My Dad was a huge Mets fan. When we found out that the Mets were offering to put cut-outs of fans in their seats at Citi Field, our family knew we had to do it. Check out the picture we used and when you can see my dad in the stands during the Mets home games. Growing up, my Dad was always watching, coaching, or playing baseball. He actually played minor league baseball for the Phillies back in the sixties. He taught me everything I know about baseball and all sports for that matter. I would often go and visit my Dad when he would go to see the Mets at spring training.

Two years ago my Dad passed away. Knowing what a die-hard Mets fan he was, I was excited to learn that the Mets were filling their stands with cut-out fans. When I looked into it, I was surprised to learn that it would only cost $86. If you know the history of the Mets, you know 1986 is significant. We all decided to go for it.

We were told to pick out a picture of Dad and he had to be in some sort of Mets gear. Also, the picture had to be of just him and a higher quality resolution. The first picture we submitted was rejected. We then sent another one and it was accepted. Here is the picture of my Dad that will be sitting in the stands in Citi Field.

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We received the email back that the picture could be used and that he would be placed in a seat for the games.

Chrissy, Townsquare Media

I was also happy to learn that the cut-out will stay in Citi Field for the remainder of the season. He will be placed this week and the first home game will be this Friday against the team my Dad hated most, the Yankees. (A few Mets players tested positive for coronavirus so they have postponed some games. Looks like we may have to wait a bit.)

I was disappointed that we won't know exactly where they will place my Dad's cut-out. We also won't be getting the cut-out at the end of the season. I am thrilled, though, that we were able to honor him and have my Dad in the stands to watch his favorite team. Although, I am pretty sure he is at every game and has a much better view.

Let's Go Mets!

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