Baseball season marks the return of the timeless springtime words “Play Ball!” Aficionados may have heard about the records of the New York Mets, New York Yankees, 3-0 and 0-3, respectively. The last time the two Gotham teams had palindromic records with the Yankees winless was 1966. According to CBS Sports, the last two times the Yankees started 0-3, they finished with the majors’ best regular-season record and won the World Series: In 2009 (103-59) and 1998 (114-48). For now, though, the Mets can claim to be kings of the city.
In the art realm, another Met (singular) makes you king for a day. The Metropolitan Museum of Art today offers “Met Mondays”, its special series of Monday hours.
Today, The Met’s galleries, shops, and public restaurants—will be open at 9:30 a.m. and close 5:30 p.m. (restaurants close at 4:30 p.m.). Other Met Holiday Mondays recur during the baseball season, and include:
- Memorial Day: May 28, 2012
- Labor Day: September 3, 2012
- Columbus Day: October 8, 2012
Normally closed on Monday, The Met opens both its main location and The Cloisters, its venue focusing on medieval European art. The Met also offers families Charles H. Tally Family Mondays, a series of hour-long workshops included with admission and focusing on activities for kids.
Whether your fancy is baseball or art, The Mets or The Met, looks like it’s shaping up to be a great Monday and a great summer.
- James Wallace