Waaay back in April or so, Nik and I picked the weekend of August 21st to head to NY to see family, friends and the Mets. Due to some scheduling conflicts, I arrived on the 20th and made plans to see my first game at Citi Field against the Braves.
I met up with Metsgrrl and TBF before the game where they helped me score a $10 upper level seat. I had already done exterior picture taking before meeting them, so when they arrived we headed in. It was a nice to have some seasoned fans to give me a little tour of the new home of the NY Mets. First impression: Amazing! It really is a great stadium and I found very few things to dislike. It’ll just take some getting used to, of course, just like any new stadium would.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching the game with them as well as with Coop. It was a Johan start which should have meant good things, but without many power hitters, he didn’t get the run support needed for a win. And for those curious minds, I had the pulled pork sandwich from Blue Smoke which was pretty good.
*The full set of my stadium pictures are here and the full set of Mets/Braves game pictures are here.
My second game was with my parents and Nik. It was the night of August 22, the night where the 1969 Mets World Championship team was honored for the 40th anniversary of their Championship.We were in section 510, row 1. Some of my favorite pictures from the ceremony:
Tom Seaver, Yogi Berra, Eddie Yost
It was a great ceremony and celebration. I had previously been to the 25th anniversary celebration for the 1986 Championship team and was in attendance for the game where Tom Seaver’s number was retired, though I vaguely remember it. And my food of choice for this game was the Shake Shack Burger: Best. Thing. Ever!