Thursday, August 16, 2018

New @The7Line Shirt coming out soon- The Flushing Finisher



FLUSHING FINISHER T-SHIRT

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Not much to this one. Just a badass looking Mets bullpen cart rolling through Flushing.

Screen-printed design on a super soft vintage black tri-blend t-shirt.

50/25/25 polyester/airlume combed and ringspun cotton/rayon blend

Printed in New York

Mens S-3XL
Pretty cool. Can’t wait for it to come out.

Mets play Phillies on Facebook today


I cant’t wait to see the comments during the game.

Mets MLB Players Weekend Cap


I like this cap. It even helps against UV Rays.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WWE Superstars, Amazon Truck and MCU Ballpark on Friday


In celebration of SummerSlam at the Barclays Center this Sunday, Amazon’s Treasure Truck is rolling through Brooklyn to give WWE action figure collectors a deal worthy of The Biggest Event of the Summer.
This Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Treasure Truck will be at MCU Park in Brooklyn’s Coney Island, offering Mattel Elite Collection Series 61 action figures of AJ Styles and Kevin Owens. These figures are not yet available anywhere else, so you can be one of the first in the world to get your hands on these must-have collectibles.
The AJ Styles figure features The Phenomenal One in his red, white, blue and black gear — complete with entrance hood — worn during his United States Championship reign, while the Owens figure comes complete with a U.S. Title so kids and collectors can recreate their memorable rivalry from last summer.
Treasure Truck is a whole new way to shop with Amazon, featuring new and trending can’t-miss items available for same-day pickup. Sign up for notifications at amazon.com/treasuretruck so you can get in on the action during Friday’s special offer.
If you can’t make it to Brooklyn, you can still pick up a wide assortment of Mattel action figures and other WWE gear on Amazon.

Mets Game Notes 8/15/18

@katchastoria $5 burger night

Topps deGrom 12 strikeout game card

You card collectors can buy this now.

Buy it here.

New Era Players Weekend Cap Ad


How stupid is this slogan? Rep your kingdom? Really? Hey buy the cap and rep your kingdom for the little league players weekend.
Stupid.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mets season tickets go on sale next week..

I can’t wait to see the responses to this. Giving an authentic jersey away with season tix?

Mets Game Notes 8/14/18

Rumble Ponies Irish Night 

Cool looking cap. Game is on Thursday.

Buy tix here.

Mets send Guillorme Down to Triple A


I didn’t even know he was Guillorme was still up here. Anyone else know this and I am only one who missed it?
From the NY Post
Luis Guillorme hadn’t started a game since July 29 before he was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday and replaced on the roster by Jack Reinheimer.

“I think at this point, Guillorme had not played as much as we’d like him to play to continue to develop,” manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets beat the Yankees, 8-5, in The Bronx on Monday night. “That was the main factor. We want to get him down there playing every day to improve his development.”
Read more here

Mercury Mets hat on eBay


$250 for a Mercury Mets cap? That’s how much some of the Jerseys are.



You can get a Mercury version hat made by me way cheaper here

Monday, August 13, 2018

Mets Game Notes 8/13/18

Mets Should Bring Back the Flex Packs



Since we are on ticketing today, one of our readers...Wait who am I kidding, my only reader sent me this and he is right.

Hello ticket office,


I think you need to broaden your ticket and plan packages beyond 20, 41 and full. This would have hundreds of fans if not thousands buying from the Mets and not Stubhub. Look at this from 2011: -from my reader to the Mets ticketing





New Mets Flex Ticket Packs on Sale

NEW METS FLEX PACKS ON SALE NOW


Five-, 11- and 17-Game Packs Come With Ticket to a Bonus Game;

Each Pack Includes a Ticket to Opening Day or One Subway Series Game


Order Fees Waived Until February 26


Flex Packs Start at $99 Per Seat and Are Available Now

Online at Mets.com and by Phone at (718) 507-TIXX


FLUSHING, N.Y., February 8, 2011 – The New York Mets today announced the introduction of new Mets Flex Packs starting at $99 per seat.  The five-, 11- and 17-game packs all come with a ticket to a bonus game. Each pack also includes a ticket to Opening Day or one of the Subway Series games, and the Mets will waive order fees for fans who purchase Flex Packs before February 26.  Mets Flex Packs are on sale online at Mets.com and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX.

Mets Flex Packs provide fans access to games of their choice before single-game tickets go on sale.  Flex Pack holders will also receive access to potential postseason games at Citi Field.

Five, Eleven, and Seventeen game packs, hmmmm. I can see families doing a David Wright/Kranepool flex pack. Five games, no big commitment to locking into dates and be able to do other things in the summer.  I can see maybe even a 12 game pack too. Still not too much of a commitment time wise and you might be able to even get @metspolice to buy a plan again. I wouldn't expect them to do a 17 pack because of the 20 game plans. I do think if the Mets were to add those other two options they might get more fannies in the seats. Baseball needs all the help it can get.

Mets Ticket Holder Appreciation Offer and my thoughts on it.


As a valued Season Ticket or Plan Holder, thanks again for your support this season. We are pleased to provide you with complimentary tickets for the August 20 through August 26 game dates. 

Bring your family, friends, clients or colleagues and choose from upgraded seating categories where available!
  • Enter your New York Mets account number and password.
  • If you have forgotten your password, please click the button to reset your password, and a new password will be emailed to the email address on file for your account.
  • Click on the "Special Offers" tab and then select "2018 Ticket Holder Appreciation Offer".
  • You may redeem up to four (4) tickets to each of the remaining three offers. 
  • Your complimentary ticket offers will be active in your My Mets Tickets Account on each of the following dates:

    ELIGIBLE GAME DATES | ACTIVATION DATE / TIME
    August 20 - August 26 | Monday, August 13 at 10:00 a.m.
    September 7 - September 13 | Thursday, August 30 at 10:00 a.m.
    September 25 - September 30 | Monday, September 17 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Click on "Buy Tickets" next to the game in which you are looking to redeem your tickets. Each offer is good for up to four (4) tickets.
  • You will receive a ticket confirmation email after completing the transaction.
  • Your ticket barcodes will appear 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the game. 
  • You may access your tickets using the MLB Ballpark app or by logging in to your My Mets Tickets Account.
  • Each offer is good for up to four (4) tickets. Tickets may be spread over multiple games. All tickets must be redeemed in one (1) transaction.
  • Tickets are available for select seating categories and are subject to availability.

My Mets Tickets Account

I just got this email from the Mets as a Half Season Ticket holder. On the one hand as someone who has been hounding the Mets to do more for their season ticket holders this is a nice gesture and a step in the right direction. This is something that @Metspolice and I have been saying for years. Treat your current customers(fans, clients) as if they are new customers that you want to get to buy into you product. Make them feel appreciated and wanted by the owners. They have lacked this for many years. Retention of customers is key. Stop chasing the shiny, "Hey this guy has never come to a game before, let's get him. But what about our customers already that have overpaid for a product or or not getting that exclusive item? Them? Those suckers will keep buying." Which is the wrong attitude.

Now on the other hand the Ticket guys from Pittsburgh see that the Mets are not going to be moving any tickets so they are probably falling back to the whole retention of current season ticket holders where they say" Want some free upgrades? We really appreciate and like you guys, really..." This is another topic @metspolice and I have talked about in the past. Why not get folks into the ballpark by rewarding loyalty and give them free/cheap tickets and the Mets can make the money off merchandise and food. Then it also is a good look PR wise. 

Right now I am cynical about all this. What would the Mets have done to show the appreciation to the plan holders if the team was doing well? Anything?


St Lucie Mets Paint the Park Pink Jersey

Bid hereYep 
Bid here

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mets Game Notes 8/10/18

Almost Awesome Night of Comedy


Yep. You see my name right there. For the first time ever you can come see me do something I have never ever have done before. I will be doing 5 mins at a comedy show. So come watch your friend crash and burn that night. It's after a @the7linearmy out Citi Field. We all know as Mets Fans we might need a good laugh after that game.

Oh btw. Admission is free and nether is no two item minimum like you see at some comedy clubs.

Athlete Logos did their version of MLB Players Weekend Jerseys. 2000s edition.


Pretty funny.

Mets looking to the Cardinals for next GM?


From the NY POST
It’s also expected Wilpon will take a relatively conservative approach with the GM hire after the organization went with an “outside the box” candidate at manager with Mickey Callaway last offseason. Callaway, the former Indians pitching coach, has struggled in his first managerial job. 
There is thought among team officials that perhaps the Mets became too analytics driven in recent seasons under Sandy Alderson’s watch, and a veteran leader with a pure baseball background would help shift the organization toward the center.
Alderson took a medical leave in June to battle recurring cancer and indicated he is unlikely to return even if his health permits. In his absence, the team has been guided by a three-headed panel that consists of assistant GM John Ricco and special assistants Omar Minaya and J.P. Ricciardi.
Ricco has not been eliminated as a possibility for the job, but sources say the Mets are more likely to hire an external candidate. Minaya, who returned to the organization last winter (he was GM from 2005-10), will have a strong voice in the search, according to sources. The search won’t go full throttle until October because most of the potential candidates are under contract and will need permission to speak with the Mets. 
LaRocque was the Mets’ scouting director from 1998-2003. The highlight of that tenure was the drafting of David Wright in 2001.
Read more here 



MG-Hmmm... Maybe get someone that is  a little younger then 65 that can be with the team for a while if he is able to pull the Mets out of this mire? I am not trying to be age discriminating but the Mets need someone the could be here for a decade. Maybe the guy wants to retire in three years. Inept ownership inepting to its finest.

ORANGE AND BLUE THING S2 E31: A final farewell to Harvey, deGrom finally won a game, Live calls, Mets talk and more Sports





Jacob deGrom finally notched a W, Matt Harvey was back in Queens and we asked some fans for their reactions, Ed Kranepool tossed out the first pitch on Monday, Josh Lewin is battling depression/anxiety and launched a new website, it ends up the Reds bullpen are great sports, The 7 Line Army is about to roll through Miami, Darren invites Jeff Wilpon to come on the show, and we take a bunch of live calls.
Hosted by Darren Meenan (with guest co-host Tim Reilly this week) our episodes are usually taped live each Thursday at 6pm Eastern (it occasionally varies, next week will be 1pm EDT). We're a pretty visual show, so if you can, try to catch the live stream (or replay) on Facebook.com/The7Line or Twitter.com/The7Line. For now give a listen and if you're in to it, share with your friends, subscribe and leave a review.
Shout out to our beer sponsor OYSTER BAY BREWING COMPANY! Nothing better than supporting a local business, and cracking open a cold one over some baseball. Check them out at oysterbaybrewing.com/ and hit up the brewery during any Mets game for $5 pints when you mention OABT. Also, get $1 off pints anytime by mentioning the show as well. CHEERS!
Listen to our entire archive on www.orangeandbluething.com






Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mets Nicknames on Player Jerseys

Here are some of the names on the back of the jerseys. Jerry made me laugh... and Peanut?

Blevins.


Rhame

Bautista

Wall


I thought Frazier would go with the Grinder....


Dick’s Sporting Goods seems to have  the MLB Player’s Weekend Jersey Available for this year





Guess they didn’t realize this is a jersey at Dicks and not a t shirt. The Jersey looks  the same as last year.