The New York Mets have come up with a touching way to honor the late New York Post sports photographer Anthony Causi, who passed away in April at age 48 from COVID-19. The baseball team placed a cardboard cutout of Causi in the photo pit at Citi Field.
As the shortened 2020 is kicking off, MLB baseball teams have been filling empty seats with cutouts of fans. The Mets went a step further and made sure that Causi had a spot too.
The Mets have put up a cardboard cutout of Anthony Causi in the photo pit ❤️ pic.twitter.com/XU6XQwWmSL
— SNY (@SNYtv) July 21, 2020
— Tom Durante (@TomDurante) July 21, 2020
Classy move by the #Mets to remember NY Post photographer and Oyster Bay resident Anthony Causi with a cardboard cutout in their photo pit. Anthony died of #COVIDー19 in April. #MLB @News12LI @KTrentowski #OysterBay pic.twitter.com/MwflGcko73
— Kevin Maher (@KMaherNews12) July 22, 2020
“He was a charismatic photographer who brought fans closer to the action with his breathtaking images of the Mets,” Mets COO Jeff 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.”
The New York Yankees also honored Causi with a moment of silence prior to a game against the Mets this past Sunday.
We also remember longtime New York Post photographer, Anthony Causi, who passed away as a result of the coronavirus on April 12th. He will be profoundly missed by his colleagues in the media and by all of the sports franchises in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. pic.twitter.com/QIFktN3ZH9
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 19, 2020
Classy move by the Yankees to hold moments of silence tonight for both John Lewis and Anthony Causi. Even in an empty stadium, the impact is profound.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 19, 2020
Causi spent 25 years with the New York Post and became one of the best-known sports photographers covering New York City sports teams, including the Yankees, Mets, Giants, Jets, Knicks, Rangers.
— New York Mets (@Mets) July 21, 2020
“We had to save him a spot,” the New York Mets Tweeted.