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The big news outta Mets camp is starting pitcher Jon Niese got a nose job over the winter. He claims it's to help him breath better, but rhinoplasty may have been done for aesthetics considering his nose was ginormous.Funny part of the story, ex-Mets outfielder Carlos Beltran may be footing the bill. Before Beltran was traded to the Giants last summer, he joked with Niese suggesting he get a nose job. The rest is history..."He wanted me to have a new nose. So he offered to pay for it. I was just like, 'All right.' Then it turned into seeing doctors and to getting it fixed."~Jon Niese
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Following relentless teasing from Carlos Beltran about his schnozz, the Mets' Jon Niese decided to get a nose job, and now wants his former teammate to pay up.
New York Mets starter Jon Niese revealed Monday that he got a nose job last October after being teased by his former teammate Carlos Beltran -- and it ended up fixing his breathing.
Niese was told during the pre-op process that he had an abnormality in his sinus that was affecting his breathing. The abnormality was repaired, and Niese credits that for helping him lose about 10 pounds...
Last summer, Carlos Beltran offered to foot the bill if then-Mets teammate Jonathan Niese received a nose job.
Now it's time to pay up.
The surgery, performed last October, didn't straighten the 25-year-old pitcher's crooked nose, but that wasn't the point. Niese is breathing a lot easier after the procedure corrected a deviated septum.
Niese said Wednesday, before...
Carlos Beltran was traded away from the New York Mets last season at the deadline, but his impact on the team remains in the form of Jon Niese's new nose. Niese, a reliever for the Mets, underwent plastic surgery and reconstructed his nose after Beltran joked that he needed a new nose and even offered to pay for the procedure himself. "He wanted me to have a new nose,"...
Before Carlos Beltran was traded to the San Francisco Giants last July, he playfully told New York Mets left-hander Jon Niese, “Hey, we need to get you a new nose.” Beltran offered to pay. Now he might be finding a bill in the mail soon, according to Niese. “He wanted me to have a new nose,” Niese said about Beltran. “So he offered to pay for it. I was just like...
I like being at spring training. I like watching spring training games. But I hate spring training. Spring training is filled with updates from the field like "Johan Santana played catch", or "Daniel Murphy walked upright from the dirt to the grass today", or even "David Wright takes ground balls at shortstop ... how will this affect the Mayan Calendar?"...
PORT ST. LUCIE — Jon Niese reported to camp yesterday about 10 pounds lighter — after he got a nose job. The Mets lefty revealed he had the procedure done last October at the urging of former teammate Carlos Beltran, who offered to pay for the surgery.During his pre-op consultation, Niese...
This began with Carlos Beltran being kinda jerky to Jon Niese. He was probably smiling when he said it, but it’s still not nice to tell a guy he needs a nose job — especially when your own face includes a ginormous mole living above the right ear.
What began as a simple jab from a veteran turned into an offseason operation for Jon Niese, resulting in better conditioning and -- he hopes -- ultimately some better performances on the mound.
Last summer, Carlos Beltran offered to foot the bill if then-Mets teammate Jonathan Niese received a nose job. Now it's time to pay up. The surgery, performed last October, didn't straighten the 25-year-old pitcher's crooked nose, but that wasn't the point. Niese is breathing a lot easier after the procedure corrected a deviated septum.
Carlos Beltran suggested surgery