I was at at the Mets-Cubs game last night with my father and I wanted to share a few images with you. As you know, it was another disappointing loss in a season filled with them so far. But the pre-game ceremony was more than worth the price of admission. The crowd was sparse as you would expect at this point in the season without playoff hopes. And the Cubs aren’t exactly a draw either.
There were representatives from pretty much every city service agency on the field before the game along with the kids from Tuesday’s Children. The NYPD and FDNY bagpipers and drummers were marching in a stirring ceremony that was filled with emotion.
I even caught a glimpse of Bob Ley prepping 7 minutes before Sunday Night Baseball went live on the air for the pre-game show. The set was past center field almost right next to Frites.
The crowd was too small to get a good “U-S-A” chant going for any length of time. But the small group that was there had some spirit. As you can see, there were lots of empty seats.
I bought these seats online before the game for 30% of the face value. It was great to be about 25 rows back for such a great ceremony. And the Mets did do a great job putting the cermony together with John Franco, John Olerud, Robin Ventura, Steve Trachsel, and Mike Piazza.
I’m sorry for the pictures not being great quality but the battery in my camera died so I had to take these with my cell phone. Not bad considering it’s a phone.