July 4 is a time to look back on the history of America and reflect on our values and how they’ve grown over the course of the nation’s history. It’s also a great time for minor league ballclubs and people across these 50 states to blow a lot of stuff up, pretending to live in a world without recourse and consequences.
But fireworks are made of, well, fire. And when those explosives are not handled correctly or deployed in the right manner there can be some pretty nasty results. That was certainly the case in Port St. Lucie, where the Mets minor league affiliate had a fireworks display after a game on Thursday that went a bit haywire.
The fireworks sparked a fire beyond the park’s centerfield fence that was a bigger light show than the pyrotechnics.
Seriously, this was not a small fire that was sparked by the haphazard display.
This was a full-blown, palm trees on fire Florida fire that looked pretty menacing.
As this video shows, the fire was sparked a good distance away from the field. But it was pretty serious.
And perhaps what’s most impressive about the fire is that the fireworks display just… kept going while the blaze spread.
This isn’t the first time a fireworks display went wrong for the Mets, either. In fact, this happened back in 2017 as well.
Maybe they should stick with other promotions for a little while while they replant some trees and whatnot.