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Edgardo Alfonzo, SNY's Kevin Burkhardt and 92.3 FM's Ty Bentli will serve as judges for Banner Day, Saturday, May 11 at Citi Field.

The judges will select three finalists to join the online Banner Day winner, then fans at the ballpark and at home will vote for the winner through texting, Twitter and Facebook. Fans who created the winning banner will receive four VIP tickets, the opportunity to watch batting practice from the field, Mets autographed merchandise and in-game recognition at a mutually agreeable game.

Sorry, but Shannon from should be a judge. I'm pretty sure he's the reason Banner Day is back. Personally, I've never been in to Banner Day, but there are some fans who freaking LOVE this event and Shannon is one of them... and the Mets know it. That said, I really love seeing Fonzi back in the mix. He's a Team Ambassador this season, which is great. He told me on the last MetsBlog Podcast, which you can listen to here, that he's mostly focused on his family and doesn't watch a ton of baseball ... most games he sees is when he occasionally hits up Citi Field ... but, who cares, he's Fonzi and just seeing him at the ballpark - even if he's not totally plugged in - is fun. Mets fans are proud of him and those late 90s teams, and seeing him out there reminds me of those days. The more he's involved, the better.

To learn more about Banner Day, check out this page on

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