The right field section of Citi Field will no longer be known as the Pepsi Porch since the Mets contract with Pepsi expires on December 31st. From now on Citi Field will serve Coca Cola as it main soft drink.
I really couldn't care less about soda, but the iconic symbol of the classic Pepsi Cola script letters that lay on the shores of Queens facing Manhattan in Long Island City is legendary.
Those neon letters light up the night in that part of the New York City skyline. It is a symbol of Queens, & the now trendy place known as Long Island City with a long history in the city.
In the 1930's Pepsi made it's head quarters there making soda, syrup, bottle caps & shipped its product from that plant across the country. As the industrial area gave way to luxury living, the Pepsi sign was brought back by popular demand & became a true symbol of New York, especially Queens where the Mets play.
In 2016 we'll see what the Mets plan to rename that upper right field seating section that has also become legendary in a short time that the stadium has been opened. Life, baseball & business go one.
The Mets also have lost out on their top free agent they were perusing this week at the winter meetings, as Ben Zobrist signed with the Chicago Cubs. Also in Winter ball Wilmer Flores broke his ankle after getting hit by a pitch. If all goes well he should be ready to go by Spring Training.