Little Leaguers meet Mets’ Jose Reyes

The Gioia YMCA All-Stars had the chance to meet one of the Mets’ stars, Jose Reyes (back, right), recently. The little leaguers from Queensbridge, Ravenswood and Astoria Houses, got to Shea Stadium early to watch the Flushing team’s batting practice and then stayed for the game. In between, Reyes, the Mets 24-year-old All-Star shortstop, visited the group of kids and City Councilmember Eric Gioia (back, left) to say hello. “It’s such a thrill to see these young athletes’ eyes widen as they watch some of the best baseball players in the world play a sport they are just learning,” Gioia said of the trip.

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