Sep 28 2011
When I thought the Mets and Jose Reyes couldn’t get any more pathetic…they go out and do what they did today at Shiti field. What a way for Reyes to end his season and maybe career as a Met. And I actually thought he was only Met with some swag…
So coming into today’s game Jose Reyes led the NL battle title with 180 hits in 536 at-bats for a .3358 average; and Ryan Braun sat second – with 187 hits in 559 at bats for a .3345 average. So Jose Reyes and the Mets being as pathetic as they are, especially at this time of year, decided to let Jose bunt single during his first at-bat, and when Jose got on (which he will 90% of the time, especially when leading off) JOSE TOOK HIMSELF OUT OF THE GAME.
Now by going a whopping 1-1, Jose put himself at an average of .337 (181 hits in 537 at-bats) from .334 average, which really puts the pressure on Ryan Braun tonight. Now to get over Reyes, Ryan has to go 3-3, 3-4, 4-4, 4-5, 5-5, 4-6, 5-6, 6-6, 4-7, 5-7…etc. And best of all for Braun – he is going up against a rookie Pirates Pitcher named Jeff Locke who has only pitched in the three games (0-2, 4.97 era). You sure about that Va-Gina move, Jose?
Now after the game Reyes claimed this was all his decision, “I said, ‘If I go 1-for-1, take me out of the game. And I did that,” Jose told reporters. “If I went 0-for-1, maybe I’m still in the game until I get a hit. … I wanted to stay in the game, but (Mets fans) have to understand, too, what’s going on. They have to feel happy about it if I win the batting title. I do that for the team, for the fans too, because they’ve been supporting me all the way through. I’ve (had) throughout my career a lot of ups and downs here with a lot of injuries. One thing I do all the time is give 100 percent on the field.”
When asked about the criticism he might take for leaving the game…
Reyes said, “I don’t care what people say. Last year I played seven innings, and in the seventh inning I came out of the game — the last game. I don’t care what people think. I was happy. I discussed it with Terry early.”
Terry Collins did consult Reyes before the game to see what Jose wanted to do, and being the selfish bastard Jose is of course he wanted to do what was in HIS best interest and not the fans who paid to see a shitty team on the last game of the year.
”I asked him how he wanted to go about this,” said a crying Collins. “I wanted to take him out at the appropriate time. He said if he got a hit his first time up, he’d like to come out. I said, ‘You know, I want you to win this thing.’ He said, ‘That’s what I want to do.’ So it was decided then.”
Still, Collins can see the counterpoint [ESPN]
“I understand,” the manager said as he began to get choked up. “I heard some comments in the stands. I don’t blame them. People pay a good price to come to these games. You’ve got to understand that I ask these players to do a lot. We worked hard to get their respect this year, and they deserve ours.”
Now the saddest thing about this whole ordeal is that TODAY (Sept 28th, 2011) is the “70th anniversary of Ted Williams deciding to play in a doubleheader on the final day of the regular season in 1941 even though his .39955 average would have been rounded up to .400.” (ESPN)
Like a true G/baseball player/man with balls – Ted Williams told reporters, “If I’m going to be a .400 hitter, I’m going to be a .400 hitter all the way.” No wonder Ted went 6-for-8 jacking up his average to .406.
I AM CALLING IT RIGHT NOW. KARMA IS A BITCH AND RYAN BRAUN WILL GO 3-4 TO CLAIM THE NL BATTING TITLE. You really think God is going to let that shit fly Jose?