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Mets announce changes to Citi Field

Responding to fans who felt the new Citi Field wasn’t a tribute to the blue ‘n’ orange as much as it was a baseball field with a neat little entrance way dedicated to Jackie Robinson,the Mets announced plans to expand the presence of club history throughout the ballparkfor its second season.
- The Mets will rename the park’s VIP entrances after Gil Hodges, Tom Seaver and Casey Stengel, while the outfield bridge will be called Shea Bridge, in honor of William A. Shea, the man who was instrumental in bringing National League baseball back to New York.- The team will install the Mets Hall of Fame & Museum adjacent to the Jackie Robinson Rotunda. Additionally, a re-formed Mets Hall of Fame Committee, including members of the media and front office, will evaluate potential inductees.

- Finally, the team will incorporate the team colors, logos and full-color banners of Mets players at various entry points of the park. They’ll also add a few more bells and whistles, including staircases painted with team colors and blue and orange flowers in the gardens at Mets Plaza in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.

Wow. These alterations are so darn reasonable that it’s almost embarrassing they weren’t implemented from day one. While the Mets did their fans right today, thankfully these announcements didn’t include any silly plans to tweak the actual playing field.