I don’t know about you but I need a break from we’re all gonna die coverage of Hurricane Irene, so I figured I’d keep you up to date with some of the events at Citi Field this weekend, well today and tomorrow because on Sunday we will all be waiting for Irene to come through town. Blizzards, below zero temps, record rain fall, 100 degree temps, and earthquake and now a hurricane, maybe these end of the world zealots aren’t the assholes I think they are.
Tonight at Citi Field the Mets will hold the first Mets Social Media Night. For $41.00 you get an $18 food and beverage credit, a seats in the Big Apple Reserve section and a greet and meet with Justin Turner (@RedTurn2 on Twitter) in the Bullpen Plaza before the game. There will also be giveaways and text and Twitter contests all through the evening.
Tomorrow the Mets will have a couple of events going on before the game. At 1:15 PM NYC Firefighter Matt Long will give a talk about his recovery from a terrible accident he was involved in when he was biking to work during the 2005 Transit strike where he was hit by a from a private bus line shuttling commuters during the strike. Long was a 9/11 responder and is the author of the book The Long Run which chronicles his recovery from life threating injuries.
As you enter the ball park tomorrow the Mets are asking that if you have some old baseball equipment gloves, bats, spikes, or catchers equipment that is collecting dust in your basement or attic to please donate it to the Baseball Tomorrow Fund, which collects equipment to distribute to youth baseball teams affiliated with the Greater New York Sandlot Athletic Association. The drop off area for the equipment will be the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.
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