With over four decades of professional baseball experience, Mets Manager Terry Collins said he had never taken the time to dream about competing in the World Series.
“I always wondered what I was going to do tomorrow,” Collins said.
But tomorrow and every day until Tuesday, Collins will prepare his players for the Mets’ first World Series appearance since 2000 and his first World Series appearance ever. It will come 44 years after he hit .306 as a 22-year-old rookie with the Niagara Falls Pirates of the Class A New York-Pennsylvania League.
It is, by any standard, a long wait. And yet on Friday, which marked the Mets’ first day back at Citi Field for baseball activity since winning the National League Championship Series, Collins still did not…