When we were putting together the first outing on 9/27/12, I wasn't sure if this was going to become a "thing". It has, and we've cheered together from NY to Cali and back, many times over. The 7 Line Army is now the largest group of traveling fans in baseball history. Crazy.
The outing t-shirt that day said "Loyal Til The Last Out" which was very fitting. It was the final day of another disappointing season, and it was a Thursday during the day to boot. Fans really just wanted to be surrounded by others that had the same passion and excitement for the team. It worked. It also helped that the cards fell right, and R.A. Dickey was on the mound going for his 20th W of the year. By the time the game was over, I knew this had to be a thing.
Fast forward 7 seasons, a few marriages, kids, friendships, being in MLB The Show, and 19 ballparks later, we're about to cheer together for our 100th time at a Major League Baseball game. It was slated for Chicago, but since that was unfortunately cancelled, the next date on our 2019 schedule landed on June 29th.
Our 100th aside, this day is going to be extra special at Citi Field. As luck would have it, the Mets are honoring the 1969 team before the game. So not only will it be a celebration of the 50 year anniversary of the World Series Champions, but our 100th outing.
Our season members have the same seat to each of our home games, and the back 242 tickets go up on a first come first serve basis. I can imagine these will go pretty quick. They'll be available on Wednesday February 20th at noon ET on Mets.com/The7LineArmy. Due to demand, this one will have a (2) ticket max per transaction.
The price tag is $97 and comes with The 7 Line Army's 2019 shirsey (below) in your size. We're also whipping up an exclusive limited edition Mr. Met bobblehead that will come with the ticket. Our members will be able to pick them up separately. He'll be rocking The 7 Line Army's 2019 authentic jersey, and waving our T7LA flag. The base will say 100th outing, and the date. As soon as we have images, I'll share them with you guys. I could be wrong, but I think this is the first Mr. Met bobble that won't be wearing one of the on field jerseys. Really cool of the Mets to give the OK on this.
Thanks for all your support and cheers over the years. None of this is possible without a strong core, and you guys are the driving force year after year. The 2019 team is looking good, and I can't wait to get this season started with you.
UNITED WE CHEER! THE 7 LINE ARMY'S HERE!
It's not often a home team does something like this for visitors, and we tip our caps to them. Great gesture by the Nationals.