Who’s that in left field? It kind of looks like…wait, I think it just might be- yes! It’s Jason Bay!
After missing close to 70 (seventy!!) games in 2010 with a concussion, Bay seemed ready to return to the diamond in 2011. The week of opening day, Jason injured his rib cage and was placed on the DL. On April 12, the Mets announced that Bay’s return would be pushed back to April 26 – but did not report a setback in rehab or a new injury.
At this point, the natives were understandably getting a little restless. Fans were beginning to wonder if they would see the man (who the Mets signed for 4-years/$65 million) take the field again. Jason’s long vacation was just another punch to the suckhole for Met fans.
Not helping his case with the fans was the fact that the contract he signed 18 months ago was likely the last “big” contract the Met front office will tender for at least another two to three more years if not longer, thanks to our current financial woes. Bay is ours for better or worse.