METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 13, 2009 GAME:sportsfan8690
January 4, 2010
This game started a new era in Mets history as it is the 1st game at Citi Field. Also this game was the 1st time my fiance Pamela ever saw a Mets game with me in New York. We live in South Florida and we flew up for this game and to see our family for Passover.
We took the 7 train to the game. As the train was making its way into the Willets Point station it felt a little strange to see that Shea Stadium was not there anymore. Well this means its time to start a new era of memories in a great new ballpark. After we got there we took a walk around the whole ballpark outside and inside just checking everything out. We saw every area in the park that the public could see except the Sterling Club and the restricted areas like the team clubhouses and press box. We made sure we got the first-game collectibles such as the program, cap and others. After batting practice we made our way to our seats.
I made sure I had my camera ready for the first pitch and took a great shot. Shortly after that Jody Gerut goes deep to break in the park with a first-ever batter-lead-off home run in a new ball park. We said all game that it would be fitting that David Wright should be the one to hit the Mets first HR in Citi Field. When #5 came to bat in the 5th inning the whole crowd was standing and sensing something big was about to happen. Bang!! It did!! David Wright goes deep for the Mets historical first HR in Citi Field.
Although they lost this game, the memories of the first game in a new park will be there forever. We would have loved to see Shea open in 1964 also, but we were not born.
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