Mets Opening Day a family tradition
The New York Mets opened their season Monday, and thousands of fans packed Citi Field with hopes of making the World Series this year.
Over a dozen members of the Antonelli family have been attending Opening Day for years and this year was no different.
Three generations of Antonellis came out to cheer on Noah Syndergaard as he threw the first pitch of the season. "It's just so glorious. I'm glad to be alive and glad to be at Opening Day," said grandmother Roberta Antonelli.
The Amazins defeated the Atlanta Braves 6-0 behind a strong performance by Syndergaard.
Syndergaard went up against the Braves' Julio Teheran and struck out seven batters over six innings.
The Mets play the second and third games of their series with Atlanta on Wednesday and Thursday.
The Mets are looking to build on last year following the team's loss in the wild-card game. This year though, the Antonellis are talking championship. "New York guarantee. The Mets are going all the way this year, " said Michael Antonelli.