Mets Banner Day 2012 recap and video

What a fantastic day!

Banner Day was everything I hoped for. It really felt like a family reunion.

There were 300 or so banners on line, which probably meant a number approaching 1000 people in the parade, and as we lined up not really sure what this was going to be like we all bonded and said hello and checked out each other’s banners.

I’d like to thank the Mets and Dave Howard and some other insiders who know I love them for taking a shot and bringing Banner Day back. Sure it wasn’t 45,000 people with signs but I think anyone who was anywhere close to the parade today knows how special it was. I really wish I could put it into words (paging Greg Prince) but I’ve taken my shot with this video.

As for the “policing” – the Mets were totally cool. Very fan friendly, very organized. The fans were enthusiastic and civilized. I’m not aware of any knucklehead behavior.

I’m glad I got to share this with my kids and I’m hoping this tradition is back for good. I think there’s a great base from which to build. Let’s see those 300 banners become 500 banners next year.

Here’s a link to the Banner Day post from this morning.

My sincere thank you to the Mets for bringing this one back. Six over .500 with a nicely dressed homegrown team. Ya gotta believe.

 

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7 comments
Shannon Shark
Shannon Shark

Thanks. I felt the song really worked out. I've watched the video 10 times myself. Hopefully it conveys how right Sunday felt.

Pete McNally
Pete McNally

What a great day! I'm just posting now after a busy holiday weekend. Great to finally meet you & MG and thanks for the nod in the video! I really hope they make this an annual event again. Here's a quick comparison shot from this weekend compared to my photo from 1979 (I'm in the blue shorts in the photo). My wife did a great job snapping this one in similar location at Shea and Citi Field.

Shannon Shark
Shannon Shark

I hope they produce a special. It's better than Beer Money. They have the footage and waivers from everyone. Just needs editing and a narrator.

Maggie
Maggie

Congrats to all on such great banners. Wonderful work by everyone. So happy to see a banner parade again, it's been too long.

JZ
JZ

Kudos on video and great use of the theme song from Welcome Back Kotter. Were the Sweat Hogs late to Banner Day? (hehe...) 

Shannon Shark
Shannon Shark

I was trying to find the right song that was a little sentimental. I think it worked.

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