Take Me Out To The Ballgame: New York Mets

BY LUIS GRONDA
Staff Writer

Although Thursday is the final day of the Subway Series, going to see America’s pastime in person is always one of the best activities to do during the summer.

The New York Mets still have 62 home games remaining in the season as of press time, offering plenty of opportunities to take in a ball game at one of the best stadiums in Major League Baseball.

Among the stand-out series that could bring a good crowd to the game is a weekend series against the Texas Rangers, which sees the American League powerhouse playing in Queens on July 4 weekend.

The San Francisco Giants come to Citi Field for a four game series in early August, which always brings back memories of the Giants playing in New York before high-tailing it to the west coast. Although it was a long time ago, there are still some Giants fans living in the area that remember those days.

The team is also running several promotions throughout the season, which should help with attendance at the game. The most exciting of those are the four post-game concerts the Mets have booked for this year.

On June 14, Jamaica native 50 Cent will perform in his home borough, after the game against the San Diego Padres. July 12 will see Huey Lewis and The News come to Citi Field following the team’s game against the Miami Marlins.  Boyz II Men brings their sultry, mid-90’s sound to the ballpark on Aug. 16. Lastly, pop sensation Austin Mahone will play the stadium on Sept. 27.

Reach Luis Gronda at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 127, lgronda@queenstribune.com, or @luisgronda.