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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Vaz View Post

    Really like how they removed the murals on the ramp above the left field gate. Just looks less cluttered and a little less tacky.
    I think most Mets fans have finally embraced the place as our home now that we don't need to have everything Mets splashed
    in our faces.
    Well in defense of the murals, they were there from the start when there was nothing else even Mets related at Citi Field. So I can't see how it was tacky and in your face seeing as to how it was the ONLY thing that was really Mets related visually, before the changes/additions. Maybe I'm in the minority but I liked those murals.

  2. #41522
    Anyone done the tour of citi field? Thinking about doing it when I head over next month.

  3. #41523
    Was there a specific reason why the murals were taken down?

  4. #41524
    the mets should complete the blue walls all around the field. Looks much better with the blue

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycthebest14345 View Post
    Was there a specific reason why the murals were taken down?
    I wouldn't be surprised if it had something to do with smoking now permitted on the ramps.
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  6. #41526
    Weather damage apparently took the first one down last year. Guess they took their sweet ass time taking the rest down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04golf View Post
    the mets should complete the blue walls all around the field. Looks much better with the blue
    Gotta get the Post or the Daily News on that bandwagon. If it becomes a news story, the Mets will respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 04golf View Post
    the mets should complete the blue walls all around the field. Looks much better with the blue
    That what I thought as well until I saw the wall in person on opening day. The black wall in foul territory should help the umpires call plays more clearly.

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    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?


    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeefan3783 View Post
    The blue outfield walls actually fit in well with the stadium. It's still early, but I think the Mets made the right decision on this one. Also, the uniforms look great. Much better than the ones with the black drop shadow.

    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!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LI METS FAN View Post
    That what I thought as well until I saw the wall in person on opening day. The black wall in foul territory should help the umpires call plays more clearly.
    I'm starting to think I like the black blue combo. They contrast each other well to make he blue really pop out. Also, I think if the originally height had been left and the walls changed to blue it would have been too much...The 8ft blue really works well

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    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.

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    Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.

  13. #41533
    Quote Originally Posted by DaFan View Post
    Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.
    Probably more a precaution against injuries during batting practice when fans aren't paying as much attention.

  14. #41534
    Quote Originally Posted by DaFan View Post
    Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.
    I'm sure they put up the netting for safety/legal reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    I wonder if the new wall is enough to cause obstructed view issues again for the opposing team. Was that extra bench added there recently to try to solve that problem?

    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?
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  16. #41536
    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post


    That bullpen area is a mess.

    They should just totally gut that whole area and redesign it.

    With the fences brought in there's no excuse not to make it a clean, organized, simple and functional design.
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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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KoosFan View Post
    Probably more a precaution against injuries during batting practice when fans aren't paying as much attention.
    The mesh over the Mo Zone is mostly to trap balls that would bounce or fall from the Pepsi Porch or its facade, either in BP or during the game, so definitely there for precaution's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProAm500 View Post
    I'm starting to think I like the black blue combo. They contrast each other well to make he blue really pop out. Also, I think if the originally height had been left and the walls changed to blue it would have been too much...The 8ft blue really works well
    I'm liking the combo as well. Makes the blue stand out and the black fade into the back a bit, both behind and on the sides, but the new blue dugouts (and the Mets sign on the big scoreboard) tie it in without being blue overkill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaFan View Post
    Looks like catching a ball in the new Mo Zone seating is out of the question.
    The netting is angled downward and there is a space between the netting and fence designed FOR the balls to drop down into the Mo Zone for fans to retrieve. Jeff Wilpon was on some SNY show in the Mo Zone going over the changes to the ballpark and it was demonstrated how it works. Someone hit a ball from the field to the MoZone, the ball went into the netting, then down to the space and into the waiting hands of Jeff. (Wonder how many times they had to do that before he actually caught it?)

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