Zack Wheeler and Daniel Murphy will be at Citi Field Wednesday, 11-11:30 a.m., for the New York Mets’ seventh annual Holiday Coat Drive.
The players will greet fans at the Mets Team Store who are dropping off winter coats.
Fans who donate one or more coats will receive a pair of tickets to a select game in April, plus a coupon for 15 percent off regularly priced merchandise only tomorrow.
The Mets Team Store is located adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Fans are instructed to park in Lot G.
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I don’t know why it took criticism and a year to do these things, but better late than never. Even so, the Mets made three announcements Saturday reflecting the ties to their past that should have been announced when Citi Field opened.
CITI FIELD: Missed the link to the old.
First, various VIP entrances were named after: Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver and Casey Stengel. The outfield bridge will be named Shea bridge.
Secondly, there will be a Hall of Fame, which should have been in the original blue prints. It will be next the Jackie Robinson Rotundra.
Lastly, there will be banners of Mets players on Mets Plaza in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda and the light poles in the parking lots will be adorned with the team’s logo.
Yes, this is something that should should have been done in the beginning, but better late than never. I love it when a team acknowledges its past. The Mets history isn’t as successful as several teams, say the Yankees, Dodgers and Cardinals, but it is colorful and rich and closing in on 50 years.
There’s no question the fans honor Mets history. The team should do the same.