We posted our video yesterday of Jose Reyes' bunt heard round the world. Lots of noise today in the blogonet about Reyes and the reaction from the crowd. I heard a few pundits comment that Citi Field erupted in boos.
First off, there weren't enough people at the game to erupt into anything. Unfortunately, I had turned off my camera, not expecting Jose to walk off into the off-season so quickly. When I saw what happened, I flipped my video back on.
The Kingman crew was at Citi Field today for the last game of 2011. We took the kids out of school and took a day off to officially say goodbye to summer...and possibly to Jose Reyes.
Jose entered the day with a .3358 batting average, just barely ahead of Braun. Here is Jose's last leadoff at-bat of 2011 (and maybe his Met career):
A few seconds after I stopped recording, Jose was pulled out of the game. He was now hitting .337; Braun will need to go 3-4 to claim the NL batting crown. Reyes rushed off the field and put his fate into someone else's hands.
Should Reyes have remained in the game? I think so. I don't begrudge the guy for wanting to win the title but it would have been nice to earn it, not back into it. I get the feeling his Met career is over. I hope I'm wrong. What do you think?
As mentioned, we were at the Met game Monday night. Can't say the place was crowded. Most food stands were closed, even the bars ("They took the bar!"). I am planning to go to the last game of the year on 9/28. If this keeps up, I may get to sit in the dugout.
The Kingman family and Ron Hunt were out at Citi Field last night to bear witness to the Mets 3-2 defeat at the hands of the lowly Nationals.
RA Dickey pitched great but our boys only managed three hits. Along the way, Wright managed to look like a guy who had never before played third base. And three hitting streaks (Reyes 14 games; Turner 10 games; Bay 10 games) came to a quiet end last night.
Citi Field was near empty. But outside, the place was rocking! That's because it was Taiwan Night out at the old ball yard and these guys were set up to rock the parking lot. I only posted 30 seconds of their rocking awesomeness or else these tunes will be stuck in your head forever:
These guys were the highlight of the night. If they could only hit.