It feels the Mets are a more serious team this year. Serious doesn’t create wins, but I’m still excited about the start of this season, like every other season.
For a couple of days we can put aside season projections, depth arguments, and roster assignments in favor of actually watching baseball games and just enjoying the break of a curveball, the crack of the bat and the diving run savings abilities of Juan Lagares.
It’s a time for celebration, no matter where you’re watching the game. Whether it’s at home, or on the radio, or sneakily tracking it while at work. For me, I’ll be at Citi Field taking pictures of beer selection, new displays, and baseball players playing baseball. It’ll be a great time.
Where are you watching?
I miss Citi Field, and Mets games.
Clearly I like to roam when I’m at the game alone, and this shot from last April reflects that. It’s taken from the Promenade corner in left field shot right over the foul pole. This is actually the first place I ever sat in Citi Field, way back during the St. Johns exhibition game before the 2009 season. You’re not close to the action, but you do get a nice bird’s eye view of the entire field, sans the left field wall which you need to lean forward to see.
Behind me is the only exit in the ballpark that resembles the Shea ramps, and doubles as the smoking section. You can also see the Manhattan skyline from there.
I’ll be at (or am at) Citi Field for Opening Day. Follow Ceetar on Twitter for interesting tidbits, Citi Field changes, Mets observations and thoughts from inside the stadium. ( Also like Optimistic Mets Fan on Facebook.)
I pulled some random Mets stuff out of the attic. Mostly magazines and ticket stubs and such.
Here’s a stub from 2002. 713B was just to the first base side of home plate. Box B, seat 8 means we were technically the 4th row from the front. There was probably an annoying red bar in our line of sight as well. I don’t remember much of the game, but I went to retrosheet.org and learned that the Mets lost 9-8. Rollins was 2/5 with a walk, that bum. Jeff D’Amico took the loss to fall to 4-8.
Here’s an interview with David Weathers that was printed in Volume 42, Issue 3 of Mets Magazine in 2003. Brilliant stuff, like how he came to wear the number 35! (Marcel Lachemann had 53) I always kind of liked Weathers; I tend to like players who have names that are also things, like Weathers, Cook, or Strawberry. I like how they show Weathers in both a black uniform, and a pinstriped one with a blue cap. Appeal to the Shannon Shark‘s of the world, and “Generation Piazza”.