Sorry to get all "Meet the Mets" on you today, but I noticed something bizarre during today's pregame that must be discussed—Johan Santana apparently has an individual handshake ritual for every player on his team.
Before the first pitch at Great American Ballpark today, Santana went from one end of the dugout to the other greeting each of teammates in a unique way. It's not like he just has two or three that he recycles—every single guy gets his own secret shake and Santana somehow remembered them all on cue. That must have taken the entire spring training to organize. What a tremendous athlete!
Mets fans may remember that Jose Reyes caught some heat for some ill-advised terrorist fist bumping two years ago, but I guess Santana has no such concerns for hand-based decorum. He's like the Rain Man of high-fives.
Mets' Santana Is Finding His Rhythm in the Clubhouse [NY Times]
Mets Live Blog [New York Daily News]
[Video via SNY]