Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mets Cave To Fan Pressure And Reschedule Banner Day...Sort Of

One year after a blogger campaign led to the return of Banner Day at Citi Field in 2012, the Mets have again listened to cries from the blogosphere regarding the scheduling of the beloved tradition.

Originally scheduled as a noon event on Sunday, May 26th, before a 1 PM game vs. the Atlanta Braves, the event's timing was thrown off when the game was chosen as the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball game of the week. This meant the parade of banners around the warning track would happen sometime before the 8:05 game.

The Mets Police's Shannon Shark led a twitter campaign for the Mets to reschedule the event, and the Wilpons have listened.  The Apple can confirm that Banner Day has been after the game's completion on Sunday night. (Or Monday morning depending on how long the game goes.)

Promoted as "Citi Field Presents Rockin' Banner Night Sponsored by Monster Energy," families will be encouraged to load up on energy drinks after the 7th inning, getting hopped up on caffeine as the bullpen implodes.

Once the game mercifully ends, everyone who brought a banner will be invited to enter the field through the visitor's bullpen and show off their art.  Fans will also be asked to help clean chewing tobacco, spilled beer and hot dog wrappers from the warning track.

1980's Freestlye music will be played through the stadium P.A. as strobe lights shine from the scoreboard.  The band Black Box is confirmed to perform but rumors of a Raiana Paige live performance could not be confirmed as of press time.

For tickets to Citi Field Presents Rockin' Banner Night Sponsored by Monster Energy, visit or call 718-507-TIXX.  One side note though, this game is now designated as "double secret marquee" so tickets start at $63.

All articles featured on The Apple are fictitious. No Mets were harmed in the writing of this story. Mike Vercelletto is a frequent contributor to Follow Mike on Twitter @verceman.

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