Saturday, October 21, 2017

Esquire Rates Some MLB Jerseys

Esquire it seems decided to dig out some Jersey looks over the decades and rated them..


I think everyone likes these jerseys. If you don't, why not?


I wasn't a fan of the blue for STL.


Classic.


Ugly.

I don't agree with them here. I think this is an awesome Uni


Not a good look.

Game Used: Matt Harvey Lineup Card- Nimmo 2 Hrs



ITEM DESCRIPTION

This game used lineup card hung in the Mets dugout as the Mets played the Reds on September 7, 2017 at Citi Field. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The New York Mets donate net proceeds from the sale of Amazin' Memorabilia items to the Mets Foundation.  For more information about the Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit mets.com/gameused. The availability of items varies, but for questions about this piece or different numbers, players, colors, or sizes please contact Amazin Memorabilia, The Official Source for New York Mets Game Used and Autographed Memorabilia, by emailing gameused@nymets.com or by calling 718-559-3144. An MLB Authentication Program tamperproof hologram is affixed to each piece of Amazin Memorabilia

Friday, October 20, 2017

40 percent off MLB Sale at Mitchell and Ness

MLB Celebration Sale 40% off all MLB, through 10/29. Use code FALLCLASSIC. Plus free shipping $65+. US shipping only.








Been wanting to get that Mets Jersey that you've had your eye on for years. Here is your chance to get it 40 percent cheaper. Other MLB merch discounted too.

Go to Mitchellandness.com

Game Used: Josh Smoker Game Used BP Jersey




All new for 2017!  Pull over pre game jersey with number on the sleeve and team logo sewn to the front.
Beautiful size XL, zip up collar. Size information in the collar.
Cool Base material.
Majestic Authentic tag on the front tail with new graphics and the message "Engineered exclusively for Major League Baseball" 
Wash tag for this jersey shows very strong use.
Jersey remains in great shape with even use.                                                                       
Authenticated as game issued as it was not hologrammed right after a game, but, after the season concluded.

The7Line Open House Sale This Sunday 10/22/17

We're opening up our warehouse again and we welcome you to stop by.
One lucky fan will walk away with a completely FREE transaction. 
How? We'll hand out tickets to everyone who shows up before 11am. The tickets will be numbered and one will be chosen at random. That number will be good for a completely free transaction. Thing is, you won't know if you won until you already paid. It'll be a gamble. You may have one t-shirt, or 20 in your stack. We'll inform the winner and refund their $ on the spot.  
Cornhole boards will be set up, music will be playing and we'll have free soft drinks and pizza available while supplies last.
Select fitted, snap, stretch and adjustable caps will be 35% off.
On top of that we'll have a grab bag box of FREE goodies. One per shopper.

Anything new or restocked? YES!
  • T7LA BADGE grey and orange t-shirts (also restocking the orange hoodies)
  • EMOJI MR. MET orange hoodies (also restocking the orange tees)
  • NEW YORK 1987 hoodies
  • NEW YORK 1987 womens 3/4 sleeve shirts (also restocking mens version)
  • BLEED charcoal grey zip up hoodies (also restocking the tees, ladies tanks and ladies v-necks as well)
  • SEATS ladies v-neck shirts (also restocking the mens tees)
  • MR. MET IS MY HOMEBOY ladies tri-blend tank tops (also restocking the mens tees and hoodies)
  • NY APPLE (restocking mens tees, hoodies and ladies tanks)
  • QUEENS SCRIPT (restocking hoodies, tees, tanks and ladies v-necks) 
The 7 Line
175 Commerce Drive
Suite L
Hauppague, NY 11788
11am-2pm on Sunday 10/22.

The Venue for the Queens Baseball Convention is....

Ladies and Gentleman. Allow me to make this special announcement. The Braintrust of the QBC is proud to announce that on January 20th of 2018 The Queens Baseball Convention will be held at a venue that we hold in high regard. A venue that has worked with us in the past. A venue that was a blast to be at. That venue is..........


Yep! That's right we are back at Katch in Astoria, Queens on Jan. 20th of 2018 for the QBC. I want to thank all the folks at Katch for having us back because they did such a killer job with the last QBC. I will be giving updates on this blog, on @mediagoon and @QBConvention on twitter. Also check out @metspolice (metspolice.com) and @dtwohig for additional info... Can't wait until January!

In the meantime, go to Katch, grab some food and drink and enjoy the various sporting events on their many TV screens all around the bar and restaurant.

Game Used: MIKE PIAZZA GAME USED/WORN BATTING GLOVES & WRISTBANDS




















Up for auction are these MIKE PIAZZA Game Used/Worn Batting Gloves and Wristbands
from his playing days with the New York Mets. These were acquired directly from Piazza himself.
These are in Beautiful game used condition and show good use. Here is your chance to get your hands
on some very rare items from the Hall of fame catcher. As an added bonus I'm also including a Mike
Piazza Big League Challenge Loose McFarlane figure (As seen in pictures provided). A must have for
any MIKE PIAZZA fan. I am starting this auction at a low starting bid with NO RESERVE for an easy
sale. Shipping and handling will be $15.00 and will be shipped via Priority mail. Please serious bidders
only!!! Also sorry No zero feedback bidders and No international transactions (U.S. Only!!). Also
payment must be made No later than 1 day after auction ends. Thank you for looking and happy bidding.
** Please take a look at my other auctions which include a MIKE PIAZZA Game Used/Worn NY Mets
 Autographed pants w/PSA/DNA and more.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Queens Baseball Convention aka QBC Update




You guys ready for an update? If I were you folks, I would make sure January 20th of 2018 is free. In the past we have had great guests such as Wally Backman, Mookie Wilson, Art Shamsky, Bobby Valentine, Tim Teufel, Ron Darling, Ed Kranepool, Ed Charles just to namedrop a few folks. We will be announcing who will be coming to QBC 2018 at a later date.

Want to see what we have done in the past? Click Here and we will announce the Venue soon....


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Game Used: Shea Stadium New York Mets Game Used Visiting Clubhouse Locker




Visiting Locker from Shea Stadium in New York.  

Measures 83.5" Tall, 36" Wide and 40.5" Deep

Game Used: Binghamton Mets Halloween Jersey

This is fun.


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2008 Binghamton Mets Halloween game used jersey worn & autographed by Mike Carp . 
The jersey is made by Jersey Express and is a size XL. Jersey comes with an LOA from the
 Binghamton Mets.I will combine shipping.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Want a Custom Baseball Glove?

Not a bad idea for a gift...



Click here for info.

Mets Manager Search 10/18/17




Interesting stuff going on out in the Mets Manager search. I am glad Ventura doesn’t want to manage anywhere. I don’t think he has it as a manager. He might be a good bench coach or hitting coach but that’s it. Here’s what he has to say.

From the NY Post.
Robin Ventura’s name had been linked to the Mets’ managerial opening in recent weeks, but after the former All-Star third baseman showed no interest in the job, he was removed from consideration, according to sources.

But the 50-year-old Ventura indicated in a text message to The Post on Tuesday that his lack of interest in managing isn’t just limited to the Mets.

“I’m not pursuing any of the openings,” Ventura said.

As for the notion he wanted no part of managing the Mets specifically, Ventura said, “It shouldn’t be framed that way. It’s not true.”

Read more here.


I’m not happy with this one if it’s true. I really feel that Alex Cora would be a good fit for the Mets. He’s one of the guys you could tell would be good for the players where he has been around “today’s game”not only as a manager but also a player.

From the NY Daily News.

But it is unlikely Cora will be the Mets next manager, two sources with knowledge of the situation said. Industry sources confirmed that Cora is not considered high on the Mets’ list of candidates.

“Could he blow them away tomorrow? Sure,” the source said. “But I don’t think they see him as a fit going in.”

And from reports, it sounds like Cora sees it the same way. Ken Rosenthal reported Monday that Cora was likely to be the front-runner for the Red Sox job. Cora interviewed with the Red Sox front office in New York Sunday.

Read more here.

Curtis Granderson weighs in on what is looking like Mets favorite for manager, Kevin Long. The funny thing about this is that a few months ago that I heard the Mets let Long know that they weren’t renewing his contract. Weird right?

From the NY Post.

“Managing is a whole different thing,” said Granderson, who spent nearly seven seasons working with Longin a player-hitting coach relationship. “That doesn’t necessarily mean that [Long] can’t do it or he can do it, it’s just completely different than something he’s done before.

Read more here.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Vegas 51’s: Reyes de Platas Jersey

Too pricey for me...






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Citi Field: NYCFC Tickets On Sale Today

Even though I’m not a soccer fan, I know some of you folks are, so here ya go.


NYCFC at Citi Field
Sunday, October 22
NYCFC vs. Columbus Crew SC

Parking Lots: 1:30 p.m.
Gates: 2:30 p.m.
Kickoff: 4:00 p.m.

New York City FC announced a venue change for the Club's final regular season game on Sunday, October 22. Due to the New York Yankees advancing to the American League Championship Series (ALCS) as part of the 2017 MLB Playoffs, NYCFC's match vs. Columbus Crew SC has been relocated to Citi Field.

Tickets for the match will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. ET.

Buy Tickets at 10 A.M. ET



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Game Used: 2015 NLDS Base from LA



Game used base from game 1 of the 2015 NLDS playoff series, NY Mets at LA Dodgers.  

Game 1, October 9[edit]

October 9, 2015 9:45 p.m. (EDT) at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California
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WP: Jacob deGrom (1–0)   LP: Clayton Kershaw (0–1)   Sv: Jeurys Familia (1)
Home runs:
NYM: Daniel Murphy (1)
LAD: None
Attendance: 54,428

Game-used Base

Hologram number HZ350974

EVENTS
Event
2015 NLDS Game 1 NYM @ LAD
Date
Oct 09, 2015
Additional Information
NLDS GAME Postseason, 1st Base used in the 1st through 4th innings

  Buyer pays $8.00 for shipping and handling.  Payment is due 24 hours from auction close via PayPal ONLY!  USA bidders ONLY!!  Please check out my other auctions.

Game Used: Dario-Alvarez-NY-Mets-Authentic-Game-Used-South-Atlantic-League-All-Star-jersey Dario-Alvarez-NY-Mets-Authentic-Game-Used-South-Atlantic-League-All-Star-jersey Dario-Alvarez-NY-Mets-Authentic-Game-Used-South-Atlantic-League-All-Star-jersey Dario-Alvarez-NY-Mets-Authentic-Game-Used-South-Atlantic-League-All-Star-jersey Dario-Alvarez-NY-Mets-Authentic-Game-Used-South-Atlantic-League-All-Star-jersey Have one to sell? Sell now Dario Alvarez NY Mets Authentic Game Used South Atlantic League All Star jersey






Official Game Worn All Star jersey of New York Mets star prospect and 
SAL all star. This is the very jersey worn by Dario Alvarez at the 2014 South 
Atlantic League All Star Game in Hickory, NC. Comes with the letter from 
Hickory Crawdads signed by their GM as well as Dario Alvarez signing it as well. 
A truly one of a kind item. Fully stitched and has All Star game logo on one sleeve 
and the Mets logo on the other sleeve

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mets: Looking at Ticket Plan Incentives for 2018



I was doing some poking around on the Mets site looking at some things because of me renewing with the 41 game plan this season and I wanted to check out the benefits/incentives.

FULL SEASON - SPECIAL ACCESS
All Full Season Ticket Holders that renew by Friday, September 15, 2017 will be invited to two great events in 2018:
Take Batting Practice - Swing for the fences and take batting practice on the field at Citi Field (one person per account; weekday dates)
Hot Stove Report - Hear from Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson and senior members of the Baseball Operations leadership team regarding the 2018 strategy - Winter 2018

NEW FOR THE 2018 SEASON!The New York Mets will be utilizing a new event/gift selection process in an effort to provide the most user-friendly experience for our Season Ticket Holders. We know that each fan is different, so this year's process is designed to give you the flexibility to choose what matters most to you. Select from options such as autographed items, unique events, Mets gifts, an exclusive bobblehead and more!
Full Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to choose one event AND one gift from an exclusive collection. An email will be sent in early January with details on how to make your selections. All events and gifts are subject to availability.

One event and one gift from an exclusive selection?  I wonder what kind of autograph items. ALSO if you pay in full you get to take batting practice and do the hot stove...
41 game plan holders- NEW FOR THE 2018 SEASON!The New York Mets will be utilizing a new event/gift selection process in an effort to provide the most user-friendly experience for our 41-Game Plan Holders. We know that each fan is different, so this year's process is designed to give you the flexibility to choose what matters most to you. Select from options such as autographed items, unique events, Mets gifts, an exclusive bobblehead and more!
41-Game Plan Holders will have the opportunity to choose one event OR one gift from a collection. An email will be sent in early January with details on how to make your selection. All events and gifts are subject to availability.
We get to choose one event or one gift. Depending on how good the events/gifts are this could be tough. But at least the Mets are shaking it up a bit with what they are offering.

NEW FOR THE 2018 SEASON!The New York Mets will be utilizing a new event/gift selection process in an effort to provide the most user-friendly experience for our 20-Game Plan Holders. We know that each fan is different, so this year's process is designed to give you the flexibility to choose what matters most to you.
20-Game Plan Holders will have the opportunity to choose one event OR one gift from a limited Mets collection. An email will be sent in early January with details on how to make your selection. All events and gifts are subject to availability.

Another choose one gift or one event. Now is the event(s) for the each plan level different depending on the money spent? What about the gift(s)? Do the 41 gamers get the same as the full season? For that matter do the 20 gamers get the same? Interesting questions here...

First Responder Caps and the Mets/MLB


We usually make noise about honoring the first responders of 9/11 and the fact that the MLB won’t let the Mets wear the caps because of licensing with New Era. Looks like New Era has the license for the NYPD And FDNY.



I don’t know about the licensing for the other Agencies in NY/NJ but I see this could make it easier for the Mets to honor those First Responders next season at Citi Field.
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Mets:Manager Search Joe McEwing



This is from Bill Madden of the NY DAILY NEWS

That’s why, analytics aside, the Mets really need a manager with a personality who will instill the basics of playing the game the way it’s supposed to be played (not that Collins didn’t) and energize the fan base.McEwing, by example as an over-achieving player, would certainly seem to fill that bill. It’s just that, if Alderson does elect to go that way, instead of the safe route with a recycled manager looking for a second chance, he may have to do a selling job about the Mets instead of the other way around. 
Read more here.


This article was from a few weeks ago but I would love to get either McEwing or Cora in here. I don't think Ventura is what this team needs. Chip Hale maybe. Geren? NOPE. This team needs a former player with heart that gets what it's like to play in NYC. Ventura I never felt really embraced the Mets when he played with the club, I liked him as a player and he did some good things with the team but I don't think he's "it".

Game Used: Timo Perez Jersey

I feel $350 is a better price....









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Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Orville: How Awesome is this Show?




Mets news is limited these day to conjecture of who the next Mets Manager is going to be and who is interviewing next for it. I figured during this time I could do some non filler posts and talk about other things going on tv/comics/sports/etc.

Welcome to Mediagoon talk The Orville. I did not have any kind of high hopes for this show at all. To me Seth McFarlane can be very hot or miss. Ted was great. Ted 2 not so much. Certain season of the Family Guy brilliant. Most seasons meh. So you get my drift.

The Orville. This show is what CBS/Paramount should be doing with Discovery. The Orville feels like it could live right in the TNG Starfleet timeline and be the “screw ups” of the Federation. It’s all the TNG goodness but then add the “real life comedy” that would totally happen in real life.

If you haven’t seen the show, I am going to try to be as vague as possible while trying to show you how enjoyable it is. Bortus (their version of Worf) has a B line story in one of the episodes and this is how I know this show is nailing the TNG Vibe. I couldn’t stand it. I couldn’t ever stand any of the Worf B storylines whenever they were on TNG. When the main story has to do with Worf and the Klingons, I was cool with it, but otherwise meh.

The jokes aren’t as crude as Family Guy and now and then fall flat but their is a lot of heart in this show. Captain Ed Mercer (McFarlane) ends up with the Orville command due to the fact that his ex wife aka his XO Kelly Grayson pushes the Union(Federation) to give him the command because she feels bad on how the marriage ended and she still cares for him.

The space travel and visual Efex are all on par with TNG but updated for today but still look great. And the Alien/Android that they have on the ship sound just like Data, but isn’t.

If you guys like Star Trek:TNG but want something more contemporary with the jokes that real life would include in a situation like this, watch this show.


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MLB Playoff Games




Raise your hand if you watched the games yesterday. You did? Cool. I caught the last inning of Yankees and Astros( I’m pulling for the Astros) and that was an exciting last play of the game with Altuve scoring all the way from first to win the game with a close play at home. I love the aggressiveness of that play.

The Dodgers/Cubs game was pretty exciting too. It wasn’t as close as the Yankees/Astros game but it had another play at the plate that was pretty crazy. Dodgers player was originally called out sliding into home and I noticed the catcher’s leg was blocking the plate. Dodgers challenge, win the challenge, run counts and Joe Madden who’s all fired up gets tossed from the game. I hate that Buster Posey Rule with blocking the plate.

The Buster Posey Rule has to to either be tweaked or tossed because it sucks and seems like the teams still don’t know what it really is.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Mets: Geren Busy With Dodgers







Bob Geren can’t interview with the Mete because of the Dodgers being in the Playoffs.

From the NY Post

“LOS ANGELES — Bob Geren says he is trying to keep his focus on the Dodgers, which means avoiding questions about his possible candidacy to become the next Mets manager.”

I’m fine with it. He shouldn’t be worried about another job while working in the playoffs with his current team. I am also very fine with him not being the Mets next manager. Was never a big fan of his.

Read more of the story from the NY Post.

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Game Used: Tejeda NLDS Jersey

2 gs? Pass






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Friday, October 13, 2017

Mets: Jack-O-Lantern Stencils

The Mets have some fun stuff on their site. You guys ever wanted to make cool Jack-O-Lanterns that were Mets themed?


Mike Piazza!!!!

Mr. Met!!!


Catcher's Mask!!!

There are quite a few more on the Mets Site. Click here.

Mets: Kevin Long a Priority Interview



The New York Post is reporting that Kevin Long is a top priority for the Mets to interview as the team's manager.

Kevin Long, the Mets hitting coach for the last three seasons, will be interviewed for the team’s managerial vacancy within the next few days, according to an industry source, as general manager Sandy Alderson and his staff search for Terry Collins’ replacement.
The 50-year-old Long has never managed above the Single-A level in the minor leagues, but has earned the confidence of team officials for his communication skills and grasp of analytics. Though largely untested in a leadership role, Long has supporters in the organization who believe he is capable of holding a team together.

Read more here from the Post.

The funny thing is, I heard from reliable sources that a few months ago Kevin Long was saying that he wasn't coming back to the team if things didn't change. Did that mean for him to be offered the manager's job? Also, is he the solution to the mess?

Game Used: Chris Flexen Locker Plate Set



  • ITEM DESCRIPTION

    This locker nameplate set hung above Mets pitcher Chris Flexen's locker for the duration on the 2017 season. This set includes the orange New York Mets tag as well as the blue interlocking logo tag. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The New York Mets donate net proceeds from the sale of Amazin' Memorabilia items to the Mets Foundation.  For more information about the Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit mets.com/gameused. The availability of items varies, but for questions about this piece or different numbers, players, colors, or sizes please contact Amazin' Memorabilia, The Official Source for New York Mets Game Used and Autographed Memorabilia, by emailing gameused@nymets.com or by calling 718-559-3144. An MLB Authentication Program tamperproof hologram is affixed to each piece of Amazin' Memorabilia. The New York Mets do not provide certificates of authenticity for items. Printed documentation verifying the authenticity of your item can be obtained by visiting mlb.com/authentication.

Thursday, October 12, 2017