What a fantastic day!
Banner Day was everything I hoped for. It really felt like a family reunion.
There were 300 or so banners on line, which probably meant a number approaching 1000 people in the parade, and as we lined up not really sure what this was going to be like we all bonded and said hello and checked out each other’s banners.
I’d like to thank the Mets and Dave Howard and some other insiders who know I love them for taking a shot and bringing Banner Day back. Sure it wasn’t 45,000 people with signs but I think anyone who was anywhere close to the parade today knows how special it was. I really wish I could put it into words (paging Greg Prince) but I’ve taken my shot with this video.
As for the “policing” – the Mets were totally cool. Very fan friendly, very organized. The fans were enthusiastic and civilized. I’m not aware of any knucklehead behavior.
I’m glad I got to share this with my kids and I’m hoping this tradition is back for good. I think there’s a great base from which to build. Let’s see those 300 banners become 500 banners next year.
Here’s a link to the Banner Day post from this morning.
My sincere thank you to the Mets for bringing this one back. Six over .500 with a nicely dressed homegrown team. Ya gotta believe.