Thursday, April 26, 2018

Possible Ed Kranepool Q and A/Signing ?

I was talking to Ed Kranepool about helping him raise some money for his kidney expenses. Would you guys be interested in a Q and A and a signing and maybe a Mets game viewing party at a location to be named later? There would be charge to get in and for autographs.

Mets Pitchers Becoming Villains?

Have we come to the point with the Mets that the “heroes” have become the “villains”? We have Matt Harvey Dent. Now it looks like we might have Stephen “Stevil” Matz. Well at least in the eyes of the best writers and some bloggers. Maybe a few of these pitchers that heads are messed up (Familia too) when they give up a hit or don’t get a strike called in their favor need good Ol’ Doc Sampson. Don’t know who he is? Go look him up.

Game UsedManny Hernandez Mets Jersey

Mets Jackie Robinson Day Jersey and Hats up for bids

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Help a Mets Fan raise funds for his Kidney issues.

From Darren Meenan,

While hanging at the tailgate on Saturday, I was approached by two men. "Can I have a word with you?". Oh, man. What'd I do? Did we ship the wrong shirt sizes? Did they lose their tickets? No. Just looking for a little help. James Budgell and his brother Fred handed me a local Savannah newspaper clipping about James' son Liam. Liam was born into a Brooklyn family of die hard Mets fans that moved to Georgia back in 2010. Unfortunately, Liam is in dire need of a new kidney.
Liam had to endure Dialysis and is in critical need of a new kidney.
Read the rest of Darren’s Post here.
MG- I have been posting on here about Ed Kranepool needing a kidney, so of course I am going to post about Liam needing one too. If you want to donate here

Mr. Met Cap 

Found this at the team store.

Mediagoon’s Media Musings 4/25/18

MG-Why would you baby an adult man who has pitched in this league for years now. Going to have to just deal with it Matt.

MG- Bruce finally looks like he’s starting to come around a bit. I wonder how his foot is feeling and how much that is affecting him.MG- the Cardinals were trying anything to make sure they didn’t lose the game. Wouldn’t you try this if there was a doubt of someone touching all the bases?

MG- You don’t say.
You can read all these stories at

MG- Didn’t the post just say they weren’t going to baby Harvey? What gives NY Daily News? 
MG- Or it ended when everyone was hurt or can’t pitch.
This was from the NY Daily News

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Citi Field has The Impossible Burger. Will be almost impossible to get.

Hey you guys want that Impossible Burger that everyone is talking about? You know they have it at Citi Field? No? Well they do, but only if you have access to the Delta 360 Club and the pricey seats it’s attached to.

Mets/Aramark you made folks happy that this was going to be an option until those same folks realized they couldn’t get it throughout the Ballpark.

You guys might want to consider making this a little more available at games. And yes this is coming from a carnivore who has enjoyed an Impossible Burger.

Francesa coming back to the Fan?

Who is this guy, Jay Leno? And now that he might be back you are giving the short end of the stick to Joe and Evan? Come on!!!
From the NY Daily News.
Francesa will be back in the 3 p.m.-7 p.m. slot, according to well-embedded Hudson Street (FAN Headquarters) rats. The sources said the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. slot will be divided between Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts, currently FAN’s 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. team, and CMB, aka Chris Carlin, Maggie Gray and Bart Scott, who replaced Francesa earlier this year.
Read the whole story here.

Bruce, Conforto, and Rosario at Steiner May 5th

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Mediagoon’s Media Musings 4/24/18

From the NY Post

Read more here
MG- I think it’s not just Harvey that has that problem. I think there were a bunch of pitchers in Harvey’s age group that don’t know how to pitch but are more like hurlers. Ojeda was a a little fried up eh?
From the NY Daily News

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MG- Good to see this for Rusty. He really did a lot of charity work for the NYC.
And I’ll throw this in here too Jerry Blevins Game Used Royal Giants Jersey.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Mediagoon’s Media Musings 4/23/18

Cespedes wants to play golf again
From the NY Daily News-
ATLANTA — Mickey Callaway understands the pull of the golf course. After Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes said he was reconsidering his decision to give up golf during the season, the Mets manager said he was fine with his players golfing in season with some stipulations.
“I think golf is like anything else. If he does it the right way,” Callaway said. “If he’s smart about it: (on) off days, days we come in and we’re not taking (batting practice) and it doesn’t fatigue him or affect baseball, then guys can do what they want away from the field as long as it doesn’t affect what we are doing with the team.”
Read more here.
MG- Golf is fine when you are smart about it. For example, not playing it hours before a World Series game.
Matt Harvey Pissed at Being Sent to Pe
From the NY Daily News
On a scale of 1 to 10, I obviously am at a 10 with being pissed off,” Harvey said. “My performance hasn’t been there and I have to do whatever I have to do to get back in the starting rotation. Right now it’s go to the bullpen, work on some things to get where I need to be and get my (stuff) in order and figure it out.”

Read more here
MG- Matt. You aren’t the pitcher you were a few years ago. Are you really pissed off or are you going through the motions? I don’t know, maybe time in the pen will help you figure out what’s going on. If you really want to complain, maybe you can go start in Binghamton for a bit.

If you have the Athletic app you can check the rest of the story out there.
Carig nailed this big time. The Mets were so starved to have a big time player back when Harvey came up to the majors, they pretty much let him get away with anything he wanted.

Kevin Plawecki Game Used Jersey 

Not a bad price for a game Used Jersey

MLB Food Fest

I flew back in from Atlanta yesterday in time to make sure I got to the MLB foodfest. I’m glad I did. This was actually a really well run event. Folks attending were civil and were actually polite and didn’t try to cut lines for the food(at least from what I saw).

I ate where too much yesterday. Folks on social media on Saturday were complaining about the serving sizes of the offerings. Those folks have never been to a tasting before. You aren’t supposed to be having a full meal for each item.  I am not a seafood fan but my wife and my buddies had the Washington Grilled Crab grilled cheese and The Giants version of it and they all said the Nats one was better. Mets sent their pastrami and this is one of my fave foods from Citi Field and it tasted great also. Tampa Bay had a Cuban style hot dog sandwich which folks were digging. There were chicken and waffle cones, cheese curds and brats, buger sliders, bacon wrapped hot dogs, ice cream in helmets, and from Arizona a churro hot dog which was a desert that had a line consistently throughout the day. Miami in a cost cutting move decided to move their bacon wrapped plaintains in a trade to the Bronx for a good to be named later. Okay not really. They just ran out of them because they seemed to be very popular.

Cool event, if they run this again somewhere, I’d recommend trying to hit it because how many times in your life are you going to be able to sample all the foods from around the continental US.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Mediagoon’s Media Musings(Atlanta Airport edition)

I have no idea why Mickey didn’t use his magic to put Nimmo in to PH when the bases were loaded towards the end of the game. I think that was the move to make and could have put the end to the the Braves. But what do I know?

Supposedly Reyes tweeted Reyes will get a hit 11 times on twitter and it might have helped him “see it get done”.

Familia need to tweet 11 times “I can throw a strike”.

When is Jake going to catch a Break? I’d be throwing water coolers in the clubhouse after last Two starts.

Game Used Mike Hampton Jersey

I hear after being in your collection for a year, it will want to go to Colorado for the school system.

Saturday, April 21, 2018


Saw this at the team store over last weekend. I like it. I also have the one in black that The7line is selling. I have to pick this one up next soon.


This 9Fifty® cap features an embroidered logo on the front, a stitched New Era® flag at wearer's left side, a Mets NY embroidery at wearer's right side, and an adjustable snapback.
100% Polyester 
SNAPBACKS:  One size fits most

New Exhibition at 9-11 Memorial. Comeback Season Sports after 9-11.Wilpon Connection

I read about this over at yesterday.

New Exhibition Will Immerse Visitors in Unforgettable Sports Moments Through Stories Involving Famous Athletes and Displays of Artifacts and Cherished Memorabilia
(New York) April 20, 2018 – The National September 11 Memorial & Museum and NHL Hall of Famer Mark Messier announced today a new special exhibition, “Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11,” which explores how sports and athletes helped to unite the country, console a grieving nation and give us a reason to cheer again following the 2001 attacks.
“Comeback Season” opens June 27 and will require a free ticket with museum admission because of limited capacity in the special exhibition gallery. Reserving tickets in advance is highly recommended as walk-up tickets will be limited. Go to for more information.
This unique period in history reflected a seismic shift in American life on many fronts but perhaps overlooked – and documented for the first time definitively in this exhibition – was the powerful link between sports and commemoration. Sports provided a meaningful connection to those who had been killed. Stories of the bonds between famous athletes and first responders and the families of 9/11 victims are detailed in an emotional story arc in the exhibition.
The New York Mets with Jeff Wilpon are proud to be the Lead Corporate Sponsor of this special exhibition.
Signature Exhibition Moments
  • Mike Piazza’s home run: In the first professional baseball game in New York City after 9/11, with the New York Mets trailing the Atlanta Braves 2–1 in the bottom of the 8th inning, Mets catcher Mike Piazza hit a dramatic, two-run home run that won the game for the hometown team and lifted the spirits of many New Yorkers and Americans.

I really don't want to be "that guy" but, I am. The Piazza home run is an interesting topic with the 9-11 exhibit. Especially with the Mets and Jeff Wilson being the "Lead Corporate Sponsor"  of this Exhibition.  Do me a favor, read this Piazza 9/11 Jersey: The Story From The Original Owner and then come back to me here.
Read it? Great. So my question about this is, were the Mets and Jeff always going to sponsor this special exhibit or are they doing it to save face after the jersey debacle? The Piazza 9-11 being auctioned off led to a lot and I mean a lot of bad PR. They tried to throw Livio under the bus with it, meanwhile the Wilpons could have easily have bought it back at the auction if they really wanted to.

I am really hoping that I am wrong with my feeling that the Mets became the sponsors after all this went down and were being altruistic since the beginning.