Thursday, April 16, 2009

Citi (II)

And so with every ballpark having officially opened for the new season, it's that time again for your favorite Scribe to see what these cathedrals to the game of baseball have to offer.

Just over a month after walking around this place, Stephon Johnson and I finally walk through the $800 million halls of Citi Field. It's safe to say that Keyspan Park in Brooklyn (a very nice minor league piece of real estate for the Mets' Single-A affiliate Cyclones) has been surpassed as the best ballpark in New York City.

Yes, I know. I haven't gone inside the new place on 161st Street in the Bronx, but that will come fairly soon.

Meanwhile, beacuse so much video was taped along with the pictures, there are two clips followed by a slideshow of the particular features of Citi Field.

With that said, before anyone asks again, NO, this park was not built on TARP funds. In fact, it was built on from New York State and City tax coffers, thank you very much.

Yes, same difference.

Citi Field - Jackie Robinson Day

Hopefully you will take the opportunity to head out to Flushing for a game after seeing this post. As for the second park on the docket this week, you'll get a glimpse this Saturday.

I'll give you a hint: it's not the other one here in New York. See you then!

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