Jose Reyes sharing a moment with Jeff Wilpon. Photo by Clayton Collier.
Unless you were living under a rock or otherwise incapacitated, it was impossible not to hear about Jose Reyes’ return to Flushing with his last-place Miami Marlins. After an eventful offseason by the Marlins, headlined by the 6-year, $106 million deal that got Reyes in one of those God-awful Miami uniforms, the former Met came back to where it all began these past few days. It was a welcomed trip down memory lane for the 28-year old speedster, but not quite as well received by the fans, who overwhelmingly booed the 9-year Mets veteran during his three day visit.
Reyes went 1-for-12 during the series and he was possibly a bit anxious to face his old teammates and a crowd that once adored him again.
It was quite clear that Reyes was still his old self when I watched him before the game when the teams were practicing and doing warm-ups. I saw him joking around with his new teammates Emilio Bonafacio, Ozzie Guillen...