May 26 is Banner Day at Citi Field, but the scheduled start time of the game has been moved to 8:05 pm.
“I hate Sunday Night. Banner Night is totally set-up for failure. I’m picturing us standing on-line with the feeling that it’s not as good as it was in 2012. Then comes apathy and the bad attendance number. Then Banner Day will die.”
The Mets re-introduced Banner Day as part of their 50th anniversary celebration last year. The team had not held a Banner Day celebration since 1996.
Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:
I used to love going to Banner Day as a child. I never participated, but my dad always made it a point to take me and sit down in the Field Level at Shea Stadium to watch everyone go by. I missed it last year because I had pneumonia, but I was hoping to go this year. However, if it’s going to be on a Sunday night, that’s going to be difficult for me.
I hope Banner Day lives on beyond 2013. But, like Shannon, I worry holding it on a Sunday Night can have a negative impact on it’s future. The Mets should look to move the event to another day game instead. If that isn’t possible, perhaps they can hold a second event later in the season to get a larger turnout (which I think would be cool regardless of the Sunday night game).