecating humor in a tweet ...