No, the Mets did not win. No, the Mets did not display much athletic ability in hitting a baseball. No, the weather isn’t supposed to be any better today, either.
The jump in ticket sales at CitiField came when a Mets fan was seen falling over two rows on national television while Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal was on the mound in the 8th inning. It seemed that Mets fans and haters alike were getting bored of bloppers on the field, as the New York Mets Comedy Show had begun to feel stale and repetitive. Watching a Mets game began giving viewers the same old infield errors, the same old outfield drops, and the same old horrible strikeouts. The boredom following this repetition lead to less viewers both at games and on television.
That all changed last night, when an oblivious Mets fan forgot that he was at an open baseball field, and attempted to lean against a wall that clearly wasn’t there, tumbling two rows down in a fashion that made even Trevor Rosenthal look. Now fans are buying tickets in droves in the hopes of seeing more off the field plays like this live at CitiField.
“I’m taking my team at work to the Mets game tonight against the Chicago Cubs,” stated advertising executive and tortured Mets Fan John Kruper. “We need to let off some steam for the weekend, and this game should blow away any show at a Manhattan comedy club tonight.”
Plans are already underway to have TV cameramen at CitiField surveying the crowd 80% of the time for entertainment purposes, leaving 15% for commercial breaks and 5% of the actual game.