Whether they’re shaking up the wild card race, vying for the National League East division crown or keeping someone else from capturing it (here’s looking at you, Atlanta!), the New York Mets are always, if not amazin’, then plenty entertaining.
We could come up with dozens of reasons to turn up for Union Night at Citi Field on September 29. Here are 10 to get you started
- Catch that Playoff Fever. The Mets have been blazing hot in recent weeks. Someone’s got to take the NL East and those two wild cards spots. On September 29, the Mets will be squaring off against the Atlanta Braves who, as of this writing, are leading the division. By the time we get to the end of September, this final game of the regular season could decide the division or the wild card. Maybe the Mets will end up winners. Maybe they’ll be spoilers. You’ll just have to grab a ticket to find out.
- Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil are smokin! In 2019 All-Star Game home run champ Pete Alonso, you’re looking at the likely National League Rookie of the Year while McNeil is a contender for the batting title. This could be your last opportunity in 2019 to catch two of the league’s most exciting young players.
- Amazin’ Swag. Nobody leaves empty handed. The first 1,000 people to buy tickets will score a cool union night t-shirt. And to whet your appetite for next year, all fans in attendance will get a 2020 magnetic schedule.
- Now or Never for ’19. Remember that 2020 magnetic schedule we just told you about? Barring a trip to the playoffs, this is your last chance to catch a game at Citi Field in 2019, so don’t miss out.
- Who’s Gonna Pitch In? We can’t forecast who will take the hill on the last day of the season. Maybe it will be 2018 Cy Young Award winner Jacob deGrom. Or newly acquired ace Marcus Stroman. Or fan favorite flamethrower Noah “Thor” Syndergaard. Whoever takes the hill, expect a battle.
- Citi Field Solidarity. We’re not calling it Union Night for yuks. With fantastic VIP experience offers (including throwing out the first pitch) to unions who show up in groups, organized labor will be in the house at Citi Field. Your union brothers and sisters are going. Are you going to get in the game?
- In the Visiting Clubhouse… OK, so we’re all-in on the “Amazins” and we’re not supposed to plug the other team. But even so, the opportunity to watch the likes of 2018 Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuna Jr., perpetual MVP candidate Freddy Freeman, and former MVP Josh Donaldson up close and personal is not to be missed.
- Who’s in the Stands? The Yanks will finish the season in Texas, meaning any starry NYC baseball fans will be at Citi Field on the last day of the season. And, yeah, there are plenty of them. Among the celebs who count themselves Mets fans: Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Kevin James, Jimmy Kimmel and Jerry Seinfeld.
- Visit the Enshrined Mets: Come early and commune with the Mets amazin’ past at the Mets Hall of Fame and Museum
- The Eats: With choices ranging from pizza cupcakes to cinnamon churro ice cream sandwiches to lobster nachos, the culinary offerings at Citi Field are nothing if not diverse.
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