Did Donovan Mitchell Hit A Home Run At Mets Practice?
SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell is once again spending time with the New York Mets during his downtime away from the Utah Jazz.
The All-Star guard was spotted on Thursday hanging out with Mets players as they took batting practice
In videos posted by SNY TV, Mitchell is seen preparing to take batting practice with Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor.
The Jazz guard stepped up to the plate where he bats left-handed and hit a deep shot to left field.
In another post from the station, Mitchell is seen talking to Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker.
“Donovan Mitchell and @tai_walker running 2s would be unstoppable,” SNY tweeted.
Last month, Mitchell, a die-hard Mets fan, was spotted chatting with Lindor in the on-deck circle waiting for his at-bat in the bottom of the sixth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The All-Star guard was recognized by the announcers talking to the shortstop.
“I wonder what kind of advice Donovan Mitchell had for Lindor?” The Mets announcer asked.
“Play like I play,” the Mets color analyst replied.
Mitchell’s father, Donovan Mitchell Sr. works in the Mets organization and the Jazz guard grew up as a multisport athlete playing both baseball and basketball.
The All-Star guard is not shy about his Mets fandom, regularly talking about the team during the NBA season and live-tweeting the games.
Last week, Mitchell’s father was a part of ‘The Nine Night with the Brooklyn Cyclones’ celebrating the impact that Black players have had on professional baseball.
According to the club, Mitchell Sr. put on quite a show.
“We [applaud] our own Donovan Mitchell for speaking at the event and hitting 8 HRs in the special pregame Home Run Derby!,” the Cyclones tweeted after Friday’s event.
The Jazz guard celebrated his dad’s performance with a tweet reading “Pops still got it!!”
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