A Fire On The 7 Train Strands Crowds Leaving Home Run Derby

According to various reports from Twitter users leaving the Home Run Derby at Citi Field, there is a fire somewhere on the 7 train line—initial reports indicate there is an investigation at the 103rd street stop—and it isn't running. The 7 is the only subway that services Citi Field. There are obviously buses and the… » 7/15/13 11:16pm 7/15/13 11:16pm

The Mets Will Give You A Free Ticket For Following Them On Twitter

If you're following the Mets or SNY on Twitter, you saw a link to receive either a single free ticket, or 2-for-1 seats for this weekend's series against the Marlins. (The promotion is called, creatively and alternatively, "Tweet A Ticket" or, oh god, a "Twicket.") Except, if you know how Twitter works, you don't actually… » 4/02/13 10:52am 4/02/13 10:52am

A Sold Out Citi Field Plays Host To An Exercise In Futility Today (And …

This afternoon, the terrifyingly-named Jewish orthodox group "Union of Communities for the Purity of the Camp" will be holding a rally against the evils of the internet ("and the damages caused by advanced electronic devices"), according to an article on the internet. The primary targets are what we in the internet biz… » 5/20/12 9:30am 5/20/12 9:30am

Mets Announce Largest Crowd In Citi Field History, Apparently Counting …

The Mets' announced attendance of 42,080 is the largest in the three-plus years of Citi Field. This is a stunning turnaround from this morning, when thousands of tickets were still available. And an even more stunning turnaround from earlier in the game, when it sure as hell looked like there were a ton of empty seats. » 4/05/12 4:00pm 4/05/12 4:00pm

The Mets Are Moving In The Fences, And They're Selling Them Too

Because they can't lure you to the ballpark with a winning team, the Mets will try to lure you with home runs. They're bringing in the outfield walls at Citi Field to goose scoring, and here's a question we definitely never pondered: what do you do with the old outfield wall? If you're a billion dollars in debt, you… » 1/20/12 10:45am 1/20/12 10:45am

The Mets Are Moving The Fences To Distract Themselves From The Fact…

Not so long ago (2009), the New York Mets opened a new stadium in Flushing. It was supposed to be a classy, exposed-brick-and-green-steel tribute to the franchise's ascendance. Instead, Citi Field has been a monument to the Mets' modern futility and clumsiness. » 11/03/11 6:10pm 11/03/11 6:10pm

Mets Consider Making Citi Field More Homer-Happy

Building a stadium around Johan Santana probably seemed like a good idea at the time. But three years and so many damn doubles later, Citi Field is more homer unfriendly than anyone could have predicted: only San Diego and San Francisco see less home runs per game in the National League. So the Mets are thinking about… » 9/21/11 1:50pm 9/21/11 1:50pm

Dead Team Walking: A Night Of Suffocating Solitude With The 2011 New…

I went to the Mets-Nationals game last night, and I'm not sure why. I have some idea why: first Dom taunted the staff about its lackluster Mets attendance, and then I taunted myself about September baseball. The weather in New York was splendid, too, the kind of serene, cloudless 70-degree fare that makes the city, or… » 9/14/11 8:00pm 9/14/11 8:00pm

Mets Fans Now Being Hunted Down Like Dogs, By Dogs

Flushing, as a neighborhood, has a decidedly unappealing name. But Citi Field isn't actually located in Flushing. Surrounded by a bay, two freeways and a park, the Mets share their parcel of land with the little-known, less-loved neighborhood of Willets Point. With a permanent population of one, Willets Point is the… » 8/29/11 4:55pm 8/29/11 4:55pm

This Poor Dog Is Forced To Sit Outside Mets Games With A Pipe In Its…

As if you weren't already paying too much to see Justin Turner mash on Dillon Gee's behalf, a recent internet groundswell sheds light on another gross perversion inherent in the Citi Field experience. A dog, Coffee, sits outside the stadium, ostensibly for your amusement, in sunglasses or a Groucho Marx disguise, with… » 5/20/11 3:10pm 5/20/11 3:10pm

So It's Come To This: Mets Fans Wearing Paper Bags

Things are coming to some kind of head in Flushing. Wednesday, fans begin to show up with brown paper bags over their heads, probably the most evocative visual for this team since that Post cover of sad Mr. Met. Even the media started tuning the losses out. » 4/22/11 2:30pm 4/22/11 2:30pm