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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Mayor de Blasio gets ceremonial 1st pitch

By Adam Rubin

Bill de Blasio and Mr. Met
Mr. Mayor, meet Mr. Met.
MONTREAL -- Here is the Mets' official press release on their Opening Day ceremonies Monday, which includes a pregame tribute to Ralph Kiner as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio throwing the ceremonial first pitch:




Mets to Open Season This Monday, March 31 vs. Washington at 1:10 p.m.

FLUSHING, N.Y., March 29, 2014 – The New York Mets today announced the club will celebrate the life and legacy of legendary broadcaster Ralph Kiner during an on-field, pre-game ceremony on Opening Day at Citi Field Monday, March 31 prior to the game versus the National League East rival Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m.  The ceremony will include a video tribute and the unveiling of the Kiner commemorative logo above the leftfield wall. Kiner’s children Michael, K.C., Tracee and Kimberlee, will attend and participate in the ceremony.  The Kiner logo will also be painted on the grass behind home plate.

Other Opening Day Events and Happenings:

Standing Room Only tickets are still available for Opening Day and can be purchased at or by calling (718) 507-TIXX.

The Mets encourage fans to take mass transit to Opening Day at Citi Field.  Parking is limited as Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna is currently in production in the Citi Field parking lots. There will be no performance on Opening Day to accommodate as many fans as possible.

The 7 Subway is the fast, convenient, and “green” way to travel to the game. The Mets-Willets Point stop is adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.  The Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington Branch from Penn Station or Woodside has half-hourly service, and the ride from Manhattan is 16 minutes. For those coming from the northern suburbs, all Metro-North trains on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven lines connect with the 7 Subway.  For more details visit and click on “Take the Train to the Game”"  or you also can call New York City Transit at (718) 330-1234, Long Island Rail Road at (718) 217-LIRR (NYC), (516) 822-LIRR (Nassau), (631) 231-LIRR (Suffolk) or Metro-North at 800-METRO-INFO.

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