A few Giants rookies took in batting practice before Wednesday’s Mets-Phillies game at Citi Field. The first-year pros, to no one’s surprise, said they were excited about the Jets and Giants ownership groups winning the bid for the 2014 Super Bowl -- the first game to be held at an open-air, cold-weather site.
“It’s going to be great. Hopefully I’ll be hanging around here and I’ll be apart of it,” said Chad Jones, the LSU safety drafted by the Giants in the third round. “Hopefully the Giants will be in the game, so it will be a big deal.”
First-round pick Jason Pierre-Paul, a defensive end who played for the University of South Florida, isn’t worried about any wintry weather affecting the game.
“That’s the first time the Super Bowl’s here and they have a brand new stadium,” Pierre-Paul said. “We want to be a part of it.”
“The fans and the people are here are crazy about it, and that’s what you want for the Super Bowl,” added rookie linebacker Phillip Dillard, a fourth-round pick out of Nebraska. “That’s what we’re working for.”