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Citi Field panorama from right field

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Citi Field (New York, 2012)

First spring training games are today.

Happy birthday, Miguel Batista!

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Miguel Batista pitching for the New York Mets in 2012

On the night I took this photo (6/24/12), Batista took the loss after giving up a score-tying home run to Robinson Cano in the 8th inning. The Mets released him a month later.

Citi Field

7-photo photomerge of Citi Field, home of New York Mets (2012)

It’s beginning to look a lot like baseball…

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Mets stars from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s on their Topps baseball cards

@CardboardHistry #mets @wthballs @BSmile @70sBaseball @Topps

Most teams have their first spring training games today (including the Mets).

I took today’s photo back in 2012 at Citi Field in New York. I have no idea if the giant Topps cards continue to adorn the concourse, but I thought it was about the coolest thing I had ever seen.

Here is a photo of the Mets starting lineup on that day in baseball cards.

Magical season

Easy call

@RADickey43

R.A. Dickey has been extremely mediocre during his 16 years in major league baseball. He’s a .500 pitcher with an ERA a bit above 4. In 2012, however, he had a season that was anything but mediocre. He won the National League Cy Young award by a landslide.

He came into the game, pictured above, with an 11-1 record and 2.00 ERA. He was on a roll, having won his prior 9 games–3 by shutout. He had struck out 25 batters in his prior two starts, and at least 8 in each of his prior 7 starts.

This game, against the Yankees, did not go his way (other than this score of his). The Mets lost, although Dickey didn’t take the loss. He rebounded, though, and threw a shutout in his next outing.

Citi Field panorama

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Mets vs. Yankees

When I visit a new stadium for the first time (especially when it is also likely my last time too) I don’t like to sit in one seat the entire game. However, when it is a Yankees vs. Mets game, the game will be sold out and not many empty seats can be found to move into. I found a few seats in the very back row behind home plate to watch an inning from. The banter in this location between the Mets and Yankees fans was quite hilarious.

The Mets and Yankees face off later this month over Memorial Day Weekend. Two games will be played at Citi Field followed by two in Yankee Stadium.