Friday, July 3, 2020

SNY says Cohen back on on Mets. NY Post names another possible bidder



From SNY
According to Gasparino, those interested in bidding include billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen, who was deep in negotiations to purchase the team in February before talks broke down.
In addition to Cohen, other interested parties include the group led by Mike RepoleAlex Rodriguez, and Jennifer Lopez, and the one fronted by Josh Harris and David Blitzer.
It was recently reported by Scott Soshnick of Sportico that seven groups interested in purchasing the Mets had been pre-approved by MLB as qualified bidders. 
According to Soshnick, the Mets are hoping to complete the sale by the end of the year.
In addition to the potential bidders above, billionaire brothers David and Simon Reuben have also reportedly been interested, but Soshnick reported last week that their interest may revolve more around real estate opportunities than the team.
Read more here.

From the NYPOST
A new bidder has emerged for the very-much-for-sale New York Mets.
Kurt Rappaport, a 49-year-old Los Angeles realtor turned real estate developer, is leading a group that hopes to purchase the money-losing Amazin’s.
Sources close to Rappaport confirmed to The Post that his group is in direct contact with the Mets’ bankers, Allen & Co. Multiple people familiar with the bid say that Rappaport, who won the Dave Winfield humanitarian award at a Major League Baseball event in 2018, is a baseball fan with heavy-hitter connections and could table a sizable bid.
Rappaport made his fortune as Hollywood’s realtor to the stars, cutting deals for Malibu and Beverly Hills mansions on behalf of celebrities such as Ellen DeGeneres and Ryan Seacrest. In 2008, Rappaport sold his own Beverly Hills pad to Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes for $32.5 million. His net worth is thought to be in the neighborhood of $350 million.
The Rappaport bid brings the total of active bidders confirmed by The Post to four, alongside private equity billionaires Josh Harris and David Blitzer, celebrity power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez and British billionaire brothers Simon and David Reuben.
Read more here.
Who knows what is tru and what isn't. I just can't wait to se what goes on with these folks...

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Luis Rojas Zooms with Media





The new Mets manager met with the beat on Zoom today. This is how they are going to be doing press conferences this season.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

METS: Ticket Policies for Impacted Games as of 7/1/2020



I am hearing folks still aren't getting refunds from the Mets yet.


We recognize that our fans have questions. However, given the unprecedented nature and fluidity of what is taking place, we appreciate your patience as we work through the many aspects and details of this continually evolving situation.

When updated official information becomes available, the Mets will communicate it to their fans promptly and through a variety of channels, including our website at mets.com and mets.com/2020updates.

We thank you for your understanding as we collectively navigate through this challenging time, and we wish good health and safety to all the members of our extended Mets Family.

Mets Season Ticket Holders (including Partial Plan Holders)

Mets Season Ticket Holders (including Partial Plan Holders) with tickets for impacted games originally scheduled from March 26 through the end of June will receive credit for all payments made towards these games in their 2020 Season Ticket package. Credit is valid towards the following:

  • 2021 Season Ticket package
  • Group and individual tickets to 2020 and 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply)
  • 2020 and 2021 regular season Prepaid Parking at Citi Field
  • 2020 and 2021 Concessions at Citi Field (Restrictions may apply)

Additionally, all season ticket accounts will receive bonus credit equal to 20% of their 2020 season ticket payments for impacted games with a maximum bonus credit of $15,000 per account. Bonus credit is valid for the following:

  • Upgrade 2021 Season Ticket package or location
  • Group and individual tickets to 2020 and 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply)
  • 2020 and 2021 regular season Prepaid Parking at Citi Field
  • 2020 and 2021 Concessions at Citi Field (Restrictions may apply)

Bonus credit has no cash value, is not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable, and expires at the conclusion of the 2021 regular season.

Information on how to access and utilize bonus credit will be communicated to all Season Ticket Holders at a later date.

2020 Group Ticket Purchasers

Group ticket purchasers for any impacted games originally scheduled from March 26 through the end of June will receive credit for all payments made towards these games. Credit is valid towards the following:

  • Tickets to 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply)

Group purchasers with tickets to Opening Day originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at Citi Field will receive priority access to group tickets for the first ticketed 2020 regular season home game at Citi Field or 2021 Opening Day at Citi Field, subject to availability.

Additionally, group purchasers will receive bonus credit equal to 10% of their payment(s) for impacted games with a maximum bonus credit of $15,000 per account. Bonus credit is valid towards the following:

  • Tickets to 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply)
  • Upgrading to Loaded Value and Food & Beverage ticket packages for 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability.

Bonus credit has no cash value, is not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable, and expires at the conclusion of the 2021 regular season.

2020 Individual Game Tickets purchased via mets.com or 718-507-TIXX

Fans with paid individual game tickets purchased via mets.com or 718-507-TIXX for any impacted games originally scheduled from March 26 through the end of June will receive credit for all payments made towards these games. Credit is valid towards the following:

  • Tickets to 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply)

Fans with paid individual game tickets to Opening Day originally scheduled for Thursday, March 26 at Citi Field will receive priority access to individual tickets for the first ticketed 2020 regular season home game at Citi Field or 2021 Opening Day at Citi Field, subject to availability.

Additionally, individual game ticket purchasers will receive bonus credit equal to 10% of their payment(s) for impacted games with a maximum bonus credit of $15,000 per account. Bonus credit is valid for the following:

  • Tickets to 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply)

Bonus credit has no cash value, is not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable, and expires at the conclusion of the 2021 regular season.

2020 Individual Game Tickets purchased at the Citi Field Box Office

Fans with paid individual games tickets purchased at the Citi Field Box Office for any impacted games originally scheduled from March 26 through the end of June can exchange those tickets at the Citi Field Box Office towards any 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home game at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply), once Citi Field box office hours resume.

For exchanges, a 10% bonus credit can be utilized at the time of exchange only, subject to availability (Blackout dates may apply).

Bonus credit has no cash value, is not redeemable for cash, non-transferable, and non-refundable, and expires at the conclusion of the 2021 regular season.

2020 Complimentary Ticket Holders

Fans with complimentary tickets, claimed via a Ticket Voucher Redemption Program, for any impacted games originally scheduled from March 26 through the end of June will be credited with a Ticket Voucher that can be used for eligible 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games at Citi Field, subject to availability (Blackout dates will apply).

Fans with unused vouchers should retain their voucher codes and can utilize them for eligible 2020 or 2021 ticketed regular season home games, subject to availability (Blackout dates will apply).

Voucher redemption for eligible 2021 regular season home games will be announced at a later date.

All other complimentary tickets and those marked “NO RAINCHECK” have no value and are not eligible for credit or exchange.

Additional Information

Should fans be permitted to attend any 2020 New York Mets home games at Citi Field, we will communicate how fans can obtain tickets to those games at a later date.

Fans with paid individual or group tickets for impacted games looking to utilize credit for 2021 regular season home games can begin applying their credit when 2021 tickets go on-sale. A 2021 ticket on-sale date will be communicated at a later date.

Fans seeking a refund instead of a credit for tickets to impacted games originally scheduled from March 26 through the end of June can submit an online request via their My Mets Tickets account. Fans who have previously requested a refund for March & April or May games will need to submit a separate refund request for June games. All ticket refunds will result in the forfeiture of bonus credit and priority ticket access.

  • Click here to submit a refund request for March & April Games
  • Click here to submit a refund request for May Games
  • Click here to submit a refund request for June Games

Tickets for 2020 and 2021 New York Mets regular season home games at Citi Field are subject to availability and all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines, which may, among other things, limit attendance and/or require minimum distancing for seating.

Those who have purchased tickets from any other party, besides the Mets, should contact that party directly to determine their policies.

Bonus credit and priority ticket access does not apply to certain ineligible accounts.

Ticket policies are subject to revision, and should circumstances or policies change further, the Mets will provide further information at that time.

Oakland A's doing Fan Cutouts for their stadium.



How do foul balls get hit at the cut outs with the protective netting? What if my cutout got damaged? 
Does the team replace it for free? Is this a cutout personal seat license? DO you get the cut out at the 
of season? Is it considered a game used item?

Hey look who was on NY1 with @Rogerclark41this morning



Yesterday I received a text from my buddy Roger Clark from NY1 News asking me if I wanted to 
come down by Citi Field to be interviewed. I got nothing going on right now, so I thought why the hell 
not. Roger is a GREAT guy and I love being able to spend some time with him to chat. That was the 
good part of my day. Bad part of it was I needed an emergency root canal.