Michael Conforto commented on the fact that he is the only Mets player making the All-Star team
Upon being asked if he found it “weird” to be the only representative from the Mets, Conforto pretty much had the perfect response:
"“Only because I feel like some guys really deserved it. But it’s a special thing for me to be here and represent the Mets.”"
"“I was hoping some other guys would make it. I was hoping Jay Bruce would make it. That Jacob deGrom would make it.”"
Bruce, however, is excited for his fellow teammate, despite not being in the game himself.
"“It’s always disappointing when you don’t make the All Star Game,” said the three-time All-Star, “but I am really excited for Michael. He earned it, he had a great first half… and I’ll be tuned in.”"
Anyways, back to Conforto, as tonight is his night. The kid wasn’t supposed to even be on the Opening Day roster, wasn’t even on the ASG ballot, and now here he is, the only Mets player in the All-Star game. Very much deserved, as we have all witnessed how Conforto has played his butt off this season.
As you can imagine, the 24-year-old is extremely excited about his appearance (as are Mets fans too, of course).
"“It’s pretty awesome. It’s pretty cool, Meeting these guys, them telling me, ‘Hey, I love watching you play, congratulations!’ It’s pretty cool for me.”"
We love watching you play as well, Conforto. And we’re glad to see other All-Stars do too.
Conforto is tentatively scheduled to enter the All-Star Game in the sixth inning. He is expecting to receive at least one at-bat, if not two.
Good luck Conforto! We can’t wait to see you out there.