Greetings from Citi Field. Today it is Johan Santana vs. Josh Johnson in a rematch. To update you, both Delgado and Castillo are out of the line-up but expected back Friday in Philly.
I would be remiss if I didn’t comment on the lack of Mets memorabilia and appreciation for their history at Citi Field. There’s so much more they could have done to honor their tradition.
At Comerica Park there are exhibits by decade. Very well done. Honestly, I thought they’d have a Hall of Fame when they build the place. Right now the place honors Jackie Robinson more than the Mets and that’s not right.
The Rotunda is well done, but there should have been something similar for the Mets history.
Most teams honor their past. The Cardinals have statues outside Busch; there are photos of past players at Wrigley Field and in Cleveland; at Fenway, you just know that’s the home of the Red Sox.
Yes, I like Citi Field, but there’s more from a historical perspective that should be recognized.
I’ve seen Citi Field from both sides now, from its formative stages during the tours to the finished model under the bright sun.
I walked around the place yesterday, and yes there are places where you can lose sight of the ball. But, when you have a park designed with numerous angles and quirks, that’s going to happen.
It’s not a big deal. It’s not like you have to look around a pole for nine innings. I didn’t try all the things to eat – I’m on a strict budget now, you know. But, I can appreciate the variety.
What I do like is the wide concourses, and the mall-like atmosphere in the outfield. It’s that way in Cleveland and Philly, and I think it would be nice to spend one afternoon milling around and soaking in the atmosphere.
How about you? Have you been to Citi Field and what’s your impression? What do you like? What don’t you like?
Greetings all. I had an opportunity before the game to walk around and check out Citi Field. It really is a nice place. I can see myself spending some time here.
Mets going for the sweep today behind Nelson Figueroa. Looking forward to chatting with you during the game.
From first, second and third glances, this is a beautiful ballpark. We’re all trying to see how it plays, but we won’t know until the weather gets warmer. Plenty of quirks, nooks and crannies in the outfield for some weird bounces meaning you can expect a lot of triples and maybe and inside-the-parker or two for Jose Reyes.
This is supposed to be a pitcher’s park, but the overhang in right could be generous to Carloses Delgado and Beltran.
It should be a busy night. I’ll live blog, of course, but until game time if you want to note your favorite Opening Day memories, this is the place to do it.
Here’s the line-up:
J Reyes SS
D Murphy LF
D Wright 3B
C Delgado 1B
C Beltran CF
R Church RF
B Schneider C
L Castillo 2B
M Pelfrey P