Jumping By the Home Run Apple, Queens, NY

A couple of weeks back I got to take Lucas to his first Mets game. I wrote a post about it here. With baseball being my favorite sport, I had to get him started early.

Right outside the main entrance to Citi Field is the Home Run Apple. It used to be inside of Shea Stadium (the Met’s former home), behind the centerfield wall. At Shea, each time a Mets player hit a home run, the apple would pop up from the hat it rests inside of.

While the Mets were building Citi Field there was a lot of worry as to what would happen to the apple. The Mets decided to replace the original apple with a brand new one. This upset many fans but at least the original would be displayed at the new stadium!

I didn’t get a chance to jump next to the apple during Lucas’ first Mets game but we ended up going again about a week later. I made sure to arrive very early to have time to get some jumping shots next to the beloved apple.

I got the photos I was hoping for but would’ve liked to have had them without a random stranger in them too. Oh well, you can’t always expect to get a perfect picture at a busy stadium.

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