The Mets offered a tour of their new under-construction stadium today and COO Jeff Wilpon dashed the hopes of those wishing the stadium would be named Citi/Taxpayer Field. Wilpon referred to Citigroup, the troubled bank which is paying $20 million/year for 20 years for naming rights, "We think we can bring the right people to help them market their product so that they can be a going concern. It's not really Citi's fault that they're in this problem. They're a lot of other banks in the same situation."

Bats Blog reports that "David Wright, Nick Evans and Daniel Murphy took batting practice not long after the season ended, before the grass was installed, and that they seemed pleased with the park’s dimensions and how the ball carried. The 16-foot wall in left field makes it a little difficult to pull home runs back, but the fence is noticeably lower in center (maybe 12 feet or so) and even lower in right."