Monday, March 18, 2019

The NY Post thinks the Mets care that Pete Alonso is having a good Spring.




Here's something funny in the paper today.

From the NY POST.
If the idea is to break camp with the 25 best players, as Mets officials have insisted is true this spring, Pete Alonso is a slam dunk for the major league roster.
Offense, defense, running the bases, the rookie first baseman has shown the Mets everything they could have wanted. Asked Sunday if there is a case that could be made Alonso isn’t one of the team’s best 25 players, manager Mickey Callaway was direct.
“No,” Callaway said. “Plain and simple. Obviously we do have a week-and-a-half left, but he’s done a great job.”

This was after Alonso smashed his team-leading fourth homer of the Grapefruit League in a 10-5 loss to the Nationals. Alonso has posted a 1.058 OPS this spring and has shown improvement at first base.
Read more here.

So you think this makes the Mets decision easier? Anyone else think they had already decided in starting Alonso in Triple A? I wouldn't be surprised at all to see him in the minors for the time they need to keep him for an extra year of service time. God, I hate that rule.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Let's raise some money for Sunrise Day Camp.




Andrew aka The General has a huuuuuuuuge heart and never asks for anything at all. He's an awesome guy and this cause is near and dear to him. Let us raise the most amount of money we can and make a difference for these kids.

WHO WE ARE


The mission of Sunrise Day Camp - Staten Island is to bring back the joys of childhood to children with cancer and their siblings through our Day Camp, Year-Round, and In-Hospital Programs, all offered free of charge

 More than just a walk,
 SunriseWALKS is an event filled with music, face painting, games, prizes, and more! Through your generosity, you have the power to give children with cancer a gift that will change their lives forever: the magic of summer.


SunriseWALKS
Sunday, June 2, 2019




SunriseWALKS - Staten Island is part of the national SunriseWALKS Campaign, held in support of Sunrise Association Day Camps. 

The Jewish Community Center & Catholic Charities of Staten Island Present:
The Lucille & Jay Chazanoff Sunrise Day Camp of Staten Island at Mount Loretto

6581 Hylan Boulevard • Staten Island, NY 10309


Registration Fees: 
Children (12 & under) = $10.00
Adults = $20.00

Event Chairs:
Gail & John Castellano
Meryl & Jon Salmon
Brian Lincer

9:00-10:15 AM 
WALK Registration

10:30 AM
WALK Begins

Family Carnival at Finish Line! 


Better look at the @the7line/@the7linearmy/@Mikkellernyc beer cans.

This is a pretty cool thing that happened. Unveiled last night at the @The7lineArmy plan holder event at Mikkeller last night. By the Mikkeller is an awesome place to hang out at the stadium even on non game days. Had some great food there last night.






Saturday, March 16, 2019

New beer collaboration from @The7line and @mikkellernyc


The7line and Mikkeller have come together to create a new beer that you can pick up at the Mikkeller  brewery.

Nick Francona calling out the MilB/MLB/MLBPA about Minor League player treatment

Read the Athletic Story here.











Captain Marvel Action Figures. WOW

I grabbed some of the the Captain Marvel actions figures earlier today and I can't believe how awesome the Goose figure is. It is amazing how they added Captain Marvel and Agent Fury as accessories. The Goose with Fury is amazing.




 I can't believe they did a figure of Goose like this. Amazing.








THE 7 LINE T7L SATIN JACKET (BLACK)


THE 7 LINE T7L SATIN JACKET (BLACK)

JUST DROPPED!
HANDMADE IN QUEENS, NY
- Nylon satin shell
- Nylon taffeta Lining
- Chenille T7L patch on left chest
- Lightweight and perfect for those chilly night games

You can't tell how shiny it is from the pics but here is one I shot.

MENS: XS-4XL

Our mens jacket sizes are based off a suit jacket. We typically recommend going down a size from your normal sweatshirt/t-shirt size.
XS: 32-34 
S: 36-38 
M: 40-42  
L: 44-46  
XL: 48-50 
XXL: 52-54 (+$5)
3XL: 56-58 (+$10) 
4XL: 60-62 (+$10) 

WOMENS: S-L (SLIM FIT)

S (Size 2-4)
M (Size 6-8)
L (Size 10-12)
You can buy it here

Friday, March 15, 2019

150 years patch Mets Jerseys on Sale...

Again I hate Fanatics but they have the jersey with the 150 years patch on sale... $224 instead of $300


Men's New York Mets Jacob deGrom Majestic Royal Authentic Collection Alternate Flex Base Player Jersey

Manufacturer Direct Item
Sale: $223.49Ends in 12 hours!

  • Product ID: 3470562
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • Flex Base™ uniform system reduces overall jersey weight and enhances mobility
  • Patented mesh Air Belt™ for better air flow and less bulk under pant line
  • Cool Base ® technology is made with interlocking moisture-wicking fabric for a lightweight, breathable feel
  • Sewn-on tackle twill graphics
  • Worn by players on-field
  • Heat-sealed name and number on back of jersey
  • Heat-sealed MLB Flex Base jock tag above left hem
  • Rounded hem
  • MLB Batterman CFX® patch on center back neck
  • Embroidered 150th patch on right sleeve
  • Machine wash, tumble dry low
  • Officially licensed
  • Made in the USA
  • Brand: Majestic
Show the New York Mets some support with this fresh Jacob deGrom Authentic Collection Alternate Flex Base Player Jersey from Majestic. It features bold New York Mets graphics that are perfect for showing your team pride as well as Flex Base technology that enhances mobility.


Piazza Blue Batting Practice Jersey on Sale

I hate Fanatics which runs the MLBSHOP but I hate bootleggers more. Here is a nice jersey that's $75 and looks good.


Men's New York Mets Mike Piazza Mitchell & Ness Royal Cooperstown Collection Mesh Batting Practice Button-Up Jersey

In Stock - This item ships within one business day.


Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cliff Floyd jersey so nice, he signed it twice.



I liked Cliff as a player and I had to come up with a title for this post..This is actually because you could display it either way. You can find this on eBay.

Conforto is the Mets Players rep? Oh yeah and he talks about service time.



From the NY NEWSDAY
“We want the best players on the field,” said Michael Conforto, the Mets’ union representative. “Thirty teams, everyone puts their best team out there. It doesn’t matter if it’s a guy toward the end of his career who’s earned his place in the league and has a lot to offer on the field and off the field, or if it’s a young guy who’s proven he’s supposed to be up here.
“I understand the business side of things. Teams are just being efficient. That being said, that respect [for the game] still needs to be there. The best players need to be on the field.”
Read more here. 

Go read the rest of the article and get back to me...First of all Conforto is the Mets union rep? He's been in the Major Leagues for about for years now. Shouldn't you have My first question is, how is Conforto the Mets players rep? Shouldn't it be someone with a little more time in to be repping the players? Isn't this where a Frazier should be? I wouldn't be happy being repped by someone who has been with around four years time in my union. Second let's got on this topic of the posturing for a strike. If the MLBPA strikes, does baseball die? It's a really good question. You guys remember the last strike? The only reason folks came back was because of the "juiced balls" and players hitting home runs with an asterisk next to their names. Your leadership of the MLBPA led you to a bad contract. You and your fellow players ratified it. Wait until the negotiations start for the next CBA before you get all ornery. That being said the best players should be on the field from the beginning for a team trying to win.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Sell The Team!!! No not that team!



“Sell the Team!” I know you usually hear this yelled out about the Wilpons but this time it was yelled out at James Dolan. How does Dolan respond? He banned the guy from Knicks games at MSG. How can you be this thinned skin as an owner of a sports team in NYC. If someone yelling sell the team gets you riled up as the owner of the Knicks, can you imagine what goes on through the Wilpons’ minds when they hear this being yelled out at Citi Field or wherever the Wilpons might be in person. I have yet to hear about the Wilpons throwing out a fan and banning them from going to Mets games. Let me fix that. I don’t know if the Wilpons have ever done that but I can tell you that I have ever heard of that happening to someone: Jim Dolan maybe it is time for you to sell the team and go back to just playing in that atrocity you call a band. Put all that money in your pocket and just go relax somewhere. Although I can see this happening, “Get off the Stage!!!” Being yelled and Dolan turning around and having security escort the patrons out and banning them from all future performances. That would be doing that patron a favor. 

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Watch the Mets work out in Syracuse


From NYMets


The Syracuse Mets are excited to announce that the New York Mets will hold their final spring training workout of the 2019 season in Central New York, at the Dome at Syracuse University. The event will take place from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26th and is free for all fans to attend. Free parking will be available at Sky Top at Syracuse University where buses will take fans to the Dome for the event. Gates open at 11 a.m.
“This extraordinary event will kick off our wonderful partnership with Onondaga County,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said. “We are thrilled the Syracuse community will have a chance to connect with our players up close and personal.”
“We are excited to showcase our major league club in Syracuse, the new home of our Triple-A affiliate,” Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “Baseball fans in Central New York will have the opportunity to watch the Mets in their final workout on March 26th before we begin the 2019 season.”
Among the New York Mets players scheduled to be in Syracuse for the workout are Jacob deGrom, Robinson Canó and Noah Syndergaard. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon, General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen and Manager Mickey Callaway will also be at the event.
“This is huge,” Jason Smorol, General Manager of the Syracuse Mets said, “The New York Mets have made a real commitment to our community and bringing the team to the Dome really cements that. I can’t wait for our local fans to see deGrom, Canó, Syndergaard and the rest of the Major League Club.”
Pete Sala, Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer at Syracuse University, says his team is looking forward to welcoming the New York Mets organization to campus.

Ugly Game Used Star Wars Night Jersey



This is one ugly Star Wars night jersey that’s was worn by Edwin Diaz in the minors.



Monday, March 11, 2019

Mets buy one get one “Rivalry Tickets” deal

I guess ticket sales are doing that great right now. Down below are the available sections for the 4/6 games. Two days after home opener, on a Saturday.



UKMETS Podcast


Our Goals

Here's some Mets fans from across the pond talking NY Mets.

Don't get caught sleeping on Wilson Ramos.



From The NY POST
On Monday, he had surrendered four earned runs over 2 ²/₃ innings. In that start, Matz struggled to put away hitters once he got ahead in the count.
“[Ramos] talked to me about my last outing, just some things we wanted to accomplish today and we were able to carry it out a little bit, still have got room for improvement, but it’s been good to work with him,” Matz said.
“Just putting guys away when I get ahead of them. Just executing a pitch, especially when you are 0-2 on a guy, not leaving the ball up in the zone. That’s the biggest thing for me that he addressed, which is kind of an obvious one, but sometimes when you are out there you can go away from that.”
Read more here.

I like what I am seeing from Wilson Ramos so far this spring. I really think this is going to be the move that solidifies this team. Some folks forget that he was a nice signing over the winter and you don't hear too many fans talking about him.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Who would pay $550 for this Dom Smith Jersey?

Who would pay that money for this? I can see maybe $200-250 not $550




Friday, March 8, 2019

SNY's Daily News Live is over. Here comes the "Thread"


In other words the Daily News doesn't want to pay anymore for their name on the show so let's own our own branding.-SNY

"('The Thread') is going to setup the (sports) news of the day and talk about it in a fun way," said Brad Como, SNY's Senior VP/Content Development. "We will also have a bit of social media influence with the best items of the day. We want this to be a fast paced, informative look at what's going on that will feature 'insiders' who specialize in different areas as well."
Como said the decision to make the change was made late in 2018. SNY's contract with the Daily News was set to expire this month. "It wasn't an easy decision to make," Como said. "We built tremendous relationships and had a tremendous run."
Read more from the Daily News here

Now Main Stream Media wants a Tom Seaver Statue.



The whole way the Wilpons treat the Mets history and their living legends has been bad for a while. There has been tweets, blog posts, facebook pages about having a Tom Seaver Statue for years. The Mets and Main Stream Media have looked the other way. Do I seem pissed? I am.

From the Decade late NY POST
After it was announced Thursday the Hall of Fame pitcher had been diagnosed with dementia and will retire from the public eye, several fans took to social media, demanding a statute be erected at Citi Field in his honor. One fan, Nick Albicocco, even started a petition to COO Jeff Wipon to make it happen.

“Tom ‘The Franchise’ Seaver is long-deserving of a statue at Citi Field commemorating his achievements with the New York Mets,” the petition reads. “Sign this petition to show your support!”

“I came up with the idea after I read the article about his diagnosis,” Albicocco, a 19-year-old college student from Jericho, N.Y., and diehard Mets fan, said in a phone interview. “It’s terrible to see that happen to him. I never got the chance to watch him in person, but I know how much he meant to the franchise. He deserves to be honored. You go around stadiums around the country, and each team honors their legendary players. The Mets just don’t seem to be honoring their players I feel correctly.”
Read more here.

Hey Kid, you weren't the first to come up with this idea. For years we have been after the Mets to erect a statue for Seaver. Almost every year at the QBC we mention it and ask for it. There have been petitions and Go Fund Me pages. The Wilpons just didn't want to do it. They blamed the NYC parks dept and all they keep saying is no statue is imminent. And of course now we have Main Stream Media jumping in on this after a decade of @metspolice and myself complaining and trying to get something to happen.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Tom Seaver has been diagnosed with Dementia



STATEMENT FROM JEFF WILPON ON BEHALF OF 
                                 OWNERSHIP AND THE METS ORGANIZATION

“We’ve been in contact with the Seaver family and are aware of his health situation.  Although, he’s unable to attend the ’69 Anniversary, we are planning to honor him in special ways and have included his family in our plans.  Our thoughts are with Tom, Nancy and the entire Seaver Family.


I know that the Mets are trying to change the culture of the organization but this is still a thorn in many folks sides.

Hey Wilpons and the Mets. THIS IS WHY WE WANTED YOU TO CREATE A STATUE FOR THIS MAN!!! From the murmurs I have heard behind the scenes, Tom hasn't been himself for a while. We as Mets fans wanted to honor him while he could travel and receive the thanks and adulation from the Mets fans. This makes me very sad that knowing the Wilpons they will decide to commission a statue a few years after he passes away.
The Seaver family announced today that Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver has recently been diagnosed with dementia. Tom will continue to work in his beloved vineyard at his California home, but has chosen to completely retire from public life. The family is deeply appreciative of those who have supported Tom throughout his career, on and off the field, and who do so now by honoring his request for privacy. We join Tom in sending warmest regards to everyone.

Read more at at NJ.com 
We have had a chance to honor a great Met in the past. He is the Franchise. I am glad at least the QBC was able to give him he Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award so he knew the fans were still there for him.

I am not going to do that thing with my thoughts and prayers etc...

Tom. I just wish you the best quality of life for the rest of your life.

Katch Astoria is having some former Jets players doing signings and panels on April 27th.

              

Since Katch Astoria has been so good to us over here with the Queens Baseball Convention aka QBC, I have no problem sharing this for them to you Jets fans. They asked me if I can let you guys know bout this event. Now I am not a football fan at all so I have no clue who these guys are but if you are a Jets fan I am sure that you do.

Come meet @gothamcitycrew at @katchastoria & GET UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH:
Joe Klecko
Freeman McNeil
Marty Lyons
Wesley Walker
・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・・
$25 OFF for the FIRST 50 TICKETS SOLD ONLY
USE CODE: LEGENDS25 


You guys can get tickets here.

METS SIGN TWO-TIME ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER CARLOS GÓMEZ TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT

Look at this. The Press release is back. And unlike “professionals” from the NY Daily News, I won’t publish the teams PR email address or phone numbers!



METS SIGN TWO-TIME ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER CARLOS GÓMEZ 
TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT




FLUSHING, N.Y., March 7, 2019 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has signed two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Gómez to a minor league contract and invited him to major league Spring Training.

Gómez, 33, who made his major league debut in 2007 with the Mets, was an All-Star in 2013 and 2014 with Milwaukee. He was a 2012 and 2013 National League Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in the outfield and earned a Rawlings Gold Glove in 2013.

“Carlos adds additional depth to our outfield,” Mets Executive Vice President and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “He’s an all-around player who can help offensively, defensively and on the base paths.”

The 6-3, 220-pounder has 264 stolen bases, which ranks ninth among active players. He has had double-digit homers and stolen bases in the same season six times, including a career-high in homers (24) and stolen bases (40) in 2013.

Gómez has slashed .253/.313/.412 with 233 doubles, 41 triples, 142 homers and 665 runs scored over 1,427 major league games during his 12-year career with the Mets, Twins, Brewers, Astros, Rangers and Rays.

Gómez was signed by the Mets as a non-drafted free agent in 2002. He was traded to Minnesota along with RHPs Deolis Guerra, Philip Humber and Kevin Mulvey for LHP Johan Santana on February 2, 2008.