First off CONGRATULATIONS JOSE REYES ON BECOMING THE FIRST EVER NY MET TO WEAR A BATTING CROWN.
It’s an incredible personal achievement and now we as a franchise can tick off one more item on the “Still haven’t had” list.
I really hope we can behave ourselves and refrain from bashing Jose because we run the VERY REAL RISK of alienating our prodigal son.
I know the clowns on talk tv and radio will do their best to stir up controversy but we as a fanbase can’t allow ourselves to be baited into that.
The one thing Jose loves about NY is the fans and the energy we provide. If he feels we’ve turned on him or simply aren’t celebrating with him like he deserves he may just end up in Frisco.
I was shocked and dismayed Reyes came out after 1 AB… But I understand 1,000% why he did it.
I know it’s fun to say “Ted Williams is rolling over in his cryogenic state” but there’s loooooonnnggg list of batting champs that took limited AB’s in game 162 or didn’t play at all.
Personally I thought Jose could easily have picked up 2-3 hits to slam the door and it woulda been great to see but the guys just won a batting crown with a .336 BA — YOU CAN’T BE MAD AT HIM!!!!
He’s in the record books and now has a tremendously sexy stat to thrown around in contract negotiations.
I know the people who went to the game were hoping he’s play 9 but that’s life.
It’s too bad it all happened so fast. I can’t figure out why Collins didn’t let him take the field and call him off from SS. It would have given the crowd a chance to cheer him and it would’ve felt a little less like a blindside.
Regardless we gotta get over any childish, pettiness regarding game 162.
Because we can’t afford to be anything less than 100% supportive, welcoming and loving to Jose right now. The next 8-10 years are too important.