Another Gotham Knight at Citifield
Another Gotham Knight at Citifield

ScoreboardIndependence Eve my wife and I enjoyed hanging out with some 250 of our closest friends, their spouses, (some of their) other family members, their friends and associates, and some clients. What better place to hold such a gathering than Citifield, home of my beloved (albeit underperforming in won-loss records and certain aspects of playing a game I know rather well) New York Mets. This outing represents the fifth year running these kind of outings. Each year gets better.

The outcome (The Yankees won.) on the scoreboard matters less. I enjoy bringing people together. Many get introductions. Possible business opportunities. Even some of the seating seeks to facilitate those possibilities.

It starts with Gotham City Networking, Inc.® which accounts for 80 percent of the tickets. The other 50 tickets served as a fundraiser for the foundation sponsored by my home FDR 613 “lodge” of the fraternal order Knights of Pythias.


As early as Shelly and I arrived, we found some Pythians already in their seats including the President and Treasurer of our Kings-FDR Tolerance Foundation (It’s a very Pythian thing to arrive VERY early!).



People (including three of those above) came across the Hudson from as far as Princeton and Monroe Township, New Jersey and New City and Nyack in Rockland County. By car, subway and rail; sometimes in combination.

There were attorneys, CPAs, teachers and retired educators, business owners, realtors, an appraiser, architects, PR pros, union leaders, Sales Pros, IT specialists, bankers, a franchise adviser, one of the smartest political operatives I’ve ever worked with, and some of the sharpest state and federal legislative aides I know (and worked with).

There were entire families – three generations so in several cases.

Not unsurprisingly, there were folks who could not make it and a need to get others in their place. We got it done. Of course.

Many posted to social media (I found some “interesting” comments there.).

Fred & Corey

Though sold out, people were able to move about and sit with others during parts of the game; it’s certainly part of the fun.

Pythian lodges are led by a “chancellor commander” (“CC”) and a typical CC message in our newsletter reporting on an event, concludes, “a good time had by all.” A special thank you you our NY Mets group sales representative Aaron Ryley for his special help and assistance in making a special night a real blast.

Believe all would agree.

p.s. Fred Klein took the pic (notice the black bat) of me taking Gotham-FDR scoreboard acknowledgement that appears as this blog’s Avatar. Check out his Facebook for some interesting pics.

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  •  Fred wrote 228 Days Ago (positive) 
    It was great and kudos to you for each and every thing you did (only we know)!
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  •  Rona_Gura wrote 228 Days Ago (neutral) 
    I'm so glad you included pics!!
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  •  Vincent_Russo wrote 227 Days Ago (positive) 
    Wonderful time especially having the grandchildren with us - except for the Mets losing - ugh!
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  •  MarilynGenoa wrote 227 Days Ago (neutral) 
    So sorry to have missed it this year. I know how hard you work to ensure everyone has a good time and has the opportunity to socialize or just enjoy their families. My family is pretty evenly divided between Mets and Yankees so it’s always a fun evening watching their interactions
    Will try to ensure we don’t miss next year.
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  •  Nancy_Schess wrote 227 Days Ago (neutral) 
    It was such a great night! Thanks so much Corey for everything you do!
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 227 Days Ago (neutral) 
    Wish I could have come. It just falls out on our annual vacation week.
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