The New York Mets and Old Dominion Freight Line are inviting fans to a spring training sendoff event at Citi Field on Monday, February 15th.
This will be “truck day,” the day when the team packs up the equipment truck for its drive to Port St. Lucie, Fla., which always seemed like a bigger deal as a symbol that spring was inching closer than something I actually needed to go see.
But there will be more to do at Monday’s event.
- On July 3rd, the first 15,000 fans at Citi Field will get a neon yellow compression sleeve similar to the one Cespedes often wears when they enter the ballpark.
- On August 26th, the t-shirt for the Free Shirt Friday promotion will focus on “Yo.” All fans at the game will get one when they enter the ballpark.
Nice job by the Mets’ marketing department.
This week, the Mets sent out an email highlighting various player-focused promotions they have planned for the 2016 season.
On August 27th, they will be giving away Matt Harvey bobbleheads. On April 30, it’s Noah Syndergaard-en gnomes. Here’s hoping I can make it to at least one of those games.
On September 17th, it’s Jacob deGrom hair hats… which sounds a bit off-the-wall, but could actually be kinda fun, especially if it works out for deGrom to pitch that day.