Bark at the Park Next Saturday

dog day at sheaFor those who fondly remember “Dog Day at Shea” (Oliver Perez should), there will be a “Bark at the Park” at Citi Field next Saturday, April 24th.

For those who don’t know what I’m talking about, you can bring your dog to Citi Field to watch the game with you. You will even have the opportunity to march around the park — on the field — with your dog during a pre-game parade.

I only know about this because a freelance writer for the New York Post let me know about it — and used me as a source for a story in the Sunday paper!

So for those of you who would like to bring your dog to a ballgame, you can do so by purchasing a special ticket from Mets.com. The seats are in the Pepsi Porch area, and you will have to arrive by noon in order to participate in the parade.

A portion of the revenues from ticket sales will go to the North Shore Animal League, though, strangely enough, the NSAL doesn’t have anything on their site about the event — and there has been little, if any, promotion for it.

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.