So here's how the Jerry Manuel Era begins in Metville...
Jose Reyes leads off with a base hit to center. Somewhere in the at-bat, run to first, or casual turn-and-look, he tweaks something in his knee. He leaves the game.
If I had a nickel for every time we've heard "as Reyes goes, so goes the Mets" . . . I'd have an assload of nickels. (Just like our friend "Piggy Bank" Withers.) And Reyes has gone into the tunnel. Stay tuned on where the Mets are going.
Chances are he'll be okay. I mean, he was okay enough to throw a little tantrum as he got yanked. I'm sure that won't be overhyped at all.
Ain't we lucky we got 'em . . . good times.