September 29th, 2014
Since I started Pepper in 2013, I have always liked to change things and correct little details, that are small, but pay major dividends towards the end. I am a Mets centered blog, I love talking about the Mets and their players and everything that surrounds them, but the season is over, for the Mets, today is Day 1 of the offseason, but to most fans, today is Day one of what we wait for 11 months of the year, and hey, they are right. We play for October, we do everything in anticipation of the Playoffs, nothing happens to teams that don’t make the playoffs in October, so besides an update or two on the Mets coaching staff and dimensions, expect for some MLB Centered posts, kind of what other blogs are doing at this time. Thank you Mets Fans for sticking with the team. Good times to follow. —
By the way, I predicted the Royals to win the World Series, and it’s worth noting they are in it!
When you think of a group of fans sitting together you probably think of the bleacher creatures in the Bronx, or maybe King’s Court in Seattle, but a new army of loyal dedicated fans descended on Citi Field in Queens, NY yesterday one last time, and they are called The 7 Line.
The 7 Line was founded by Dareen Mennan back in good old 2010. An awesome graphic designer by day, Met fan by night, this guy knows how to through a party. Finishing off its second full year, the 7 line’s Loyal Till the Last out 2014 party started at 10am with a pig roast. Yes, PIG.
While me and my mom really didn’t care about the roast, we soon found out how dedicated this bunch is. (Upon entry of Citi Field, I played the MLB Network Speed Pitch challenge, I threw a strike, and won a T-Shirt!) we entered the stadium at 11:15am, and to our amazement, actual Mets players were signing autographs, we waited in a long line, and were treated to Travis d’Arnaud signing!
Alright, I won a t-shirt, won the lottery with the d’Arnaud signature, things can’t get better right? Wrong. 860 dedicated Met fans all gathered in the Big Apple Reserved section wearing the same Loyal till the Last out shirts, probably provided the best atmosphere Citi Field has had, this was PLAYOFF atmosphere. Not to mention Keith Hernandez , Kevin Burkhardt and Bartolo Colon mega heads. We did roll call TWICE, and all but Juan Centeno (who rightfully cared more about the game) waved back. We chanted “30 HOMERS” for Duda, and sure enough on the next pitch, the ball left the yard. Even Ruben got in on the action with a bomb himself.
The event T-shirt (pictured above) was also very cool, everyone in the Big apple reserved wore there very own. Friends were made at yesterday’s outing for sure, heck even I met 30 new people. But the spotlight was on Bobby Abreu yesterday, who singled in the 5th, which turned out to be his last AB, and boy did we cheer. Go to The7line.com for more info.