Kevin James stopped by New York Mets home stadium, Citi Field, in Queens, N.Y., Tuesday afternoon while promoting his new movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2.

Kevin James With The Mets

James was at Citi Field for some batting practice with Mets players David Wright and Michael Cuddyer.  “Kevin James can swing the lumber,” the Mets captioned a video of the actor hitting some balls at the team’s ballpark.

Speaking about the experience, James admitted it was a dream come true – but that his body was feeling the effects of swinging the bat all afternoon. “Every muscle is pulled. The back went out on the first pitch, I think,” James told ESPN. “I think a hamstring pulled on the third pitch.”

“But that’s every kid’s dream. To be able to take swings in the cage there is incredible. At Shea Stadium I put two out,” James added. “So I’ve got to get back in shape. I’m going to do it again. I got close here, but I didn’t do it this time. I’ve got to get ready and come back and do it for real.”

The lifetime Mets fan had worn a Mets Jersey to the New York City premiere of Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Monday, cruising down the red carpet on a Segway.


Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 hits theaters Friday, April 17.

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