The 2018 Mets schedule was leaked last week and we chat about it on Orange and Blue Thing. At the time it was speculation, but ended up being true. This is the official schedule for 2018.
We're forming a committee shortly that will handle all decisions having to do with T7LA. Where we're going each season, what games to pick for the home games, how we can give back to the community, work on hotel and travel discounts, non game day excursions, etc.
Before taking it to the committee, which isn't even formed yet, this is my wish list. Our away games tend to land on weekends unless the ballpark is in driving distance. We made an exception for DC last season (and BAL the year before that) and we'll do that again for Toronto since it's a once every few year thing and everyone will have off for 4th of July.
We still have LA, CIN and ARI to cross off our lists to close out the NL. LA and CIN are on weekdays in 2018, so they'll have to wait.
We've already been to ATL and MIA, but they're in the NL East and land on weekends. ATL has a new ballpark and tons of Mets fans live in Florida. Might be worth repeating.
We roll with a min of 1,000 fans to each away game and I'm already in talks with these teams to get the plans in motion. Once things are locked up for sure, we'll keep you posted.
April 7th in DC. Bus trip from Citi Field or meet us there.
April 21st in ATL. Repeat trip to Atlanta (2015), but worth it for the new ballpark and NL East rivalry. Would be our 17th ballpark.
June 16th in ARI. First trip to Arizona. Would be our 18th ballpark invasion. A mini outing the night before would be fun. Cannonballs in the outfield pool would be a must.
July 4th in TOR. First trip to Canada and our 19th ballpark on Independence Day. Toronto is a fun city and we'd have lots to do besides the game.
July 21st in BX. Took the year off in '17 from the "Bronx Invasion", but we told the Yankees we're down to come back if they can find wide open sections for us. We'll see.
August 11th in MIA. Another repeat trip (2014), but the state is filled with Mets fans and T7LA has grown tremendously since our last visit. Always plenty of seating in field level sections for a fair price. Three years ago we hit the game with 400 fans, and I think we'd easily need 1,500 minimum tickets this go around.
September 15th in BOS. It's been years since the Mets have visited Boston. T7L didn't even exist the last time it happened. I went up with a few friends and was in attendance for the Omir Santos HR against Papelbon. The ballpark is legendary and the town is a blast. This will be the biggest outing of the season (possibly ever) for sure. If we're able to snag 2,000+ tickets I'm sure they'd sell. Going to be tough, but we'll grab as many as we can.
This is a rough draft, but we'll start spinning the wheels. Stay tuned as things are set in stone. Looking forward to a clean slate in '18 with more fun memories with you maniacs.
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.