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:
The Yoenis Cespedes Five Iron
With the season all but over and our highest-paid OF on the shelf, it's only fitting that we devote more time to the links. With the FedEx playoffs and The Ryder Cup rapidly approaching, Mets fans will get swept up in Golf fever. The Cespedes Five Iron is the perfect giveaway to help us believe we'll improve our game by a few strokes, only for it to be eventually snapped in half out of frustration.
The Jacob deGrom Jockstrap
It’s the only thing that’s given him any type of consistent support all season, and now it’s time for the fans to get that same experience.
Amed Rosario Jumbo Bat
In a year of ups and downs for Amed, one thing has been consistent: his faulty bat. This jumbo bopper is rumored to be hitting coach Pat Roessler's solution to Amed’s batting woes, so why not share it with the fans.
Noah Syndergaard Hazmat Suit
This is a replica of the one he wore when traveling with the team while curiously diagnosed with hand, foot, and mouth disease. Noah didn’t take any chances and neither should the fans.
Mickey Callaway Lineup Card
#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.
Today will feel weird for many of us who have Opening Day traditions at the ballpark. It sucks. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. We’re also 4 months into this COVID world. I think we’re all accustomed to hanging at home by now.