Well, we just completed two exhibition games at Citi Field and we still don’t know what the new home run apple looks like.
The Boston Red Sox tagged Oliver Perez for 6 first-inning runs Saturday to top the Mets 9-3 in the final warm-up to Monday’s Opening Day match-up in Cincinnati. Boston’s Jed Lowrie managed to clear the fence with a grand slam, but opposition homers don’t yield fruit so I guess we’ll have to wait until April 13 to see the new apple.
Jeremy Reed came closest to hitting the first Mets home run at the park with with a deep fly to right, but the ball took an odd carom off the “Modells” sign and Reed was able to hustle out a triple. The odd dimensions and differing surfaces in right are sure to give outfielders some trouble until they learn to adjust.
MLB Network carried the game, giving us out-of-area folks our first glimpse at the new fancy digs. The place looks beautiful, and I hope to get there soon, maybe for a no-hitter.