Yesterday, I told the Mets to burn this image into their memory. I told them to use it as motivation for their games against Philadelphia and beyond.
Well after Jose Reyes hit his three run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to put the Mets in the lead for good, Reyes showed his rebuttal to Jimmy Rollins' celebration.
There you have it. Note the gait of Reyes, the confidence in rounding the bases, the power. The finger held high, which went up as soon as the ball cleared the wall.
Also look at Rollins, who can't bear to look at Reyes as he rounds the bases. Pat Burrell in left looks even more distraught, standing with his arms folded at his chest. I love it.
Reyes has just provided great imagery for the Mets. Post this up on the wall of the locker room at Shea. Remember this photo.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)