We're hitting Arizona on Saturday June 16th with 1,200 Mets fans. This will be our 87th MLB outing and 17th different ballpark with the crew. As always, we worked out a pregame party for the squad. It's a billion degrees in Phoenix, so we'll be inside for this one.
The spot is called The Duce, and I worked out some deals with Jake from their management staff. Jake is a Cubs fan, but that doesn't make him a bad person. He did curse at me on the phone about the 2015 playoffs though. SWEEP! Sorry.
Anyway, The Duce! The game is at 7:10pm, and the doors to The Duce open at 11am. We should roll through no later than 3pm. It's always good for us to get there early to secure spots before the locals show up. We're respectful of course, but wherever we go always turns in to a Mets bar for the day. Believe me, the bartenders don't mind. Don't forget to tip them!
In order to take part in the specials, you gotta wear your special RALLY IN THE VALLEY event t-shirt. So don't forget it.
The Duce also has an extensive food menu filled with apps, sliders, and old school favorites. Show up hungry and fill up before we head over to the game. You may have seen them on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
Chase Field is about 5 blocks from The Duce. Odds are it'll be sweltering hot, but we'll parade over to the ballpark at around 6:10. This should leave us enough time to get in to the park and to our seats by the national anthem. At least the ballpark is air conditioned. LISTEN UP FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS. I'll probably grab the mic to keep everyone in the loop as the party unfolds. It's always tough to try to top the walk over in San Diego, but let's try.
Special thanks to The Duce for hosting us. Really looking forward to this one!
Tailgate with us on Saturday September 16th at Citi Field! Kick the night off with us in the Marina Lot! The Mets take on the Reds at 7:10pm so we expect fans to start showing up around 3pm. If you can't swing that early, just get there when ya get there.