/Despite Thirst for World Series, Mets and Collins Savor Some Time Off

Despite Thirst for World Series, Mets and Collins Savor Some Time Off

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Juan Uribe at the Mets’ voluntary workout at Citi Field on Friday afternoon. A chest injury has kept him from playing in either of the team’s postseason series.

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Ben Solomon for The New York Times

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…

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