In a season where all is lost, many Mets fans have looked elsewhere for reasons to attend Citi Field. And despite having a possible Cy Young winner and a couple of young bats to be excited about, sometimes the product on the field isn't enough to draw crowds. Enter promotional items. Nothing will get kids and adults more excited than a free bobblehead or baseball cap giveaway at the stadium.
But like the 2018 season, this year's giveaways have been subpar. There was the Cespedes shinguard that looks like it barely covers a kneecap. Then there was the Todd Frazier BP pullover, which is still sitting on the DL longer than any Mets player. If you're attending the Mets vs. Phillies game on September 9th, you'll be the lucky recipient of a Mets chip bowl. Really?
It's hard to complain about free swag, but we've endured a lot this year and deserve better giveaways. Luckily, we've come up with some solutions. Here are five promo items that will guarantee both fan satisfaction and bigger crowds at Citi:
#MetsTwitter seems to have a lot of people who think they could manage the team. Well now’s their chance with the Mickey Callaway lineup card. It’s pretty straight forward to fill out, and now that Jay Bruce and Asdrubal Cabrera are no longer taking at-bats, it should be mistake-free.
Our first nighttime weekend game of the season! Let's go big for this one. Swing by to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down a couple cold ones.