This past weekend I went up to NYC to see the Dodgers Mets series. I took my dad to all 3 games so that he could experience NYC for the first time. I was a bit worried going into New York as the weather was calling for showers all day long. Well, the weather started to get better as the night went on and ended up being some of the best weather I have ever experienced in New York City. It was in the 70's and 80's all weekend.
We took the subway to all 3 games which meant I saw my share of fellow Dodger fans. It really was awesome to see so many Dodger fans considering where I live we are a rarity. I had been to Shea twice back in 2004 and 2005 but didn't remember seeing that many Dodger fans back then as I did this past weekend.
Two moments that stick out the most. One which was of course the come back. I could not believe the Dodgers came back to win that game after the Mets had runners on with no outs. When Treanor got that base hit it was such a relief and a pleasant site to see the Mets fans start to leave. The second was when RA Dickey came into the game with the Dodgers up. The crowd kept cheering R A Dickey over and over again until Juan Uribe shut them up with his home run.
I have to say while I have only been to a few major league stadiums Citi Field is the most amazing stadium I've been in. The stadium is bigger than most people would think judging from pictures. There are different concourses/restaurants for different sections. On Sunday I stayed in Caesars section and needed a ticket just to get inside the concourse for that level. It also seems that there really isn't a bad seat in the park. Pricing is a bit ridiculous as it costs about 28 dollars just for a seat in the highest section.
I got a chance to get up close to the dug out pre game on Saturday. Clayton Kershaw was giving autographs and I probably would have had a shot to maybe get my hat signed. But some idiot tossed a ball at Clayton from about 10 feet away assuming Kershaw would just sign it so Clayton caught it and threw it back at him and left.
After the series sweep the Dodgers are now 5-0 when I go see them play in Queens. 6-0 if you count the spring training game I saw in 2005 down in Vero Beach.
It's also quite nice to walk into a visiting stadium and see pictures of Jackie Robinson and other Brooklyn Dodgers. The main theme of the stadium is focused around Jackie Robinson and Ebbets field.
I have attached some pictures I took of players and the stadium. Also a video of Kershaws sacrifice bunt I recorded and Gwynns bunt. For some reason the pictures are getting cut off on the right side. But you should still be able to get an idea.
Clayton Kershaw sacrific bunt against Mets 7-23-12 (via Budman582)
Tony Gwynn base hit bunt
gwynn (via Budman582)
Only Mets fan I cared for!
Game 3 win...was trying to get the jump but had to settle for the hug.
Kershaw signing before leaving due to a rude Dodgers fan.
The jump game 2 victory!
Going on 2 outs full count
Tribute on the floor
View from Subway