Richard Simmons looks to help injury-plagued Mets fill holes

January 14, 2010 by  
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The New York Mets officially announced that fitness guru Richard Simmons will be joining the team this spring to try and fill several gaping holes on the Mets roster and encourage healthier living.

“I’m so excited to be here! Like, really excited!” Simmons exclaimed during a Thursday press conference. “I walked into Citi Field today and immediately felt like I was born to be here. Like this is my home.”

Simmons gives the Mets a healthy, able-bodied mammal that the team has sorely needed for the past year or so. The 61-year-old Simmons also hopes his enthusiasm for fitness rubs off on his new teammates.

“I’ve helped so many wonderful people achieve their dreams over the years,” Simmons added. “Now it’s time to transform these men into the gorgeous swans they were meant to be.”