PHOTO: Queens Borough President Melinda Katz is flanked by Mets greats Edgardo Alfonzo (l.) and John Franco (r.) at Monday’s Borough Hall rally. Photos Courtesy of the Borough President’s Office and NYC Council
The plaza outside Borough Hall on Monday afternoon was drenched in blue and orange as hundreds of Mets fans joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz and Amazin’ alumni for the massive “New York City United – Hometown Rally for the Mets.”
Organized by Katz’s office, the energized event featured special appearances by Mets greats John Franco and Edgardo Alfonzo; Alexa Datt Rosenberg, SNY’s “Mets Insider” host; Branden Wellington, Mets in-game host; Jamie Lynn Macchia, Miss New York 2015; and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Met.
“The World Series is coming back to the World’s Borough,” Katz said. “Congratulations to the Mets on their sweeping victory in the National League Championship Series. The Mets have done all New Yorkers proud, redeeming millions of loyal fans and even inspiring a few more. The Amazins played with true grit, determination and heart – trademarks of every New Yorker – in clinching their first National League championship since 2000. New York is united as one sea of blue and orange behind the Mets in this captivating run. Ya Gotta Believe – now Let’s Go Mets!”
The first 500 attendees received free Mets T-shirts, courtesy of the team. All attendees entered for a chance to win various prizes, including Modell’s Sporting Goods gift cards and official Mets baseball caps.
Additional giveaways and chances to win prizes were provided by WOR 710AM Radio, the flagship radio station of the Mets; WFAN 660AM/101.9FM Sports Radio and the “FAN Van”; and the NYPD.
By Michael V. Cusenza firstname.lastname@example.org