Monday, June 21, 2021

Mets to change anti-harassment policies.

The Mets have had their share of workplace harassment scandals over the years. Steve Cohen promised an outside look at what was going on with the organization he purchased and wants to clean it up. They also are looking for replacements for general counsel David Cohen and SVP Holly Lindvall.

 From the

 The New York Mets plan to revamp their procedures for employees reporting legal and human resources complaints, as well as expand their anti-harassment policies, following an investigation by an outside law firm into workplace practices.

On Monday, Mets owner Steve Cohen announced the changes to team employees in an email obtained by The Athletic. Cohen's announcement comes after law firm WilmerHale conducted an investigation and spoke with 82 current and former team employees.

Among the changes, the club plans to "expand the scope of our anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy to emphasize the overarching value of a safe and respectful workplace" and change how employees report concerns and receive support during any investigations. The Mets will ensure their legal and human resources departments "respond to complaints in a timely fashion, provide complainants with status updates and have close-out conversations with complainants and subjects at the conclusion of investigations."

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Funny Captions for Mets/Alonso All-Star Game Propaganda Video


The Mets put out a propaganda video to vote for Pete Alonso with the "Donnie Diesel". The whole Donnie Diesel thing still doesn't sit well with me because of how it coincided with Chili Davis being fired as hitting coach and also the flipping off graphic for that tee that Alonso is pushing. To be fair, I didn't like the Mr Met flipping off tee shirt that Barstool made either. The funny thing about this video to me though is the captions that are running over the video. Also, Mets fans debating if Alonso is an All-Star this year or not. The correct answer is not.


Ground was broke for Willets Point Development Project. I had no clue. Did you?


This seems to have been done pretty quietly again. I didn't hear anything about this on the news or in any of the bigger newspapers. Unless I totally missed it. and myself have been trying to keep up with this and my news alerts didn't go off. I had to search for this. I also know a lot of you keep tweeting at Steve Cohen to develop across 126th street. Hate to break it to you but the development rights didn't transfer over to him from the Wilpons with the sale of the team. Sterling Equities are still part of the development partners.

 From AMNY

The city on Wednesday, June 16, officially broke ground on the environmental cleanup needed for the Willets Point redevelopment in Queens, where developers will eventually build 1,100 below-market-rate housing units and a school atop old industrial land next to Citi Field.

“For 1,100 families there’s going to be a home — 1,100 families are going to have a home here in Queens that they can depend on,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at the ground-breaking ceremony. “It means a family that for decades know a place to lay their head, a place to bring up their children, they’ll have peace, they’ll have security.”


“I’ve been looking out at this acreage for many many years, only hoping that there’d be a day like this that we could all celebrate the true start of this project,” said Sterling Equities partner Richard Browne.

Construction on the residential buildings and the schools won’t start until 2024, as the developers will have to first clean up the toxic soil from decades of pollution from the auto body shops that dominate the corner of land at the mouth of the Flushing Creek, starting this summer. 

Construction workers will then build new streets, sidewalks and utilities, such as a sewage system, which is slated to happen in 2022. EDC spokeswoman Shavone Williams declined to provide the cost of the project.

Under the agreement with EDC, out of the 1,100 homes, 220 of the units will be earmarked for seniors and another 99 will be for families who were formerly homeless transitioning out of the shelter system.

The remaining 781 units will be set aside for six different income groups ranging from 30-130% of the federally-designated Area Median Income (AMI), the Astoria Post reported. About 55% of units, including those for seniors, will be for those making less than 60 percent of the AMI, which in 2021 reflects a family of three making $64,440 a year.

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So there will be affordable housing units available but it will only 319 out of the 1100 units. I hope it works out for people who need fairer priced housing. 

Also phase one isn't even directly across from Citi Field. It is more off of Roosevelt Ave than it is 126th street. What's going on with the other lots?

 I noticed Sterling Equities didn't have a Wilpon quoted in this but a partner Richard Browne who said he kept looking out at the acreage for years. Does that mean he had an office in Citi Field?

New York Mets Refried Apparel Women's Scoop Neck Tri-Blend Maxi Dress


Sport an unapologetic New York Mets-inspired look with this maxi dress from Refried Apparel. Featuring multiple team colors and a bold New York Mets logo on the left chest, this versatile piece is a great grab for a game day spent at a lively watch party. Its scoop neck, tri-blend design and free-flowing form will keep you comfortable all game long.

Would any of you buy/wear this for $75?

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Going to Mets Games this week at Citi Field? What you need to know.


We are thrilled to welcome fans back to Citi Field! In accordance with New York State Department of Health mandates, Citi Field has returned to full capacity. With anticipated increases in attendance, guests are encouraged to take mass transit and arrive early to enter the ballpark.
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COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination
Guests no longer need to show proof of a negative COVID test and/or vaccination to enter the ballpark with a valid ticket. 
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Gameday Information
  • Parking - Parking lots will open three hours prior to game time. Methods of payment will be limited to credit/debit cards and mobile payment (Apple Pay and Google Pay). Tailgating is not permitted at Citi Field.
  • Gate Times - All gates will open two hours prior to game time. All tickets will have a specific gate listed, which will direct guests to the entrance closest to their seats. Guests are encouraged to arrive early to enter the ballpark. 
  • Mask Policy - All guests 3 years of age and older who are not fully vaccinated will be required to wear a face covering while in Citi Field except while actively eating or drinking. Gaiters, bandanas and face coverings with an exhalation valve are not permitted. Face covering requirements are no longer in effect for fully vaccinated guests.
  • Bag Policy - All backpacks, with the exception of totally clear backpacks with no obscured interior pockets, are prohibited. Purses, diaper bags that are not backpack-style, tote, drawstring and messenger-style bags along with small soft-sided coolers that do not exceed 16"x16"x8" are permitted.
  • Citi Field is a cashless ballpark. Methods of payment are limited to credit/debit cards and mobile payments (Apple Pay and Google Pay) and Mets Gift Cards. Cash is not accepted at parking lots, ticket windows, concession stands and retail stores.
  • Mets Mobile Express Mobile ordering via the MLB Ballpark app will allow guests to order from their phones and pick up at designated concessions locations.