Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

Arismendy Nunez grew up in the Dominican Republic but now lives on Long Island in New York. He has worked for the New York Mets as the the visiting clubhouse’s attendant and bat boy for three seasons.

You can see him at every Mets home game retrieving bats at the plate and being hounded by obnoxious fans demanding a baseball. Nunez always tries to accommodate fans despite age and behavior.

His day starts hours before the game preparing the visitor’s clubhouse and dugout with equipment, uniforms, and refreshments.

He then helps out with batting practice for the visiting Major Leagues teams at Citi Field in Queens, N.Y. — collecting baseballs and supplying snacks.

He’s met many of the biggest names in the game and always helps with their requests and demands.

Arismendy has the unique privilege to be the only regular season Met employee who works on the field to wear the uniform of nearly every team (except the Mets) in the big leagues in 2018.

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Arizona Diamondbacks bat boy enjoys some bubble gum in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, May 19, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Miami Marlins bat boy watches action in the sixth inning during a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, May 21, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Chicago Cubs bat boy enjoys some bubble gum in the second inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, June 2, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Los Angeles Dodgers bat boy gives the camera a dirty look in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, June 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Pittsburgh Pirates bat boy turns towards the camera with a look in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, June 26, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

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The Tampa Bay Rays bat boy (say that three times fast) gives the cold shoulder to the photographer during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, July 6, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Philadelphia Phillies bat boy looks exhausted in the fourth inning during the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, July 9, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Washington Nationals bat boy looks more interested at looking at Bryce Harper than the camera in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, July 13, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

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The San Diego Padres bat boy has his hands full in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, July 23, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

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The Atlanta Braves bat boy just sits near the the on-deck circle blowing bubbles in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Aug. 2, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

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The Cincinnati Reds bat boy flashes some peace in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Aug. 8, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The San Francisco Giants bat boy enjoys a quiet moment eating sunflower seeds in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Aug. 20, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Washington Nationals bat boy holds a bat thinking about taking Bryce Harper’s bat or hitting the photographer in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Aug. 25, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

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The Philadelphia Phillies bat boy flashes some peace in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Sept. 8, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

Same place, different team uniforms: Bat boy dons opposing team jerseys in 2018

The Atlanta Braves bat boy holds up a bag of seeds in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Sept. 27, 2018. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

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The Miami Marlins bat boy looks happy it’s the final game of the season in the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets at Citi Field in New York, Sept. 30, 2018. No one will be sticking a camera in his face during a game after today. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/NYMP)

3 Comments

  1. Reply
    Ted Kimlingen February 19, 2019

    This is great!

  2. Reply
    Luisa frías February 19, 2019

    Thank you for the recongition you have given my son. He is an excellent son and role model to other kids.

  3. Reply
    Arlenne Nunez February 19, 2019

    What a great fellow

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