Here are some Mets thoughts from the afternoon media session from Tuesday’s 23rd annual MLB B.A.T. Dinner.
Sheffield said it was not difficult for him to retire after his long career, which included a World Series championship in 1997 with the Marlins and hitting his 500th career home run as a Met.
“I pretty much did everything I wanted to do on a baseball field,” he said.
He has enjoyed spending time playing football and baseball with his five boys. He thinks his 5-year-old has the best shot to make it big.
Sheffield has been involved with B.A.T. in the past and likes where the organization is headed.
“I think it’s very important for every player to be here,” he said. “A lot of guys fall on hard times, but many of those guys wind up being successful.”
Kranepool was an original member of 1962 Mets, so he was thrilled to be back for the team’s 50th anniversary.
“It’s a lot of fun to be part of it,” he said. “The organization has great tradit