Curtis Granderson: I’ve Heard ‘True New Yorkers Are Mets Fans’

CBS New York

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Curtis Granderson was introduced as the newest member of the New York Mets on Tuesday and wasted no time getting on the good side of an oft-frustrated fan base.

“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson said during his introductory news conference. “I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”

The former Yankee joined WFAN radio shortly after the presser.

“There’s a lot of Mets fans out there,” he told host Mike Francesa. “I see the hats all over the city and throughout the U.S. So I’m excited to get them back into the ballpark.”

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Granderson said he felt he was “wanted and needed” by the Mets. He hopes the club can pass those vibes along to the…

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