February 2019

2019 is Upon us, Is It Time for Citi Field to Bring Back the Organ (Tracks)?

Do me a favor. Close your eyes, and picture you are at the game.

When you’ve done that, click play on the video below (you might have to open your eyes for that).

“No, Niko, the seventh inning stretch was never played on the organ at Citi Field”

And you’d be right, that’s because that was played before the game.

“Seventh Inning Stretch before the game, and you want that back, aren’t you a traditionalist?”

Well, not necessarily the stretch, I want the organ. Instead of the loud obnoxious pop music, I want the sweet sounds of a ballpark organ.

The organ, or, organ tracks, was in-use from 2009 until 2014, when it was retired in favor of generic tracks.

So Mets, you’ve done things to win back the hearts of old-school Mets fans before, so in this year, 2019, where Brodie is mixing it up new and old, why not bring back this organ? I don’t think anyone dislikes it, and if you use organ tracks, there is no cost associated with it…

Welcome back to MetsPlus (on Wednesdays!)

Hey everyone! Long time, no talk!

It’s me, Niko Goutakolis. Need I re-introduce myself?

I’m a little bit different from who I was when I was blogging in High School under the original MetsPlus title, so quick primer: In brief, I’m a college student that works two jobs, and does something fifteen hours a day, seven days a week, which made blogging about Baseball difficult, to the point that I stopped doing so last Fall.

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As the weather gets warmer, I wanted to get back into it, at least a little bit.

This time, however, I’m going to do things a little differently. I’m going to post a longer-form article each and every Wednesday (in aggregate, this will also provide a great opportunity to master the spelling of Wednesday, something auto-correct is telling me I’ve surprisedly omitted from my educated brain these last twenty years).

So check back here, every Wednesday, for a new and exciting piece on something Mets, Baseball or (this is still Mets Plus) an interesting topic that I’ll a somehow give a baseball spin.

I’m really excited to start this new venture with all of you, and I look forward to seeing you all out at the ballpark soon.

As always, thanks for visiting MetsPlus.