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.
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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