Edward Budney of Ridgewood came prepared for foul weather and foul balls into the seats.
Kenneth Gianantt of Glendale and Kathleen O’Hara of Middle Village, holding a Ralph Kiner tribute edition of “Mets Magazine,” said they have been to one Mets opening day that was colder than Monday. “In 2003, when it was snowing and had 40-mile-an-hour winds,” O’Hara said.
Geraldine and Joe Moloney of Glendale have a spendid view of the ballpark.
Joe Perez of Astoria waits Monday morning to meet former co-workers by the apple.
Alec Fauvel of Flushing and Deana Speranza pass through the food court.
The caps and shirts all differed, but Peter Georgios of Middle Village, Anthony Genna and Michael LaMarca of Glendale and Nick Scaturro of Forest Hills share the love of blue and orange.
David and Donna Drimer did a little pre-game shopping at the Mets team store on the concourse.
Cousins Lou and Art DePinto of Astoria and Sunnyside arrive on the 7 Train.
Pete Cholakis of Rockaway Beach, Joan Capperellano of South Ozone Park and Joe Cappellano of Howard Beach settle in for a slugfest.
Karen Lewis of Bayside shows off her opening day ticket, orange and blue nail polish and a winter parka for the 46-degree temperature.
The Mets earn their stripes with Marine Corps Sgts. Chris Salcedo, left, Noodley Ettienne, Julio Chicas, Abel Pena and Yinan Sun, all stationed in Jamaica.
Luis Z. of Maspeth, left, Domenic Pinto of Queens Village and David Perez of Maspeth get ready to fire up the grill.
Steve Ferguson, left, of Rego Park, and Omari Stridiron of Manhattan at a really Big Apple.
Ron Kessler of Glendale, left, Gerard DiGiuseppi of Ridgewood, Keith Myers of Long Island, CHris Hampton of Glendale and Tom Palumbo of Long Island have a small tailgate party before the Mets’ home opener.
Chilly weather made Bayside resident Billy Treutle's NASCAR jacket perfect for a day of baseball.
Dave Bangel of Fresh Meadows at a pre-game tailgate party.
A Mets cap matches all as Olga Rivera of East Elmhurst roots for the home team.
Emily Arend of Hollis, right, takes Lucas Caress of Manhattan out to the ballgame.
Everyone smile and say "QUEENS!"
Pete Booke and James Nolan of Astoria keep some good company outside the stadium.
Fred Hensel of Flushing, a member of VFW Post 4787, was out collecting for a good cause.
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