Thanks AJ for the heads up on this. Other teams have done this before for their fans who can’t afford season ticket plans. As usual though they do the business thing and wait until almost opening day to release this news. Also, I wonder how this is going to mess with the secondary market tickets...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Mets: #WomensHistoryMonth we recognize Lorraine Hamilton, who is entering her 26th season in the front office.
As we celebrate #WomensHistoryMonth we recognize Lorraine Hamilton, who is entering her 26th season in the front office.— New York Mets (@Mets) March 18, 2019
Full Video 📹: https://t.co/yMAnbS44vq pic.twitter.com/CcPqh5kmtX
The Mets are doing a really good job with the videos and content on social media. It's good to see them talk about folks that you don't usually hear about behind the scenes.
Posted by Media Goon at 9:00:00 AM
Wondering about early entry if you are a 20 game, half, and full season ticket plan holder? Well here it is.
What was the original entrance for the half and full season ticket holders over by Clear is now the entrance for the 20 game holders. The half and full ticket plan holder has moved to the right right side of the rotunda. I remember when I was fighting with the Mets to put signage up on the early access gate a d now we have two. Times have changed.
Posted by Media Goon at 6:52:00 AM
Monday, March 18, 2019
This is interesting.
The question underneath nails this. Does this slow down the pace of play? Would it be better to have a blue tooth ear piece in the players ears and “call” the game like You would football? Throw in a few different fake outs to help it out? How bad is the stealing signs epidemimic in Baseball?
Posted by Media Goon at 11:08:00 AM
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 6:07:00 AM
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 9:42:00 AM
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 9:28:00 AM
Saturday, March 16, 2019
The7line and Mikkeller have come together to create a new beer that you can pick up at the Mikkeller brewery.
Posted by Media Goon at 8:13:00 PM
Read the Athletic Story here.
Posted by Media Goon at 5:00:00 PM
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 3:23:00 PM
Friday, March 15, 2019
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
Posted by Media Goon at 10:05:00 AM
Thursday, March 14, 2019
From the NY NEWSDAY
Read more here.“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.”
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 8:50:00 AM
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
“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.
Posted by Media Goon at 7:51:00 AM
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 1:52:00 PM
Monday, March 11, 2019
We hope this site will be used as a fan resource to share trips and experiences at Citi Field and beyond.
Posted by Media Goon at 8:00:00 AM
From The NY POST
Read more here.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.”
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.
Posted by Media Goon at 6:43:00 AM
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
I have wanted to start thinning out my collection. Bidding is at $81 right now. Even if you get it for $150 you are getting a deal.
You can bid on this ball here.New York Mets MLB signed Baseball. deGrom, Harvey, and Syndergaard https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F233158864074
Posted by Media Goon at 11:53:00 AM