Astros shortstop Carlos Correa made headlines on Saturday, telling The Athletic that part of the reason why Jose Altuve didn't want his jersey ripped off after hitting a walk-off home run in the ALCS against the Yankees was that "he's got an unfinished tattoo on his collarbone that honestly looked terrible."
In an interview with Ken Rosenthal, Correa said that Altuve's wife didn't like seeing him shirtless on national TV, but also that Altuve's "terrible" tattoo played a key role in Altuve telling his teammates to leave his jersey intact.
"The second reason - he doesn't want me to talk about this, but I'm going to say it, is because he's got an unfinished tattoo on his collarbone that honestly looked terrible," Correa said. "It was a bad tattoo, and he didn't want nobody to see it. He didn't want to show it at all."
Well it sounds like Mets right-hander Marcus Stroman may be able to help Altuve out.
Stroman tweeted out on Saturday that his tattoo artist "would love to either finish or cover up whatever previous inks you have! Lol."
My tattoo artist Steve Wiebe is a magician. I'm sure he would love to either finish or cover up whatever previous ink you have! Lol 😂 https://t.co/IKz5E30hgT- Marcus Stroman (@STR0) February 15, 2020
Acquired by the Mets at last season's trade deadline, Stroman, a Long Island native, has been on the field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. with the rest of the Mets' pitchers and catchers.