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Mets Hop On Bandwagon, Will Hold Inaugural Social Media Night On Friday

The Mets tomorrow during their home game against the Braves will hold the team's inaugural Social Media Night, an effort that continues a rapidly increasing interest by many MLB clubs in the emerging medium. The Mets have dedicated their Big Apple Reserved section, roughly 800 seats beyond the center field wall at Citi Field, to the Social Media Night and are selling a $41 ticket to the event that includes $18 in food and beverage credit. Attendees will also get a Connect Mets T-shirt, a series of Twitter-based giveaways and trivia contests, and a short meeting with rookie 2B Justin Turner, who has nearly 10,000 followers for his @redturn2 feed. The initiative was developed with the aid of MLBAM. "This is an important evolution of our ongoing effort to reach out to our fans and connect through social media," said Mets Exec VP/Business Operations Dave Howard. "I'm sure we'll learn a lot and it will give us a foundation to grow the concept further next year."
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