Happy New year. Last year was a very weird year. Wright becomes the all time Mets hits leader, Johan gets the Mets No Hitter (Shannon no matter what you say, that’s not where Johan’s season got messed up.It’s where his ankle got stepped on covering first base), and RA Dickey won 20 games, the NL CY YOUNG, and then got dealt to Toronto.
I was there for Opening Day,the No Hitter, Wright becoming the hits leader and also for Dickey’s 20th win. I ended up going to forty-five games last year. Twenty of them were from my season ticket plan, another twenty I either bought from the box office or stub hub, two I got from friends, and three from the Mets( two of those times it was blogger night and one I won tickets in a contest).
Was it a great season overall, eh. The Mets teased us with a fiery first half, then started playing to the teams real level. There were some historic moments which were awesome. And just having a group of friends to hang with at the stadium during the games helped get through the crappy moments in games.
Seeing the new dropshadowless jerseys on the field, the very limited use of the black jerseys and the hybrid caps disappearing were some other great things to see happen during the Mets 50th Anniversary year. The long overdue announcement of the 2013 All Star Game at CitiField was finally made, Banner Day returned and the Mets honored former players with bobble head days. Hell, John Franco was even inducted into the Mets HOF.
Here is another great thing that happened this year. The addition of the Pat Lafrieda Steak Sandwich to the CitiField concessions.
Here is some video I shot from Dickey’s 20th Win
John Franco’s Mets HOF Speech
Banner Day First Person POV of Walking the Field
One of the Blogger Tailgates
I also caught this….