Jose Reyes Gets Rear-Ended By Enormous Red Machine

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At this point, there are very few calamities that could befall the New York Mets that are outrageous enough to cause me to question their veracity. In other words, the Mets can't stop stepping in dogshit. The latest incident involves already-injured shortstop Jose Reyes, a firetruck, and some hot rear-ending action that the Mets tried oh-so-hard to keep under wraps. Seems that Reyes was being driven by team trainer Ray Ramirez to the hospital for a check-up when the emergency vehicle rammed into their car on the RFK Bridge. Nobody was hurt. I'm sure it was a mere fender bender, right?

The Newark Star Ledger's Matt Gelb reports:

The Mets said nothing about the accident until starting pitcher Tim Redding unknowingly spilled the beans after Monday's 6-4 win over St. Louis.

"I got here about 10 after 4 and a lot of things were going on," Redding said. "Apparently a lot of things were going on all over the city. Our shortstop and our trainer, who's been working his butt off to keep us on the field, got into an accident. Carlos was getting an MRI and being placed on the DL. And people were being moved, brought up and sent all over the place. So it was a whirlwind day."

What are the Mets and their clever P.R. team trying to hide? No matter, if you beat writers want to get the inside scoop on the dirt floating around the CitiField clubhouse, just go to Loose Lips McGee, aka Tim Redding.

(via the BBTF Newsblog)

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Not a great day for transportation in the NL East.

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