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On Memorial Day 2015, Lucas Duda granted a gift for not only New York Mets fans, but this military service member in the stands.

By Robby Sabo

When special days of the summer come rolling around, such as Labor Day, 4th of July, and Memorial Day, it just feels right that both the New York Yankees and Mets are playing matinees.

Whether your at the ballpark, sitting at home on your keister, or grilling up the filthiest burger creation known to man, the sounds of baseball are flying through your speakers in some way, shape or form.

Today, Mets first-baseman Lucas Duda helped those sounds with a crack of the bat in the third-inning.

With New York trailing the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1, Duda quickly tied the game with this solo shot off of Severino Gonzalez:


The story didn’t turn out to be Duda hitting his sixth home run, nor color-man Ron Darling calling the shot. Rather, it was the military service member who caught Duda’s solo smash on the most appropriate of days.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, CEO and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor - Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. SEO: XL Media. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (Sold in 2020). SEO: XL Media. Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com