The 2006 Mets Caravan kicked off on Tuesday, January 24 with the ringing of the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange. Check out some highlights from the Mets first day of appearances around town.
Day 2 of the Mets Caravan included visits to schools in all five boroughs, to launch the "School is Amazing" attendance program. Mets wives brightened the day of some young patients at the Schneider Children's Hospital. And the whole team made an appearance at the Hard Rock Café in Times Square.
Day 3 of the Caravan started with a visit by David Wright and Mets wives to the WB11 Morning Show. Players and coaches traveled to the Harlem Village Academy and Maspeth's HAZMAT Squad 288. The last stop of the day was at ESPN Zone in Times Square, where the Mets hosted an evening of fun for kids from Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and other community groups.
On day 4, Chris Woodward, Heath Bell, Darryl Strawberry and hundreds of fans participated in a Blood Drive at Shea Stadium. Paul Lo Duca and Cliff Floyd also made appearances at the Mets Clubhouse Shops.
Darryl Strawberry, who is the Mets' all-time career leader in home runs, RBIs and runs, answered questions from fans during a live web chat Tuesday, January 24th. Strawberry talked about who he thinks will break his Mets records and some of the best moments from his 17-year career. Read the full transcript »
Coming off his best year with the Mets, outfielder Cliff Floyd has high hopes for 2006. Floyd talked about the upcoming season during a live Web chat. He answered fans' questions about team chemistry, competition in the National League East, his favorite TV show and Super Bowl pick. Read the full transcript »