Petition for Permanent “Kiner’s Korner” at Citi Field

There is a movement underway to get a permanent “Kiner’s Korner” in Citi Field to honor the late, great Ralph Kiner.

kinerskornerA life-long Mets fan who prefers to remain anonymous has started a Twitter page with the goal of renaming Citi Field sections 132-134 down the left field line as Kiner’s Korner.

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.

3 Responses

  1. Met Fan 4 Ever
    Met Fan 4 Ever at |

    Agreed! Someone should find a record of where the majority of Ralph’s homers were hit when he was active and stake out that area.

  2. Ron Davis
    Ron Davis at |

    i agree where the party city seats should be really Kiner’s Korner.

  3. Harry
    Harry at |

    stunning that we have a Pepsi Porch, but don’t have a Kiner Korner, does everything have to be corporate sponsored? awful

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