Video of the Day: Kid at A’s game does NOT want a foul ball from the Tigers

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This kid knows what to do with a ball hit to him by the opposing team:

Pretty cool until his dad and brother make him realize that he threw a souvenir away and he starts crying. I was watching this live yesterday and it broke my heart. I’m told that later in the game some Coliseum employees brought another ball up to him. He wouldn’t take it but this brother did. Which I’m sure won’t lead to later fights and taunts and things.

Jose Reyes is hitless in 20 plate appearances to start the season

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Mets backup infielder Jose Reyes pinch-hit and popped up in the top of the eighth inning of Thursday night’s game in Atlanta against the Braves. That ran his streak up to 20 consecutive hitless plate appearances to start the 2018 season. He has reached base once, however, on a walk, so there’s that.

Reyes, 34, signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Mets near the end of January. At the time, the Mets hadn’t yet signed Todd Frazier, so Reyes was in the mix to contribute as a utilityman but he has operated as a bat off the bench for the most part this season.

One wonders how much longer the Mets are going to let Reyes flounder. According to FanGraphs, he has already been worth a half-win less than a replacement-level player. Only eight other players have been as bad or worse this season.