Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Yahoo and the Mets partner up





It’s funny that Yahoo and the Mets think that folks are going to pay money for Mets news. I had the  Athletic and it covered more sports then just the Mets and I hated it. Queens Baseball Club eh? With all the other different things the Mets and Yahoo could have to call this new thing they are putting together, they have to call it the Queens Baseball Club or QBC? Sounds familiar. Oh wait, I’m one of the guys who runs the Queens Baseball Convention or QBC. Come on Mets. We know you know about us. You’ve been sending your executives to the QBC for years.
You guys want to sponsor the Queens  Baseball Convention 2020?

It’s another shake my head moment at the Mets.
Here’s is the yahoo/Mets story.

From the NY Post

The burgeoning business will begin in Flushing with the Mets. The name of the product will be the Queens Baseball Club.
It will include three writers covering the team, while planning to give members a behind-the-scenes experience, such as access to batting practices, press conferences and front-office Q&As.
The team and Yahoo have a three-year agreement, according to sources. Yahoo declined to say how much it will pay the Mets. The Mets declined comment entirely.
Read the rest here.





Tuesday, February 19, 2019

HISTORIC Big Sexy Bartolo Colon Mets Jersey up for sale. This is the one where he tied Pedro Martinez for most Career wins


Up for sale. This Jackie Robinson Day Game Used Road Jersey from the game that Bartolo Colon tied Pedro Martinez for most career wins. Asking $1200
Pretty cool that he did it against Cleveland.
From SNY
Friday in Cleveland, Mets RHP Bartolo Colon won his 219th game, matching Pedro Martinez for second all-time among Dominican-born pitchers. 
He allowed two runs and eight hits and one walk, while striking out five, in 5.1 innings.
"It means a lot," Colon said through an interpreter his team's 6-5 win. "Pedro Martinez, back in my homeland, the Dominican Republic, is a special person, and to do it here in Cleveland is something special for me. First and foremost, I want to thank the Cleveland Indians organization for the opportunity."
Colon, 43, made his big-league debut with the Indians in 1997. Since then, he's thrown 2,993 for eight teams.
"In the first inning, I felt a little nervous," Colon added. "But, then throughout the course of the game, I settled down."
Colon is now 24 wins away from matching Juan Marichal for the most victories by a Dominican-born pitcher.






Email me at mediagoon@gmail.com if interested...

Oh I also have this too.


Rosin bag from 220th win


Yankees fans calling the Steinbrenners cheap is making my day









Seriously. It's like Mets Twitter took over for the Yankees fans. I love how everyone is losing their minds. BTW does this mean the MLB should take away the Yankees?







Port St Lucie. Is it in the Mets long term future?



The Mets seem to be playing hardball with the people of Port St Lucie. I kind of get it. If you are playing at a stadium not owned by you, why would put money into it? If you are going to be playing there for the next two decades you should be throwing money into it to make it better for your players and fans. Upkeep on stadiums should be done even if it is just the minors. Spring Training has now really become a major "thing" for fans. You have a ton of folks coming down for the first game this weekend so why wouldn't you want to make it into a better ballpark and not wholly rely on taxpayer money?

From the TCPALM
The St. Lucie County Commission is to vote this morning on a $57 million project to renovate First Data Field, spring training home of the New York Mets. Talks between the county and team officials have become contentious — largely over which side pays for what and how much of the original plan can be maintained in the face of escalating construction costs. If the County Commission fails to approve the contract at this morning's meeting, either rejecting it or attempting to delay a vote, the Mets were prepared to revoke their 11th-hour contribution of $2 million toward the project, cancel the contract and begin seek a new Florida spring training location for the 2024 season, TCPalm reported.
Read more here.

Minor League Baseball Reveals Full Schedule of Games and Date of Unveiling Day for 2019 Copa de la Diversión


Minor League Baseball Reveals Full Schedule of Games and Date of Unveiling Day for 2019 Copa de la Diversión
Season-long event series returns more than doubling number of teams and game dates
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 18, 2019 — Minor League BaseballTM (MiLBTM) today unveiled the 397-game schedule for its second annual Copa de la Diversión® (Fun CupTM) event series, taking place during the 2019 season. Following an incredibly successful 2018 campaign when Copa de la Diversión (“Copa”)-participating teams authentically connected with their Latinx communities, resulting in dramatic increases in attendance, merchandise sales and commercial partnership revenue, this year’s participating teams look to continue that momentum.
The 2019 season will see 72 teams transform their brands to join in Copa’s mission to authentically connect MiLB teams with their diverse communities, and embrace and celebrate the culture and values that resonate most with Latinx fans nationwide.
April 5 marks the first of the nearly 400 Copa-designated games scheduled for 2019, with Columbus officially debuting Copa’s sophomore season at 6:05 p.m. ET. Highlighting the 2019 schedule is the Copa home opener for 2018 Copa champion Mariachis de Nuevo México (Albuquerque Isotopes), on Saturday, April 6, against fellow Copa participantAbejas de Salt Lake (Salt Lake Bees).
“The growth we’re seeing in team participation for Copa is outstanding,” said Kurt Hunzeker, Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Research for Minor League Baseball. “To see this authentic engagement with our Latinx fans in MiLB communities across the country is very exciting. We like to say that you don’t attend a Minor League Baseball game, you feel it. To extend that feeling to a previously underserved fan base is remarkable.”
The Copa 2019 schedule release comes on the heels of announcements made in late 2018. In November, MiLB announced an agreement with ECHO Incorporated making it the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of MiLB” and the “Official Outdoor Power Tool of Copa de la Diversión” (“Herramienta Oficial de la Copa de la Diversión”). Additionally, MiLB announced in December a partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to become an “Official Charity of MiLB Copa de la Diversión,” marking the first-ever philanthropic partner tied specifically to MiLB's Latinx fan engagement initiative.
Copa “Unveiling Day,” slated for March 18, will showcase all 72 identities and logos via a coast-to-coast social media campaign as teams reveal their Copa-specific, culturally-relevant on-field identities. Additionally, full merchandise for each Copa team will be made available exclusively at each participating Copa team’s ballpark and on teams’ retail store sites.
Visit MiLB.com for more information on Copa de la Diversión. ###
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