I've only asked the Mets for a credential for myself twice. Banner Day back in 2014, and this past weekend for the first Old Timers Day since 1994.
I didn't have a real plan of what I wanted to capture. The initial thought was to grab a player or two for some sound, but once arriving I was more in awe of just getting what I could of the guys simply being back in uniform.
Piazza, Strawberry, Kranepool, Hernandez, Gooden, HoJo, Bartolo, Wilson, Reyes, Stearns, and dozens of other Mets greats were on the guest list. In the same place. At the same time.
Narrated by none other than Howie Rose, the day couldn't have been better. From Jane Jarvis' version of the National Anthem, to a surprise number retirement for Willie Mays, the day was excellent.
"Simply put, the Mets are New York" - @HowieRose | #MetsOldTimersDay was all that and more. A perfect day at the ballpark celebrating 60 years of @Mets legends. #LGM pic.twitter.com/1aukHwfnct— The 7 Line (@The7Line) August 29, 2022
The Legends call for @StevenACohen2 to be a part of the #MetsOldTimersDay team photo.— The 7 Line (@The7Line) August 28, 2022
We shot WAY too much yesterday for a 2:20 edit. A short coming soon, but for those with longer attention spans we'll pop the raw on our YouTube too. Stay tuned.
Thanks for the access, @Mets. pic.twitter.com/bmavwqKxTh
I captured way too much for just Twitter videos, or an Instagram Reel that could really do the day justice.
Instead of cutting anything, here's it all on YouTube. It's long, so grab some popcorn and press play.
Thanks to the Mets for the access, I might be asking more often now.
Me and Big Sexy pic.twitter.com/NSEMfha07I— Darren Meenan (@DarrenJMeenan) August 27, 2022
SUBWAY SERIES 2023! Tailgate with us on Tuesday June 13th at Citi Field! There's always a little extra juice behind these games. Kick the night off with us in the Marina Lot!
We're back! Meet up with The 7 Line Army at Xfinity Live before heading in to the game. Like last year, we're rolling with 1,500 fans and we'd love to see as many of your amazin' faces at the pre-game as possible.
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