There is a movement underway to get a permanent “Kiner’s Korner” in Citi Field to honor the late, great Ralph Kiner.
In an email to Blogging Mets, the 31-year-old man said just like so many of us, he grew up listening to and learning baseball from Kiner, “like having an extra grandfather tell a bedtime story… When someone touches a fan base like that for over 50 years, I think he deserves a tribute in perpetuity, not a fleeting logo affixed to the outfield wall for 2014.”
He is right. It was kind of surprising that there was no Kiner’s Korner installed in the stadium when it first opened. Perhaps if Ralph was willing to pay for the privilege, a Kiner’s Korner could have been as prominent as the Pepsi Porch.
But now is the time to rectify this latest mistake, as Fred Wilpon has been doing to the stadium since it opened, making it more of a home to the Mets than a shrine to his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers.
How can you help? It is simple. Just follow this Twitter page, and by doing so, in essence you have signed a petition in favor of Kiner’s Korner.