The first hit in Citi Field...
...came off the bat of Georgetown's Tom Elliott.
(The photo was taken a few pitches before said hit.)
The first home run was hit by Georgetown's Sean Lamont.
You will win a bar bet with this information someday.
I don't have a ton of time to give a big write-up of the new ballpark, so I'll leave it at "Wow, it sure is nicer than Shea!" A wide open concourse, plenty of legroom in the seats, good sightlines from the spots I checked out, and just generally a lot more welcoming than Shea (of which only a pile of rubble remains).
Today's Georgetown-St. John's game wasn't a full test for the new park (the estimated crowd of 42,000 never came close to materializing; there was maybe half that), so it still remains to be seen how the place will handle a full house. But Day One looked pretty good to me. And now I can tell my grandkids I was there on what I will insist to them was "the real Opening Day."
Now, I've got to get to work on this grandkids thing.
In the meantime, some photos: