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Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Mets Banner Day 2013

Mets fans brought their banners to Citi Field to show support for the Mets on Banner Day.

Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball
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Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans make homemade banners for Banner Day. (May
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Fans make homemade banners for Banner Day. (May 11, 2013)

Banners made by fans must be larger than
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Banners made by fans must be larger than 22-by-28 feet in size on Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Many fans made homemade banners for Banner Day
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Many fans made homemade banners for Banner Day at Citi Field, although commercial banners are allowed as long as they don't contain websites or Twitter handles. (May 11, 2013)

Banner Day at Citi Field has been a
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Banner Day at Citi Field has been a Mets tradition for over 30 years. (May 11, 2013)

Fans with their homemade banner for Banner Day
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Fans with their homemade banner for Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game. (May 11, 2013)

Groups can have no more than four people
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Groups can have no more than four people per banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets infielder Edgardo Alfonzo will be one of
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Mets infielder Edgardo Alfonzo will be one of the judges of the banners made by fans, along with SNY's Kevin Brukhardt and 92.3 Now's Ty Bentli. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans hold their banners on the field at
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Fans hold their banners on the field at Banner Day. (May 11, 2013)

A fan with her banner during Banner Day
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A fan with her banner during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

In order to participate in the pre-game parade
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In order to participate in the pre-game parade on Banner Day fans must be ticket holders to that day's game. (May 11, 2013)

The judges will choose their three favorite banners
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The judges will choose their three favorite banners and allow the winner to be chosen online where people can vote through Facebook, Twitter and text messages. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold their banner during Banner Day at
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Fans hold their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans holding their banner during Banner Day at
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Fans holding their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans with their banner during Banner Day at
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Fans with their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field before game. (May 11, 2013)

Mets fans get creative with their banners for
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Mets fans get creative with their banners for Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Some fans use bed sheets to create their
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Some fans use bed sheets to create their banners for Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before
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Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans with their banners during Banner Day at
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Fans with their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans of all ages participate in Banner Day
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Fans of all ages participate in Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before
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Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans show their dedication to the Mets through
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Fans show their dedication to the Mets through their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans are holding their banner during Banner Day
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Fans are holding their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans are standing with their banners during Banner
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Fans are standing with their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans are holding their banner during Banner Day
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Fans are holding their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans support the Mets through their banners during
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Fans support the Mets through their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold their homemade banners during Banner Day
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Fans hold their homemade banners during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before
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Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans hold their banner during Banner Day at
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Fans hold their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

The winner of the banner contest will be
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The winner of the banner contest will be recognized during the game and will receive four VIP tickets for on-field batting practice and autographed Mets merchandise. (May 11, 2013)

Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball
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Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball
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Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans are holding their banners during Banner Day
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Fans are holding their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans are standing on the field with their
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Fans are standing on the field with their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans are walking with their banner during Banner
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Fans are walking with their banner during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans show off their banners on the field
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Fans show off their banners on the field during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold their banners during Banner Day at
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Fans hold their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball
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Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans with their banner on Banner Day at
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Fans with their banner on Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold their homemade banners on the field
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Fans hold their homemade banners on the field during Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Mets fans show their creativity through the banners
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Mets fans show their creativity through the banners they made for Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball
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Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold their banners on Banner Day at
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Fans hold their banners on Banner Day at Citi Field. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans hold up their banner on Banner Day
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Fans hold up their banner on Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold their banners during Banner Day at
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Fans hold their banners during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans bring their banners to the parade on
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Fans bring their banners to the parade on Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Mets fans on Banner Day at Citi Field
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Mets fans on Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Fans hold up their banner for Banner Day
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Fans hold up their banner for Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

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Fans stand on the field during Banner Day
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Fans stand on the field during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball
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Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013)

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