Now in its second season, Citi Field finally feels a little bit more like the home of the Mets. For fans who went to games there last year, it was nice and it had that new ballpark smell, but something was missing.
Mets officials have tried to sort that out for the 2010 season, and all-in-all, I think they've done a pretty good job. There are some big changes, like adding a museum to chart the club's history, and some subtle tweaks, like painting the stairwell walls orange and blue.
Seems obvious, right? Yet this eluded the club 12 months ago. They've also rearranged the locations of the bullpens to make them easier to see, opened up the area in right-centerfield where the kids' zone was, and added more photos around the stadium.
There will always be people who say it still doesn't feel like home, but it's a step in the right direction.
Here is a brief guide to Citi Field, highlighting some of the new changes, and pointing out some of the things to see and do when you arrive at the park.