Citi Field Shake Shack Food Poisoning Hits Mets Player, Phillies Manager

Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg and Mets first baseman Lucas Duda both came down with cases of food poisoning during a weekend series in Queens, and the culprit seems to be undercooked burgers from the Citi Field Shake Shack. But the Mets, naturally, are disputing that account. » 5/14/14 10:36am 5/14/14 10:36am

Tim Hudson's Ankle Wasn't The Only Thing Broken In Queens Last Night

Freddie Freeman's foul tip smashed the plexiglass shielding a camera at Citi Field last night. We will never get tired of these. » 7/25/13 12:07pm 7/25/13 12:07pm

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

Mets Try To Honor American Indian Culture, Upset American Indians

The New York Mets, a baseball team that does not possess a cartoonish mascot named Chief Wahoo or a fanbase that likes to do the Tomahawk Chop during games, has somehow managed to piss off an American Indian nonprofit organization. And it all went down in the Metsiest way possible. » 7/10/13 10:19am 7/10/13 10:19am

The Home Run Derby Field Is (Almost) Set

League captains David Wright and Robinson Cano have selected their squads for the Home Run Derby, and they're enough to guarantee that once again, the derby will be more watchable than the All-Star Game itself. » 7/09/13 8:50am 7/09/13 8:50am

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… » 4/02/13 10:52am 4/02/13 10:52am

A Prayer For New York, From Sports Fans On Twitter

The Mets Consider A "Quiet" Section For Autistic Kids

A couple days ago, the Mets sent out an email survey. Lots of boring questions meant to "improve your ballpark experience," but one caught the eye: » 6/15/12 5:10pm 6/15/12 5:10pm

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… » 5/20/12 9:30am 5/20/12 9:30am

The Mets' Regrets: Will You Start Loving Citi Field If It Gets Uglier?

So now the ballpark of the moment is glassy and modern and full of moving fish, leaving the retro-style ballparks of the previous moment kaput. What happens to all those teams that are stuck with suddenly unfashionable nostalgia-parks? (And are stuck with them for a very long time.) » 4/16/12 3:59pm 4/16/12 3:59pm

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

Marlins Park, Camden Yards, And The End Of The Retro Ballpark

Marlins Park has been unveiled to the masses, and early reviews are fawning. "Contemporary," "dazzling," "forward-looking." The only thing not state-of-the-art is a true center field camera (perhaps the home run sculpture is in the way). » 4/03/12 2:20pm 4/03/12 2:20pm

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

Someone Nearly Sold Out Citi Field Last Night (Hint: It Was Not The…

Ecuador and Greece drew 1-1 in a Flushing friendly. Writes ESPN New York, "While the Mets were away, Citi Field played host to its first soccer match — a 1-1 draw between Greece and Ecuador. It attracted 39,656 spectators, outdrawing all but the Mets' home-opener crowd of 41,075." » 6/08/11 12:40pm 6/08/11 12:40pm