Game one of Skid's season at Citi. APRIL 13 - HOME GAME #1 vs Philadelphia Phillies (3-3)

I will be sitting with the 7Line Army in center field by the Home Run Apple and Shea Bridge on Opening Day. 2014 NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom (0-1) pitches for the Mets in their home opener against the Phillies Aaron Harang (1-0).


Lets Go Mets! 2014 National League Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom won his first game of 2015 with 6 and one third innings of shutout ball. Juan Lagares singled in one run and Travis d'Arnaud's sacrifice fly in the 8th scored the Mets second run. A record 43,947 fans filled Citi Field for the home opener.

Ticket Cost: $105
Time of game: 2:53
Attendance: 43,947

NYPD helicopter fly over

I drove to the ballpark early as a big crowd was expected for the game. I've been to a Mets/Giants game by myself before, a day game back in the late 80's at Candlestick Park. This one felt a little strange at first. I'm thinking that all these people should be my friends because they are all Mets fans. But I did not know any of them. That didn't matter once I got to my seat in center field. Right in the middle of nearly 1,000 crazy Mets fans all wearing orange. During the first inning the 7Line Army would chant each Mets fielder's name and then the player would acknowledge us. I've seen the Yankee fans do this, but it was cool to be in the group responsible for such. I walked around an inning or two to see the huge crowd. Two thousand standing room tickets sold. Mets fans were everywhere and they all wore their blue and orange. I saw maybe 6 Phillies fans, two were women much older than the average fan. And I spotted one lost looking San Francisco Giants fan, but his jersey had a 24 on the back so I give him a pass.

Souvenirs I picked up today: 2015 Magnetic schedule, a pair of 7Line "Thunderstixs" and a Tootsie Pop with my bacon cheeseburger from Keith's Grill.

After the game I met a group of guys by my car and we started up a conversation while waiting for the parking lot exit to clear. They asked where I was from and that brought out the story. I got a few knuckles and high fives after telling it. They wanted to take me out on the town but I thought better of it as this is only game one of the season. It took me only 20 minutes to get home once I left the parking lot, then I went and celebrated with a rib eye steak at Tony Roma's.

Mets Fan of the Day
  • Name/Nickname: Sweetness (really it's Michael)
  • Mets Fan Since: 1973
  • Favorite Mets Player: Keith Hernandez
  • Favorite Mets Moment: '86 World Series Game 6
    (He was so excited by the Mets win, he proposed!)
  • Favorite Rock Band: Journey