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Things I’d like to see at Citi… Tie and bonnet Sunday.

Yes, we all want better things on the field and wins, but I will occasionally be sharing things I want to see at Citi Field… What about you?

We’ve all seen the pictures of games at Shea or Ebbets Field in the 40s, 50s, 60s, where the fans were all smartly dressed as they spent the afternoon at a game. 

I hate dressing up.  I hate suits.  If I could interrogate someone in jeans and a T7L hoodie, I totally would.  But, wouldn’t it be fun to have a game or two a season where we flashback to an era gone by and class it up a little bit for a game?  Ladies in sundresses and hats, gentlemen in ties - I know, it sounds like a UVA football game, but really it would only be for one game (maybe two). 

Maybe we tie it in with an Old Timers Day or something of the like. The organ playing.  Music from the time period playing.  It could be right classy.  Again, I would live in tshirts and hoodies and jeans and my poof, but once a year we can pay homage to the afternoons that our parents or grandparents spent watching their boys of summer.

So wear your Sunday best, put on a suit and tie, and enjoy a day at the ballpark.

I’d like to see at Citi… an active organist and remember Jane Jarvis.

Yes, we all want better things on the field and wins, but I will occasionally be sharing things I want to see at Citi Field… What about you?

I will say that recently, organ music has been more prevalent at Citi and its great…. BUT…. it seems like most of the organ music is “canned.”  I think I heard the organ version of “Radioactive” five times last Sunday; while I dig Imagine Dragons, maybe we need something to change it up.  Something like a live organist playing before, during and after a game - playing different must every time.  While we may not get it every day, how about home Sundays?  Get an organist that will take requests (maybe ala the Kiss Cam selection via Twitter or maybe online voting leading up to the game), or play tongue in cheek walk up music for opposing pitchers. 

I remember hearing a story about Jane Jarvis, Shea’s long-time organist, played “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” for Tug McGraw - even after he went to Philly.  Let’s get some of that tradition going again. 

Speaking of Jane Jarvis - I can bet you many people have NO idea who she was. So, lets get some sort of acknowledgement for Jane.  First step, lets get Jane’s version of Meet the Mets playing as the boys take the field, and make sure that it is clearly indicated/advertised who’s version that is.  Put a picture of her playing up on one of the many collages around the stadium, put something up in the Mets HOF, SOMETHING.

Until next weekend… #viewfromthesubway #homesweethome #MetsFanProblems #Mets #LGM #YGB

Until next weekend… #viewfromthesubway #homesweethome #MetsFanProblems #Mets #LGM #YGB

Happy 50th birthday, #SheaStadium. Heading home from Shea for the last damn time. #Mets

Happy 50th birthday, #SheaStadium. Heading home from Shea for the last damn time. #Mets

Here is me and Gina, as the lights dimmed at Shea for the last time. Happy Birthday, #Shea! Thanks for the memories. @mets

Here is me and Gina, as the lights dimmed at Shea for the last time. Happy Birthday, #Shea! Thanks for the memories. @mets

Gary was my fave player growing up, so I always wear my #8 with pride. Happy birthday, #Kid. #RIPKid #Mets #LGM #YGB

Gary was my fave player growing up, so I always wear my #8 with pride. Happy birthday, #Kid. #RIPKid #Mets #LGM #YGB

View from Shea Bridge. Blue sky and @mets history. #Mets #1969 #1986 #Merica #YGB #LGM

View from Shea Bridge. Blue sky and @mets history. #Mets #1969 #1986 #Merica #YGB #LGM

@ragewynn called it! PUT IT IN THE BOOKS! SHEA BRIDGE MAGIC! #LGM #YGB #@mets

The starting line up for your New York #Mets.

The starting line up for your New York #Mets.

Boppy went to the #Mets/Twins game in Fort Meyers last week. He sent me his ticket for my collection. I love my family. #familytradition

Boppy went to the #Mets/Twins game in Fort Meyers last week. He sent me his ticket for my collection. I love my family. #familytradition