Family is everything, and for Mets 3B Todd Frazier, baseball what his family is all about.
Todd's father, Charlie, was present to watch his son practice with the Mets on Tuesday as he was staying at his vacation home. The home is shared with two other families that grew up playing Little League ball with Todd, which is why it is fitting he now plays for the Mets.
Signing a two-year deal to stay around his Toms River, NJ hometown, and conveniently having a vacation home just minutes from the Mets' complex in Port St. Lucie makes this new journey for Todd feel right.
"When I saw my dad I gave him a big hug," Todd told The Post's Kevin Kernan. "My dad has always been a part of my career. He's got a couple of buddies with him now, he's trying to teach them the ropes a little bit and I know he enjoys that. I just saw an ex-high school coach here, too. He lives two miles from the ballpark. There's going to be some characters out here, it will be good.
"Away we go, now it's baseball time."
Baseball time is all the Frazier family knows, as Todd's brothers -- Charlie and Jeff -- both had professional stints as well. Both outfielders, Charlie made it up to the Tigers big league club in 2010, and Charlie spent six seasons in the Marlins' organization.
And to top it all off, Jeff was also a Mets fan growing up.
"This means everything," Todd said. "It's like everything fell into place. My parents have a place out here. My brother Charlie's wife is from Port St. Lucie, my brother Jeff grew up a Mets fan. It's close to home. I'm glad this is where I'm at and overall the pieces are set."
Frazier was brought in by the Mets for his exceptional glove at third, his power bat, and maybe his best quality, leadership. During his pitstop with the Yankees during their postseason run, Frazier anchored a rallying cry with the "Thumbs Down" gesture that gave a surprising boost to the team.
Though he doesn't think he'll be carrying that across boroughs, Frazier will still have the same energy and passion as he always does on gameday.
"I'll bring the energy," Todd said. 'We've got the emotion on this team. I'm just going to bring another element of hustle, attitude, the willingness to work and just try to get the best out of these guys day in and day out. No days off. We have leaders on this team. I don't want to step on anybody's toes, but also I'm not afraid to do it, either. I'm just trying to be who I am and that leadership quality will probably just come out.
"The Yankees are in the past, I liked playing with them, but I'm a Met and I really like the camaraderie on this team. I like the way we're going, a whole bunch of new guys."
Even Charlie is excited to see what the Mets can do this season with his son in the lineup.
"Spring training is my favorite part of baseball," Charlie said. "I enjoy walking around, watching them bunt, watching them do fielding, watching batting practice. I was up like 6:30 this morning, I usually don't get up until eight."
With Todd's wife, Jacquelyn, attending spring training with their two children as well, there will be Fraziers galore roaming First Data Field.
Family truly is baseball for the Fraziers.
"It's a family affair," Todd said.