Gooden & Staub to judge Banner Day
For years now fans of the New York Mets have been screaming for the return of Banner Day. Many of you probably just went what? Banner Day, what’s that? At Shea Stadium the Mets had a longstanding tradition that was called Banner Day. At the end of the game fans would come in through the center field wall and walk down the field to the third base line where judges would pick the best banner. Well in 2012 that tradition returns on May 27th as the Mets celebrate their 50th anniversary.
As part of the 50th anniversary of the Mets, the team this year is bringing back banner day, which was last held in 1996. Dwight Gooden and Rusty Staub (both on the team in 1984) as well as the WFAN broadcasters Howie Rose and Evan Roberts will be judges for the event, which will be held on Sunday, May 27, before the Mets play the Padres. (New York Times)
The process of judging has changed to reflect the times. The Mets will involve social media in choosing the winners. On the day of the even the judges will pick three finalists and instead of them choosing the winners the fans will pick vote via text, Twitter or Facebook. The winner will receive a trip to next years Spring Training.
So Mets fans rejoice the day you’ve all wanted to return is back, so get your thinking caps on! You can get more info at the Mets website.
Here’s some past photos from Banner Day.