Pitch Perfect


The Mets went to bat for the families of two slain New York City police officers at the team’s home opener this past Monday at Citi Field.

A crowd of 43,947 fans stood and cheered when the images of NYPD Detectives Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu, who were gunned down while sitting in their patrol car by a deranged man last December, were shown on the scoreboard before the game, a 2-0 Mets victory over Philly.

Ramos’ two sons, Justin and Jaden, and their mother, Maritza, joined Liu’s widow, Sanny Chen, and parents to throw out ceremonial first pitches to Mets stars David Wright, Matt Harvey, and Curtis Granderson.

Moments earlier, more than 150 NYPD officers unfurled a giant American flag in the outfield as Aviation Unit helicopters did a flyover.


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