Jason Vargas took an impromptu tour of the boroughs of New York yesterday.
When starting pitcher Jason Vargas left the Marlins' team hotel Friday for Shea Stadium, he got on a train and went in the wrong direction, ended up in Brooklyn and frantically doubled his way back to Manhattan before catching the right train.
Realizing he was in Brooklyn, Vargas re-boarded and exited in lower Manhattan. He briefly looked for a cab before approaching a police officer who directed him to the 7 train.
We have learned a new thing about Jason: it being he doesn't read this Mets blog.
Jason went on to say:
"It's probably better I didn't (catch a cab),'' he said. "I might not have gotten here.''
Jason, Jason, Jason. Given last night's game, please don't leave that kind of opening for me. It's all I can do, not to go for the no-brainer sarcastic comment.
I'm not going to do it, don't want to do it, but you're making it almost too easy to pass up. Please don't tempt me like this in the future.