Mets’ Francisco Lindor arrives in Coming to America jacket

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Francisco Lindor will be coming to New York with his “Coming to America” replica jacket.

The new Mets shortstop arrived at the spring training complex Thursday morning wearing a Mets jacket like the one Eddie Murphy’s character Prince Akeem Joffer wore in the 1988 cult classic “Coming to America.” The sequel – “Coming 2 America” – is scheduled for release to Amazon on March 5.

“Good morning my neighbors,” the blue-haired Lindor said in a three-second video tweeted by the Mets’ official team account. That is a line uttered by Murphy in the movie.

Francisco Lindor wears Coming to American jacket worn by Eddie Murphy in Coming to America
Francisco Lindor’s jacket is an ode to the famed ‘Coming to America’ one
Screengrabs via Mets, Coming to America

The blue-and-orange Mets jacket included a lot of classic references to New York City tourism, including an “I heart NY” pin and a “Big Apple” patch. 

Lindor, nicknamed “Mr. Smile,” is one of the most fun-loving athletes in all of pro sports, and has not disappointed in that regard during his first spring training since he was acquired in a blockbuster trade with the Indians.



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