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Friday, May 24, 2019

Ex Mets GM throws shade on current GM


From the NY Post

It was like, ‘nooooo, don’t say that’ because I just know how this goes,” Phillips, the former Mets general manager and now SiriusXM analyst, said. 

“The baseball gods just have a funny way of just bringing us to our knees. I don’t think him saying that affected the way the team has played, but I think it did affect the expectations that everyone had. Now that it’s not happening the natural inclination is, ‘OK, who are we going to blame for this?’ ”

The answer to that question appears to be Mickey Callaway. The second-year manager has faced the brunt of the job speculation after a disappointing first season and Van Wagenen being the fresh face of the franchise. Van Wagenen did give Callaway a lukewarm endorsement after getting swept by the awful Marlins, and the 24-25 team responded with a four-game sweep against the Nationals.
Read more here. 

Let's not forget Phillips knows all about things he's not supposed to do.

One time when he was working for the Mets and then with ESPN - NJ.com


OABT: S3 Ep14- Being A Fan Of The Mets Is A Damn Rollercoaster



Being a fan of this team is a damn rollercoaster. After being swept in Miami, the Mets come home to take 4 straight from the Nationals. Pete McCarthy and Darren Meenan broadcast this weeks show live from Mikkeller NYC. Special thanks to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo for stopping by to chat about all the latest on the Mets beat. It seemed as though Mickey Callaway would lose his just a few days ago, and just a few days later the Mets are back to a game below the .500 mark. Baseball is the best and worst all at once. LGM!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Mets Security Policy



In order to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests, the following security procedures are in place for this season:
  1. It is illegal to consume alcoholic beverages on the sidewalks or in the parking lots surrounding the ballpark. Anyone doing so is subject to arrest.
  2. Effective Monday, May 20, 2019, Backpacks are not permitted at Citi Field, however other bags such as purses, diaper bags that are not backpack-style, tote, drawstring, fully clear backpack-style bags with no obscured inner pockets and messenger style bags along with small soft-sided coolers are still permitted. Exceptions to this policy can be made for bags used for ADA/medical reasons by the Security Supervisor at each entry gate. All bags and hand-carried items are searched prior to entry. Items can be no larger than 16"x16"x8". There are no bag check facilities inside Citi Field.
  3. Glass bottles, all metal cans and containers, with the exception of reusable "Swell/Yeti" type metal, individual sized reusable water bottles (provided they are emptied), and hard-sided coolers are not permitted in Citi Field. Guests may bring in one, soft, plastic, factory-sealed water bottle of 20 ounces or less. Guests may also bring in one sealed, soft-sided child's juice box. Note: Water bottles and juice boxes may not be frozen.
  4. Alcoholic beverages and controlled or illegal substances may not be brought into Citi Field.
  5. Other prohibited items include; but are not limited to: commercial audio/visual equipment; laser pointers; noisemaking devices; fireworks; animals (except for service animals); and weapons.
  6. Intoxicated or disorderly fans will not be admitted into Citi Field.
  7. Disorderly fans inside Citi Field are subject to ejection and arrest.
  8. Fans interfering with play in any manner, including the throwing of objects onto the field or entering the field, are subject to ejection and arrest.
  9. Fans using foul or abusive language are subject to ejection and arrest.
  10. Fans are not permitted to enter or remain in Citi Field wearing verbally provocative or inflammatory clothing and are subject to ejection.
  11. Drones are not permitted inside the ballpark or parking lots at any time.
  12. Citi Field reserves the right to determine what items are deemed appropriate for entry.

Security theater is in full effect. 

@QBConvention's QBC Presents Lunch with @KeithHernandez Update



There are less then 90 tickets left for this basically VIP event. Here are the details for the event.

June 15th, 2019. The panel and signing is from 11:30am to 2:30 pm. Doors will open early at 11am. Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are going to MC the event. The awesome Pete McCarthy is hosting the panel itself. Limited to 150 tickets. This is what you get when you buy a ticket. You get admission into the event, a limited edition Dave Majo print for you to have signed by Keith, you can bring in an item to get a second auto from Keith, a Keith Hernandez Topps Card, a photo with your camera with Keith at the signing table, oh and here's the best part, the lunch is included in the ticket. Mikkeller has some pretty awesome food and they offered us a killer menu.

Mikkeller is setting up a buffet where food and soft drinks are included. The menu is....

BBQ Pulled Pork
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Mac and Cheese
Coleslaw
Martin's Potato Bun Sliders
Soft Drinks- Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Beer, Hot Coffee

That's a pretty solid menu there.

Wow Goon. You guys have really packed the hell out of this event. This has got to cost close to $500 per ticket. Well if you did get all these things separately, yeah you are looking at something like that. There is a famous memorabilia company that charges $120 for you to just send in for Keith's autograph alone. You are getting two autos ($240) The Panel itself($65), Majo Print ($100), Photo ($25),Topps Card(varies), and lunch ($30). It's a $460 dollar value. We are doing this all for $145 (plus tax and fees) a ticket. We tried to get the price down as low as possible while giving the most bang for the buck. The other thing we are doing is that you don't have to get up and wait on line to get your print and item signed. We will be calling you guys up table by table so you can continue eating and relaxing.

Dan and I want to do cool events like this for fans like us. We hope you guys will show up so we can do these once in a while plus the mothership QBC event in January.

Get tickets and info here at www.QueensBaseballConvention.com




Mets Game Notes 5/23/19