The first thing was to locate the visitors' clubhouse. Jose Reyes had pondered the more significant parts of Tuesday — greeting old friends, watching the video tribute, wondering if he would hear either boos or cheers.

Reyes did not, however, think to ask for directions to the other locker room, and this was the first issue that confronted him during an emotionally loaded day and night at Citi Field.

"I was kind of lost," Reyes said.

The Miami Marlins' $106 million shortstop eventually found his team's clubhouse, changed into a black and orange uniform and began an unfamiliar pursuit: Trying to beat the New York Mets. His team could not do that on this night, losing, 2-1.