I had a terrible time at the @mets game

When you are the Mets and you have so little to market you HAVE TO get the Citi Field experience right.

Yesterday, Junior and I went to the Mets game and it was NOT GREAT BOB


It’s death by little things.

Junior wanted ice cream.  So we waited on line.  And we waited.  And waited.  I tweeted about how long the wait was.

Then we finally got to the front of the line and the nice lady told us that the machines were broken.  There was no ice cream.

So why did you and the two green-jacketed supervisors let a bunch of fans stand on a line for twenty minutes?

How hard would it have been to have someone come out front and say sorry the machine is broken.  I get it, machines break…but come on.

 

Then I went back to my seat.  This was around the 5th inning.  There were concert fans in the stands last night…and the concert fans were increasingly intoxicated.

 

Saw a lot of folks (of the same race as me if you are curious) walking around with beer cans.  The crowd was spiraling down into that annoying drunk yelling/heckling that can ruin an entire section’s enjoyment.  So we left.

 

There was no security to be seen.  No ushers.  No easily findable “contact the Mets if…” number.  That they mention about 45 minutes before the game and it is never mentioned again.

 

The concert fans were there for the concert.   They were not there for the Mets. The Mets filled their park so they will be happy.

 

I had a bad time…drove home thinking about selling some of my future tickets….am kind of glad I don’t have a game for a few weeks.

 

The Mets may have had a hot date with some concert fans, but you are married to the people like me.  Unless you can fill the park with cheap thrills night after night you better focus on the baseball fan with the kids.  Oh, and maybe the baseball.

 

Not great Bob.  See you at the mall.

 

UPDATE Tuesday:

This is post is getting way more attention than I ever imagined.

To clarify, as there is an article out there which is confusing some folks, I was not there for the concert.  I left around the 5th or 6th inning, I don’t remember.

While I was there the crowd was becoming less enjoyable to be around.  I did personally experience people jeering in the back rows of 514.  I did not enjoy their company so I left.

I did not see any security from my seat, including looking around from my vantage for red shirted security.  If there is a readily available customer contact number I am unfamiliar with what it is or how I should have proceeded.  I just chose to leave.

I did see folks with beer cans walking around.  I even saw Media Goon with a beer can at around 3:30pm, although he was quietly enjoying his beverage.

Media has been inquiring about the fight videos that are circulating.  I know nothing about them other than my link to the Gothamist post.

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Shannon Shark is the founder of MetsPolice.com, tweets as @metspolice, is an avid fan of Lee Mazzilli and Daniel Murphy, hates black uniforms and is the author of "Send The Beer Guy" available at Amazon.com. #imwith28

43 comments
Mets B of A credit line
Mets B of A credit line

What do they charge for an ice cream cone at Citifield these days - about $8?!  I can't see how anyone would buy any food at the ballpark these days.  The prices were ridiculous but tolerable 30 years ago, but the inflated prices today are simply insane.

Tommy2cat
Tommy2cat

Oh yeah. .. we concluded that the game's score, 5-0, was the Wilpons' tribute to "Fitty Thent".   lmao   :)

Tommy2cat
Tommy2cat

Went to the game with two sons.  Absolute worst experience at a Met game ever. Fortunately,  they're old enough to see the humor in an awful team and the ownership's desperate attempt to fill the seats. Was truly laughable. 

"Godawful" isn't strong enough to describe our day at Citi Field.

Annoyed Mets Fan
Annoyed Mets Fan

I've been a Mets fan for over 40 years. I will not go to Citi Field as long as the Wilpons own the team. They are among the worst owners of any team in any sport -- quite possibly the worst. Hopefully when their pal Selig is gone as Commissioner, the league can put the lean on them and ask why it is that a team in the biggest market in the country is being run like a medium market team.

NickR83
NickR83

@metspolice inning just to see the concert. Couldn't care less about the baseball game. Tells u how bad the state of @Mets is right now.

NickR83
NickR83

@metspolice Saddest thing I take away from yesterday is the fact that they were fans who just came into the ballpark at the start of the 7th

RobertAitkenBR
RobertAitkenBR

I was there with my girlfriend yesterday. We upgraded our seats with the MLB At the Ballpark app and they gave us a hard time, sending us down to the ticket office for no reason at all. The results of the game aside, everything was fine while we sat there. As the concert was being set up and was starting, however, it was a whole different monster. We saw the fight that is making its way around the Internet. It was roughly ten sections from us. We also saw people smoking weed and snorting coke just seats away from us. I would look back at security people at the top of the sections and they would be pointing out the clouds of smoke but never coming down to get anyone out of there. Ultimately, we left because I saw some people looking at me and my girlfriend in a way that I didn't like and I didn't want to get followed into the parking lot. It was literally that kind of feeling yesterday.

Fred and Fredo
Fred and Fredo

Not feeling sorry for you. You paid for your tickets and you knew exactly what you were going to get. I would rather burn cash than give it to the Wilpons so they can do the same.

MitFein
MitFein

@metspolice @Mets Those who went to the game strictly for 50c are pathetic. Surprised the Mets had to max $ by selling beer throughout.

MitFein
MitFein

@metspolice @Mets The 50c concert itself was poorly run. We had OF seats. Ushers would NOT let us move to sections with stage view.

DyHrdMET
DyHrdMET

@metspolice @Mets ugh. the smell & smoke from the upper deck for the concert. one guy fell down 4 or 5 rows onto another guy. no security.

MeeshFrack
MeeshFrack

@metspolice @Mets yikes. So sorry you had that experience, hopefully they can make up for the ice cream w/a food voucher or something

Ceetar
Ceetar

@metspolice @Mets Sounds similar to the experience when the Mets are good and on Sunday Night Basball. People suck.

hokiebecca04
hokiebecca04

@metspolice @Mets the bridge was really bad, too. Some idiot threw beer and soaked us. I mean we all drink, but let's try to have fun.

Mediagoon
Mediagoon

I had to leave yesterday too..I could see me getting into a fight with some of those dopey 50 cent fans... They were serving beer last night into the 9th inning...

dyhrdmet
dyhrdmet

my friend had the same experience with the ice cream machines behind 516 in the 5th inning too. she moved to another concession and was served (no pun intended) fairly quickly. and in much less time it took them to make new pretzels for several consumers at the same stand (an entire inning).

i don't think that's reason enough to stay away unless you really just don't want to go anymore. but it's really not ideal and overall, things need to be improved, which i hope our imaginary new owners will do.


oh, and then the concert crowd. i might have to shower twice to get the smell off of me.

metspolice
metspolice

.@NickR83 yeah. I’m sure the Mets are happy they sold tickets, but they didn’t make fans for the Mets.

NickR83
NickR83

@MitFein ended up going back on promenade level but in different seats behind home plate. Should've moves as soon as game ended.

NickR83
NickR83

@MitFein When the game ended we moved around to the area behind home plate. Went down to field level, packed. Not allowed into middle level.

metspolice
metspolice

.@MeeshFrack @Mets I don't want anything. The blog is never about wanting anything other than the Mets to make the fan experience awesome.

DyHrdMET
DyHrdMET

@metspolice @NickR83 well said. i even saw people arriving 20 mins into the concert. but some "fans" even came 2 hrs before the game.

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