“Why Would They Want That?”: New York Mets Star’s Gesture Towards His Friend for Missing His Wedding Leaves MLB Fans in Splits

Published 04/16/2023, 1:00 PM EDT

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The New York Mets just secured their third straight series win. After some trouble in the off-season with new signings, the team is back stronger than ever. In their last game against the Oakland Athletics, the players stepped up to secure yet another victory for their team. Even though one of them was struggling with some personal issues.

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Daniel Vogelbach, designated hitter, has been with the team since July 2022. In August, the 30-year-old became the 11th Mets player to hit a grand slam as his first home run. Although Vogelbach has reportedly been struggling since spring training this year, it looks like the Mets will continue the 2023 season with him. Sometimes, making an appearance for a game means missing out on something else. As such, the DH recently had to miss an event but in return, he made a heartfelt gesture.

Daniel Vogelbach will gift custom cleats to friends for missing their wedding

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Talkin’ Baseball reported that since Vogelbach had to play a game on the same day as a friend’s wedding, he got him a custom-made gift. His cleats, in particular. The DH wore shoes that showcased the wedding invitation on them, which he then proceeded to play the game in.

Even if he couldn’t make it to their special day in person, Vogelbach still wanted to gift them something. So he went completely off the registry and decided to go with shoes! After all, as the saying goes, it’s not the gift but the thought that matters.

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Vogelbach’s friends will probably always remember the thoughtful gift!

What did New York Mets fans think of the sweet gesture?

While some thought it was a nice idea, some were just confused.

The thought behind the present is certainly something one can’t ignore. Despite that, some baseball fans pointed out the utility, or lack thereof, of the gift.

Some wondered what the friends would think once they got a whiff of the shoes.

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Whatever one has to say about the actual gift, perhaps Vogelbach still deserves some credit. After all, no one likes to miss events because work has to be prioritized. The day will probably be unforgettable for both the Mets player as well as his friends. What a good thing the New York team won!

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Arunima Bhanot

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Arunima Bhanot is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. Her tryst with MLB was accidental, but what followed was nothing short of a pursuit of excellence. Arunima's articles have been recognized as Editor's Picks on multiple occasions, highlighting her exceptional attention to detail and insightful coverage.
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