I made it to two of the three games that the Mets played against the Marlins this weekend, and I meant to write about them. Certainly Sunday’s improbable victory deserves to be remembered, in the all-too-likely case that it turns out to be Marlon Byrd’s one shining moment as a Met.
Unfortunately, you’re going to have to settle for some pictures that I took.
Saturday, I visited the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum to see this year’s All-Star exhibit. So that’s included in the set from the April 6th game. Sunday, I took advantage of the Mets’ free ticket Twitter promo and my seat was in the Promenade. I watched the first couple of innings from standing room on the Field Level, so that’s where most of the photos were take.
The Mets start the season at 4-2 with a pair of series victories… let’s hope their good fortune continues in Philadelphia tonight and enjoy the magic for however long it lasts.
The New York Mets put Opening Day tickets on sale this morning, and a lot of Mets fans experienced a bit of sticker shock.
As Shannon reports at Mets Police, it would cost a minimum of $63 (before fees) to go to the game on April 1st. And I’d feel like an April Fool to pay that much to watch a baseball game with a view like the one here. Decent seats – in the Promenade Infield or Promenade Box categories – cost $84 (again, before fees.)
Want to be at field level? It’s going to cost $130 to sit in the outfield, or $165 to sit in the cheapest baseline category (once again, before fees.)
Two tickets, opening day in the uppers (bot not behind home plate) $142.50
Seriously folks, think long and hard if you want to support this one. Wow.
Ownership’s instinct is clearly telling them to maximize their profits on one of three games that could be a sellout in 2013.
If they can sell all of the seats at these prices, they were right. (How often has Mets ownership been right about anything recently?)
Ten hours later, they still had tickets available in the cheapest category – no instant sellout here.
I think I’m going to skip opening day next year. If the Mets were going to put together a big, splashy off-season like they did before the 2005 season, I’d be more likely to set common sense aside – but it’s just not worth spending that much money to go to a game that I can watch on TV with a better view.
And guys, I hope that you plan to announce new contracts for David Wright and R.A. Dickey soon…
The New York Mets are holding a food drive at Citi Field today from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Donate 10 or more food items and receive a voucher for a pair of tickets to a game in April 2013.
Remember all the fuss last winter about changing Citi Field’s dimensions to make it more home run friendly?
It worked – sort of.
AP Sports writer Ronald Blum reports the changes benefited Mets’ opponents more than the home team this year.
Of the 46 home runs this year that would not have cleared the old wall, 21 were hit by New York, according to figures compiled by the team.
Maybe this winter, GM Sandy Alderson should focus on adding some power hitters if he wants the Mets to hit more home runs.
Maybe R.A. Dickey can add one more highlight to the 2012 Mets season tomorrow as he tries to become the team’s first 20-game winner in more than two decades.
Let’s go Mets!
The New York Mets inducted John Franco into the team’s Hall of Fame last night, then went on to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1. They’re now in a three-way tie for first place, percentage points behind the Washington Nationals.
Thanks to ESPN and my own stubborn desire to stay for the last out if at all possible, I’m very tired this morning.
(By the way, is it just me, or is John Franco’s plaque not really the best likeness?)