Although the Mets trail both St. Louis and San Francisco for a wild-card berth, they still control their own destiny if they run the table.
Neither the Cardinals nor Giants can do the same because they have a four-game series with each other, Sept. 15-18, in San Francisco.
Because or the time difference, it gave me a promotion idea for either the Mets or SNY, both, if they are so inclined.
The 15th of September is Thursday, and with the Mets off that day, why doesn’t SNY arrange to get either the St. Louis or San Francisco feed and show the game that night?
One reader – named AV – just messaged me saying: “I think the Giants feed could be doable if they wanted to do it. The Cardinals games are carried by Fox Sports Missouri but the Giants are on CSN Bay Area, which is a SNY affiliate since Comcast has partial ownership of both channels.”
On the 16th and 17th, after the Mets are done playing the Twins, SNY can again pick up the feeds. At the same time, perhaps the Mets can invite the fans to stay and watch the game on the Citi Field video board, which by the way, has a pretty decent picture.
Keep some of the concessions open and make a party of it. Who knows, perhaps the can arrange for some of the players to stay behind and sign autographs. Cleveland has a postgame autograph signing for its season-ticket holders. I think Tampa Bay has the same.
It sure beats running the bases.
I believe once the Mets invited fans to camp out on the field. A huge slumber party. If the weather is good, why not try it again?
The 18th is a Sunday, and again SNY can pick up the game. If the standings remain as they are, it could create some compelling viewing.
Just a suggestion.