Baseball is back! The New York Mets will play host to the Washington Nationals this afternoon at 1:10 PM. All of the local media outlets who usually cover the Mets will be in attendance, and they'll have some special Opening Day coverage for you to savor.
Watching the Mets
Mets regular season coverage returns to SNY with a special edition of Mets First Pitch at 11:30 AM. Mets First Pitch will feature Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling, outside of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, discussing Terry Collins's pre-game press conference among other exclusive SNY clips.
Beginning at 12 noon, Gary Apple, Bobby Ojeda, and Bobby Valentine will take over for Pepsi Max Pre-Game Live. During the hour-long pre-game show, the analysts will break down the Mets' chances in 2014 and give their respective takes on the Opening Day matchup. The show will also feature Kevin Burkhardt sitting down with Mets players and coaches to discuss the 2014 season.
Mets Baseball on SNY begins at 1 PM, with a first pitch slated for 1:10 PM. The Mets' award-winning broadcasting trio of Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez will take over and bring you through Opening Day and the rest of the season.
Listening to the Mets
For the first time since 1986, the New York Mets' radio broadcast will not be carried by WFAN. Instead, the Mets can now be found on WOR 710AM radio. Mets coverage on WOR begins at 12 noon with a special hour-long pre-game show hosted by Seth Everett, who replaced Ed Coleman during the offseason. Coleman, it should be noted, will still cover the Mets for WFAN.
Howie Rose and Josh Lewin return to the Mets' booth at 1:00 PM, as they bring you all the sounds of Opening Day. With the conclusion of the broadcast, Everett and WOR will present a thirty minute post-game show.
Going to the game
The Mets have announced that there are still tickets available for the game, including $35 standing-room tickets. There are also tickets available on the secondary market as well—including from StubHub and eBay—but largely at premium prices compared to what is available from the Mets themselves.
If you're taking the train to the game, be sure to check the MTA website first, as the 7 train has had some service problems this morning. LIRR service is expected to be running normally.
If you arrive at Citi Field early, be sure to stop by the area outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, where SNY will be featuring guests and are encouraging audience participation. And Jay Horwitz tweeted this morning that fans should be in their seats by 12:30 for the Mets' ceremony honoring broadcasting legend Ralph Kiner.