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Mets Jose Reyes wants to be a better man

Posted by Betonline team on 6/30/2016 5:15:31 AM
Mets Jose Reyes wants to be a better man

Shortstop Jose Reyes is a wife beater. But he is also a member of the New York Mets because desperate teams will do anything to win.

The Colorado Rockies immediately released Reyes after he served a 52-game suspension for spousal abuse. It took the offensive-starved Mets minutes to sign him to a minor league deal. He soon will be in the lineup at third base for a team that cannot score runs and is hoping the 33-year old can find his touch.

The fans will cheer him just as they did where nearly 8,000 at MCU Park cheered his name for the minor league Brooklyn Cyclones. He went 0-for-3 in his first game but more importantly appears remorseful for his actions and is in counselling to improve as a man.

“It was a little emotional here today, just to see the people here still love me,” Reyes told the New York media. “I don’t know what to expect from Citi Field when I get there.”

It is pretty simple. Fans will cheer because they want to see their team win. And the cheers will continue if he hits well. They will disappear if he slumps.

Some groups might protest. Reyes got into hot water in October when he was accused of assaulting his wife Katherine during a trip to Hawaii. Eventually, charges were dropped when she refused to press charges or cooperate with police. Katherine and the Reyes’ three daughters were at his first minor league game to show support.

However, Major League Baseball did its own investigation and suspended Reyes. Now he wants to repair his life at home and in baseball.

“I need to be a better man,” Reyes said. “Be a better husband. Be a better dad for my girls. I got three girls. I need to be an example for them. I’m a human being. I made a terrible mistake. I say so sorry to everybody. I say sorry to my wife, my dad, my mom, to everybody. They know I am a better person than that.

“I paid my suspension to MLB. I went to counselling. I’m going to continue to be going to counselling. , whatever it takes. They will see a man who stands up for his mistake.”

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