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Mets Banner Day 2013

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before the baseball game between the New York Mets and the Pittsburgh Pirates. (May 11, 2013) Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Banners made by fans must be larger than
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Many fans made homemade banners for Banner Day
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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)

Fans hold their banners on the field at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

A fan with her banner during Banner Day
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans holding their banner during Banner Day at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans with their banner during Banner Day at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Mets fans get creative with their banners for
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Some fans use bed sheets to create their
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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)

Fans with their banners during Banner Day at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans of all ages participate in Banner Day
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans are standing with their banners during Banner
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans are holding their banner during Banner Day
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans support the Mets through their banners during
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans during Banner Day at Citi Field before
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Fans 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 banner during Banner Day at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

The winner of the banner contest will be
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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)

Fans are standing on the field with their
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans show off their banners on the field
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans with their banner on Banner Day at
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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

Fans hold up their banner on Banner Day
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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)

Fans stand on the field during Banner Day
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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
Photo Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

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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