Nice job by the Mets last night. A very poignant, understated ceremony.
The highlight for me was listening to Bobby V. and Mike Piazza, who dropped by the ESPN broadcast booth during the 4th inning. The two men talked about the 2001 Mets team and their recollection of those awful September days.
Towards the end of the inning, Mike made some very blunt comments about Citi Field, referring to the outfield as "Death Valley." He even inferred that his now famous home run on September 21, 2001 would have been an out had the same ball been hit in Citi Field. Valentine put himself in the awkward role of Wilpon defender, saying that Mike's hit would have cleared even the cavernous confines of the Mets new home. Bobby V also said he believes the Mets will move in the fences this off-season.
We'll be out at Citi Field tonight to enjoy the waning days of the 2011 season.