Tuesday, August 16, 2022

QBC 2022: Ticket on sale date


Things are coming together for QBC 2022 on Saturday December 3rd 2022 at Four Points by Sheraton in Flushing Queens. We have SNY back as our presenting sponsor. We have the location. Believe it or not we worked out the panel/signing schedule for the day(for now). Our volunteers are stepping up. We zeroed in on the talent we want for the panels/signings. All is looking pretty swell. We even have a date where we are going to put the tickets on sale.

That date is September 22nd. There will be different ticket packages as usual and we will be announcing those in the upcoming weeks.

Keep paying attention to this blog, Queensbaseballconvention.com, @mediagoon and @QBConvention on twitter for updates.

We will be using Eventbrite to sell the tickets as again this year.

Also, we are always looking for more sponsors. If you or you know anyone that might want to be a sponsor please email QBCsponsorships@gmail.com for more info.

Monday, August 15, 2022

NY State/City Casino stuff.

 Anyone paying attention to the folks who want a casino in NYC? BTW, remember when the Wilpons wanted to build a mall on the parking lot where Shea Stadium used to stand? You know the parkland that can only be built on by the owners of The New York Mets? You kinda do? Well guess where Steve Cohen supposedly wants to put the casino he wants to build. Yep same spot. Anyway this post is about what’s going on with the possible casino(s) in general in the lower NY state/city area.

From the NY Post.

“ Resorts World casino has “parted ways” with its security director Timothy Pearson after learning the longtime pal of Mayor Eric Adams had a second paid gig with the city.

The gambling company confirmed Pearson’s departure on Sunday, following the revelation last week that their top security official was serving as a public safety advisor to the mayor while getting paid by the New York City Economic Development Corporation
earson’s gig with the city’s economic development arm raised ethics concerns as Resorts World is seeking to expand its gambling operations in Queens.

A source familiar with the matter told The Post Sunday that Pearson, who worked with Adams during their days at the NYPD, never informed his bosses that he was moonlighting and getting paid by EDC.”

Read more here.

It just seems to me that there might be more going on behind closed doors right now.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Mark Canha #19 - Game Used Road Grey Jersey - Mets vs. Marlins - 7/31/22 - 3-5, 2 RBI's, 2 R's



    This game used size 44 road grey jersey was worn by Mets utility player Mark Canha as the Mets played the Marlins on July 31, 2022 at loanDepot Park. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The New York Mets donate net proceeds from the sale of Amazin' Memorabilia items to the Amazin' Mets Foundation to support the organization's mission of providing needed services and opportunities to children, families, and under-served groups in our neighborhoods and communities. For more information about the Amazin' Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit mets.com/gameused. The availability of items varies, but for questions about this piece or different numbers, players, colors, or sizes please contact Amazin' Memorabilia, The Official Source for New York Mets Game Used and Autographed Memorabilia, by emailing gameused@nymets.com or by calling 718-559-3144. An MLB Authentication Program tamperproof hologram is affixed to each piece of Amazin' Memorabilia. The New York Mets do not provide certificates of authenticity for items. Printed documentation verifying the authenticity of your item can be obtained by visiting mlb.com/authentication.

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Saturday, August 13, 2022





FLUSHING, N.Y., August 12, 2022 – The New York Mets in collaboration with Ford hosted their first FDNY vs. NYPD Battle of the Badges charity baseball game at Citi Field on Thursday, August 11.


Through ticket sales, the Mets raised over $83,000 for FDNY and NYPD charities. Additionally, Ford donated $20,000 to FDNY and NYPD for their local charities.


Each team consisted of former high school, college and minor league baseball players who are now members of FDNY or NYPD. In front of a crowd of almost 3,500, which included Mets catcher James McCann, NYPD came from behind to defeat FDNY, 9-6.


Please click here for video from the event.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Post season ticket prices are scary


I’m not going to sit here and blame the Mets for the ticket prices because I know that it’s MLB who prices them out. My gripe is going to be to MLB.

Here is a problem with the sport. You have a wife and two kids. You have season tickets which consists four seats to a game. You get hit with the invoice for the post season which the ticket prices are astronomical even with the plan holder discount. I’m just going to do rounded up numbers here but if you are in the 100s you are looking at around 10 grand for four seats. The price comes down a small amount because the Mets probably aren’t playing the wild card games. So subtract about $1250 from the cost. You are still looking at $8750 to lay down for playoff tickets. That’s a big chunk of change there in this economy.

Now say you only get two strips instead of the four you had in your plan.. How do you decide which kid gets to go with you? What if the one kid gets to see the Mets win the World Series and the other kid is at home watching it on tv. I can see that as a serious way of “breaking” a kid’s fandom. Baseball is already having problems with the ages of the fans. They aren’t creating new ones, especially making it so expensive to go to games.

I remember being able to go see the Mets play the Astros in 1986 for one of the playoff games. It was amazing. It was one of the things that helped cement my fandom of being able to see something cool like that. The 2015 post season strips were expensive but didn’t feel out of control expensive to me. These feel like FU to the fans.

I’m trying to figure out if its worth me getting the strips especially with my work schedule. And one more thing MLB, can we grow the sport again before it dies off like the dinosaurs?