where are the tiles? in the main lobby?
May I ask a favor of anyone attending the home opener Monday night? I just moved 1/2 way across the country and have no idea when my first opportunitity to visit Citi Field(still doesn't feel right to call it that) will be. If anyone has a chance to get some good pics of the fanwalk section 20 I would greatly appreciate it. I have my replica yes but I would like to see what my "real" brick looks like. Thanks in advance.
The NY Mets are my favorite baseball squadron!
I have to admit, them playing "Summer of 69" after it cracked me up, considering that song had nothing to do with the summer of 1969, but instead a summer involving, well, another meaning of the number "69."
Wonder if the Mets/most fans even realize that little factoid.
Wikipedia on Summer of '69 (link):
In a 2008 interview with thecelebritycafe.com, Adams said:
"I think 'Summer of '69' — I think it's timeless because it's about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it's about a year, but it's not. '69' has nothing to do about a year, it has to do with a sexual position... At the end of the song the lyric says that it's me and my baby in a 69. You'd have to be pretty thick in the ears if you couldn't get that lyric". Co-writer Jim Vallance has always gone for the more conventional interpretation of the title being a reference to a year. He notes Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty", which contains references to 1965 and 1969, as his own influence, and recalls Adams cited the film Summer of '42 as his. Vallance has said:
"I wish this little "controversy" would just go away. First of all, when Bryan and I were writing the song, it was originally called "Best Days Of My Life". The words "summer of '69" only appeared once, right after "played it 'til my fingers bled". That was it! The song really was about the summer of 1969! It took us a week or two to fine-tune the lyric. At some point we realized that "Summer Of '69" was a better title, so we literally "shoe-horned" that phrase into a few more places in the song. At no time do I recall discussing sexual innuendo with Bryan ' except for one little thing. When we recorded the demo in my basement, towards the end of the song Bryan sang a little naughty bit: "me and my baby in a '69". We had a laugh about it at the time, and Bryan decided to keep it when he did the final recording a month or two later. Nobody seemed to notice, and that was the end of it until a few years ago when Bryan started introducing the song in concert by saying, "This song has nothing to do with the year 1969". The audience reaction was predictable. Let me qualify this by saying I don't pretend to speak for Bryan. Two of us wrote the song. Maybe he was thinking about something completely different ... but I was thinking about that amazing summer when I turned 17. There were brand new vinyl albums released by The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, The Who, The Kinks, Janis Joplin, The Band. It was awesome and I'll never forget it. Bryan Adams is a great writer, a great singer, and a great friend. He's entitled to his recollections as to what inspired the song "Summer Of '69". My recollections just happen to be different than his."
Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013
i started playing on a softball team for this church and i asked the pastor if i could have the number 69 and he pulled me aside and told me i couldn't have the number cause it was a sexual reference -_- . i explained to him it was because of the mets. It didn't help change his mind.
Does anybody have an idea if Obama is gonna be at jackie robinson day?
(Photo taken February 17, 2009. © Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
Ray Manzarek, 1939-2013
I am looking at some baseline box tickets and the prices have really jumped over the past 72 hours. I sold 2 tickets a while ago, have to say I was happy with the price, but human nature makes you look and say "wow, If I only knew". Ticket prices had dipped 'down' to about $280 in that section , and now the cheapest ones on Stubhub are $425 each.
Honestly, I thought having the Red Sox in last week would have reduced the OD price a bit.
I find it hard to believe that every game for the next 4 years will be sold out.
I am also irritated by the game they are playing: selling 2 months worth at a time, with the hopes that people will magically come up with the money for season tickets. Look at last year, the final season at Shea: until August they were plugging the 'full' (yet not full) season plan, complete with playoff options (and that ended with a HUGE bang )
I'd seriously like to purchase some games for the summer, yet cannot do it right now, b/c they are not for sale.
Last edited by kimthemetschick; 04-11-2009 at 07:36 AM.
any bets on who'll hit the first HR at Citi, from Mets?
Kim.. I sent you a PM
So excited about Monday! Sold the two Red Sox games, so this will be first time at Citi Field. Two questions if anyone has the answer(s):
1. We're going to arrive two hours early and want to try one of the restaurants. Which ones are we "allowed" in as Promenade Reserved Season Tix Holders?
2. Will be driving - anyone have any recommendations as to which Parking Lot to try for - The Mets website is quite confusing with the choices. Would rather not park by The US Open Stadium - want as close to the stadium as possible. Coming from Long Island if that means anything here.
"I'm happy for [Edwin Encarnacion] because this guy bleeds internally, big-time" -Dusty Baker
"If on-base percentage is so important, then why don't they put it on the scoreboard?" -Jeff Francoeur
"At the end of the day, the sun comes up and I still have a job" -Joba Chamberlain
Log in, then go to "My Account", then "Transfer Tickets".