We’ve always liked Gary “Baba Booey” Dell’Abate, executive producer of the Howard Stern Show and co-host of the Wrap-Up Show on Sirius XM, so we feel horrible about piling on to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Gary’s horrendous first pitch before a New York Mets game at Citi Field on May 9, 2009. But — the ballpark news must go on! Read more here. Watch Gary’s pitch here.
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The New York Mets’ ballpark-related revenue reported to regulators dropped for the fourth straight year in 2013, down nearly 34 percent since Citi Field opened in 2009. Read more here.
Baseball author Rob Neyer takes a look at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, and concludes we are in a new era of rank commercialism in MLB ballpark design. Read more here. Thanks to Joe Mock for the link.
Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game tonight starting at 8:00 p.m. EDT on FOX. Read more here. Check out great photos and reviews of Citi Field from Digital Ballparks, Baseball Park, Baseball Pilgrimages, and Ballpark Reviews. Get all your All-Star Game information here. Speaking of the Mets, it doesn’t look great for the franchise on the annual revenue front. Read more here.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority is partnering with four Major League Baseball stadiums to advertise the fun of Sin City. The four parks chosen include Dodger Stadium, Wrigley Field, Rangers Ballpark, and Citi Field. Read more here.
Some 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men packed City Field, home of the New York Mets, for a rally Sunday, as speakers railed against the dangers of the Internet. Read more and view photo here.
Revenues at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, have dropped by more than 30 percent since the stadium opened in 2009. Read more here.
A judge tossed out a contract-based lawsuit last week brought by Kosher Sports, Inc. (KCI) against the New York Mets for prohibiting them from selling kosher hot dogs and other items from four different carts on Friday nights and Saturdays — the Jewish Sabbath. Read more here. Thanks to John Cerone for the story.
The New York Mets plan to make a decision in October about bringing in the fences or lowering their height at Citi Field to make the park more hitter/home-run friendly. According to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, any changes “won’t be subtle.” Read more here.
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASCPA) has sent investigators to Yankee Stadium and Citi Field to look into reports that a dog nicknamed “Coffee” is being forced by its owner to sit outside the stadiums for hours begging for dollars without food, water, or a break. Coffee is typically dressed up in Mets gear, sporting sunglasses or a Groucho Marx disguise, with a pipe Continue reading