Mets Amazin’ Day, because no Mets fans live in the suburbs

The Mets tried to keep Amazin’ Day a secret from me (where’s the press release guys?) but I found out about it anyway!

UPDATE!!!!!! Where’s the Press Release?  It was in my SPAM folder.  What’s weird, is I checked with another notable blogger and he hadn’t gotten it either – but my pal @ceetar told me HE got it this morning, so I checked SPAM and there it is.  I don’t think that’s ever happened before going all the way back to Day One in April of 2008.  Anyway, thanks Mets!  I have added you guys to VIP Sender status so hopefully your stuff gets through next time!

Below is the press release, and below that my original post.


The Mets’ first-ever Amazin’ Day will include unique celebrations both across New York City

and online as fans and the community gear up for an exciting season.

FLUSHING, N.Y. – March 10, 2023 – The New York Mets are taking over New York City with the club’s first-ever Amazin’ Day, an all-day, citywide extravaganza for Mets fans taking place on Saturday, March 25. Fans who wear a Mets hat or any Mets gear will be granted access to several events at iconic NYC institutions, community-focused events, and giveaways throughout the day.

With the Mets focused on creating the best fan experience in sports, fans can sign up for the chance to win exclusive ticketed events on Amazin’ Day and enter the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes to win the ultimate grand prize starting today.

“The Mets are entering a new era; with great baseball and so much more,” said Andy Goldberg, Mets EVP & Chief Marketing Officer. “Amazin’ Day is a demonstration of that philosophy, giving people across the city a chance to experience different aspects of New York and be ‘amazed’ on behalf of the Mets. We look forward to bringing the Mets’ infectious energy to the streets of New York City and surprising and delighting fans with pop-ups and giveaways, free access to some of the city’s most iconic venues, and opportunities to give back.”


Immersive Ticketed Events

To celebrate the beginning of the season and a new era of Mets baseball, fans will have the opportunity to attend limited-ticket events at iconic locations, including:

On a first-come, first-served basis, those wearing Mets apparel can gain free access to immersive experiences at locations, including:

Come Together for Community Events

Since its inception, the Amazin’ Mets Foundation has provided more than $5 million in grants to local nonprofits that provide needed services and opportunities to children, families, and underserved groups in the neighborhoods and communities near Citi Field. As an extension of this work, the New York Mets and the Amazin’ Mets Foundation are inviting New Yorkers to support the community on Amazin’ Day.

There will be appearances from several Mets alumni and Mr. and Mrs. Met at community events throughout the day. Participating organizations and events include:

Be Sure to Wear Your Mets Hat 

In addition to a line-up of planned events and multiple activation points across the city, the Mets will have fun surprises for fans wearing their Mets gear. Official Mets Reps will pass out swag, participating Coca-Cola restaurants will give away free Coke products, and the Dunkin’ Jeep will drive around sharing gift cards.

There will also be Amazin’ Day Merch Pop-Ups throughout Manhattan and Queens, with Reps handing out free Amazin’ Day Mets hats and gear during the day.

For out-of-town fans, there will be an opportunity to participate virtually via the Mets’ social channels. Fans across the New York area and the country are encouraged to share their Mets fandom and gear on social media with the hashtag #AmazinDay.

The Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes

As a part of Amazin’ Day, fans will be encouraged to enter the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes for a chance to win the Amazin’ Day Grand Prize, which brings a new meaning to a fan-first experience.

The lucky winner of the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes will be given unprecedented access to Citi Field, including throwing out the first pitch, meeting the players during batting practice, receiving premium tickets, and sitting in on a pregame press conference. Fans in and out of the city can enter the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes for this once-in-a-lifetime experience here.

Amazin’ Day was created by the Mets’ agency of record FCB New York, and brought to life in partnership with the Mets, Giant Spoon, and Team Epiphany.

For information and updates on Amazin’ Day, please visit or follow the Mets on social media.

Original Post follows….

You see, on March 25, the Mets are celebrating the greatest city and the greatest fans in the world.

What you do is, you just throw on your Mets hat and experience iconic NYC institutions like The Met Museum, The Metropolitan Opera House, Gotham Comedy Club, Webster Hall and so much more. Come on out and be part of all the Amazin’ because the Mets are unlocking stuff across the Big Apple, including a Diamond Takeover featuring former Mets players, merch giveaways and your chance to win Mets tickets to the 2023 Season!

However, If you like the Mets and live in the suburbs you can go hose off, kinda like this guy thinks of you.  The Mets ain’t scheduling no events in Nassau or Jersey.


I’m not really sure what this is about.  My best guess is that this is some sort of “added value” package that went to the advertisers (some brands you have heard of are on the official website) and someone in marketing cobbled it together and called it a day (ha) and now we have Amazin’ Day!  You know, Amazin’ Day, where you go to Webster Hall in a Mets cap.  Wait, what?

Webster Hall


Your Mets hat could get you inside one of the most famed night clubs and concert halls in the East Village for two Amazin’ shows. For each show, the first 25 fans to arrive at the venue and join the line wearing their Mets hat, will receive complimentary admission plus a free VIP ticket upgrade.


You might want to drive to Queens and see this:

Diamond Takeover  1:00PM–3:00PM
Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Field 10

Join Mets Alumni and cheer on baseball’s future all-stars for a Sandlot Stars game between two local little league teams at Flushing Meadows Corona Park! The teams will be coached by your favorite Mets legends (whose names are a secret!!!!) and Mr. and Mrs. Met will be in attendance along with a live DJ and fun activities for fans.

The Mets have some FAQs…althugh I don’t see how they are FREQUENTLY asked questions as they just announced this minutes ago….they are more like POSSIBLY GONNA BE ASKED Qs



Mets Answer:  Yes! While we have a lot of great events that you can enjoy if you are in the NYC area or are willing to travel for Amazin’ Day on March 25th, anyone residing in the United States can participate by entering the Amazin’ Day Sweepstakes. Additionally, for anyone in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or Pennsylvania, you can still participate in Amazin’ Day by clicking here for a chance to win tickets to ticketed events with our participating partners. Certain limitations apply.

Real Answer:  No!  None of the events are where you live.  I mean, it’s not like Mets fans live in the suburbs, they all live in the 5 boroughs.  But you can enter their sweepstakes and hand over some personal information!

This next question is for major Mets fans who are participating in Amazin’ Day.  After all, the biggest Mets fans need this answered in a FAQ



The Mets 2023 regular season opens on Thursday, March 30 at Miami. The Mets home opener will be Thursday, April 6 vs. the Marlins.

Also big time Mets fans need this info:


Casey Stengel coined the phrase the Amazin’ Mets in 1962, and ever since then, it’s been a word the Mets are known for.