Terry Collins planned to watch Game 6 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night, looking for some insights into the Mets' potential opponents in the World Series.
"I'll watch the game, because we don't know these guys," the manager said about the Royals and Blue Jays after Friday's workout at Citi Field. "I mean, we played Kansas City three times last year and Toronto four times this year so I'm going to watch the game to see what they're doing to get guys out."
The Royals lead the series, 3-2, and host Friday night's game. Yordany Ventura of the Royals and David Price of the Blue Jays are the Game 6 starting pitchers.
"You don't get to see all the positioning and stuff on TV but I'm going to watch to try to pick up some tips."
Collins said he was asleep by 8 p.m. Thursday after the pennant-clinching celebration Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.
"It's been a lot of fun," he said of the aftermath. "I took my wife to dinner and the response at the restaurant was incredible, and I've eaten there a lot. [Thursday] night was a special thing. We've got a tremendous fan base here and when you have a team in New York City that's going to the World Series, whenever 'NY' is on the hat they're rooting for you."