October 27th, 2014
The Inaugural Citi Field FallFest was held yesterday at the grand home of the Mets. The festivities took place in the outfield concourse by the Shea Bridge. While the event opened at 12pm, I got there at around 12:20. I first went to the Mets Food Drive, where I donated 10 non-perishable items and received a voucher for a future April game (awesome!). 2 other things happened at the Team Store, first I got my first real photo with Mr.Met. I’ve seen him walk down the aisles before, but when everyone asks him for photos, he just sticks his arm out as if saying “Your Awesome”, but then just continues down the aisle. I guess Mets PR, decided to do this because he’s on a strict schedule and is probably very busy. Anyway, here’s the photo:
We then entered the ballpark through the “Bullpen” gate; which, fingers crossed, will get renovated and turn into a “Ballpark Village”, kind of like St.Louis. Inside the stadium, I saw D.Meenan from The7Line.com. While I never officially said hello (Congrats on the baby by the way), I saw him taking photos of the wall renovations. I expect to see an update on the construction during Winter Fest, but it seems like that might be 100% inside since it’ll be held in the Ceasers Club. Here’s a photo of the wall renovations.
I played some carnival games, which was fun, I pressed my luck at the DunkTank, and hit the button, but not hard enough. (I hit 75 mph…. Not bad I guess….). Then I enjoyed a candy apple, which was fair. The Hard Candy was ok, but the Candy was still warm and the Apple was hard to get at with the Sprinkles and M&M’s in the way.
The Mets successfully took our money for an fun event that lacked a big surprise. I was convinced a Met was going to show up to sign some autographs. Maybe they will next year; it sure would make some kids happy. I also played some video games at the 2K FanArea. Thank you to the Mets for making kids days.
I want to say thank you and/or shoutout to a few people tonight:
– Devan F, who is launching his new blog MLB Daily Rumors tomorrow.
– Vince Ruffino, from Citi Field Events, who offered me tickets to the event. Give him a follow to Twitter.
– Citi Field Events, for throwing the party!