Minor League Memories

citi field ads

Take a good look at the field. Is there something about the “decorations” that give you a minor league feel?

Maybe if I show you some closer shots, you’ll see what I mean …


Below is a shot of the bullpen, which I imagine will get a lot of TV time.

citi field bullpen ads

Is it me, or are the ads all over the park a little more obnoxious than they were in Shea Stadium?


I know the team has to make money, and I know an obvious and lucrative revenue stream is selling signage and ad space throughout the stadium. However, does it have to be so obtrusive and disparaging to the ballpark decor? It reminds me of being in a minor league ballpark, or a wooden fenced “stadium” in the Mexican league.

Maybe next we’ll be seeing sponsors on the Mets uniforms (Chico’s Bail Bonds?) OH WAIT — there already IS an advertisement on the Mets’ uniform!

In the next post, we’ll point out a glaring omission when it comes to advertising.

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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.