Soon, Casey and I will be riding the rails out to Flushing for another Mets opener (and a Mr. Met bobblehead!). In celebration of baseball coming back to Queens for the season, I've pulled some photos from past openers. I don't have photos from each of the past 12 openers I've been to, but here's a sampling of what I do have.
My first opener, 1991
Look at the price!
Coming off the train, 2004
Groundskeeper Bill Butler's skyline, 2005
Mr. Met coming off the 7, 2006
On the 7 for Shea's last, 2008
Presenting the good luck wreath, 2008
Citi's debut, from the video board, 2009
After Citi's unveiling, 2009
A bigger flag, 2010
David Wright's home run, 2010
Labels: Citi Field, David Wright, Mets, Mr. Met, Opening Day, photos, Shea Stadium