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Amazin’s host a baseball clinic for children before Sunday’s game

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Posted: Thursday, August 8, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 8:30 pm, Wed Aug 14, 2013.

Sixty children played catch with Jenrry Mejia, got hitting tips from Andrew Brown and caught fly balls thrown by Jeremy Hefner during the Verizon Kid’s Clinic at Citi Field on Sunday morning.

“For me my favorite part of the day was playing with the Mets — it was fun,” Kevin Paguay of Elmhurst said. “They taught me how to bat, throw, pitch.” Kevin’s favorite part of the day was working with bullpen coach Ricky Bones who helped him pitch and improve his aim.

Jamie Cohen of Brooklyn said, “I saw there was going to be a free clinic by the Mets and they were also giving out free tickets, so I just took the opportunity,” adding that he was most looking forward to being on the field.

Best friends Paul Gaylor and Aidan Bianco of Northport, LI attended the clinic. Paul was excited to play with a professional team, while Aidan said this was his first time on a Major League field.

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