For the second consecutive year, BSGE students, parents, and faculty purchased tickets to see the Mets at Citi Field on Friday, May 20th. For every $25 spent on a ticket, the school made $5. 85 members of the BSGE family sat together in a block of seats at the baseball game, and although it was a smaller turnout than last year, the school successfully raised $425. Although it was a chilly day, May 20th was an exciting game. The Milwaukee Brewers scored first, but the Mets ultimately won 3-2. Everyone in attendance also took home a free shirt from Citi Field.
Although they are our local Queens baseball team, the New York Mets have not always had a large fan following. After an appearance in the playoffs in 2006, the Mets remained quiet until last year, which was the first time the postseason had come to Citi Field, which replaced Shea Stadium in 2008. After some important midseason trades last July, the Mets were able to make it to the World Series before losing to the Kansas City Royals. This season, the team started again with high hopes from the fans. We caught up with the biggest Met fans in BSGE – the teachers.
Mr. Mehan, who is a season ticket holder and goes to “around 30” games a year, is most excited about watching Jacob deGrom and Travis d’Arnaud this year, although he is disappointed in Lucas Duda’s performance so far. Mr. Wolov and Mr. Lakhaney both agreed that young pitching talent Noah Syndergaard will be worth watching this year. Slugger Yoenis Cespedes, who was resigned during the offseason by the Mets, will also play a key role for the 2016 team, as will the rest of the pitching staff. However, just like last season, the Mets seem to be lacking the offensive power they will certainly need for a postseason run. When asked about which player in the MLB would be a great asset for the Mets, Mr. Wolov suggested Mike Trout of the Angels, while Mr. Lakhaney felt that Carlos Correa of the Astros would contribute a lot.