Mets: Three takeaways from Monday’s win

By Danny Abriano
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Apr 13, 2015; New York City, NY, USA; General view as the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies stand for the national anthem before an opening day game at Citi Field. The Mets defeated the Phillies 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Citi Field felt like home, and the crowd was the reason why

For the first time I can remember at Citi Field, there was a sense of optimism and near euphoria in the stands on Monday afternoon.

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The crowd seemed to be hanging on every pitch – a rarity in the first six seasons at Citi Field – and the support for the players was tremendous.

I sat in the outfield with The 7 Line, a section that was boisterous from start to finish, but the atmosphere in all of the other seating areas also seemed great.

Hopefully this is the start of a trend, with the focus on the field rather than having a ballpark filled with people looking into their phones or plotting what they’re going to eat next.