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.

Ed Kranepool might have a kidney donor.

Ed Kranepool needs a kidney transplant (I wrote about it here) and someone seems to have stepped up.
Nearly a half-century ago, New York Mets legend Ed Kranepool popped into a Long Island summer camp and signed a happy kid’s baseball glove.
That youngster, now 55, hopes to repay the ailing ex-first baseman’s kindness with a kidney.
“The story is now Ed Kranepool is in need,” said the man who hopes to donate his kidney. “I’m 55 years old, and I thought, ‘If I could look out for him, I should.’”
The donor contacted officials at Stony Brook University Hospital, where Kranepool hopes to have the transplant, and arranged for a test to determine if his kidney was a match.
“If I’m a match, I’ll go all the way — 100%,” said The News reader. “I would want someone to do this for me. Why wouldn’t I do it for somebody else?”
I hope this guy matches up. I got to hung out with Ed at his home a few months ago when he was selling some of his private memorabilia collection to help raise some money for the medical expenses for this surgery. 
I was thinking that I might ask Ed to do a "Night with Ed Kranepool" with Q and A and signing with all proceeds going to help with his medical expenses. I haven't approached him yet about it but If Ed said yes to it and I tried to figure out the logistics do you guys think you would be interested in going to something like that? Let me know your thoughts.
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