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  • Didn't want to quote the post with that many pictures, but in reference to the game used jerseys for sale. What I find amazing is they actually sell the Bat Boy's "game used" jersey. THE EFFIN BAT BOY!

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    • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post

      This is the entrance to the Porsche Grille, in the left field corner of the Excelsior level. The sign on the left, basically a glorified ad for the place, welcomes and encourages you to "Enjoy a diverse & delicious menu inspired by winner of the James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur Award Drew Nieporent and his Myriad Resturant Group of Tribeca Grill and Nobu fame." The sign on the right has the price for the Market Table Menu - $43, not including beverage, tax, service or a $10 tier and patio seating fee. Not for those on a White Castle budget.


      Fact they don't advertise - if you have "access" to that level you can go in and just hang out at the bar. No requirement to buy the food.
      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.

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      • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
        Fact they don't advertise - if you have "access" to that level you can go in and just hang out at the bar. No requirement to buy the food.
        To be fair, that pretty much is standard operating procedure with every restaurant with a bar.
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        • Originally posted by PatNYM View Post
          in reference to the game used jerseys for sale. What I find amazing is they actually sell the Bat Boy's "game used" jersey. THE EFFIN BAT BOY!
          Let me say this about that... it's a way of getting a game worn jersey at a reduced price. Better, I think, than paying $500 for a "team issued" David Wright jersey that he never wore and may never have even touched, the only thing MLB guarantees about "team issued" jerseys is that they were in the clubhouse.

          Originally posted by PatNYM View Post
          Didn't want to quote the post with that many pictures
          Let me say this about that... once you've quoted a post you can delete the parts of it that have no relevance to the part you want to comment on. As I've done with your post, for example, which for the purpose of quoting, I split in two parts. As long as people don't change the meaning of what the original poster said...

          Originally posted by PatNYM View Post
          Didn't want to quote the post with that many pictures, as great and wonderful as they are and I think we should start a Go Fund Me page so that we can properly pay Gary Dunaier lots of money because all of his photos are worth a hundred million billion trillion dollars each and those who are religious should give thanks to the Lord that we live during the same time in history that he does so that we can see his photos new and current.
          ...for example like the above quote which may or may not be an accurate quote of what was actually said.
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          Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
          Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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          • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
            Fact they don't advertise - if you have "access" to that level you can go in and just hang out at the bar. No requirement to buy the food.
            Hmm. I should try it sometime. I remember once, it may have been during the college game in '09, when a few of us entered the (then) Acela Club from the other side in an attempt to pass through, and they shooed us out of there so fast you'd think we were walking in on people having sex!
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            Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
            Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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            • Citi Field, April 3, 2017 - Mets v. Braves (Opening Day)

              We're going a little ways back to the past, back to last month and the home opener. You may have noticed that I'm trying to keep the presentations a little smaller than they've been in the past, I'm trying to limit them to one post... of course, I reserve the right to change my mind with future presentations, it's not like I'm getting paid or anything for these... Anyway, let's begin.

              The first surprise I got for 2017 was to see the Early Entry sign out there. The Early Entry perk is only offered on weekends, and Opening Day was a Monday. What gives? As you may have guessed, it was put there by mistake.




              An Opening Day tradition continues, as members of the Shea family present manager Terry Collins with a good luck floral bouquet to kick off the season and the Opening Day ceremonies.




              Somebody (Howie Rose?) screwed up during the introduction of the Mets' non-starters, who were presented in uniform number order. After #18 Travis d'Arnaud, #30 Michael Conforto was supposed to be introduced, but instead Howie went straight to #32 Steven Matz. Conforto can only smile as Matz sticks his face into the shot. Don't worry Conforto fans, he got his introduction a couple of minutes later. But hey, this may have been good luck for Conforto, the way he's playing now, so maybe they (Howie?) should, er, "make this mistake" again the next time he's called to do pre-game player introductions... but then again, Conforto may no longer be a non-starter...




              It's never easy to get good shots of ceremonial flyovers, because you're not sure exactly where they're coming from until they're there. But this shot, which has a fan taking a picture of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron 12, flying the MH-53E Sea Dragon, based out of Norfolk, Virginia, turned out pretty good, I think. Not something I would have deliberately planned to get.




              Here it is, the very first Mets hit of 2017 - Asdrubal Cabrera connects with an 88mph Julio Teheran fastball for a single on a line drive to right fielder Nick Markakis.




              Inside the new-for-2017 Mets Season Ticket Holder Clubhouse. I've talked about it before, but now you see it. Not shown in the photo, but to your left and behind you, is a counter with season ticket reps who are there to answer all of your questions.




              Live action as shown on the video board in back of the Citi Vision: with two out in the top of the 6th inning, Yoenis Cespedes catches Nick Markakis' line out in left field, for the third out.




              Bottom 7th, 1 out: as seen from in back of section 138, Wilmer Flores is called out at home on Asdrubal Cabrera's single. However, the call was overturned so Flores is safe, and there you have it - the very first Mets run of the 2017 season. Also, note the newly added rotating ad behind home plate, to the right of the second Citi Field logo.




              Remember that game last year where the Mets scored 12 runs in one inning? (It was April 29 against San Francisco.) On display in the Mets Museum is a baseball used in that game. According to the MLB Authentication Database, this ball was used in that very inning, albeit in the top half - MLB Hologram JB043438 identifies this ball as "Batter - Buster Posey, Pitcher - Steven Matz, Top of 3, Pitch in the Dirt."




              Finally, a side view of the Shea Stadium Home Run Apple showing that it doesn't actually sit on the pedestal itself, but on supports that are on top of it. It may have always been like this, but I never noticed it until now.




              Here's the link to the rest of my photos from Opening Day.
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              Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
              Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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              • Mr Met!!!

                Mr Met never acted like this at Shea Stadium.

                Maybe he just hates the horrendous, orange brick fading, Fake Ebbets Field fail?


                http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/0...yee-fired.html
                "We're relying on you to take the memories from this stadium, and add them to the new memories we make at the new Yankee Stadium, and continue to pass them on from generation to generation." Derek Jeter: September 21, 2008.

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                • Originally posted by DN4L View Post
                  Mr Met never acted like this at Shea Stadium.

                  Maybe he just hates the horrendous, orange brick fading, Fake Ebbets Field fail?


                  http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2017/0...yee-fired.html
                  He hates something orange, alright.

                  #ImWithMrMet
                  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.

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                  • During last night's game, many of the lights on the big Coca-Cola sign went out.

                    In the top of the third inning, SNY showed repairmen working on it. Screen captures, presented in broadcast order:





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                    Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                    Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                    • E-Mail from NYM:


                      We will today announce the installation of additional protective netting at Citi Field. This expansion more than triples the square footage of existing netting and will be in place for all home games beginning Friday, July 14 when the Mets host the Colorado Rockies in our first homestand following the All-Star Break.

                      This new safety netting will extend the span of the 30-foot high netting behind home plate, beyond the dugouts to the far ends of the camera wells. Additional netting beyond the camera wells will be eight-foot high and extend out through sections 109 and 126. The expanded areas of the new netting system uses enhanced technology that increases transparency and is 97% invisible.

                      We're doing this for one very important reason - your safety.

                      Please reach out to your Season Ticket Account Services Executive directly with any questions.

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                      • Originally posted by Mister B. View Post
                        E-Mail from NYM:


                        We will today announce the installation of additional protective netting at Citi Field. This expansion more than triples the square footage of existing netting and will be in place for all home games beginning Friday, July 14 when the Mets host the Colorado Rockies in our first homestand following the All-Star Break.

                        This new safety netting will extend the span of the 30-foot high netting behind home plate, beyond the dugouts to the far ends of the camera wells. Additional netting beyond the camera wells will be eight-foot high and extend out through sections 109 and 126. The expanded areas of the new netting system uses enhanced technology that increases transparency and is 97% invisible.

                        We're doing this for one very important reason - your safety.

                        Please reach out to your Season Ticket Account Services Executive directly with any questions.
                        Here's the mockup.

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                        • My view of Baseball Fever looks different. Is this just on my end or does everyone else see this? The layout is different (font is more Block like) which I don't mind but the odd thing is there is not a "First" and "Last" page. When I open the Citi Field thread, for instance, the first page is from 2008. To get to today I have to go into "Filters" to change the date. Is something wrong? Thanks. BTW - hate the idea of this new screen.

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                          • New pre-game scoreboard change: on the right field scoreboard, when they show the starting lineups, there used to be a photo of the Mets' starting pitcher on the right. Now, they have individual photos of every starting Mets player in the lineup, with they player's name highlighted as his picture is shown. They go through the lineup 4 or 5 times before changing the graphic to team logos, and occasionally a "Time To First Pitch" countdown clock.
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                            Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                            Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                            • Originally posted by WillMissShea View Post
                              My view of Baseball Fever looks different. Is this just on my end or does everyone else see this? The layout is different (font is more Block like) which I don't mind but the odd thing is there is not a "First" and "Last" page. When I open the Citi Field thread, for instance, the first page is from 2008. To get to today I have to go into "Filters" to change the date. Is something wrong? Thanks. BTW - hate the idea of this new screen.
                              While a link to the last page was helpful and hopefully will return, a thread with a double down blue arrow will take you to the new posts in any thread, and not only that page, but right to the first unread post, very helpful (see arrow pic below).

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                              • Citi Field - April 5, 2017 (Mets v. Braves - Bartolo Colon's Return To New York)

                                We begin this presentation with a double treat - what I'm guessing is the debut of the giant Budweiser can in the Promenade food court, and the new "today's starters" scoreboard graphic. Unlike last year, where the starting pitcher graphic rotated with the starting lineups and generic images on the right field scoreboard, this year they only show the starting pitcher graphic once, at the beginning of the in-stadium pre-game show. And when I joked to the people in the Big Apple Brews stand about their getting requests for giant-sized beers, and followed it up with "you must have heard it a hundred times already," I was surprised when they said I was the first one to make that quip, because the can was newly installed - it wasn't there Opening Day, apparently. Interestingly enough, in its current location against the wall of the food court, the Budweiser logo is not visible - the other side of the can, with the "Amazin' Mets" graphic, not seen here, faces out.

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                                Can - "ha ha." (Inside joke. Some of you will get it.)


                                For years and years and years - even before Shea Stadium was built - only one person has actually lived in the Iron Triangle area. The individual's house is above the Master Express Deli and Restaurant, 126-96 Willets Point Boulevard. The gentleman passed away a few years ago, but it's my understanding that he lived there all his life.

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                                The farthest reaches of the Promenade level in center field are a ghost town tonight...

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                                Of course, the big attraction, at least for me, was Bartolo Colon's return to New York. Wonder if anyone expected his Braves debut to be against the Mets... in his old home ballpark. Here's his very first pitch as a Brave - an 87mph fastball to Jose Reyes for called strike one.

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                                You're not seeing things. For a while, the colors on the right field video board were not in sync.

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                                The new Cheesesteaks concession stand on the Field level in the left field corner, located where Keith's Grill used to be. Cheesesteak sandwiches are $16.00 here, and at least if this photo is any indication there's no shortage of people willing to pay it..

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                                Jay Bruce has just connected with a 90mph Bartolo Colon fastball, homering on a line drive to right center field. It's the Mets' first home run of 2017, and it happened in the bottom of the 5th with none out. (Photo taken in back of section 121.)

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                                Here's a look towards the Pat LaFreida concession stand in the Promenade food court.

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                                Now we present a close look at the new M&M's advertising on the fence above the orange line in left field. There was discussion here at Baseball Fever about how it might obstruct the view, but I got to sit in the first row in section 138 during one of my later visits this year. and my eyewitness testimony is that it's not the case. The view of the fence from the first row atop the "Great Wall of Flushing" is blocked by the little surface fans in the party seats can put their food and drink on, so in that context it's as if the new ads weren't there at all.

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                                Speaking of the M&M's "Sweet Seats," here's an "aerial" view seen from section 430, row 1, seat 7 in the top of the 10th inning. Consumer alert: in section 134, which is the bottom section in this photo, as the fence "bends" and there are more rows added, row 1 stops being the actual first row. So if you're offered tickets in section 134, row 1, check a seating plan carefully, because unless you're offered the highest seat numbers, you won't be sitting in the front row.

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                                The rest of my photos from this game can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/gary_d...h/34097195391/ .
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