The question now becoming, will the Mets move Banner Day to another weekend that is not interrupted by ESPN, or just go on as planned, moving Banner Day to a late evening affair like the game will be.
Now, in the interest in full disclosure, Banner Day means little to me as a Mets fan. I became a Mets fan in 1998, and so 2012 was the first time I saw a Banner Day held. If they have it, great, if not, ok then. I wont live and die with Banner Day.
But this is not about me. This is about all the other Mets fans, like Shannon of Metspolice who worked hard to keep the flame of this event alive, or the young kid who will grow up with this tradition for years to come. A tradition I was robbed of as a young kid, I don’t want to see robbed from other young Mets fans in the future.
What ESPN has done was well within their rights as the TV partner of MLB and so you wish they picked from 14 other games, but the onus is on the Mets.
They can easily change the date to a game that will be a Sunday home date that will be at 1 pm. They can take what is really an unfortunate scheduling decision from ESPN and make it right by moving Banner Day.
My suggestions would be either May 12th before a game with the Pittsburgh Pirates or June 9th before a game with the Miami Marlins.
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