Lot’s of posts on this site have been made taking Mets management to task but today I want to start this one with some praise and thanks.
My son and I were supposed to be at Citi Field yesterday enjoying Opening Day but due to the Easter weekend we could not lay my mother to rest until yesterday. I offered my tickets to various friends but none wanted them under the circumstances and a more than one person told me to contact the Mets and tell them of my situation and see if they would exchange the tickets for another game. So I called the Mets ticket office to see if they could help me out.
The seats were in the lower level and cost me $190 so I couldn’t just eat the cost, so it was worth a shot.
The ticket agent I spoke to offered me his condolences and then asked me to hold so he could get a supervisor to help me. The supervisor came on and also offered a kind word and told me “no question, Mr. Keane we will refund your ticket and credit your credit card for the full amount” and with that he said “On behalf of the New York Mets, we offer our condolences”
Thank you to the Mets ticket office and to the Mets organization for their help, understanding and kind words.
I didn’t get to see much of yesterday’s game but after seeing highlights and reading various sites, I figured I’d comment on a few items:
It looks as though the Mets have taken the fan base’ advice and Met-trifed Citi Field. Moving the Shea Stadium Home Run Apple was a tremendous move. Although I enjoyed sitting at the picnic tables in back of the bullpen with the Apple tucked away in the back, the Apple is now in a proper place out in the open.
I love that there is a Gil Hodges Entrance and a Tom Seaver Entrance as well. The Mets Hall of Fame looks like it’s a must see place and the player imagines on banners hanging from the lamp posts are a great touch as well. I can’t wait to see these things in person.
I got a letter from the Mets with the location of my brick on the Fan Walk. It’ s in the spot with the Game 6 of the 1986 World Series plaque and it reads METSFANS4EVER KEANE FAMILY STATEN ISLAND. So please no spitting, or gum or cigarette butts on my brick. Thank You.
It’s safe to say no other fan base but the Mets fan would boo the training and strength and condition staff. In fact I don’t think any other fan would know the names of it’s training and strength and conditioning staff.
Hurray for the new guys as Jason Bay, Gary Mathews Jr and Rod Barajas had big days with the bat.
The Marlins looked very 2009 Mets-ish with their sloppy defense.
Not the best welcome back for Mike Jacobs with 2 K’s and being lifted for defensive purpose by Fernando Tatis.
One win down and nineteen more to go for Johan Santana. Santana pitched to the ballpark as we got ten outs via fly ball and five K’s with a nice mix of the fastball/changeup that kept the Fish batters off balance. The man knows how to pitch.
Those new cream colored pinstriped uni’s should be the one and only home uniform. How can anyone say the black uni tops and those disgusting black and blue hats look better ?