Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mets Monthly pass for $39

Thanks AJ for the heads up on this. Other teams have done this  before for their fans who can’t afford season ticket plans. As usual though they do the business thing and wait until almost opening day to release this news. Also, I wonder how this is going to mess with the secondary market tickets...

Mets: #WomensHistoryMonth we recognize Lorraine Hamilton, who is entering her 26th season in the front office.

The Mets are doing a really good job with the videos and content on social media. It's good to see them talk about folks that you don't usually hear about behind the scenes.

Citi Field Early Entry Gates for 20 game, half and full season ticket plan holders.

Wondering about early entry if you are a 20 game, half, and full season ticket plan holder? Well here it is.

What was the original entrance for the half and full season ticket holders over by Clear is now the entrance for the 20 game holders. The half and full ticket plan holder has moved to the right right side  of the rotunda. I remember when I was fighting with the Mets to put signage up on the early access gate a d now we have two. Times have changed.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Fireflies Unveil Copa de la Diversi贸n Brand

From- MiLB.com

COLUMBIA, S.C.- The Fireflies have partnered with Minor League Baseball as it heads into year two of its Copa de la Diversi贸n program. The program will feature 72 teams in 2019 who will change their name and logo for multiple games throughout the season to connect with the Latin community.

For three home games at Segra Park, the Fireflies will transform into Chicharr贸nes de Columbia, complete with new uniforms, food, and music. The Chicharr贸nes will play three home games at Segra Park on April 18, 19 and 20. New merchandise is currently available to fans with the new Chicharr贸nes logo and colors. 

Columbia's growing Hispanic / Latin American community comprises nearly 6% of the populations of the Midlands region of South Carolina. Consisting of people from over 18 countries across North, Central and South America, Columbia is a true melting pot of Latino culture. While more than 50% of the Spanish-speaking residents in our community are from Mexico, there are large population bases from Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. As the team was searching for an identity for Columbia's Copa team, a constant culinary theme across all nations was found that is represented in our community: Chicharr贸nes.

Chicharr贸nes are a pork dish featuring either pork belly or pork rinds and are a staple in the diets of people throughout these countries, albeit with national variations from country to country. Chicharr贸nes can be a main course served with a sauce, or as a popular finger-food snack. Sharing meals together brings a sense of community, family and togetherness across all cultures, which is truly a metaphor for what we do at Segra Park every day: bringing people from all walks of life together as a community.   

"We look forward to introducing the Chicharr贸nes to the Midlands, and to serving our guests our own version of Chicharr贸nes at the ballpark each and every night," said Fireflies president John Katz.

397 Copa de la Diversi贸n games will be played across Minor League Baseball in 2019, beginning on April 5.

Individual game tickets for the 2019 season are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased at the Fireflies box office, over the phone at 803-726-HITS or online at FirefliesTickets.com. Season tickets for the 2019 Columbia Fireflies season are also available for purchase. Packages start as low as $70.

MLB using watches for Pitchers and Catchers?

This is interesting.

The question underneath nails this. Does this slow down the pace of play? Would it be better to have a blue tooth ear piece in the players ears and “call” the game like You would football? Throw in a few different fake outs to help it out? How bad is the stealing signs epidemimic in Baseball?