Wednesday, May 25, 2022

METS-BRAVES AUGUST 7 GAME TIME CHANGED TO 4:10 PM

 



FLUSHING, N.Y., May 25, 2022 – The New York Mets have announced that the Sunday, August 7 game against the Atlanta Braves originally scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m. has been shifted to a 4:10 p.m. start.

 

Fans can purchase tickets to all 2022 Mets home games at the Citi Field box office, by visiting Mets.com/Tickets or calling 718-507-TIXX.

2004 Orange BP Mets Piazza Jersey

This is pretty awesome. So awesome I even kicked my no buying of new jersey rule to the side for this one.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Women’s Adjustable Mets cap

 


Every game day outfit deserves an eye-catching accessory, and this New York Mets 9TWENTY cap is the perfect complementary piece. This New Era Announce hat features bold New York Mets embroidery that makes your fandom more than noticeable and a washed design for a throwback-inspired look. Plus, the relaxed construction and adjustable closure ensure a comfy fit and feel.
You can buy it at Lids.com.

The font looks like the opening stinger for a 1980s after school special.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Good News and Bad News Mets Fantasy Campers





Good News. Clover Park Stadium is going to be getting a new stadium field. Bad News. If you were going to Mets Fantasy Camp, it won’t be ready for you to play on this year.

To me, one of the big selling points is to play on the field with former players being around you. At least they have a plan to still have it at a stadium albeit not the Mets “proper” one but at least there is a plan.

 “Clover Park Stadium Field -   For some background – many do not know that St. Lucie County owns the facility that we call home for Spring Training and Fantasy Camp.  The grounds crew are not Mets employees as well as most of the decisions regarding the overall facility are not a Mets decision. The county has approved the complete tear down and rebuild of the stadium field.  Unfortunately that means Fantasy Camp can’t  use the main field this year.  Destruction is set to start immediately after the St. Lucie season ends in early September and the field will not be ready until February.  The field has not been redone since it was built in the  1980’s. New state of the art drainage and plumbing will be installed.

Fantasy camp looks to use  the stadium at Lawnwood (also county owned) which is a very nice facility about 10 minutes from Clover Field. They will bus campers over there.

This still sounds fun and it’s good to see the field being taken care of.

Joe Pignatano passed away

 

Joe Pignatano passed away this morning



Joe Pignatano, the last living coach from the 1969 Miracle Mets, passed away this morning in Naples, FL from dementia. He was 92.

Pignatano, who played for the 1962 Mets, was the bullpen coach with the Mets from 1968-1981. He was well-known for cultivating a vegetable garden, specifically tomatoes, in the Shea Stadium bullpen. The Brooklyn native played in the Majors from 1957-1962 with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics, San Francisco Giants and the Mets.