Let’s Not “Run” Ahead of Ourselves

February 2, 2010


Rosy reports everywhere of Jose Reyes’ sprint session yesterday are geared towards generating some excitement and optimism in an otherwise downtrodden off-season.

As I attempt to board this “Happy Train”, reality persists in nipping at my heels, ultimately causing me to fall short of that desirable joy ride.  Damn reality.

I have about as much faith in the medical recovery of any Met player as I do in the stock market.  It’s nothing but a sheer gamble.  Then again, that would give Jose Reyes nearly a 50-50 shot at a full recovery if we follow this analogy.  Who says I am not an optimist?

Will seeing this bring on some anxiety?

Reyes was certainly one of the most electric players to ever don a Mets uniform.  He alone was a reason to sit down and watch a Met game, despite his boneheaded exploits.  I would love nothing more than to see him hit that first triple this year.  Unfortunately, I just know that as I see him rounding second, I will feel nothing but anxiety and apprehension.  This is true because I will be waiting for that moment where his hamstring rolls up like an accordion once again.  Come on, you all know what I mean.  We have all felt that, and you know you will feel it again.

In any event, I suppose I must wipe the slate clean with Jose, and blindly hope for the best.  Is that optimism again?  Well, it is optimism coming from me anyway.

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One Response to “Let’s Not “Run” Ahead of Ourselves”

  1. TheCoop Says:

    I know, I know. For some reason, I am keeping the half-full glass in front of me though. I wrote a similar piece today, about how when a Met says they’re “okay,” it might be the FO telling them to “say” they are “okay.”


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