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New York Mets moving on from ‘rat vs. raccoon’ debate between Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil

NEW YORK — New York Mets acting general managerZack Scott performed a delicate dance — and quite well, to be honest — in addressing Friday night’s incident between Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil. He remained candid while also not disparaging his players, an important blend in these situations.  

Lindor and McNeil had a disagreement in the dugout tunnel during the game. That much is clear. We don’t know the specifics, but we do know that this was not a debate about whether they saw arat or a raccoon(Just so we're being honest with one another here). 

So why did Lindor lie about it by saying the altercation was about an animal? 

“That wouldn't be my recommendation,” Scott said Saturday, “and probably no one with the organization would make that recommendation to handle it that way.”

This is probably the lesson to learn here: Sure, Rat vs. Raccoon was a comical way of saying “no comment.” But wouldn't it have been smarter for both players to admit they argued, say they were over it and move forward?

Regardless, the players chose to go a different route. 

Russell Westbrook ties Oscar Robertson’s NBA record with 181st career triple-double

Russell Westbrook has tied Oscar Robertson's longstanding NBA record with his 181st career triple-double.

Westbrook secured the record-tying triple-double Saturday during the Washington Wizards' game against the Indiana Pacers when he dished his 10th assist late in the third quarter. Westbrook set up Bradley Beal for a floater in the lane for the dime and the milestone triple-double.

Westbrook now has 35 triple-doubles on the season, but he's been on a real tear in the last two months. The triple-double Saturday was his 25th in the last 32 games.

Robertson's record has stood for nearly half a century. The Hall of Famer retired in 1974. Robertson was the first player in league history to average a triple-double for an entire season in 1961-62 and remained the only one until Westbrook accomplished the feat in 2016-17.

Russell Westbrook finds Bradley Beal for his 10th assist to tie the great Oscar Robertson’s NBA record with his 181st career triple-double. 👏

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Earlier this week, Westbrook secured a season-long triple-double average for the fourth time in the last five years. He entered Saturday's game averaging 21.8 points, 11.4 rebounds and a league-leading 11.4 assists.

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Dogecoin takes initial hit from Elon Musk’s ‘SNL’ hosting gig: report

Elon Musk hosting SNL is ‘spectacular’: Joe Piscopo

Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member Joe Piscopo weighs in on Elon Musk hosting the show.

Those hoping to cash in on Dogecoin in connection with Elon Musk’s "Saturday Night Live" hosting gig this weekend got an initial setback, according to a report.

The cryptocurrency – touted by Musk and NBA team owner Mark Cuban, among others – dropped from a value of 70 cents to 55 cents following a mention during Musk’s "SNL" opening monologue, according to Darren Rovell, a reporter for Action Network.

"I’m excited for my Mother’s Day gift," Musk’s mother, who appeared with him on the show, said. "I just hope it’s not Dogecoin."

Later, business journalist Marcus Baram further noted the hit Dogecoin was taking during the show.

Later on "SNL," Musk joked about Dogecoin during the show's "Weekend Update" segment.

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During the week, as he helped NBC hype up his "SNL" appearance, Musk referred to himself as "The Dogefather" in a Twitter message.

Tesla rival Lucid Motors runs commercial following Musk's 'SNL' monologue

Elon Musk hosting SNL is ‘spectacular’: Joe Piscopo

Former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member Joe Piscopo weighs in on Elon Musk hosting the show.

Tesla's rival in the electric car market wasted no time taking advantage of Elon Musk's appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

Lucid Motors ran an ad for its luxury car right after Musk finished his monologue.

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The Lucid Air claims to be the first 500+ mile electric vehicle with a starting price of $77,400.

That range would surpass the capabilities of Tesla vehicles currently on the market.

Lucid Motors is expected to make its first deliveries of the Air sedan to customers by later this year. The car’s original launch window of spring 2021 was moved back due to delays related to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Tesla’s value has surged during the coronavirus pandemic, establishing Musk as the third richest person on Earth, according to Forbes. Musk also founded SpaceX and The Boring Company.