2011 is a new year and that means thoughts towards a new baseball season and hopes for a trip to the post-season.  That's what Met fans had in mind when they showed up in droves last night for our Opening Night Viewing Party vs the Florida Marlins.

The Viewing Party, put together by the bar, Hometown NY Lager and MetsBlog.com was scheduled to begin at 7pm; however, folks began showing up dressed in Mets colors as early as 3pm.  I was working the day shift and by 5pm, I found myself "in the weeds" as the bar ended up being jammed packed with excited fans, ready to cheer on their team.  Once the Calvary arrived and the game itself began, we got back on track and everyone was able to enjoy the festivities.  Hometown NY Lager provided a great special ($3 pints of the NY Lager), gave away some cool prizes and it was pretty cool to witness Met fans talking about expectations for the upcoming season. 

All told, it was a great night for baseball.  Lots of chatter, great banter, plenty of cold beer... what more could you ask for on Opening Day?  Well, a win would have been nice, but I guess you can't have everything.  Hey, it's only one game and it's a very long season. 

Thanks again to HOMETOWN BEVERAGES and METSBLOG.com for their support in making last night's festivities a success!


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