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Mets ace Jacob deGrom still plays catch with his dad in the offseason

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By JOHN DORN

New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is one of the aces in a rotation that is fresh off a World Series appearance in 2015, and figures to be a Cy Young contender this coming season. But in the winters, he sticks to the same routine he has since he was in little league.

In a recent interview, the 27-year-old revealed that he still plays catch with his dad at the deGrom residence in Florida.

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"On a typical offseason day, now that it's getting close to spring training, I'll normally get up and go to the gym," the pitcher said, according to For The Win's Ted Berg. "I'll do my workout, then hang out at my house until my dad gets home from work. Then I drive over to my parents' and play catch with him."

Tony deGrom, 60, played baseball through high school. Jacob says that by the end of their sessions, he'll rear back and fire it "pretty hard."

"He can still catch it, surprisingly," deGrom said.

In the interview, he also addressed the ongoing topic of his long, brown locks. He'd previously said he planned on cutting it in the offseason, but with a little more than a month left until the official start to spring training, it's still there.

"I think I've cut maybe a total of three inches off, but it's still pretty long," he said.

Mets fans, rejoice.

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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 06: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals runs to third base in the eighth inning of the Nationals 8-4 win over the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on September 6, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals is grabbed by Jonathan Papelbon #58 in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 27, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 12: Kevin Pillar #11 of the Toronto Blue Jays throws the ball back after catching a ball hit by Rougned Odor #12 of the Texas Rangers in the fifth inning in game four of the American League Division Series at Globe Life Park in Arlington on October 12, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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