Even thought I didn't get credentialed, I bought a ticket from someone on Twitter for $65. I wanted to go there to see a car wreck and I was really shocked that I didn't. The Fan Fest was way more organized than I thought it would be. I might have found out why though and the Mets could dispute me on this if they want, but I heard that they brought someone in from another city to run the Fan Fest. Kudos to them if they did do that. The Mets opened the doors early at 11:30 am because of the rain which I was shocked out. I have to tell you that was a smart idea and very unMetslike. When folks first got into the Jackie Robinson Rotunda it was confusing because you didn't know where to go. Do you go up the escalator to the Delta Club? Do I walk into the Mets Museum? There were no signs telling you who was where and what was going on each section.
I went upstairs and ran into Brodie. He was walking around shaking hands and taking pics with the fans. Which is cool. He also remembered me from the QBC/The Mets Fan advisory board and told me to let the Mets know how they did with this. It seemed it took a while for the mild confusion to dissipate and for fans to figure out what was going on. I was cool that they had "designated" spots for the bigger name players to take photos with fans but the random ones that just popped up near elevators got a little confusing because folks didn't know what lines they were getting on at times.
The Panel room in the Foxwoods clubs seemed very empty during the SNY segment of it. Barely anyone was there for Betances, Hot Stove, and Brandon Nimmo. Some players that didn't have their handlers near them would sign stuff if you asked.
The self tour I didn't do. It was kind of basic except I did do the batting cages. It seemed like the Mets had players in every area to mingle with the fans.
@JdeGrom19— Mary Lawlor #1 Fan: @thePeteyMac & #BNNY (@MaryL1973) January 25, 2020
In conclusion, the @Mets need a better program and more organization. It is fun to see all the current players which the @QBConvention cannot do. But the @QBC has better panels and you always know who will be where. And it is certainly much more intimate. So each has
— keith blacknick (@Mediagoon) January 25, 2020
At #MetsFANFEST on the Delta club level. Players and @GMBVW walking around. pic.twitter.com/pXSYzTyCUy— keith blacknick (@Mediagoon) January 25, 2020
😍😍😍🥰🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/0xkAqRRbT4— Nancy and MJ (@nancyandmj) January 25, 2020
— Dennis Has A Podcast (@DHAPshow) January 25, 2020
Ahhhh! @Mets @citifield #mets #fanfest #citifield #metsfanfest #metsfanfest2020 pic.twitter.com/82N5YVitZ3— Dennis Has A Podcast (@DHAPshow) January 25, 2020
All in all it was a good day. Saw some stuff that wasn't a 100 percent
great but they are on the right track. It did seem like there weren't
enough announcements to tell folks what was going on. They should
just make it an all day thing.Every fan in attendance might have had
a different "fest". Even though folks today told me that they missed
the Queens Baseball Convention, maybe it's time to have a big blow
off party at Mulcahy's call this a victory and just do smaller events like
Lunch with Keith Hernandez. This was my quick though post, I am
sure I'll have more to say over the next few days.
Congrats to the Mets on a well run event today.