Despite six games in the books, baseball doesn’t feel real until I return to a baseball stadium for a real game. (Spring Training was nice and all, but it’s not the same)
Starting at noon today, I will trek out to Citi Field for Opening Day against the Washington Nationals. First order of business: Read the Apple tailgate! Following that, I intend to do a lap around Citi Field on the outside, and then a lap around Citi Field on the inside. I like to take in the tiny minutia that changes from year to year. Ralph Kiner will throw out the first pitch. The Mets will bat in the bottom of the order. Hopefully the Mets will win.
Tomorrow’s high is 53 degrees, and with the usual wind at Citi Field it’ll probably feel colder than that. I’ll be wearing my Dickey shirt, covered by an orange sweatshirt under my cream colored Pagan jersey. And a blue cap.
One of the things I intend to focus on is the beer selection. I’ve heard there are some new brews at Citi Field, to complement the nice selection that already exists. I floated the idea that Citi Field has the best beer selection in the majors, but I”m thinking that’s probably not entirely true. After I do Citi Field’s list, I’m going to do some research on other parks I attend, and other parks I don’t attend, and try to come to researched opinion on beer at baseball stadiums.
I’ll have a lot of pictures from Opening Day to share this weekend, and perhaps scattered among posts throughout the season. And to top it off, I get to go back to Citi on Sunday!
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