So, you're a fan of a team and you buy a shirt of said team's superstar. What do you do when that guy leaves your city and you're left holding wearing an outdated jersey?
Well, if you're a New York Mets fan left with a Jose Reyes jersey...you drink. For free.
You read that right.
Foley's NY Pub and Restaurant is offering fans of the newly inked Miami Marlin a chance to bid adieu to the popular Mets shortstop. The bar is offering up a free beer, champagne or appetizers to fans in exhange for their Reyes jerseys.
“New York baseball is feeling a swirl of emotions as Jose Reyes heads south this winter. We’re giving Mets fans a chance to drown their sorrows, or celebrate, and bid adios to Jose, one of the best and most popular Mets players ever,” said Shaun Clancy, owner of Foley’s. “By doing this, we can have a little fun and donate to clothing drives for people who are less fortunate.”
Not a terrible idea, really. I mean, it sure tops burning his stuff in the streets, doesn't it Cleveland?
Oh...and speaking of old faces in new places that, in turn, magically transform into an old place...can anyone find me a Mike Piazza jersey from his day(s) with the Florida Marlins?
***Props to The Eddie Kranepool Society for the head's up.***