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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes, trainer Ray Ramirez involved in car accident with firetruck

Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up.

Injured shortstop Jose Reyes and Mets trainer Ray Ramirez were rear-ended by a firetruck on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge sometime Monday while driving to the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a check-up visit, Mets spokesman Jay Horwitz said.

No one was injured in the accident, Horowitz said.

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.”

Repoz Posted: June 23, 2009 at 04:08 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. 1k5v3L Posted: June 23, 2009 at 04:32 AM (#3228997)
Robert F. Kennedy Bridge? Man, I still can't get used to that name. I just liked the old name.
It's a relief that no one got hurt. It would terrible if something happened to Reyes (e.g. the way Sanchez got hurt).
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: June 23, 2009 at 04:56 AM (#3229007)
What's the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge?
   3. kirkhead Posted: June 23, 2009 at 05:05 AM (#3229010)
"What's the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge?"

it was called the Triboro Bridge until last year.
   4. Repoz Posted: June 23, 2009 at 05:11 AM (#3229013)
The move to rename the Throgs Neck Bridge...the Rosey Grier Brokenthumb Bridge failed though.
   5. Lassus Posted: June 23, 2009 at 05:31 AM (#3229018)
It'll be an easy decade at least before any of the actual population start calling it the John F. Kennedy Bridge. Probably more like two decades or two generations.
   6. rlc Posted: June 23, 2009 at 05:47 AM (#3229025)
It'll be an easy decade at least before any of the actual population start calling it the John F. Kennedy Bridge.

How long 'til they're calling it the Ethel Kennedy Bridge?
   7. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: June 23, 2009 at 06:08 AM (#3229034)
The Mets should have used a live chicken in their rituals before the season instead of a bucket of KFC.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: June 23, 2009 at 06:12 AM (#3229036)
Reyes in a car accident. With the trainer. With a firetruck. On the way to the hospital. I think this is a metaphor for something.
   9. AJMcCringleberry Posted: June 23, 2009 at 06:13 AM (#3229037)
Of course they did. Why not?
   10. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: June 23, 2009 at 06:44 AM (#3229051)
***TASTELESS JOKE ALERT***

9 killed in a DC Metro accident... but unfortunately the National pitchers all take taxis.
   11. Craig in MN Posted: June 23, 2009 at 11:24 AM (#3229076)
"What's the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge?"

I wonder if Teddy will every get a bridge named after him. Probably not.
   12. denDekker, Mattsui (jemile weeks) Posted: June 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM (#3229080)
I think this is a metaphor for something.


Final Destination 4 anyone?
   13. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: June 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM (#3229081)
it was called the Triboro Bridge until last year.

I happened to catch the last half of a show* on one of the HBOs about the Dodgers/Walter O'Malley. Robert Moses is portrayed as the villain, O'Malley as a guy doing what he had to do for the most part. The Hitler, Stalin and O'Malley joke got a play. Robert Caro was interviewed throughout, mostly giving background to the whole Flushing Meadow vs. Terminus of the LIRR debate.

*I don't know if it was an old one or a new one.

EDIT: And while I wish every sort of perdition on the Mets winning percentage, I do not wish that their players or trainers get hurt. I'm glad Reyes and Ramirez are okay.
   14. Jim Wisinski Posted: June 23, 2009 at 11:40 AM (#3229083)
I wonder if Teddy will every get a bridge named after him. Probably not.


How about this one?
   15. Van Lingle Mungo Jerry Posted: June 23, 2009 at 01:22 PM (#3229128)
I wonder if Teddy will every get a bridge named after him. Probably not.


How about this one?

Boy, did you miss the low hanging fruit.
   16. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: June 23, 2009 at 02:11 PM (#3229173)
Mets' Fan Base: "Maybe We Shouldn't Have Spit In God's Oatmeal..."

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