Dog Day at Shea Tomorrow

Dog Day at Shea Stadium - Dog wearing Mets badgeSaturday afternoon’s game against the Atlanta Braves is “Dog Day at Shea”.

No, it doesn’t mean Jose Lima will be pitching and Bobby Bonilla playing third base.

Rather, it is an opportunity for your best friend to join you at Shea Stadium to watch the New York Mets. It only happens once or twice a year, and is barely advertised, so take advantage while you can.

Tickets are available for online purchase from the North Shore Animal League website
— $5 for dogs, $32 for humans. All of the proceeds from the dog tickets, and a portion of the human tickets will benefit the North Shore Animal League America, a network of animal lovers dedicated to saving homeless pets.

Dogs and their owners will have the opportunity to parade around the Shea Stadium outfield prior to the game (at 12:40PM). It’s BYOPS – Bring Your Own Pooper Scooper. This is the third year of the promotion, with last year’s event attracting over 700 dogs.

The Schedule:

11:00 a.m. – Gates open and contests begin (Enter through Gate C.)
12:40 p.m. – Dog parade on the field (All dogs and their owners invited to participate.)
1:10 p.m. – First pitch

Those coming to the game without their pup have no fear of stepping in doggy-doo — the dogs are relegated to the picnic area and not allowed in the regular seating areas of the stadium.

Lola the Italian Greyhound looking over Shea StadiumIf you are interested in meeting me, go to the picnic area and look for the only person in the stadium wearing a #42 Mo Vaughn jersey. I’ll be with my lovely wife and our Italian Greyhound, Lola.

In addition to the link above you can call the Mets group sales ticket department at 718-507-TIXX for tickets and questions.

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.
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