Some of the news that was fit to print (at least online): The high winds this weekend caused all the trash around Citi Field to blow onto the field. Apparently, the fans just throw their garbage everywhere.
This, of course, happens at every stadium, but what is incredible is the Mets' front office reaction to it. Take it away, New York Times:
Dave Howard, the Mets' executive vice president for business operations, said the team had no plans to add more trash cans or extra workers to the 18-member crew to deal with the litter.
"It's sort of good now that there is debris to be blown out there," Howard said. "It shows people are spending some money and buying food and drink and enjoying themselves."
Howard says there are hundreds of wastebaskets around the stadium. "But, typically, when people go to their seats, they just drop it on the floor, which is sort of a baseball tradition," he added.
The Mets' front office is maybe my favorite in baseball, non-Ed Wade division. Never before did I think I could hear the positives of trash blowing all over the field. Even how everybody throws their trash on the ground is turned into a baseball tradition, like pretending Abner Doubleday invented the sport or running onto the field and getting tased.