Photo day in spring training is simply not the same this year.
Pitcher Noah Syndergaard posted a poignant message on the Mets’ official Twitter account Thursday morning, posting a tribute to sports photographer Anthony Cossey, who passed through coronovirus at 48 last April.
“Anthony, today’s photo day and it’s not the only one without you,” said Syndergaard. “This is too much waste. We are thinking of you today, and we know that you are taking pictures from above. Miss you friend. “
Causi, on assignment for The Post, was a staple at Mets Spring Training over the past decade, giving our readers a look at the Mets unlike any other photographer.
During Yonis Cespedes first spring training with the Mets in 2016, Cossey chronicled the outfielder’s wild cars, even getting a chance to see the shotgun one day. On the day of the photo in 2016, Cossey also captured the Mets’ vaults at the opening rotation of Cinderegard, Jacob Degrom, Matt Harvey, Bartolo Colon, Steven Matz and Jack Wheeler.
During her stay in Port St. Lucie, Cossey developed a friendship with Cinderegard, who was willing to tell Anthony about anything – including a right-handed signing an autograph above ground The photo was also included.