Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 9/19/17

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Mets: Guys Stop With The "Maybes"

The Mets keep trying to trot out injured pitchers to pitch and "maybe" feel better about themselves. They are also doing it to "maybe" get the fans excited about next year. Syndergaard hasn't pitched in almost five months. I won't care if he pitches any more this year or not. Why not just have him keep throwing simulated games and a relaxed throwing regimen and just save him for next season.

Matt Harvey. "Maybe" if we put him out there he can find himself. Or "maybe" the Mets are trying to have him suck so bad in games to lower his price in arbitration. Or "maybe" the Mets are trying to catch lightning in the bottle with him and have been hoping he pitched well, get arbitration done with him
and then be able to trade him.

I'm just sick of the "maybes".

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Barclays Center Seats Too Steep?

Not talking about the prices this time.

From the NY Post.

I've been to concerts there and sat in the upper section and I hate heights. Sitting up there I just never felt sure of my footing and when trying to walk out of a row have even came close to losing my footing(and I was sober). I can't imagine how hard it would be for a person who had a few adult drinks to navigate the row.

You can read more from the NY Post here

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Mets: Game Notes 9/17/17

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

T7LA Donation To Houston

I am glad that since we couldn't go because of the hurricane that at least something positive came out of it. Darren is always looking for ways to help folks who need it. As soon as I heard we could donate the coat of the ticket I said boom. Donate my refund. MJ who Darren mentions in this is one of the kindest most wonderful people I know and would give the shirt off her back if someone needed it. I am proud to call these two friends.

From Darren at The7line.com

I can't say enough nice things about the fans who sit with us, and times like these prove that many things are much more important than sports. Sports are great distraction from reality, but there was no ignoring Hurricane Harvey.

In the days leading up to our outing, I was glued to the television almost around the clock. While staying in constant contact with the Astros and watching the severity grow by the minute, I thought for sure this series would be moved out of Texas. The game was the last thing on my mind, but we did have 1,000 fans from 24 states to keep in the loop. A plan was put in motion and many fans started donating their hotel rooms to both those in need and first responders who were coming to the area to help.

We kept our fans in the loop, and the Astros were nice enough to offer refunds for any fan that couldn't make it to the game. Out of the 1,000 fans in our group, 259 still made it out. We are happy that three hour window or so was a break from all they're going through.

We aren't in the position to make decisions about anyone else's money, so we gave everyone the option to either take the refund, or donate the money for their ticket back to the people of Texas.

In total, $10,190 was donated to the Houston Astros toward their relief efforts. The majority ($8,540) came from fans who opted to give their ticket money back, $1,000 from T7L as a portion of the event t-shirt/patch, and an additional $650 from the "tour" crew.

There are a group of fans in T7LA that take tours of each ballpark we visit. They collected $650 ahead of time for the Minute Maid Park tour, and since it didn't happen, they donated that separately to this cause as well. Thank you to MJ Lupton for organizing that and shout out to the rest of you guys in the crew that chipped in.

To make a donation of your own visit: YouCaring.com/AstrosHarvey

The outing seemed to be a great time from the outside looking in. Yes, the Mets took the L, but this wasn't about winning or losing, it was about the people of Houston hopefully having a sense of normalcy even for just a few hours.

We look forward to visiting Texas with our entire crew at some point down the road. Our hearts go out to all of those affected, and we hope our donation can help get people back on their feet.


Go visit The7line over and The7line.com...

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Mets: Game Notes 9/16/17

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Podcasts: The Jim and Justin Breakdown @JNJBREAKDOWN

 One of my buddies sent this over to me. Nelson Figueroa always has a good view on what is going on with the Mets.
On this episode of The Jim and Justin Breakdown, we hone in the New York Mets, analyzing what went wrong in 2017 and what to expect going forward. Former Mets pitcher and SNY analyst Nelson Figueroa co-hosts the show with Jim and Justin, and famous comedian and Mets fan Jim Breuer joins the show as a special guest. Baseball fans will love this episode, and for Mets fans it's a must-listen.

Hear Figgy give his take on Chris Flexen who he believes was setup to fail when Mets decided to promote him from Double-A. “I almost feel bad for him. It was too soon. He was progressing very nicely and was working with a pitching coach who is a guru in this organization.”

Hear Jim Duquette elaborate on what went wrong for the Mets this season.

“The front office underestimated the defensive side of things and how much their below average defense was going to impact their pitching this year… Their defense has really been exposed and in my opinion it’s the one of the things that has really been a disaster this season.”

To listen click here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 9/15/17

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Mets: Another Letter from a Plan Holder to the Mets

Today was renewal day for a lot of folks. Or to some it was non renewal day.

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Mets: Season Ticket Holder Not Renewing Email

I got this email today from a Season Ticket holder, well really now a former season ticket holder. He makes some great points on this email. His Rep is one of the best guys I know in the Mets Org. This is a perfect example of how the Wilpons and the guy that they have in charge of ticketing are out of touch.

Hi (Redacted),

We don't intend on renewing this year. We are really disappointed in the product on the field and how ownership has treated the loyal fans. We definitely feel taken advantage of. It doesn't make sense for us to renew since we can continue to go to games and pay less for tickets overall without paying for an entire season up front.

- Ticket prices were increased after two years of contention. We overpaid for this year's tickets since their face value plummeted much lower than what was paid for up front.

- that being said, the Mets continue to offer discounted tickets throughout the season. The Mets continue to capitalize on discounted opportunities while STHs continue to pay full price for tickets.

- I attempted to trade in unused tickets in May and was told I had to pay an additional $30 Per ticket to receive the same tickets for a future game. I didn't even bother addressing it with you because i just didn't want to go through the trouble.

- the team was dismantled after the trading deadline, and those trades saved money for the owners, but the season ticket holders aren't reaping the benefits of those trades. Where is our share?

- there seems to be a lack of loyalty to season ticket holders compared to last seasons. For example, the STH appreciation day didn't happen last year. It seems it's not happening this year either. I wonder if season ticket holders are really appreciated.

I definitely work way too hard for my money to put it into the pockets of the Mets ownership. If they really want me back as a STH, they need to show their loyalty to season ticket holders. They are definitely not as loyal to us as the Mets fans are loyal to this team.

If the owners want to be financially conservative, I can also be financially conservative and withhold my renewal for season tickets.

I hope one of the Mets owners can read this email. (Redacted), you do an awesome job as a representative, and this email does not reflect the job you do.


Former Season Ticket Holder


Anonymous said...
Awesome e-mail. I feel the same way. Leigh Castergine gave value and loyalty to plan holders. The guys from Pittsburgh don't seem to care about plan holders. They allowed stubhb to be flooded with thousands of cheap tickets to almost every game. Why would anybody renew? You are paying full retail while other fans are getting half price or better. The Pittsburgh guys are playing plan holders for fools. Show them we are not fools.

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Giants: Throw Ahead the Clock Jersey

Picked this up the other day. Another one off my checklist.

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OABT Episode 37

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 9/14/17

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WFAN: Craig Carton Resigns

I guess this was going to happen sooner rather then later. I wonder who the permanent co host becomes.

From Boomer via CBS
Esiason admitted Thursday was a very sad day for all involved with the Boomer & Carton Show, a program that has been one of the most popular on radio for a decade.
“It’s the end of Boomer & Carton. For 10 years I sat next to somebody who I think, and I still believe this, is one of the greatest personalities, radio personalities that we’ll have ever seen,” he said. “I had certainly the privilege for 10 years to sit next to him and watch him to do his thing every single day for four hours. I wish Craig and his family nothing but the best. I want him to put all his energy into fighting and I think we have to put all of our energy into this radio program.”
 From CBS
Esiason vowed to keep the morning show going in the right direction. Since the news of Carton’s arrest and subsequent suspension, WFAN has used guests co-hosts such as Phil Simms and Brandon Tierney. Update anchor Jerry Recco filled in Wednesday and Thursday.“By resigning, I believe, he takes a lot of pressure off of all of us here at WFAN, his co-workers and everything else. I read the statement and then I heard the statement from Mark Chernoff and I don’t know what else to say. He’s got to get his life in order. He’s got to get it right,” Esiason said.

Read the whole story here. 

Mets To Hold Hurricane Relief Drive

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Mets: Harvey Frustrated

From the NY Post:

- I was slammed on set last night so I couldn't really catch the game. So, Matt Harvey is frustrated on how his career is going, eh? Maybe it's karma? Reports were coming in for years when Harvey first came up and was dominating how he couldn't wait to leave the Mets and couldn't wait to get that "big" contract elsewhere. Kind of hard to get a big contract when you haven't been healthy enough to pitch. For a while there Harvey looked to have put on a few pounds and was seen out with models at NY Rangers and Yankees games when maybe he should have been taking his career a little more seriously. Could have been less Bruce Wayne and more Batman. One of the things I heard from the latest injury(don't know how true it is) that Harvey was given the wrong shoulder rehab and that's what set his return back a bit.

Anyway you can read the whole NY Post Story here.

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Mets: "Barwis Not Going Anywhere."

From the NY Post:

Of course it isn't. Not when the Wilpons supposedly have a piece of it. There is obviously something wrong with the Mets off season training and also the training staff they have during the season also. Has there been a team in the last 10 years so decimated by injuries on a consistent basis?

Read the whole story here.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mets: Game Notes 9/13/17

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Mets Fans Who Are Tired Of 1986

"Can we please stop talking about 1986!!!" That is recent sentiment being spouted on twitter brought up by the latest Darryl Strawberry story this week. I get why people are tired of hearing about '86. It was thirty-one years ago. There are quite a bit of Mets fans who weren't alive in when that team won and it's kind of like when I was younger hearing my Dad would listen to CBS 101.1 FM all the time. You heard the same doo wop and Motown songs from the 1950's and 1960's all the time and you tire of it. I still hate that genre of music to this day because of it.

I guess hearing about how great the 86 team was for three decades can wear on a person the same way. But here's the problem. It's not going to go away until the Mets win another World Series. Being in two World Series in the 2000's hasn't done squat to make fans who "won" with the Mets in 1986 forget that team. If anything it has solidified it more. Running the QBC the last couple of years, I have been trying to get away from the 1986 Mets and bring the former players we have had in closer to today. I have seen the fan fatigue with the 1986 team and I totally get it. Do you know how to get rid of the ghost of 1986? I'll tell you.

Win the World Series in 2018.....

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mets: Strawberry Fed Up With The Mets

I have been hearing a lot about this kind of stuff behind the scenes. Really shouldn't surprise anyone with the way they have treated fans and other players. Anyone notice that Piazza just started coming around again?

- Read the whole thing here from the NY Post.

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Mets: Call Up Nido

It's about that time of year...

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Mets: Game Notes 9/12/17

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Rumble Ponies: Star Wars Night Jersey

I missed out on this one.

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Game Used: Royal Giants Jersey

Not a bad price to try to scoop this up.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

Third Base from Last Saturday Home Regular Season Game 2015

Same buddy that gave me the Piazza coin gifted this to me also. Final Third base at last Saturday home game of 2015.

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Mike Piazza Hall of Fame Coin

My buddy gave me this the other day. I haven't seen this anywhere before.

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Help Raise Money for Tuesday's Children

Since today is Sept. 11th, I am going to repost this. Darren and I put together this Charity softball event to help raise money for a charity. At first we were trying figure out where we were going to donate and we couldn't think of a better cause then Tuesday's Children. I don't want to get into it too deep on here but this date really hits me hard because of where I was that day and how it has affected people that I know, just like I am sure it has impacted many of you also.. 

Let's remember the folks we lost today and maybe help us raise some more money for this cause. We already have the teams set but you can still come to watch. $10 for tickets with $5 of each ticket going to Tuesday's Children. Thanks guys and hope to see you Sept. 30th at MCU Ballpark. 

Here is the release from The7line.com

T7L Charity Softball Game Tickets

Aug 17, 2017

Tickets are now available and the charity has been decided! Funds raised from this event will be donated to Tuesday's Children. We've worked with this great organization on a few occasions and we couldn't be happier to keep that relationship going.

Tuesday's Children was formed in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, and is a response and recovery organization that supports youth, families, and communities impacted by terrorism and traumatic loss.

Tuesday’s Children works on the front lines of unimaginable tragedies, providing personalized support and a safe “landing place” to traumatized, grief-stricken children, families and communities left reeling from terrorism or traumatic loss.

Their work begins when the emergency response ends – when the true, life-altering impact of the violence sets in. They remain long after other aid organizations and the media have gone. This is their promise to those they serve.

Their proven, long-term approach to helping family members and communities recover was forged in the aftermath of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Their programs enable their service population to, over time, heal, recover and ultimately thrive.

Tuesday’s Children is proud to offer the same life-changing programs for the military community as they did for those who lost a loved one on September 11th.

We encourage you to come on out to MCU Park in Coney Island to cheer on your fellow Mets fans competing in this inaugural event while raising money for a great local charity.

16 teams of Mets fans will compete in a single elimination tournament.  

Tickets are just $10 with $5 of that going to Tuesday's Children.

All tickets purchased for the event on 9/30 will also get a FREE TICKET to the Cyclones game on 8/24. This is also Home Run Apple Jack In The Box giveaway night. Both events and the giveaway for just $10. Amazing deal.

If you select the print at home option, please bring your print at home ticket to Will Call on 8/24 to receive your free ticket to 8/24 game. If you choose Ballpark Pickup, please show your confirmation email at Will Call on 8/24 to receive your free ticket.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mets Giveaway: Fidget Spinner

Surprised by the weight of this.

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Mets: First Responders Hats Pre Game

Mets wearing the first responder caps again today before the game.


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