Last night watching the Celtics-Thunder game, midway into the game during a break in the action, the Celtics gave tribute to Thunder center Kendrick Perkins, who was a major player in the C’s Championship run back in 2008. Perk wasn’t just a major part of the C’s on court rotation, he was a huge fan favorite for his toughness, hustle and desire and it was Perkins first game in the Garden since he was traded. Perk was clearly touched as his teammates stayed on the bench while he stood at center court thanking the Celtics and fans for a very classy tribute.

It got me to think, what will the Mets do for Jose Reyes when he makes his first appearance as a former Met with the Marlins on April 24th.  They have to have some kind of Reyes career retrospective on the video board unlike the way they club never acknowledge the existence of Reyes during the video presentation at the new uniform unveilings a couple of months ago at Citi Field.

You have to figure, as Reyes comes up to lead off the game, there will be a raucous and long standing ovation so maybe when Reyes goes out to his shortstop position in the bottom of the first, before first pitch the Mets announce for everyone to turn their attention to video board for a tribute to Reyes.

You would think it’s a no brainer that the Mets honor Reyes some way but then again these are the Mets we’re talking about.

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  1. Absolutely nothing it would be an insult to me if they did. Perkins won a C. Big difference.

  2. The Phantom says:

    The bum left.

    Hope he makes it to June without getting injured.

    The Mets had better not do anything.

  3. Agree w/Paul. At most a “Thanks for the memories Jose” on the scoreboard but a video highlights tribute? No way. Ten years from now fine. The fans reaction will speak louder than any bad PR department shlockfest could.

  4. I totally agree, don’t see how Reyes deserves a tribute.He was an exicting player watch and cheer for but, No championships, No division titles,No tribute.

  5. Should be treated by the team and fans as just another visiting player at bat.

  6. Leaving the field, on the last day of the season, to back into a batting title didn’t help. The people who came to the game, to thank and wish him well, we’re disrespected, and reminded of his selfish, immature persona…


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