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Jason Bay still holding out hope to return this season

Sep 11, 2010, 12:29 PM EDT

It’s not all bad news for the Mets. According to Brendan Prunty of the Newark Star-Ledger, Jason Bay told reporters on Friday that he is still hoping to return this season.

“I haven’t had a headache in about a week — four or five days,” the Mets
left fielder said prior to Friday night’s game against the Phillies.
“I’ve just kind of been taking it slow. I feel great. Now it’s just
getting back into shape and not trying to do it all at once and get
yourself set back.”

He plans to start swinging a bat within the next few days, which will be his first baseball activity since going on the disabled list with a concussion at the end of July. Bay said he intends to play again this season, even if he only has the chance to play for one week.

Bay still has to get back into baseball shape, so the clock is ticking, but his sense of humor is still as sharp as ever. Here’s what he had to say when he was asked if he was going to have any issues with bright lights or loud noises at the ballpark.

“I’m OK with that stuff,” Bay said. “A lot of that wasn’t the issue. It
was more the headaches and more headaches from exertion. I’m Canadian,
so bright lights bother me anyway.”

Don’t worry, Jason. By the time the Mets finish up the season with a seven-game homestand against the Brewers and Nationals, Citi Field will probably be the quietest place on Earth.

  1. Old Gator - Sep 11, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    “I haven’t had a headache in about a week.” Huh. I think I’d be a lot happier than the average Mutts fan if I heard my wife say that. Jason Bay is no game changer.

  2. Buccofan - Sep 11, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    Give Bay credit for even wanting to come back for a week or so, especially with the Mets in September. That, or a sanity check.

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