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CitiField Goes Green

An article was posted on the Mets website about how the team is making CitiField environmentally friendly. The article describes some of the things they’re doing to accomplish this. It’s actually pretty cool.

I was actually at the press conference this morning not as a member of the press but as a guest of a friend of mine who knew I was a Mets fan and would appreciate a trip to Shea Stadium for a non-game event. It was the first press conference I’ve attended live and though it was pretty much what I expected it was still pretty cool.

I looked at the field through the window at the Diamond Club (where the press conference was held) and noticed a yellow tape going from home plate to the pitchers mound. A few minutes later there was a guy working on the mound. It looked like he was installing the pitching rubber on the mound and that the yellow tape was a tape measure so he’d know where to put it. I took a picture and will add it to the blog when I have a chance to download it from my camera.

My favorite part of the event was when one of the speakers mentioned that CitiField will have waterless urinals. When it came time for questions Rich Lamb, City Hall reporter for Newsradio 88, asked how exactly a waterless urinal worked. This drew a good laugh from the crowed but he was asking seriously. After the press conference was over a Mets executive gave Lamb a demo of an actual waterless urinal.

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