Mets Open Citi Field In DisappointmentApril 14, 2009
The Mets lost the first every regular season game at Citi Field to the San Diego Padres 6-5. I’ll give you more on this game in my series recap towards the end of the week. For now, below is some video I shot during the game. I hope you enjoy it!
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Some Additional Thoughts and Happenings At The Game:
- Jody Gerut got the first hit and homerun in Citi Field history. Which means everyone that took the poll was wrong (including me).
- David Wright delivered the first Met homerun with a roaring three run shot over the left field fence that at the time, tied the game. It’s only fitting that the face of the Met franchise had the first New York Met homerun in Citi Field history.
Cheers and Boos:
- Cheered – Cliff Floyd: It was good to see “Uncle Cliff” back in the building. He will always be a fan favorite.
- Booed – Sweet Caroline: All Met fans including me are tired of hearing this song played. Let’s be original and not copy other teams, please.
- Booed – Duaner Sanchez and Heath Bell: Both Sanchez and Bell got the last laugh as they each pitched 1-2-3 innings in the 8th and 9th to close out the game. I must say, very painful to watch.
- The game had the feeling of an October playoff game. It was cold and the fans were into it from the beginning. Unfortunately, the Mets opened their new park the same way they closed Shea, with a loss. Nevertheless, I was happy to be there. Also, don’t forget to check out some Photos I took at the game as well.
In The News:
Dwight Gooden will be appearing tomorrow (Wednesday April 15) from 3:30-4:45 at Modell’s Times Square location (West 42nd Street & 7th Avenue) to promote the Mo’s Zone & Modell’s Clubhouse at Citi Field.
The Mo’s Zone is the 72 foot span along the outfield warning track where the padded outfield wall is replaced by a chain link fence. Right above are sections 101 & 102 in Citi Field’s Field Level where there is seating for nearly 400 fans.
Beneath the Mo’s Zone is The Modell’s Clubhouse. The Modell’s Clubhouse is set behind the chain link fence and has a dugout-style benches in front of garage doors. Those doors open up to a private group hospitality area which can accommodate up to 70 fans. The coolest aspect of the seating is that you there is only a chain link fence in between you and the playing field.