Thursday, December 13, 2018

METS SELECT KYLE DOWDY IN RULE 5 DRAFT



METS SELECT KYLE DOWDY IN RULE 5 DRAFT

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 13, 2018 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has selected right-handed pitcher Kyle Dowdy from the Cleveland Indians in the Rule 5 Draft.

Dowdy, 25, split the 2018 season between two organizations, the Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians. He combined to go 9-12 with a 5.15 ERA (71 earned runs/124.0 innings) in 30 games (20 starts) between Erie (AA-Detroit), Toledo (AAA-Detroit) and Akron (AA-Cleveland).

The Escondido, CA native was originally selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Houston. He was traded to the Cleveland Indians along with outfielder Leonys Martín in exchange for infielder Willi Castro on July 31, 2018.

Dowdy has appeared in 78 minor league games (58 starts) over three seasons and owns a 27-27 record with a 3.99 ERA (162 earned runs/365.2 innings).

Keith Hernandez Model Glove

Might be cool to have signed at the QBC.

Buy your tickets at www.queensbaseballconvention.com

Mets agree to sign a Familia face


The Mets ar bringing back Jeurys Familia back home as the setup man to Edwin Diaz.
The Mets are turning to an old friend to reinforce their bullpen, as the club has reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent right-hander Jeurys Familia, Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan reports (via Twitter).  The contract is pending a physical.  MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi reports that it will be a three-year pact, while The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Familia will earn $30MM over the course of the contract (all Twitter links).  Familia is represented by the ACES agency.
That's not a bad deal.


Todd Zeile is replacing Nelson Figueroa on SNY Pre and Post game shows


I like Figgy in the role he had since he replace Bobby Ojeda. It was great getting  former player who is closer to today's games opinion

From the NY POST

The team’s pre- and postgame shows on SNY will have a new lead analyst, as Todd Zeile is replacing Nelson Figueroa, according to sources. The 53-year-old Zeile has been a longtime favorite of Mets owner Jeff Wilpon.
Figueroa, 44, is expected to remain with the network in a still-undefined role. He could pop up on the pre- and postgame some, like Jim Duquette does on occasion, as the third man on the show. SNY also has its daily “Baseball Night in New York” and “SportsNite,” where Figueroa likely could appear.
SNY declined comment.
Gary Apple is expected to remain as the Mets’ pre- and postgame host.
Read more here.

Supposedly Figgy is still employed by the network and will be popping in and out of shows. I've met Figgy a few times and he even stopped by the Gotham set. He's a good guy and very knowledgeable of the game.


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Willets Point:” Shady Land” Grab coming under fire

Maybe folks should listen to me and Shannon from Metspolice keep telling you guys to watch this:
Former City Council member and current District Leader Hiram Monserrate, who negotiated the original 2008 plan, said the 17 acres of city-owned property that is vacant should be used to create desperately needed affordable housing.

“The city spent $200 million dollars in acquiring 23 acres and pushed out 60 small mom and pop shops owned and operated by mostly immigrant Latinos,” said Monserrate. They were displaced because the city promised 2,000 affordable housing units and more.”

Monserrate added, “The people have been subjected to broken promise after broken promise. This must change, we need real public investment for affordable housing and an end to deals that unfairly benefit the super rich.”

Rolandi Bini, of Parents in Action, called the two-acre dollar deal a “greedy corrupt land grab.”
Read more here at qns.com

Bingo @katchastoria tonight

@QBConvention ticket inventory update 12/12/18


Hey guys. With THIRTY-EIGHT DAYS left until QBC 2019, we have around FIFTY tickets left at the time I am writing this. There are only THREE of the Admission and Three autograph ticket packages left and after they are gone they are gone! There are FORTY-SEVEN of the Admission and two autograph packages left and once they are gone online there will be no walk up sales. If QBC 2019 doesn't sell out, there might be a few tickets available at the door but no guarantees that you will get in.



You don't want to miss Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Ed Kranepool who will be doing panels and signing.

Ed Kranepool Panel 11am-12pm.    Autographs 12pm- 1:30pm
Keith Hernandez Panel 1pm-2pm.  Autographs 2pm-3:30pm
Edgardo Alfonzo Panel 4pm-5pm.  Autographs 5pm-6:30pm


@SNYtv is bringing The Shea Anything Podcast and Baseball Night NY as panels.

The Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award is being presented.

State of the Mets Panel.

Panel to be Announced later.

Games, mascots, vendors, great food and drinks.

Please don't miss out on your opportunity on getting tickets. We felt so bad having to tell folks that we sold out and they couldn't buy tickets.




I’m going to miss Gotham


As a comic book fan, I have always wanted to work on a comic book property. I have gotten to work on additional photography for Amazing Spider-Man and Amazing Spider-Man 2. I did a day on Iron Fist a couple of years ago also. Neither of these were long term jobs for me.
I then ended up getting out on Gotham at the beginning of season 3. I was stoked. I’m a huuuuge Batman fan even though Batman isn’t around in the show. I got to see the sets at the stages and they were amazing. They looked like how Gotham City looks in the comic books. This was awesome. I felt like I was in Gotham.

The crew welcomed me pretty much from the start. You can tell that they were a family after being together for two seasons already and it was cool. Sometimes you end up on shows where each different department in the production can’t stand each other. So seeing that pretty much everyone got along was a bonus.

The cast are all great people. No pretentiousness from any of them at all. It was a pleasure working daily with them, becoming friendly and then becoming friends with them. They are all great people. Yes. I said it again. Did I mention how talented they are? I expect to see them all returning to projects soon. (Go check out Cory Michael Smith in the movie 1985. It’s a powerful movie and Cory is great in it. There are also a few other former Gothamites in the movie and they also have really strong performances)

The first cast member I got to meet was Robin Lord Taylor. Robin is a great guy, with a great heart and killed it as The Penguin. For all those folks that didn’t like the “look” of Gotham’s version of the character were so wrong. Robin made the Penguin someone you love,hated, felt sorry for, cheered for and just made him one of tv’s best characters.

It was funny getting texts from certain people that I know, that I had no idea that watched Gotham about seeing me on Camren Bicondova’s Instagram live feeds. “Did I just see you on Camren’s feed?” Yep. Camren btw way is an amazing person and she is going to go far in life. She is just one of my favorite people. Ever.

Another thing that I found out is that there are a lot of folks in the Mets organization LOVE Gotham. That’s how I actually met Chris Flexen. He came to set one day to check it out. A few other of the players love it too. Nelson Figueroa is a fan and he was teaching David Mazouz how to pitch. A lot of behind the scenes folks love the show too. The Mets were great. They invited the cast of Gotham to the ballpark all the time. I was even able to make a few of them into Mets fans.
Drew Powell(Butch/Grundy) and David Mazouz(Bruce Wayne) came to the last QBC. They both had a good time and told me that it was one of the best Cons that they have been to. These two are both veterans of doing cons and for them to say that to me, makes me feel like we have been doing the right thing with the QBC. I also know Drew who has become a buddy of mine, would tell me if the QBC sucked. Drew is one of the most awesome and genuine people in show biz.
I’m going to miss working on Gotham.



Yesterday was the last day of filming and I have  a few more days on the wrap out before it totally comes to an end for me. Season five is crazy and if you are a fan, you are going to love it. I saw the first episode already and it’s great. Season five starts January 3rd don’t miss it.

Chris Chalk. A great actor. A great person. Has an amazing wife. Season three we both were planning our weddings and it was so good to be able to share the highs and the lows of trying to get them together. He is good people.

Donal Logue. Another kind soul. Has some amazing stories. And another nice guy in the film business. One day I would love for him to do a podcast where he just talks about his life in the film business. It’s amazing.

David Mazouz. From season three to season five he went from a boy to a young man. It was really cool seeing how he grew up for the the time I first drove him to running into him at cons and then just seeing how has matured.
Ben Mackenzie and Morena Baccarin. Great actors. Nice people even though Ben is a Dodgers fan.
Sean Pertwee- he killed it as Alfred. And Sean is another one that one day should write a book or do a podcast with all his stories. All amazing.
I’m very thankful for the last three seasons with my Gotham Family and I hope to work with you again.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Minor League Baseball and Lupus Foundation of America Partner to Raise Awareness


LAS VEGAS — Dec. 11, 2018 — Minor League BaseballTM (MiLBTM) today announced a partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to become an Official Partner of MiLB Copa de la DiversiónTM (“Copa”). The LFA will be the first-ever philanthropic partner tied specifically to MiLB’s Hispanic/Latinx fan engagement initiative.

The new partnership will expand the LFA’s reach, and help raise awareness of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation, pain and damage to any part of the body. Hispanics are two-to-three times more likely to develop lupus, making this outreach even more crucial. The LFA and its national network of advocates will work closely with MiLB teams to help promote increased lupus awareness and advance the fight to find a cure.

Participating Copa teams will support the partnership through public address announcements, in-game promotions and distribution of LFA resources during select Copa games. Advocates from the Foundation will make an appearance at various Copa games to distribute lupus resources and educate people about clinical trial participation. The Lupus Foundation of America will also be featured on MiLB’s digital network through the new Copa-specific site, as well as on each participating team’s Copa-focused site.

Lupus is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with, a challenge to treat and is potentially fatal. Hispanics tend to develop the disease at a younger age, have more symptoms at diagnosis and experience more problems with lupus than others. Through their comprehensive programs, the LFA is focused on reducing the time to diagnosis, expanding direct services, and ensuring people with lupus have access to safe and effective treatments.

“The goal of Copa is and always has been to engage authentically with our Hispanic/Latinx fans in MiLB communities across the country,” said Kurt Hunzeker, Vice President of Marketing Strategy and Research for Minor League Baseball. “Our new partnership with the Lupus Foundation of America will aid in those efforts by providing new, life-improving educational tools to our ballparks and bringing a better understanding of lupus to our fans.”
“We are excited and grateful to have Minor League Baseball joining us in the fight against lupus,” said Stevan W. Gibson, president and CEO, Lupus Foundation of America. “This partnership will provide us with an opportunity to engage with a population that is disproportionately impacted by lupus, and expands our ability to deliver needed information and resources to all people with lupus in order to help them navigate the challenges of this complex and devastating disease.”
The Lupus Foundation of America begins its outreach in MiLB this week as an exhibitor at the Baseball Trade Show, a feature of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings, in Las Vegas.
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About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball, headquartered in St. Petersburg, Florida, is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. Fans are coming out in unprecedented numbers to this one-of-a- kind experience that can only be found at Minor League Baseball ballparks. In 2018, Minor League Baseball attracted nearly 40.5 million fans to its ballparks to see the future stars of the sport hone their skills. From the electricity in the stands to the excitement on the field, Minor League Baseball has provided affordable family- friendly entertainment to people of all ages since its founding in 1901. For more information, visit www.MiLB.com.
Follow Minor League Baseball on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. About the Lupus Foundation of America
The Lupus Foundation of America is the national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world's cruelest, most unpredictable and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus. Learn more about the Lupus Foundation of America at lupus.org. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Are these Mets trade talks a distraction?



As I was lying in bed last night about to go to sleep, a thought shot into my head. What if this whole Three team deal rumor is all smoke and mirrors. Maybe they Mets and Chief Brodie are “talking” to these teams to get more teams interested in a possible trade.

Maybe this is being put out there so that the Mets look like they are willing to wheel and deal.  From why I have heard, ticket plan renewals have significantly dropped and you can see by the Mets Holiday Pack, that it seems like they are trying to move tickets.

Are these rumors around so BVW and the Wilpons can turn around and say,”Hey we tried to make some splashes with trades, but hey look who we signed. Making in moves BAY BAY!”
I feel there is a lot of sleight of hand being done here.
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QBC 2019
This is going to be a very interesting QBC 2019. Who knows what is going to happen between today and Saturday Jan 19, 2019. Last year the week leading up to QBC ‘18, there were rumors that Brandon Nimmo was going to be traded to Pittsburgh and we would have had a great going away party for him it did happen. We have State of the Mets panel to talk about all the stuff going on this off season.SNy is the Shea Anything Podcast and Baseball Night NY as panels. We have the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award being presented. We have another panel we are waiting to announce. And of course we have Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Ed Kranepool Signing autographs and doing panels.

There are less the. Sixty tickets left and when they sell out online, there won’t be any sold at the door.
Get your tickets at www.queensbaseballconvention.com





Monday, December 10, 2018

Mets might be Trading Players


Does the possibility of the Mets trading your favorite player suck? Yeah it does but what are you going to do? You have to trade talent to get talent.
People started flipping out that Thor might be in a three team deal to get a catcher and then he might be sent to the Yankees.  If the Mets do the trade and do well with it, why the heck not do it? So what if Syndergaard ends up in the Bronx. One of my friends just said she’d be upset if he goes over there and has no hitters. I really don’t think that Syndergaard is foinf to be lights out or as durable as folks thinks.
Anyway, let’s see how this all works out before there are alarms all set off.
Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the QBC. Tickets are moving quick.
www.queensbaseballconcvention.com

ESPN Moving Up Sunday Night Baseball Start Time An Hour


This makes me and Nash happy.
ESPN will move up the starting time of the nationally televised Sunday Night Baseball game by one hour, with the first pitch planned for shortly after 7 p.m. EDT.
Read more here from ESPN.
Going to a game that started after 8pm on a Sunday sucked for folks who worked the next day. Sometimes I wouldn’t get home until midnight  or 1 am if the game ran long. This is going to help us fans.

The start of the MLB Winter Meetings



First of all, who in the blue hell finishes naming the new coaching staff on a Sunday afternoon. Anyone else find this odd. Yeah I know that the organizations were heading to the meetings and wanted to get out the news. But this wasn’t done on Friday?
Anyway. The Winter Meetings where “stuff” happens. Do we as Mets fans think anything significant is going to happen through trades? I have a feeling the Santa Claus curse might be making a return after Nimmo tempted fate and played Santa two years in a row. If I were the Mets, I wouldn’t trade Nimmo. I feel like he’s just coming into his own and could be the “Next” David Wright. That’s just my feeling.

I’m really not that attached to Conforto. I don’t know if he’s going to be an injury prone player or not. I also feel he is very and I mean very streaky as a hitter.
Syndergaard. If the right hitter/catcher/outfield/pitcher/prospects combo can come back in a deal I’d be all in on trading him.
For the most part this off season has been really quiet. I won’t know what to do with myself if a lot of news comes in all at once.

But if I were you I would buy my QBC 2019 tickets so you can meet up with fellow fans and chat about the upcoming season. Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, Ed Kranepool will all be there doing panels and signings. Other panels like State of the Mets(good one to attend talking about where the Mets are in Jan), SNY is bringing The Shea Anything Podcast and Baseball Night NY. The Uni Panel hosted by Shannon from Metspolice. There will be Mascots, vendors, and some surprises
Get your tickets at www.Queensbaseballconvention.com

Sunday, December 9, 2018

METS NAME REMAINING 2019 MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING STAFF 




Guess we have more to talk about at QBC 2019. Get your tickets at www.queensbaseballconvention.com
METS NAME REMAINING 2019 MAJOR LEAGUE COACHING STAFF

FLUSHING, N.Y., December 9, 2018 – The New York Mets announced today its remaining major league coaching staff by naming Chili Davis, the team’s hitting coach, Chuck Hernandez, the bullpen coach and Luis Rojas to the newly-created role of quality control coach.

“We are very excited with what we believe to be a well-rounded coaching staff with experience, extensive knowledge and strong instruction and assistance abilities,” Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “Our players will benefit greatly throughout 2019.”

“Brodie and I spent a lot of time finding the right mix of coaches,” Mets Manager Mickey Callaway added. “We’re especially glad to add an additional coach to the staff keeping pace with the industry standard.”

Davis, 58, has been a major league hitting coach since 2012 for three separate teams. He was Oakland’s hitting coach from 2012-2014, Boston’s hitting coach from 2015-2017 and was the Cubs hitting coach in 2018.

Under Davis, the Cubs offense led the NL with a .258 batting average and ranked second with a .333 OBP. In his three seasons with the Red Sox, Boston led the majors in runs scored (2,411), was tied for first in on-base percentage (.334), ranked second in batting average (.268) and third in OPS (.762).

Davis played 19 years in the majors from 1981-1999 where he hit 350 homers and drove in 1,372 runs. He was a three-time All-Star (1984, 1986, 1994) and won three World Series championships. He was originally selected in the 11th-round of the 1977 draft by the Giants and became the first Jamaican-born player to reach the majors.

Hernandez, 58, spent the previous two years as Atlanta’s pitching coach. He was the Braves’ minor league pitching coordinator in 2016. Prior to joining the Braves, he was the pitching coach for Miami from 2013-2015 and was an assistant coach at the University of South Florida from 2011-2012.

Hernandez was the bullpen coach for the Cleveland Indians in 2009 and from 2006-2008, he served as the pitching coach for the Detroit Tigers. He worked as a coach in the Rays’ minor league system from 1997-2003 and was the major league pitching coach for Tampa Bay in 2004 and 2005. He spent 11 seasons (1986-1996) as a major and minor league coach with the California Angels. Hernandez joined the Angels major league staff in 1992 and was named the pitching coach in 1992 at age 31 where he remained through 1996.

Hernandez was selected in the first round of the 1979 draft by the Yankees out of Hillsborough Community College (FL) as a left-handed pitcher. He reached Double-A before beginning his coaching career in 1985 with the Gulf Coast League White Sox.

Rojas, 37, will be in uniform and will serve as a conduit between the front office and coaching staff on all issues including game preparation, strategy and analytics.

Rojas had managed Binghamton, the Mets Double-A affiliate, the last two years and has managed in the Mets minor league system since 2011, compiling a .537 (550-474) winning percentage. This will mark his 14thyear in the organization. He guided Savannah to the South Atlantic League championship in 2013 and was named the South Atlantic League Manager of the Year in 2014. He led the Leones del Escogido to the Dominican Winter League title in 2015-2016.

Rojas played in the Orioles, Marlins and Expos/Nationals minor league systems from 1999-2005.

@QBConvention has a new flyer and more info...



We have under SIXTY tickets left for QBC 2019. This is going to sell out like it did last year. We have Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Ed Kranepool. All three of them are doing panels and signings. Just in case you were wondering here are the times that each player will be there.

Panel and Autograph Times
Ed Kranepool       Panel 11am-12pm. Autographs 12pm-1:30pm
Keith Hernandez Panel 1pm-2pm.    Autographs 2pm-3:30pm
Edgardo Alfonzo Panel 4pm-5pm.   Autographs 5pm-6:30pm
Ed Kranepool's panel will be hosted by NY1's Roger Clark
Keith Hernandez's panel will be hosted by Pete McCarthy
Edgardo Alfonzo's panel will be hosted by Metsblog's Matt Cerrone


SNY's Baseball Night NY is coming to the QBC with a Metscentric panel. There has been a lot going on with the Mets this offseason with the Canó/Diaz trade, a new bench coach, and we haven't even gotten into the Winter Meetings yet. We have some fun names for this one. Doug Williams, Andy Martino, Sal Licata and wait for it... wait for it.... Former Mets player Todd Zeile. This is going to be a fun, fun panel. 
SNY is also bringing in the Shea Anything Podcast.
The Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award will be presented to someone really special.
The State of the Mets Panel hosted by Mark Healey from Gotham Baseball.
The Uni Panel hosted by Metspolice's Shannon Shark
Panel TBA
Some baseball themed mascots will be at QBC 2019 also be appearing.
If you have been holding off buying your tickets, you should grab them ASAP.



Friday, December 7, 2018

@createapro Wrestling Show This Saturday 


Get your tickets at createaprowrestling.com and throw your support behind a fellow Mets fan’s wrestling school and promotion. You guys know Curt Hawkins? This is his thing, if you are a wrestling fan and a Mets fan go check these out.
Also don’t forget that The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast is doing a wrestling toy drive for Toys for Tots. Looking to do something nice for kids in unfortunate situations this season? You can bring some new wrestling toys to the show tomorrow night. Or if you free on Tuesday December 11th between 3-6 pm at Create A Pro Academy, you can meet Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder. Everyone needs to bring a wrestling toy to meet them.

Being sold: Rusty Staub's 2012 MLBPA Life Time Achievement Award Ring


Ever wanted to own a something unique and  cool? I bought this last year and I have decided that I want to start wanting to lighten my collection bit. This is Rusty Staub's 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award Ring and I hate to part with it but it's time. I am asking $700 for the ring. If interested hit my up at mediagoon@gmail.com






Want to know who is going to be on @SNYtv's Baseball Night NY at the @QBConvention?






SNY's Baseball Night NY is coming to the QBC with a Metscentric panel. There has been a lot going on with the Mets this offseason with the Canó/Diaz trade, a new bench coach, and we haven't even gotten into the Winter Meetings yet. We have some fun names for this one. Doug Williams, Andy Martino, Sal Licata and wait for it... wait for it.... Former Mets player Todd Zeile. This is going to be a fun, fun panel. 

SNY is also bringing in the Shea Anything Podcast as well. Don't forget Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Ed Kranepool are going to be doing signings and panels, there will be vendors, other great panels, mascots, great food and fun.

Don't get locked out in the cold, get your tickets at www.queensbaseballconvention.com

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Las Vegas Welcomes the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings



Las Vegas Welcomes the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings

LAS VEGAS — Approximately 3,000 baseball executives from over 200 professional teams, media from around the world and hundreds of exhibitors and job seekers will converge on Las Vegas for the 2018 Baseball Winter MeetingsTM at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino from Dec. 9–13.
Presenting partners for this year’s Baseball Winter Meetings are Allegiant Air, AMI Graphics, Applegate, Essensa, Las Vegas, Musco Sports Lighting, The New Era Cap Company and Tickets.com.

The Professional Baseball Employment Opportunities (PBEO®) Job Fair will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, with the Business of Baseball Workshop Series beginning at 9 a.m. The workshop, aimed at those attending the PBEO Job Fair, will provide insight on how to find the right job in baseball, what it takes to succeed after securing a job and what to expect during the baseball season. The event will include speakers from Minor League BaseballTM and Major League Baseball® organizations, and will feature an address from Minor League Baseball President & CEO Pat O’Conner and presentations from other baseball executives throughout the week.
The 25th annual PBEO Job Fair will conclude Dec. 12. Currently, more than 450 jobs have been posted for this year’s event. Nearly 500 individuals have registered for the job fair, looking for the opportunity to choose from a variety of available positions, meet with representatives from professional teams and interview on-site.

The Banquet will take place Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. Emceed by Round Rock Express broadcaster Mike Capps, the Banquet will feature the presentation of Minor League Baseball’s most prestigious awards, including the King of Baseball, John H. Johnson President’s Award, Larry MacPhail Award, Mike Coolbaugh Award, Sheldon “Chief” Bender Award, the Charles K. Murphy Patriot Award and John Henry Moss Community Service Award.

MiLB Charities will once again host the Baseball Winter Meetings Fun Run on Monday, Dec. 10, at 6:30 a.m. Participants will have the option of running or walking a one-mile course or continue on a longer 5K course down the famous Las Vegas Strip. All proceeds will benefit Minor League Baseball Charities, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to giving back to and enhancing the communities of MiLB teams.

The Awards Luncheon will be held Monday, Dec. 10, at 12:15 p.m. Mark Shunock, In-Game host and Entertainer for the Vegas Golden Knights, will host the annual event that honors award winners from the previous baseball season.

The Bob Freitas Business Seminar will take place Monday, Dec. 10, through Wednesday, Dec. 12, delivering insightful speakers and attention-grabbing topics to attendees. The event allows for attendees to hear featured speakers, as well as break into smaller groups to discuss ideas and thoughts on the business of professional baseball. A complete list of speakers and topics can be accessed here.
The Baseball Trade Show will open Monday, Dec. 10, from 2–7 p.m., in the Shoreline Exhibit Hall at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Featuring more than 250 exhibitors and encompassing over 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space, the Baseball Trade Show is held in conjunction with the Baseball Winter Meetings and spans three days. Exhibiting companies include manufacturers and distributors of apparel, caps, gift items, souvenirs, promotional products, stadium equipment, food and beverage products, player equipment and service companies, including insurance, architecture, concessions, printing, marketing, Internet and entertainment, among others.
Other ancillary events of the week include Moving Diversity Forward on Monday afternoon, where respected individuals in the field of diversity and inclusion, as well as executives in the baseball industry, will discuss how they have found success establishing diverse practices within their respective organizations and communities. The Women in Baseball Leadership Event, in its 11th year as a Baseball Winter Meetings event, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, and features interactive discussions intended to promote career development and networking among women executives in professional baseball.
The Gala, held at the LIGHT Night Club on Wednesday, Dec. 12, is the final social event of the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings. For the complete Baseball Winter Meetings schedule and additional event information, click here.
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An Owner, A Manager, and GM walk into an ad sellers meeting...


I don't think Jeff Wilpon has gotten a rousing welcome from anywhere. I wish I could have been a fly on a wall in this thing. Would love to have heard the company lines of next moves, depleted farm system and where this team is going next or more like who they are going after next.

This also looks like the set of a dating game. It couldn’t be any worse then that Prospects.

This also made me laugh really hard...



@QBConvention update 12/6/18




Hey guys. Quick update on ticket sales for QBC 2019. We are at under 60 tickets. We are going to sell out. Once all the tickets are gone, they are goooooooooone. There will be no walk ups day of if all tickets are gone... Grab yours now!!!


We have the Uni Panel, SNY’s Baseball Night in NY, SNY’s Shea Anything Podcast as panels, The Gil Hodges Award, The State of the Mets Panel, Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, and Ed Kranepool are each doing panels also!! Their will be games, There will be mascots. There will be great food.

Get your tickets at www.queensbaseballconvention.com

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Mets food drive Tuesday December 11th

Bingo at @Katchastoria tonight

"We came here to win rings"- @mets Edwin Diaz


So Cano and Diaz came here to win rings. Did they sign as free agents? Did Diaz have a choice about coming to the Mets? He didn’t have a no trade clause right? So you came here because you were traded to the Mets not because you were a free agent and you chose to come here and try to win championships.
Now that being said, if that is indeed your feelings and you want to win a championship or two with the Mets welcome aboard and hopefully this will pan out. The Mets have few more pieces to put into place and I don’t know if they will do the right thing and spend money but spend money on the best players to make that fit. Also, I am not opposed to moving Conforto for Realmuto.

Speed dating December 21st at @Katchastoria




Are you single and ready to mingle? Come to Katch Astoria for our monthly Speed Dating event. Katch Astoria is rated number one Singles Bar in all of Queens for two years running: 2017 and 2018. Take a chance at love and join us at Katch Astoria for our special Speed Dating event.


This event is hosted by the man himself Dennis Holden is Dhapshow Fame.
Register here.

NY Post reporting Wayne Randazzo in lead for job in Mets Radio Booth


From the NY Post-
The Mets and WCBS are closing in on having a new voice on their radio team, The Post has learned.

Wayne Randazzo is the clear front-runner to join Howie Rose in the Mets’ newly constructed booth, according to sources. Randazzo and the Mets’ new radio partner, WCBS, are just starting negotiations on a contract.

If there are no issues, then Randazzo, 34, would replace Josh Lewin as Rose’s partner in the booth as the Mets move their games from WOR to WCBS.
I’m going to miss Josh, although Wayne is pretty good in the booth also. As long as Howie is still there, our ears should be fine.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

What was Anthony Swarzak doing when he found out he was traded to Seattle?


That has to be surreal. Hey Mom, I bought you a new car.
Can I get a ride to the airport?

@QBConvention: The Uni Panel is returning!

Ladies and Gentlemen. Children of all ages. Allow me to make this announcement 
to you all. 

The fan favorite Uni Panel is returning to the Queens Baseball Convention In 2019. 
This time it will be hosted by none other then that curmudgeon from Metspolice,
 Shannon Shark.

This panel will include Todd Radom (ToddRadom.com), Russ Gompers (Stitches), 
Uber Collector Jessie Burke, and possible on more guest(waiting on confirmation).
This year the guys will be talking about “promotional” Jerseys, throwbacks, one offs, etc. 
This is going to be a fun Panel and probably educational too.

Don’t forget to grab your tickets at www.queensbaseballconvention.com

Don’t miss out. There are around 65ish tickets left. Keith Hernandez, Edgardo Alfonzo, 
and Ed Kranepool will be doing panels and signings. SNY is bringing in Baseball Night 
in NY and The Shea Anything Podcast. The Gil Hodges Award is going to be given to a 
special guest. There will be mascots, fun, great food and let’s not forget about the vendors!!