Welcome to the 6th floor.
Today’s contributors are: Sara, Frank, Billy and Scott.
Subject: Citi Field
St. Johns played Georgetown in baseball on Sunday at the Mets new home, Citi Field. It was a soft opening for the stadium, to work out some glitches before the two exhibition games against the Red Sox, before the real opening on April 13th. Sara had tickets and was in attendance. She recounted her experience with the guys when she got back.
“It was awesome. I can’t wait to go back.”
“Wow. That good?”
“Better. Expensive, but better.”
“Beer hit $10?”
“No, actually it was ‘reasonable’. Slightly cheaper than last year. The Shake Shack stuff was only slightly marked up.”
“I can get Shake Shack here in Manhattan anyway.”
“They got beer in that new stadium?”
“That’s a stupid question. But you’ll appreciate this, they’ve got some unique Brooklyn Brewery beverages.”
“They brought over the Shackmeister Ale from Shake Shack? Blue Smoke had one too right?”
“Yeah. Blue Smoke Blend or something. The Box Frites and the taco place each had their own too, which I think might be Citi Field exclusives.”
“Now that’s cool. I hope the Yankees have world class beer.”
“Everywhere should have awesome beer.”
“Wasn’t it a crappy day yesterday? How’d your stadium hold up?”
“Oh, it was cold. It’s more open, which seems like it means it’ll be colder. I didn’t care about the game though, so I left before it was over. I think Georgetown won.”
“Sightlines good and all?”
“A couple of spots have some issues, but nothing too major. A couple of overhangs, some outfield seats understandably have problems seeing some of the corners.”
“Guess the biggest drawback is that the Mets play there then huh?”
Sara punches Frank in the shoulder.
“Can it. You know the Mets will do better this year than your silly Yankees in their House That Ruth Didn’t Build.”
“Is that a wager I smell?”
“No, that’s Scott.”
“I was on my way to the shower, but I wanted to hear Sara’s review.” Scott departs.
“You’re on Frank. The Mets will do better than the Yankees. What’s the prize?”
“I win, you buy us Yankees playoff tickets, and vice versa.”
“What if neither make the playoffs?”
“If neither make the playoffs, we take the money we would’ve spent, and buy enough beer to keep us drunk through the World Series.”
“There isn’t enough beer in New York for that If the Mets blow it again.”