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Goodbye Shea...Hello Citi Field

Saturday, April 04, 2009

The Mets had an auspicious win last night at the first exhibition game in their new stadium, beating the Red Sox 4-3.

Mets fans reveled in Citi Field's open space and surprisingly good ball park food on the promenade deck and various eateries.

Lifelong Mets fan Steve Douani washed down his pulled pork sandwich with a cold beer saying the food was a dramatic upgrade. The stadium wasn't bad either.


Jake at the Home Run Apple

Jake at the Home Run Apple


Jake Bronzy, 8, spent some time at the Mr. Mets Kiddie Field (a wiffle ball park for kids), slurped down a vanilla ice cream in a small baseball helmet bowl and went to pay tribute to the old Home Run Apple. Citi Field has a new larger apple, and through an online petition, fans voted to bring the old one over as well. Bronzy isn't sure why he likes it, he just does.

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An easy walk off the 7 line
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Welcome one and all
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Step in Jackie Robinson size foot prints
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The Jackie Robinson Rotunda modeled on the one at Ebbets Field
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Jackie Robinson mural
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Crisp green at this exhibition game
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Concessions on the concourse
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Great views at Citi Field
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Back after a rain delay
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Mr. Mets Kiddie Field wiffle ball park
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First day souvenir sale
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Many sales on the first day
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Hats were a hit
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New purchase
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Another new purchase
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67 minute rain delay in the 6th inning
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Bringing out the old tarp
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Bricks bought to commemorate the new stadium

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