What a game folks, am I right? CitiField was packed. The crowd was electric, the fans were into the game. People were happy to be at a Mets game. Hey Wilpons! See what happens when you make the moves necessary for fans to feel like you care that you own a baseball team? People show up. You don’t even have to care, just pretend that you do and people will show up.
There was a buzz in that building that I haven’t felt except for the Johan no hitter. The whole stadium felt like I was sitting at a 7line outing. It was that intense at times. Fans were paying attention to the game and not just chatting with a game going on in the background.The ovations for Cespedes and Flores were electric. The Crowd was loving it.THIS is how you start to TAKE BACK NEW YORK. It was tough getting to food stands and bathrooms because of the lines. You know what? I’ll take it.
The Mets down two runs in the top of the first? Last month I would have been like this game is going to be ugly. Not now. I don’t know why I am feeling so sure with the Mets now. I knew they had a chance to come back and they didn’t fail me. It really is amazing when you add some major league players to a team.
The crowd’s leaving the stadium in the stairwells last night were chanting LET’S GO METS and the amount of people and the loudness of it reminded me of Shea. The whole damn night reminded me of Shea. Now that I got a taste of it Saturday Night, I want more. I am going to be greedy and say that I want the Mets to win the east. F*ck the wild card. Play your hearts pit fellas. We fans have been patient enough. This is the year to turn this team,no wait, this organization back to being something a Mets Fan can be proud of. I am not going to overreach and say WORLD SERIES or BUST, but you better get into the playoffs and win at least one series.
I am enjoying this immensely. Shannon it might be time for you to find your mojo and come back to the park…
I am glad you enjoy the baseball games in person. I have gone through several stages of life where I really enjoyed going to the ballpark. Right now is not one of them.
It has little to do with winning or losing. I did 35 games with my dad when Mike Scott was a Met, and 10-20 since Citi Field opened, and various waves at Shea as discussed in my book Send The Beer Guy (available for just $3 for Kindle/Apps and $9 for an actual book.)
As much as you enjoy your experience at the games, I really enjoy my experience at home. I like the twitter hang. I like the 4 second trip which compares favorably to your 10 minute trip and my 65 minute trip.
I’ve discussed several time that I don’t really like Citi Field as a ballpark. You can. Others can. It’s all good.
This morning I actually thought about playoff tickets for the first time since my mid-30’s, and am not sure I’d even want them. Would I enjoy sitting in Promenade Left more than I would cozying up on the couch with a 60 inch TV and my trusty Macbook? Maybe once (do they still do day games), maybe a lot, maybe not at all. I’m not sure.
Anyway, I’m glad you had fun. I’m sure this post, like many, will have people saying what an idiot I am. I just like doing things including Mets baseball, and right now I”m not interested in turning a 3 hour TV show into a 7 hour commitment. (similarly there was a time when I would hit the beach 40x a summer including one year I did 14 before Memorial Day! I like the beach but I can’t commit the time.)
Personally I think the Subway Series brings out the worst in both fanbases and you are crazy to buy standing room. And I don’t think Citi holds a crowd well.
But I’m a curmudgeon so feel free to stand 15 rows deep 500 feet from home with your pals.
On the other hand it’s nice to see a Saturday day game for once. I thought those don’t draw?
METS PUT STANDING ROOM ONLY TICKETS ON SALE FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 GAME VS. YANKEES
Limited Tickets Remain As Game Nearing Sellout
FLUSHING, N.Y., August 1, 2015 – With limited ticket inventory available for the Mets’ Saturday, September 19 game vs. the Yankees (1:05 p.m. start), the team has placed Standing Room Only (SRO) tickets on sale at Mets.com/Tickets and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX.
The final Subway Series matchup of the 2015 regular season vs. the Yankees takes place Friday, September 18 – Sunday, September 20 at Citi Field. Fans are encouraged to get their tickets for the Subway Series and all remaining home games in the second half of the season at Mets.com/Tickets.
Second half highlights at Citi Field include:
August 14-16 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – A weekend matchup against a tough NL Central division opponent which will feature Free Shirt Friday (August 14) presented by Premio Real Italian Sausage for all fans in attendance, a NE-YO post-game concert presented by Pepsi on Super Saturday (August 15), and Family Sunday (August 16) is a Travis d’Arnaud Magnetic Card presented by Gulf for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
August 28-30 vs. Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox make their first regular season appearance at Citi Field. Friday (August 28) is Free Shirt Friday presented by Pepsi for all fans, Super Saturday (August 29) is a 1986 World Championship Bobblehead giveaway for the first 15,000 fans in attendance courtesy of Verizon, and Family Sunday (August 30) is a Toy Truck giveaway courtesy of W.B. Mason for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
September 18-20 vs. New York Yankees – The continuation of the Subway Series takes place at Citi Field. Friday (September 18) is Free Shirt Friday presented by Affinity Health Plan for all fans in attendance, Super Saturday (September 19) is a Thundersticks giveaway courtesy of McDonald’s for all fans, and Family Sunday (September 20) is a Matt Harvey Fathead presented by Majestic for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
October 2-4 vs. Washington Nationals – The final series of the 2015 regular season will be versus our NL East rival Washington Nationals as both battle for the post-season. Friday (October 2) is Free Shirt Friday presented by AvoDerm and Nylabone for all fans in attendance, Super Saturday (October 3) is Fleece Blanket giveaway for the first 15,000 fans in attendance, and Family Sunday (October 4) is a 2016 Magnetic Schedule for all fans in attendance
And I think there was more but I accidentally deleted it. Sitting outside in the sun blogging.