Can @WWE stars rake?
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) August 31, 2017
Four WWE Superstars took control of the batting cages at Citi Field recently under the watchful eye of former New York Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson.
Not only did Curtis Granderson get traded from the New York Mets to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 19, but he lost out on the chance to attend one of WWE‘s premier events, SummerSlam, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Aug. 20.
In the days before the GrandyMan was sent packing, he played host to a foursome of WWE stars—Carmella, Curt Hawkins and the Hardy Boyz, Matt and Jeff—for a taping of MLB Network’s “Play Ball” program.
The four took turns hitting in the batting cages below Citi Field. After warming up on a tee, they faced live pitching from Mets hitting coach Kevin Long.
Hawkins, a life-long Mets fan whose in-ring gear is blue and orange, admitted that he’s been a Mets fan for as long as he can remember, having gone to games at Shea Stadium with his dad as a kid.
Of the four, Jeff Hardy looked to have the smoothest swing—quick hands, too—while Carmella needed the most work, her plant leg winding up in front of the batter’s box by the time her swing was finished.
Show hosts Robert Flores and Sean Casey presented each WWE Superstar with their own customized bat at the end of the shoot, and in return, Matt Hardy invited all of the baseball guys to attend SummerSlam as the WWE’s guests.
Considering the way things have gone for the Mets this season—and the team‘s penchant for signing athletes from other sports (see Tebow, Tim)—they might want to think about extending both of the Hardys minor league deals.