Hey guys, went to Citi Field today to meet my rep and pick out my seats for the upcoming season. Here are 2 photos I took of the new fence going up. Nothing has really started in left field yet.
Not Mommy, not Daddy.....METSIE, METSIE, METSIE.
What plan and location did you pick up? Apparently they've given up on many of the 40 game spots and are moving them in 15 game plans - like Caesars Box 326 row 6 or something. Since they're not guaranteed same location renewals they can be reallocated if/when demand for 40 or full season plans return. (Though this tangent belongs in the Citi Field Tickets & Concessions thread, I lost track of which one I was in initially)
«Telle est la vie des hommes. Quelques joies, très vite effacées par d’inoubliables chagrins. Il n'est pas nécessaire de le dire aux enfants...» (Marcel Pagnol)
ha ha. The steel roofing is very ugly.
Still better looking than the war zone across the street.
Out of curiosity, I made a composite from 2 images that showed the new CF dimensions as well as NYS's (note: the legend's Orange color is under the furthest Black in the outfield).
Even with the changes it looks like it'll still require something a bit more legit than a pop fly to get a homer in right field.
It also appears that the Pepsi Porch overhang into fair territory has been maintained.
All in all, I'm still shocked at the differences in RF between NYS and what is now NCF.
Last edited by LI METS FAN; 01-19-2012 at 10:22 AM.
Per Tom Verducci of SI- only four pitchers originally signed by the Mets franchise have won more than 15 games in a season for them: Koosman, Seaver, Matlack and Gooden. Will another name join the list soon?
Let's stay on topic, folks. Thanks.
Put it in the books.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
- Walt Whitman
its tough to watch pop flys be called HR's in the boogie down. Cheapens baseball. Lets wait and see how Citifield plays. I personally like pitchers parks..
Garage sale: Mets auction pieces of Citi
By Andrew Marchand
Well, just like the rest of us, when you need to raise some cash, the Wilpons are having a garage sale. They are auctioning off pieces of their stadium.
You can have a portion of the soon-to-be defunct wall that had the Wheat Thins ad, the Verizon ad, the Delta ad and the Lincoln ad on it. The Mets are opening the bids around $800 to $1K for each of these. Consider there is barely any history associated with them -- they are not exactly Fenway's Citgo sign after three years -- it is hard to believe there is a huge market. But when you need cash, you need cash.
What might be more appealing are pieces of the 1988 NL East Division wall banner, the 2006 NL East Division wall banner and the 2000 NL champion wall banner. At least they represent winning something, not companies who paid money to advertise on a wall.
As any of us who have ever had a garage sale know, every dollar matters so step right up and help your team get rid of the junk memorabilia they don't need anymore.
Questions of the Day: Would you buy any of this stuff? How much would you pay for it? And why?
Last edited by Jim Vaz; 01-19-2012 at 09:01 PM.
Actually, there is history associated with the wall that had the Wheat Thins ad... that's the wall over which Jody Gerut's home run - the very first hit at Citi Field during a regular season game - flew over...
Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013
What's the over/under on Lucas Duda catching a spike in the chain link and doing a gruesome Bobby Valentine imitation? What are they thinking?
Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.
I'd rather have $800 worth of actual wheat thins. I'm starving.
"I can no longer, in good conscience, play the game in a manner that reflects the positive example for the younger generation of baseball players," he said. "Physcially, I'm fine. But mentally, my reasons for wanting to be in uniform have become so thin and narrow that I refuse to disrespect the game that has provided so generously for my family in a halfhearted way.
"This game of ours owes me nothing, but I owe the game at least that much. When a player finds his willingness to compete to be so greatly diminished, that player must leave the game so as not to disrespect it by becoming a player who plays solely for his paycheck and his own personal glory.
"This is a notion so distasteful to me it makes me physically sick to my stomach."
Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013
Those new fences are gonna have Tarp type ads on them like the xerox sign because its a chain link fence. Might look really cheap like the owners...
My God what has happened to this great franchise? Why not sell the cups left in the seats after a game as a "game used cup". You can't even make up what you read but you are not suprised...
Last edited by Paul W; 01-20-2012 at 06:11 PM.
the turd in the punchbowl
reality really sucks.
enjoy the game more...