The New York Mets have put up a touching tribute to one of New York sports’ unsung heroes.
SNY tweeted a photo on Tuesday morning showcasing that, as part of their use of cardboard cutouts to fill seats at Citi Field, the Mets have placed a cutout of Anthony Causi in the photographers’ well.
Causi, a long-time New York Post photographer, passed away in April after a battle with coronavirus. He had worked for the Post for a quarter-century and took many iconic photos – including his most popular, a legendary shot of Mariano Rivera departing the Yankees bullpen taken from behind The Sandman as he entered the field.
The Mets have put up a cardboard cutout of Anthony Causi in the photo pit ? pic.twitter.com/XU6XQwWmSL
— SNY (@SNYtv) July 21, 2020 Causi’s passing drew many tributes from past and present New York athletes, coaches, media, and team employees, including this one from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.
“He was a charismatic photographer who brought fans closer to the action with his breathtaking images of the Mets,” Wilpon said in a statement. “More importantly, he was a friend to so many of us through his numerous spring trainings in Port St. Lucie as well as being a fixture at Citi Field.”