An event and an image, each presented in the name of warmth…
Event: The Mets’ annual “Warm Up” Holiday Coat Drive, Wednesday, December 14, between 9 AM and 5 PM. Bring one or more coats to Citi Field’s Seaver entrance and receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select April 2012 game and a 15%-off coupon for stuff at the Mets Team Store (valid December 14 only). If you’re a season ticket holder, you’ll get 20% off regularly priced items when you show your supersecret Season Ticket Holder ID card. The coat drive is thoughtfully presented in conjunction with SNY and New York Cares. And if you’re thoughtful enough to donate a coat, wear whatever you like while doing so.
Image: Discovered through the satisfyingly curious mind of Matthew Callan at Amazin’ Avenue.
October 27, 1986 was one of the great nights in the history of Western Civilization even before taking into account the extracurricular activities occurring at the Meadowlands. You didn’t need to be a total Bluenatic to appreciate the Met-Giant symmetry that Monday night, though allegiances to both teams probably helped. I remember it like it was yesterday despite it being too many yesterdays ago.
Anyway, donate a coat on Wednesday if you can and read Matthew’s piece and enjoy its attendant YouTube clip attesting to better times here.