Anyone done the tour of citi field? Thinking about doing it when I head over next month.
Was there a specific reason why the murals were taken down?
the mets should complete the blue walls all around the field. Looks much better with the blue
Weather damage apparently took the first one down last year. Guess they took their sweet ass time taking the rest down.
I was there for the opener this year (a rarity for me). Aside from missing two FULL innings, crawling on the highway & driving around from lot to lot looking for one that was open to park my car ..... the ballpark looked great! The blue walls add some MUCH needed color. The Party City Porch in left makes that whole side of the field more intimate & "Shea-ish". I'd love to see the next change be the seat colors, but I'm sure that's not on the Mets management's radar. Swapping out the 'Boring Drab Green' seat color for Mets colors would help make the place stand out more from all the other retro parks with these same dark green seats. Last, I agree that stopping the blue walls from pole to pole looks a bit awkward. Guess that was the Mets Brass giving the fans exactly what they wanted, but JUST to the 'letter of the law', so to speak. I believe the black pads are also new, so it's NOT like they cut a corner & didn't make them blue to save a few bucks by NOT replacing them....? I don't understand why, unless it was their way of telling Mets fans 'we tossed you a bone' with the blue OF walls, but we still want some black pads to remain everywhere else.
Why not make the job look right & make ALL the padded walls blue, totally from end to end? I just don't get it?
Great job (as always) Gary on the Opening Day pics. I was SO pissed that we got to our seats as late as we did that I never even took MY camera out of its bag! Thanks for the photo of me & my son FINALLY in our seats, Sir!!
Note: The glove .... my ORIGINAL (1st) glove from my Little League days - (Spalding Joe Torre model, circa 1975-ish) resting on the seat in front of me. Obviously, a leftie was batting when you took this photo ... thus why I am not wearing it at that moment!
Last edited by RichieA13; 04-08-2012 at 01:12 PM.
I went to the game this afternoon. Here's the bullpen from overlooking the new wall in right-center field.
The new Mo's Zone in right field.
The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.
Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.
Also, with the new space available in the bullpen due to the new wall, could it be possible to reposition the bullpens so that they are now straight as opposed to being diagonal?
Last edited by RayNY; 04-08-2012 at 06:44 PM.
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That is something that should've been planned when they redesigned the walls. Right off the bat the seating area on the opposing team's side could've been in that gap area. And with the extra space from the new wall, it looks like there's enough room to have made the bullpens straight north/south instead of that awkward diagonal position. There was plenty of time to have done this so the fact that they did not tells me they don't plan on it.