Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/20/14
In a tradition that started after the attacks of September 11, the New York Mets today announced they will honor New York City First Responders by wearing hats from the city agencies during batting practice and the National Anthem prior to the 7:10 p.m. game against the Washington Nationals Tuesday, September 11 at Citi Field. “We want to thank Major League Baseball, Commissioner Selig and Joe Torre for their support of honoring these agencies for their heroic actions that day,” said Mets COO Jeff Wilpon. The Gies family will throw out the ceremonial first pitch to honor fallen FDNY hero Ronnie Gies, of Squad 228 in Maspeth, Queens, who lost his life on September 11. Carol, and her sons, Tommy, Ronnie and Bobby will be on the mound for the first pitch. Tommy is a fireman with Ladder 147 in Flatbush, Brooklyn, Ronnie is a fireman with Ladder 175 in East New York, Brooklyn, and Bobby recently took the test to become a fireman. “I always tried to be at Shea or Citi Field on 9/11, ...
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  • Well, I sure the players are saying, "at least we are not wearing some pink siht."
  • THURS SEPT 6 12 SO SAD, IS IT REALLY 11 YRS?!! VERY GLAD THE WORLD TOLD the attackers to go to hell!!!!!!!!!!! VANCOUVER CANADA
  • #2 thurs sept 6 12 WHY CAN'T THE MET/ ALL TEAMS WEAR "1ST RESPONDER HATS" for the entire game????????????? Vancouver Canada
  • Yeah sure, they'll wear the 1st responder hats but they wont force the government to tell the truth about 9-11.
  • You sir, michael4yah are about an idiot. Regardless of you thoughts on what happened show some respect for those that died. I guess ignorance abounds in your humble abode. That means house fyi.

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