JUPITER, Fla. — Clover Park experienced a welcome burst of noise pollution at about 7:30 on Monday morning.
“He came into the clubhouse and just was yelling, like, really loud,” Luis Rojas said of Francisco Lindor (who else?). “Everyone was energized by it.”
“It’s game time. It’s game day,” Lindor explained hours later, at the unsubtly named Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. “We spend all offseason training, and we finally get to play a game, whether it counts or not. It’s what we live for.”
Mr. Smile’s first Mets game of any consequence proceeded quietly on the field, as …