Yesterday on Prime Time Sports, Alex Anthopoulos– according to a tweet from Bluebird Banter’s @Minor_Leaguer– said that Jose Reyes is currently in a walking boot, but that he should be out by mid-May, and that it “wouldn’t surprise” him to see the shortstop back by the end of June.
Today, while I suspect only temporarily out of the walking boot (though I actually don’t know, to be perfectly honest), Reyes stood on his own two feet, under his own power– and then showed the world via Twitter and Instagram, as you can see above.
On the Instagram post, he shared his thoughts on the humbling process of recovery:
Sometimes in life we lose track and forget how important the little things really are. We forget that before we could run we walked and before we walked we crawled. No one really remembers that as an essential part of their life once upon a time. Today I stand here humbled and grateful to be able to stand on my own 2 feet and do as much as carry my own weigh for I know that I am truly blessed and that god has granted me health for me to make a difference in many ppls lives thru the way I play the game, thru these social networks and most importantly thru my daily actions. Years ago I was just a little kid from a small town with big dreams today I represent the motor that’s keeps working nonstop to keep those dreams alive by giving them hope. Give a kid money and he won’t know what to do with it, but give a kid a dream and There is no limit to What that kid can do in this World!!! I know that first hand… Dream big, work hard and never Forget where You come from!!! #lovebaseball
What an amazing complement to last night’s ridiculously awesome comeback this is. Sure, I recognize that I’m saying that while entirely caught in the warm rush of one of this season-of-many-ebbs’ too-few flows, but so what? I’m perfectly OK with taking a moment– a few moments, even– to soak in this little reminder that the Jays still employ Jose Reyes, and that he’s kind of seriously ridiculously awesome.
Getting healthier now, too.