Citi Field Prettier Than Its Play
by Grace Carmen
Jul 29, 2009 | 5621 views | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Last Tuesday at Citi Field the Mets pulled off a 7-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies after a stormy start both on and above the field. Although they won, one thing seemed clear; Met fans are much more excited about their new stadium than they are about the level of play.

The Mets entered the season with playoff aspirations, but injuries to star players such as Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran combined with poor play have led the team to a disappointing 47-51 record.

One fan, Jimmy Tamney of New Hyde Park. blames the injuries. “When I go to work I don’t miss a day, 365 days out of the year,” said Tamney, a fan of 42 years and season ticket holder of 21. “These guys are making seven million dollars a year. They get a bruised calf and they’re done.”

Eight-and-a-half year-old Christian Lyons thinks they simply need to “make more outs, win more games.” But the young Met fan certainly approves of the new stadium. Aside from the good food he was really excited when he saw the Jackie Robinson rotunda at the entrance.

Kevin Rojas of Elmhurst thinks the Mets would do better if they put a little more defense into their game. “They were good last year so I think that’s the answer,” he said.

For Rojas, the Mets season pales in comparison to their new home. “It’s pretty nice, an amazing experience. It’s closer to the subway and clean, I hope it stays that way.”

At 6.5 games behind Colorado in the wild card race, the Mets are still trying to stay in the mix for the second half of their season. In such a beautiful new environment, fans continue to be optimistic. “I came here to see Citi Field for the first time,” said New Jersey Met fan Megan Fox. “Now I would like to see a Championship team.”
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