Hard to get Jays' Jose Reyes down

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes was placed on the DL on Monday by the Blue Jays. (QMI Agency)

Blue Jays' Jose Reyes was placed on the DL on Monday by the Blue Jays. (QMI Agency)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:00 PM ET

The Godfather watched from northern New Jersey on Monday.

And The Godfather felt helpless.

As a wise man said once “we are nothing without our health.”

And on Monday afternoon, opening day of all days, Jose Reyes was without 100% health again.

The Blue Jays shortstop dunked a ball into centrefield to open the 2014 season.

One of those in-between tweeners.

Tampa Bay Rays centre fielder Desmond Jennings charged hard and looked like he would dive.

This was either going to be a ball trapped for a single on a hop or an out.

Or could it bounce past Jennings to the wall?

Reyes pulled up before Jennings even caught the ball.

The Godfather, Chris Leible, Reyes’s agent with The Legacy Agency, admitted “I’m always thinking triple with Jose.”

Jennings dove to make the catch.

And then ... the replay showed Reyes pulling up.

Both Leible and his father Michael saw the same images and spoke at the same time.


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