Saturday, June 5, 2010

GT at Citi Field

As I wrote online for Global Traveler magazine, Louie Atsaves and I had a great time at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. We also managed to squeeze in some work. All of this was possible because of Nicole Chayet, Media Relations Coordinator for the Mets.
Traffic was a bit snarled, which caused us to be later than we planned. Still, we were able to catch most of batting practice and we talked to several players and coaches.
As I have written before, the highlight for me was talking to Yankees coach (and former Chicago Cubs infielder) Mick Kelleher. We also renewed acquaintances with ESPN's Jon Miller, whom we interviewed in 2008.
After our on field activities, we headed to the pressbox. We saw the regular announcers and writers. Everyone was so pleasant and helpful.
Finally, we roamed the rest of the stadium. It is a thing of beauty. Wide and airy concourses, great sight lines, excellent food and knowledgeable fans make this a great ballpark.
GT, along with Louie and me personally, would like to thank the entire New York Mets organization for the cooperation and consideration they showed us.
Louie fielded questions at the post-game press conference.Tom Terrific and me.
ESPN's Jon Miller talking with Yankees Manager Joe Girardi.
Citi Field in Flushing, NY-May 2010.

Louie and John on the field.

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