Thursday, May 6, 2021

METS TO RECOGNIZE TWO HONORARY BAT GIRLS IN 2021

 


 

METS TO RECOGNIZE TWO “HONORARY BAT GIRLS” IN 2021

STEPHANIE SCHMIDT AND JACKIE BARBER WILL BE HONORED SUNDAY, MAY 9 AT CITI FIELD

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., May 6, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced Stephanie Schmidt and Jackie Barber as the two Honorary Bat Girls who will represent the team in support of MLB’s annual “Honorary Bat Girl” initiative, an effort commemorated each Mother’s Day to highlight extraordinary efforts to support the fight against breast cancer. Schmidt and Barber, each of whom have demonstrated extraordinary strength in her battle against the disease, will be recognized at Citi Field on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th.

 

Stephanie Schmidt is a NICU nurse at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2020 at the age of 28 while 11 weeks pregnant. She gave birth to her son Wesley at only 35 weeks in the same NICU where she has spent the last four years working. Stephanie is currently receiving 12 weeks of chemotherapy infusions while raising her two young sons Wesley and Lucas. 

 

Jackie Barber was a nurse at North Shore University Hospital when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She received chemotherapy, radiation and surgery all while taking care of her five-year-old son with autism. After successful treatment, Jackie decided she wanted to support women going through a similar journey and is now a breast cancer nurse navigator, helping patients with treatment recommendations and advocating for their needs.

 

Stephanie and Jackie will be joined on Sunday by Mets’ catcher James McCann’s wife, Jessica. The McCanns are passionate about giving back to nurses and caretakers like Stephanie and Jackie as their two sons were born prematurely and spent time in the NICU. James and Jessica, along with the Mets, are honored to recognize these two incredibly strong women on Mother’s Day and celebrate their strength and resiliency.

 

As has been tradition since 2006, players will swing pink bats and sport pink wristbands in commemoration of the “Going To Bat Against Breast Cancer” initiative, which is intended to raise awareness and funds, through donations and auction proceeds, to support efforts to address breast cancer. In recognition of this effort on Mother’s Day, players also will wear specially designed New Era caps highlighted by a pink crown and team color brim, while Club uniforms will feature the MLB breast cancer awareness logo, adorned with the symbolic pink ribbon, on the left chest. A matching pair of pink socks made by Stance is optional for every player.

Citi Field to be able to open to almost full capacity. Now what?

 


From LoHud.com

New York state is lifting occupancy limits for vaccinated fans attending professional baseball games — including the Mets and Yankees in New York City and the Blue Jays in Buffalo — as part of a major reopening push, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday.

The new rules allow vaccinated fans to sit in special seating sections at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, Citi Field in Flushing and Sahlen Field in Buffalo, as well as minor league stadiums across the state. The fans would still be required to wear face coverings.

Attendees under the age of 16 who are not yet eligible for the vaccine may accompany and be seated with a vaccinated adult in the special sections.

Unvaccinated fans attending the games will be seated in sections with a 33% occupancy limit and a 6-foot social distance rule, as well as mandatory face coverings. 

The new rules take effect May 19.

Read more here


I am sure as many of my fellow fans want to know is, how are the Mets going to set this up? When do you  say you are vaccinated? When you buy the tickets do you show your Excelsior Pass or your vaccination card? Where are the non vaccinated sections going to be? What are the appropriate ways to hang out at the stadium? When will we know all the rules/suggestions/plan to do enact this?

If I hear what the Mets are figuring on doing, I'll make sure to share the news like I always do. As we open up more and more, I wonder when we will also be able to run an in person QBC.


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Baseball game attendance changed in NY

 


I guess you show your Vax Card? How is this going to work out for the sections? It’s cool you can get vaccinated at the game though.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Governors Ball at Citi Field this Summer?

Seems like it.


Founders Entertainment is beyond thrilled to announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary of The Governors Ball Music Festival, set to take place Friday, September 24 through Sunday, September 26 at the Citi Field complex in Queens.

Working in close consultation with the City of New York, the festival will follow all state and federal guidelines mandated at the time of the event.

The festival “with a New York heart” (New York Times), will mark the milestone with an incredible lineup of 60+ performing artists including Billie Eilish, Post Malone, A$AP ROCKY, J Balvin, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Ellie Goulding, Leon Bridges, 21 Savage, Young Thug, Portugal. The Man., Burna Boy, Future Islands, Phoebe Bridgers, Jamie XX, Carly Rae Jepsen, Charli XCX, Big Thief, Bleachers, and many more.

Three-day and one-day GA and VIP tickets (including payment plan options) will be available to all ages via GovBall.com beginning Thursday, May 6 at 12:00 p.m. ET.


Click here for tix



Catching Feelings Ep 6: Mark Anthony Ramirez

 



               

I'm discussed the Philly series, deGrom's latest start and preview the series @ St Louis with comedian Mark Anthony Ramirez. You may recognize Mark from MTV, Comedy Central & the Howard Stern Show. You don't wanna miss it!