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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Mets in the Community

The one thing the Mets do well is all the programs they have for kids and the community.

Read more here
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@the7Line New Merch Thursday

You guys ready for some new Merch? I am. The flag shirt and OABT shirt are on my want list. Same as the jacket...

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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mets Spring Training Stuff on Sale

Overpriced stuff on sale for Spring Training.

If you wait for the team to come back up north and don’t care about whose jersey you are getting you can get game Used/issued jerseys at the Amazin memorabilia kiosk way cheaper. Or just wait for them to get discounted.

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1970's Game Used Minor League Mets Jersey

This is a white, pinstriped number "29" button down Mets jersey.  
Mets and 29 are sewn on the chest in blue and 
orange tackle twill.  29 is sewn on the back in similar colors.  
A circular Mets skyline logo patch is sewn on the left sleeve.  
A Rawlings size "48" tag is sewn on the front right tail.  
Jersey shows light wear and use.

Game use is authenticated by a letter of authenticity f
rom known jersey expert Dave Miedema

Cespedes names second best LFer in the MLB

Stupid cheap Wilpons couldn’t afford the best Left Fielder. Burn the stadium down.BTW, I’m not pro Wilpon by any means, but do you guys remember how stoked we all were for the team that was put together before 2017? This is basically the same team before injuries. That everyone couldn’t wait to see on the field. I’m just saying....

“Every year, MLB Network uses an algorithm called “The Shredder” to create a list of the 10 best players at each position. This year, “The Shredder” showed some love to New York Mets superstar Yoenis Cespedes, naming him the second-best left fielder in the majors.

Cespedes is coming off a season in which he slashed .292/.352/.540 in 81 games. He cranked 17 home runs despite only playing half a season, as leg issues hampered the slugger during the summer.”

Read more here from EliteSportsNY

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Mets Equipment Truck Shipping out Feb 1st.

The Mets equipment truck is being packed up and sent off to Port St. Lucie, FL for Spring Training on Thursday, February 1. In addition to great visuals and photo opportunities, the team will host an invitation-only Open House featuring tours of the clubhouse, a Hot Stove discussion with General Manager Sandy Alderson and a meet-and-greet opportunity with former Met Edgardo Alfonzo. There will also be a raffle complete with autographed Mets memorabilia and a Spring Training trip that includes a flight and accommodations for two. Old Dominion Freight Line is a proud partner of the New York Mets and the official freight provider for this event.

WHO: Mr. & Mrs. Met
Mets Legend Edgardo Alfonzo
General Manager Sandy Alderson

WHERE: Bullpen Plaza at Citi Field on 126th Street

Hot Stove Discussion in Bullpen Plaza
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Raffle Giveaway
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Truck Send-Off

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The @QBConvention 2018 Vimeo Channel Is Up.

Did you miss the QBC panels live and in person? Lucky for you I had it all recorded for you.. The QBC 2018 Channel is up and you can find it here...

This one is a must watch. Brandon Nimmo might become your favorite player after this.

Chris Flexen is a good guy and this isn't your typical baseball panel.

Wanted to see behind the curtain at Citi Field? This panel hosted by Roger Clark.

Todd and Ted? New Morning Show? Nope it's the Todd Hundley Panel hosted by Ted Berg.

State of the Mets by Mark Healey. This is just a good watch.

Where is this sign from?

My wife's uncle found this in his garage this weekend. Anyone know where it is from? There are a few of us who are stumped...



Sunday, January 28, 2018

Visiting Ed Kranepool’s House

Went to visit Ed Kranepool at his house to peruse some of his collection. This is his personal collection not just “his” stuff from his playing days. But one of a kind items that he has collected over the years in boxing, golf, baseball, football, and basketball.

I was able to grab this Cyclones Jersey signed by 12 great Mets.

Click here for the full story about Ed Kranepool and his medical expenses.

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Upcoming @the7line Tees

Here are some of the shirts coming out soon.

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

@QBConvention: @SNYtv Hot Stove Panel

Sal Licatta and John Harper bring a Panel version of SNY Hot Stove to the QBC

For Video Click here.

@QBConvention: Uni Panel hosted by @brianerni

The Uniform Panel is back and this year it was hosted by Brian Erni of Orange and Blue Thing.

Check out what the fellas have to say about their collections, what jerseys mean the most to the and discussions of the different jersey looks over the years..

Click here to go to the video.

2008 Binghamton Mets Breast Cancer Awareness Jersey

2008 Binghamton Mets game used Breast Cancer Awareness jersey worn & autographed by Salvador 
Aguilar on 5/4/08 . The jersey is made by Jersey Express and is a size XL. There is no LOA. 

Friday, January 26, 2018

@QBConvention: State of the Mets

Mark Healey hosts the State of the Mets Panel where they discuss where the team is going, how it is constructed, and what do they need to do to make the team a playoff contender.

Click here for the State of the Mets Panel Video

OABT S2 EP4: QBC Edition

The fellas stopped by the QBC and did some interviews with Pitcher Chris Flexen, OFer Brandon Nimmo, Ted Berg, Mr Met, Pete McCarthy and Matt Cerrone.

S2 E4: Guests Brandon Nimmo, Chris Flexen and Mr. Met join the show. Mets talk and more from QBC.
The boys check in from the 2018 Queens Baseball Convention with interviews from Brandon Nimmo and Chris Flexen, as well as media personalities USA Today's Ted Berg, 710 WOR's Pete McCarthy, and Mets Blog's Matt Cerrone. Not to mention, a one-on-one chat with the one and only Mr. Met. Plus, Jose Reyes is back in Queens, and Darren and Brian break down what it means for the make up of the rest of the Mets roster. The 7 Line Army's Spring Training outing shirt is unveiled, along with a sneak peak at the Yoenis Cespedes garden gnome the Mets are giving away at May 5th game. Pop in your ear buds, kick back, and relax with a star studded episode of Orange and Blue Thing.
14:45 Start of the QBC Coverage
17:30 Chris Flexen
26:40 710 WOR’s Pete McCarthy
33:50 USA Today’s Ted Berg
46:15 Mr. MET
48:15 Metsblog’s Matt Cerrone
60:00 Brandon Nimmo
An "Orange and Blue Thing" is something that Mets fans can relate to, so that's what we talk about. The comments section turns in to a live chat room, and the fan engagement is cool to see.
Co-hosted by Darren Meenan and Brian Erni, our episodes are taped live each Thursday at 6pm Eastern. We're a pretty visual show, so if you can, try to catch the live stream on For now give a listen and if you're in to it, share with your friends, subscribe and leave a review.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mariners to wear Turn Ahead the Clock Unis for Anniversary

Now will the Mets/League do this next year?

Thanks Nick for the heads up!

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Game Used: Binghamton Jose Reyes Cap

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

@The7Line Army Doing Polar Plunge To Raise Money

If you are like me and don’t want to do the plunge but still want to help out you can donate also. Click here to sign up or to donate.

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@QBConvention'18: Todd Hundley Panel Video

photo by MJ LUPTON

I know, I know. the videos are trickling out. Here is former Met All Star Catcher Todd Hundley with USA Today's Ted Berg hosting.

You can watch it here...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

@QBConvention: Todd Hundley, Chris Flexen, Meet the Mets(Execs) Panel Audio

Flexen, Hundley and Meet the Mets Execs Panels are up. I’m too lazy to do them myself so someone over at metspolice did them for me...

Listen to them here

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Mets Concept Art for Thor Bobble Head.

Too similar to last years for me.

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@QBConvention: @Mediagoon 's View

When we first made the announcement about what date the QBC was this year, there was a loud murmuring that we haven't heard before in the last few years of throwing the QBC. The first year people didn't know what to expect. The second year we gained some momentum and people enjoyed the festival of Mets fan and afterwards it seemed like folks were really getting into what we were doing. The third year folks were like yes this sounds fun and then the blizzard hit( every time I see a DQ Blizzard commercial I get annoyed.) The last year we had to restart the steam engine. We were able to put together three really great players this year who you all seemed to enjoy.

Folks didn't think Flexen was a good get on paper. You guys came to the show, saw how genuine and humble he is and how he wants to win in and I think he won you guys over. You can check (The Flexen Panel here). Chris had a great time and he told me he enjoyed being around all you guys and he loves you fans. Chris didn't want to leave and wanted to stay to the very last minute he could before he had to grab a ride to the airport.

Then we had Todd Hundley announced. The ladies who had a crush on Todd as teens all collectively squealed and were happy and the male fans who were his fans when he was on the team. Todd had a great time also and couldn't believe the outpouring of positivity and good time going on at the QBC. He couldn't believe everyone came out because he was one of the names announced. If he could have stayed longer he would have too. Still working on his panel, I'll update

Brandon Nimmo. How great was he folks? There were a lot of fans who were bummed that the Mets didn't reportedly consider the trade for McCutchen but I am not going to say much more, I'll just let you watch his panel here. I think he walked out with a lot of new Brandon Nimmo fans...

We had great other panels with the State of the Mets, Meet the Mets Execs, SNY Hot Stove and the Uniform Panel. If I wasn't running around like a mad man all day, I would have loved to have seen all these. In the next couple days, I'll have all the panels up and I will also put them all in one post.

The players had fun, the vendors had fun, the panelists had fan, the con goers had fun, the volunteers had fun, and I had fun and felt very proud that I along with Dan and everyone else could help you all have a great time.

I am very lucky to have a beautiful wife who also enjoys this day, a smart QBC partner in Dan Twohig , great friends who volunteer to help out every year, our connections who have become friends over the years who help out running/being on panels, our vendors, and of course our fellow Mets fans who keep coming out to the QBC, who without you, we couldn't put on an event we would want to see ourselves.

* Thanks to MJ for the pics...

Game Used Mo Vaughn Helmet

Hello! Thank you for checking out an Authentic Memorabilia Company listing!

We are pleased to offer the following item and, as always, we are open to accepting offers and negotiating on price. 

Item: Mo Vaughn game used New York Mets batting helmet

Condition: Helmet shows good use overall

Authentication: Guaranteed authentic by the Authentic Memorabilia Company

Notes: N/A

Monday, January 22, 2018

@QBConvention: Meet the Mets (Execs)

Great job by NY1’s Roger Clark modding this panel With Mark Fine and Will Carafello from the Mets.

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Ed Kranepool is Selling Off His Baseball Collection


For you collectors out there Ed Kranepool's friend/agent reached out to me to try to raise awareness of Ed Kranepool raising money by selling his collection to help with his medical bills. I have met Ed a couple of times now and he ha been a great and cordial guy. If you guys remember, he was a guest of the first QBC and love hanging out with the fans. So, if you guys are collectors or always wanted a piece of baseball history and want to help out a Mets legend you should check this out.

Jan, 22, 2018
To Whom It May Concern,
As a top Mets Memorabilia Collector, Mr. Kranepool is offering a limited number of collectors the opportunity to visit him at his home on Long Island to examine and purchase unique Mets and Yankees Sports Memorabilia directly from his collection. The items for sale are autographed vintage photos, autographed assorted team and individual baseballs, great baseball memorabilia from different teams, as well as unsigned, never been seen before personal photos from his days while he was with the Mets for his 17-year career.
This opportunity to visit Mr. Kranepool for a Meet and Greet at his home will be during the months of January and February, and will take place in the evenings between 7 PM-10 PM on Monday to Thursday, as well as some weekends. All home visits will be by appointment only. This memorabilia sale will help pay for some of Ed’s major medical bills from this past year.
This is a great opportunity for the true Baseball Autograph Memorabilia Collector to set-up an appointment to visit Mr. Kranepool at his home in Long Island and examine the memorabilia that he has collected since he broke into the Major Leagues with the Mets in 1962. If you are interested, please contact Martin Gover of Momentum Sports Management, Inc. at (212) 918-4545. Thank you for your attention regarding this matter.
Yours truly,
Martin Gover

Help a young lady get her prom pics at Citi Field

Wish we knew about this at the QBC...


From SI Live

“It all started as a joke between my friends and I. I have been saying forever that I wanted to go to the prom with a Met, and I never thought anything could happen from it. Because the Mets follow me, I direct messaged them," said Quinn.

"They asked me the date of my prom, and said they are going to be in Milwaukee that day, so they gave me a date prior to my prom. If I can get that certain amount of retweets I can go and take pictures with them," added the South Beach resident.

Read the full story from here.
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Rowdy the Rumble Pony hangs with WWE

I guess Rowdy is. Luchador in the off season.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018

@QBConvention: Chris Flexen Panel

Watch Dennis Holden and yours truly had a nice back and forth with Mets Pitcher Chris Flexen.

You can watch that here!

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@QBConvention: Brandon Nimmo hosted by WOR 710am's Pete McCarthy

Great times at the QBC folks. Missed it because you were shut out? Here is the Brandon Nimmo Panel.

@QBConvention 2018 Brandon Nimmo Panel Podcast

QBC1028  Brandon Nimmo Panel

The Queens Baseball Convention was lucky enough to have Brandon Nimmo stop by for a panel hosted by 710 WOR's Pete McCarthy in which he chatted with Brandon about being in the bigs, being in NYC, the trade rumors etc. Plus Q and A from Fans....

Click here for audio from Soundcloud

@QBConvention Slackish Reaction Recap by @metspolice

Hey Folks, It's your good friend Mediagoon here. Let me start off by doing something I usually don't do on here but, HOLY SHIT that was Good QBC. Thank you to Chris Flexen, Toddy Hundley, and Brandon Nimmo for coming out to yesterday. You fans loved them and they loved you right back. They were overwhelmed with the support and appreciation you guys showered them with. Great job by them, and great job by you guys. Thanks to all our volunteers that helped out yesterday. These are all loyal die hard Mets fans that are some of my closest friends that help Dan Twohig and myself out every year. Even good old @Metspolice himself lent a hand after stepping away from the QBC's operations this year. He co-founded it with us so it's great that he is able to come out and enjoy the day. Right now, I am exhausted. I am going to grab Metspolice's slackish reaction of yesterdays QBC. Make sure you check out

Mets Police Morning Laziness: Nimmo was Zimmo at the Queens Baseball Convention

Congratulations to @datwohig an @mediagoon for their fantastic job with the 2018 Queens Baseball Convention.
SLACKISH REACTION:  Barndom Nimmo was a revelation.  You know how I don’t like certain types of players – the kinds that have look at me personas and drive around in sports cars and hang with supermodels and maybe don’t have the back of the baseball card to roll like they are Joe Namath – yeah Nimmo is the opposite of that.
He was at QBC yesterday and I can’t express strongly enough how much he wowed the crowd.  I don’t have a Man Crush on him, I have a Father In Law crush on him – this is the kind of guy that if he married one of your daughters you’d be like yeah.  (He is married and clearly loves his wife, she was there.)
Many people left the room saying that while earlier in the week they were like WTF why didn’t the Mets trade this guy, now they are huge Nimmo fans.  Me too.  I have been looking for someone to replace the hole in my heart left when Murph left town, but now I have a new favorite Met and his is Brandon Nimmo. I’ll share the audio when @mediagoon wakes up from a well deserved nap.
Also great to see was Todd Hundley.   As we’ve discussed on here Todd was a huge star in Queens and has gotten lost between The Dynasty and Piazza.  Interesting to hear Todd say that Jeff Torborg was too nice and that people took advantage.  Todd also had zero problem with the Mets going after Piazza because Todd knew he himself couldn’t play.
I didn’t get too much of Chris Flexen but he was there as well and apparently is a good dude.
At the Meet the Mets Executives Panel, marketing exec Mark Fine (good dude as well)  said giveaways are now 25,000 not 15,000, the TBA t-shirt will be designed by Marvel, and there will be a Mr. Met as Han Solo in the Falcon cockpit bobblehead day for Star Wars Night.   We also learned that Will that runs @mets reads all our tweets.  A fan (not me!) asked about the dopey “That Feeling When….”  posts and I don’t think I totally got the answer but something something different demographics.
I’m sure I will have more to say as the day and week goes on, and I’ll share video and audio as it comes loose.
I saw the not-boycotters people and literally hugged it out so we can be friends.  It was that kind of feel good day.
I’ll have a podcast for you maybe today.  Jason and I sat in the corner like nerds for 40 minutes and wound up talking a lot of Star Wars.
Finally, as I wasn’t involved with this one at all it was kind of fun to just attend it.  I enjoyed watching someone else host “my” panel (I usually do Mets Execs). I described it to my wife as watching a band I used to be in.  If you watch the 4 hour Tom Petty doc on Netflix (highly recommended) there’s a point where bassist Ron Blair talks about seeing the Heartbreakers when he was an ex-member of the band and that it was cool.  I felt the same way.  No longing, no jealousy, no feeling left out, just happy for my one-time bandmates.  Great show guys.
--- I'm back... Thanks cuz for letting me grab this. My brain is melted.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

@QBConvention 2018 is upon us

Hey Guys,

For those of you who didn't buy tickets in time and wanted to get to the QBC, we will have various social media accounts and blogs going on.




and of course #QBC18

Now that we are done with that housekeeping. THE QBC is SOLD OUT. There are no tickets for sale at the door. Please do not show up to try to get in. We don't want you to waste your time getting in.

Enjoy your day today. Drink responsibly. Be respectful to others and just have a good time. See you peeps in a few hours.

Friday, January 19, 2018

The @QBConvention Recipient of the Gil Hodges Award is......

Bobby Valentine.

Due to previous commitments  Bobby will not make it to accept the Unforgettable Fire Award. Bobby really wanted to be at the QBC again this year to spend time with the fans and accept this award but the timing didn't work out.