Four Mets pitchers train with FDNY

Updated: January 21, 2011, 9:05 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

They wore official FDNY protective gear, not elf apparel. But four pitchers from the New York Mets got into the act of dropping down the side of a building Thursday, too, pulling a page from Yankees general manager Brian Cashman's playbook.

Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey, Bobby Parnell and Dillon Gee, as well as chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, went through firefighting training at the FDNY center on Randall's Island to lend their support to the city's bravest.

Exercises included ...

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