One of the things that endeared the NHL's scrappy New York Rangers team to its fanbase during the regular season was a tradition that they started. At the end of each win on home ice, the players would come to center ice and raise their sticks "saluting" the fans.
Then the three stars of the game would be announced and each would skate onto the ice tossing a puck to some lucky fan in the stands.
The crack Mets PR staff has picked up on this and will have the club do a version of this starting during May's first homestand.
When the Mets win a home game all the players (and if there's room enough on the field it could include those players on the DL) will crowd around the pitcher's mound raising their gloves in salute to the fans. If attendance continues to falter they may even consider shouting out each individual fan's name.
Then the P.A. announcer will announce the three stars of the game. Each will come out in turn and throw a puck up into the stands for some lucky fan.
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