A fitting tribute to one of New York’s finest sports photographers: the Jets and Giants both announced on Sunday that the photographers’ workroom at MetLife Stadium has been renamed the Anthony J. Causi Photo Workroom, in honor of the late New York Post sports photog who passed away after contracting COVID-19 earlier this year.
The Jets’ PR account tweeted that “a key piece of the New York sports community will be dearly missed on the sidelines today,” as Gang Green played their home opener against San Francisco.
Meanwhile, the Giants, who are in Chicago on Sunday, wrote in a release that “for more than a quarter century, we were graced with Anthony's ability to memorably capture iconic moments in New York sports history. We believe it is most fitting to honor Anthony's life and work by re-naming the room in his memory, and our hope is it provides some peace for Anthony's wife Romina, their children John and Mia, the rest of Anthony's family, as well as his friends and colleagues.”
Photos of the workroom show it lined with blown-up versions of images Causi took over the years while covering the Jets and Giants for the Post. Causi, a Brooklyn native, began working at the Post in 1994, and passed away on April 12 at age 48 due to complications from coronavirus.
Both the Mets and the Red Sox had previously honored Causi by including a cardboard cutout of the late photographer in the photo well at their ballparks, the Mets doing so earlier this season and Boston doing so during the Mets and Yankees' trips to Beantown this year.
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