Mets Anger Indians to Avoid Offending Braves: The New York Mets decided to hold a Native American Heritage Day on July 25, working with the American Indian Community House non-profit to put on pregame festivities that included traditional dancing and singing outside Citi Field. But the opponent that day is the Atlanta Braves. Fearing it would look like a protest against the Braves mascot and the team's offensive fake-Indian fan rituals, the Mets called off the singing and dancing. Now there will be no American Indians and no event. "It's disappointing," said Rick Chavolla of the American Indian Community House nonprofit, "but it sort of amplifies a pattern of what we've been dealing with for hundreds of years."