The Quote Of The Day

From shortstop Jose Reyes, after the New York Mets lost 3-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, putting their record for the season at 32-34.

If you play below .500, that means you don’t play too good. So we want to get to a .500 margin, or even better.


This quote is exactly why reading game summaries is such an absolutely useless exercise. What possible value does a quote like that, hardly an exception in baseball writing, give to a reader?