All Star Baseball at Citi Field #MetsMoms
This past week my family and I had the once in a lifetime experience of attending the 2013 MLB All-Star game in our own backyard, Citi Field. The fun kicked off on Sunday with the MLB Futures game and the Celebrity Softball game. It was great to see two future Mets superstars squaring off against each other in the first inning. Later on, the Celebrity Softball game gave us the chance to see some former Mets superstars. Nothing was more exciting to our family than watching Mike Piazza once again swing for the fences, and of course, he did not disappoint hitting a home run well over the left field fence. The staff at Citi Field was very helpful, with greeters, ushers, and security covering every single section.
The next day our fun continued, as we made our way into the Javitz Center for the MLB fan fest. We hit some balls, we threw some balls, we shook hands with some Mets legends and caught glimpses of Hall of Famers. The displays of memorabilia were inspiring, and everyone had the time of their lives. The evening saw us making our way back out to Citi Field for the home run derby. From our standing room only spot in the left field corner, we watched ball after ball jump out of the park to distances that were mind boggling. The crowd was electric, highlighted by the spontaneous “Lets Go Mets” chant that broke out during David Wright’s turn at bat. The energy and buzz in the stadium felt like a playoff game. Once again, despite our tired feet, the Mets and MLB staff around the park were helpful and the volunteers looked like they were truly enjoying themselves.
Of course, the next night we returned once again, to watch our favorite players square off in the All Star game. Despite a shaky first inning, Matt Harvey did not disappoint, and showed why he is the best pitcher in baseball this year. Cheering him on and watching him dominate, to be followed by David Wright’s big hit later on in the game, we’re all excited for the future of Mets baseball. Even though our National League didn’t win this one, fun was had by the entire family. We will forever cherish the memories we created over the course of the 3 days, and we look forward to an exciting second half of the season for our Mets. We will be back again to see Harvey and Wright on Sunday, and hope to see a packed house full of orange and blue jerseys. As always, Lets Go Mets!