Hello friends – I am back from Citi Field and I am VERY happy.
Citi Field is clearly the home of the New York Mets.
When you walk in you feel like the Mets play there.
All the little touches add up – driving in and seeing the parking guys wearing blue and blue caps (orange NY outlined in white). Â Meet the Mets (including the second verse) on the PA! Â The gate being labeled Seaver. Â Now the Dodgers stuff seems minor and very cool, contextualized in history rather than dominant.
I noticed the color black has been downplayed – you’ll see the museum is blue and orange. Â I noticed blue retro jerseys on sale in the store ($140 for a blue Seaver). Â At times I thought I had bought the team. Â That good.
And then there’s the museum….WOW.
I took over 250 pictures (my usual blurry ill-framed type), and Media Goon who is with me and is a much better photographer took more.
It’s one of the 10 nicest days we’ll have all year so I want to go outside and enjoy it, but I will post pictures tonight. Â I want to break them into sections and different posts.
Overall, fantastic job by the Mets. Â I’m not here to talk about the past or mistakes that have been made. Â Great job by whoever called the shots this season. Â Media Goon and I paused to try to come up with something to complain about (just for sport) – nothing. Â Great great job.
Since I know everyone is chomping at the bit – here’s a few pictures (click “continue reading” if you are on the main Mets Police page) and I will have more tonight.
Someone asked about the busts from the old Diamond Club. Â They are not presently displayed but I was told they will be added. Â In their place are Cooperstown type plaques, and the Seaver one is included in this post.
Much much more tonight.