CitiField

I€™ve been a New York Mets fan since before I was born. When the Mets moved from the beloved but otherwise generally unremarkable stadium that was Shea, many fans were pissed. While I was excited to have a cool(er) baseball stadium in my own backyard, with the latest of accoutrements, I was not very pleased with the name. CitiField is just so€¦ corporate. Unfortunately, advertising is the way of the world nowadays and everyone€™s gotta make a buck one way or another. Aside from that one gripe, I am a big fan of the new ballpark. I€™ve been to CitiField several times since it first opened but last week I brought my camera and took some photos. My pictures don€™t do it justice but it really is a major step up from Shea. I hope fellow Mets fans won€™t feel these statements as a betrayal, just an opinion. Take a look at a few of the photos, see how you feel, or better yet, go see it in person. If you do, go to Shake Shack and order some grub.

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The view from outside€¦

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and the view from inside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

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The best mascot in the history of baseball, Mr. Met. I wonder where he keeps that t-shirt cannon he€™s always firing off between innings.

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If you're hungry and got some cash to burn, hit up the Shake Shack. You will not be disappointed.

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This food was absolutely delicious. Two shack burgers, two vanilla shakes and one order of cheese fries came to $33.25. Pricey, but I'd be lying if I said i wouldn't do it again and again... and again.

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All and all, it was a great day. I stuffed my face, took some photos and the Mets won. Not much more I could have asked for,

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well, maybe more cheese fries.