Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who had been rooting for the Mets during the playoffs, said Tuesday he texted Mets manager Terry Collins and apologized for his "stupidity" with Monday's barb directed at Yoenis Cespedes. "I should know better," he said.

In a remark that caused a buzz on social media, Vigneault, rolling his eyes, said at a media briefing after practice: "How about the one where you take a ball off [pointing to his knee] and you take yourself out of the game in the World Series?"