Jimmy Kimmel threw out the first pitch during Game 2 of the National League Championship Series. So Friday night he had an important question for the members of the Mets who were on his show.
"Will I get a World Series ring?" he asked.
Matt Harvey, David Wright, Jacob deGrom and Wilmer Flores made an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the late-night talk show that this week was taped in Brooklyn.
Kimmel, a Mets fan, began by asking the Mets if they thought they had a shot at advancing to the World Series. "Ya gotta believe," Wright said as the crowd cheered.
"But the truth is we never really do, do we?" Kimmel responded. "I mean ya gotta, but you don't, sometimes."
During the segment, which lasted about six minutes, Wright was asked about his motivation in returning from a back condition and also discussed a meeting the Mets held during spring training. "We actually had a meeting about what it would be like if we got to the playoffs," Wright said.
"And how stupid would you feel right now if you'd had that meeting and you weren't in the playoffs?" Kimmel responded.
Kimmel asked Flores about the night in July he cried on the field after hearing he had been traded, before the deal fell through. Kimmel recalled seeing Wright follow Flores into the clubhouse. Kimmel asked Flores what Wright said to him.
"If the trade happens, it's because the other team wants you," Flores said. "It's a business, you have to deal with it. But, you know, I just didn't want to leave New York."
Kimmel said the World Series run would have been unlikely if the trade happened. "Nothing against you guys," he said to the other Mets onstage.
Kimmel asked deGrom if he knew a Halloween costume has been made of him. He showed a picture of a costume featuring a man with deGrom's trademark long hair, wearing street clothes and a baseball cap. "Before they named it after you," Kimmel said, "it was called the 'Brunette Seductress.' "
Also appearing were Howard Stern and hip-hop group Public Enemy, including Long Island native Flavor Flav.
Kimmel had a request for a potential World Series Champagne celebration. "When you guys win the World Series, and yeah, I did say when you win the World Series," Kimmel said, "don't wear the goggles. It looks like ski patrol having a New Year's Eve party."