Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Not a bad looking Mets Jacket


As the temperature drops, let your fandom warm you up when you wear this New York Mets Strong Will Dry Base full-zip hooded jacket from Majestic. The Dry Base technology will keep you comfy, while the vivid graphics show that your devotion to the New York Mets will never diminish.


Monday, December 30, 2019

Podcast: Shark and Goon



We learn the Mandalorian's name, we see his face, Carl Weathers chews scenery, and is this the last we've seen of IG-11?

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Custom Mets Tee shirts


Your name on a jersey I can see but on a tee?

Friday, December 27, 2019

@QBConvention: QBC 2020 has been cancelled. Refunds will happen for tickets that were purchased.


It is with a heavy heart that I have to make this announcement on behalf of the QBC. QBC 2020 has now been canceled. Part of it is due to a scheduling conflict behind the scenes and part of it seems to be a lack of interest in 2020's event.  Ticket sales have been struggling, we don't know if it was because the location, the guests, the pricing, or the Mets Fan Fest. The lack of ticket sales and trying to fix the scheduling conflict would make Dan and myself lose way too much money personally. We are losing a ton of money already from the QBC. We don't want to have to go into our own pockets to cover the loss. The Mets finally realized that the fans wanted a fanfest and would go to one. After QBC 2019 they saw how much fun it was for fans and that it would be a good public relations move to host one. I guess we "won" in trying to get the Mets to do one. It only took seven years though.We have always said we would keep doing the QBC as long as our fellow fans wanted us to. There are a number of you that have supported us since the beginning but it looks likes the majority have spoken. We are not saying that this is the end of the QBC, but we are going to go on hiatus this year and reevaluate what the QBC Brand is going to be going into the future. 

There are no sour grapes here. We always wanted what was best for the fans. Refunds will start going out over the next few days. Thank you for understanding.

Again thank you for the years of support. We appreciate you all.

Quick Questions.

Are we getting a refund?

Yes. Sending them out now. We have to do them one by one. This will take a few hours today.

Is this because of the Mets Fan Fest?

We don't know if that is the reason or not for strong starting off sales and then sales trailing off, but we weren't able to have the title sponsor that we have had for the last few years that helped us promote the QBC.

Are you mad at the Mets?

Mad isn't the right word. Our initial intention was to bluff the Mets into doing a fan fest years ago. They told us that it Mets fans don't want to go to them. We proved them wrong. They realized this and started their own. So we "WON" with our original goal. They asked us if we wanted to join them, we negotiated with them, they didn't want to pay us any money to help out, so we said no to them. One of the reasons we got off to a late start with the QBC is because we were trying to work with the Mets and we couldn't pull the trigger on a lot of things earlier. I think there is two words for this to tell you guys the truth. One is Pride. Pride in knowing that we know what Mets Fans want. And Annoyance. Annoyance in the fact that we look forward to this every year now and that we can't hang out with our fellow fans using our vision.

So, even in thus negative time, we wish the Mets and our fellow fans a good time at the Mets Fan Fest.



Here is the official Press Release.



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Thursday, December 26, 2019

QBC 2020 tickets still available.


Now since Christmas is over, some of you might have gotten some cash as a gift. You know at would be good to buy with said cash? QBC tickets...




Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Forgot Holiday Gifts? @QBConvention has you covered.


It's Christmas Eve. Hanukkah is going on. You might have forgotten to get a friend or a family member a gift. Grab a qBC 2020 ticket for them. Print it up and slide it into a card and you are all set.

Jerry Koosman, Howard Johnson, and Billy Wagner will be there. Will you?






Sunday, December 22, 2019

Don't forget- @QBConvention Special Holiday Tickets(Thanks to a sponsor)

@QBConvention Special Holiday Tickets(Thanks to a sponsor)


First night of Hanukkah and a couple days before Christmas.. Grab this for a love one who is a Mets fan.

We just had a sponsor hit us up which we will announce on Monday. But with this sponsor comes some good news. We were able to cut some ticket prices and add a Billy Wagner auto to the General Admission ticket. Also we have added to the HOJO/WAGNER combo ticket. Two free inscriptions have been added. If you have already bought tickets before today, check your email.

If you were waiting on buying tickets, this is the time to buy them!!



Saturday, December 21, 2019

@QBConvention Special Holiday Tickets(Thanks to a sponsor)


We just had a sponsor hit us up which we will announce on Monday. But with this sponsor comes some good news. We were able to cut some ticket prices and add a Billy Wagner auto to the General Admission ticket. Also we have added to the HOJO/WAGNER combo ticket. Two free inscriptions have been added. If you have already bought tickets before today, check your email.

If you were waiting on buying tickets, this is the time to buy them!!


@QBConvention Minor Leagues Panel has guests now.



Mets USA Christmas ornament

This was prob made in China


Friday, December 20, 2019

Some questions about Jerry Koosman and QBC 2020










Don't get stuck with a Mets Ugly Sweater...get QBC 2020 Tickets....





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Buy your tickets here.


Even Mr Met is coming...





Thursday, December 19, 2019

QBC 2020 you can def meet Jerry Koosman. @Mets you just a chance to maybe meet him.




The Mets are doing some fun stuff on their social media with the 25 days of giving. They are giving you a small chance if you are the one to win this prize to meet Mets Legends Jerry Koosman. We here at the Queens Baseball Convention are giving you more than a chance to meet him. On January 18th 2020, you can get a pre signed autograph, a photo with Jerry(using your camera) and an hour long panel with Jerry as the guest! There is even going to be a part of it for Q and A! 

So why settle for a chance just to maybe win, when you can go for the sure thing. Go grab your Jerry Koosman package today!!!



@MrMet is coming to the QUEENS BASEBALL CONVENTION 2020


We are proud to announce that we have acquire the talents of MR MET for QBC 2020 on January 18th 2020 at Mulcahy's in Wantagh.


For more info and to buy tickets click below.




Queens Baseball Convention make great "Last Minute Christmas Gifts."



It's December 19th right now. We are less than six days away from Christmas Day. You are having a problem trying to figure out what to get your loved one as a gift. Are they a Mets fan? Maybe you should grab them a couple tickets to the Queens Baseball Convention 2020 at Mulcahy's in Wantagh.

Do you get the question from your family, "What do you want for Christmas?" and you don't have an answer for them? Maybe this is right up your alley and you can answer that I want to see HOJO, Jerry Koosman, and Billy Wagner.

Point them over to queensbaseballconvention.com to grab tickets for you or maybe even for other family or friends. 




A little @QBConvention animation.





Hey @metspolice, I stuck to my word and didn't renew my half season Mets ticket plan


Well, my seats where released. I have been a plan holder of some sort since Citi Field opened. I was there when there was no Mets stuff adorning the walls and halls of the ballpark. I was there through the changing of the field dimensions. I was there for the quotes of " there isn't a bad seat in the house. The reason you can't see is because of geometry". I was there through the mostly bad teams. I was there for the very few playoff runs. I was there when security started being jerks and made it less fun to go to games. I was there when the staff wouldn't let me leave unless they took a pic of me so I couldn't return to get a bobble head. I was there for the long ass lines because they couldn't didn't realize some games were going to be more crowded than others and not staff right.  I will not be there in my old Section 102 seats anymore. I will be there for most of the 10 games with the 7line. I might pick up a game here or there when I just feel like going to a game. I am no longer there every home weekend. The Mets broke me going to games last year for reasons I have touched on in this blog in the past.

I am keeping my 7lineArmy ticket because a lot of those folks I consider really good friends and we have a great time hanging out with each other and watching the game together and cheering the Mets on.

Want to hear more about my stance on this? Come to the Queens Baseball Convention on Saturday January 18th 2020 at Mulcahy's of Wantagh.







Wednesday, December 18, 2019

@QBConvention: QBC MERCHSTAND and QBC 2020 gifts...


Go to queensbaseballconvention.com or to click here for tickets. Come see Jerry Koosman, Howard Johnson, and Billy Wagner. Plus more panels, vendors, Sandy and Pee wee and much more.


Want some cool QBC Merch? Come check out the QBCmerchstand.com. Folks have been asking for QBC shirts and this is the cheapest and easiest way to get it to you folks. Be as handsome as Tezza...




@QBConvention: The Schedule for QBC 2020 on January 18 2020




Click below to buy your tickets.




@QBConvention:Brooklyn Cyclones Mascots Sandy and Pee Wee will be at QBC 2020


When you guy come into  QBC on Saturday January 18th 2020 at Mulcahy's  you will be greeted by the Brooklyn Cyclones friendly and fun Mascots, Sandy and Pee Wee... They are back, back again. The Mascots are back, tell a friend...



Mets Fan Fest tix for sale on eBay...




2 Tickets New York Mets Fan Fest Jan 25,2020 12-2 pm session
and 
2 Autograph Session - 1:15 pm
There are no hard copy tickets for this event or in sale through Stunhub
The only way to receive these tickets in to have any account with the Ballpark app
The tickets will be forwarded to you after payment

Download the Ballpark app on your phone and set up an account to enable forwarding


$150 for this? come on....

Come to the QBC instead... January 18th 2020




@QBConvention: World Champion Art Shamsky will be signing copies of his book at QBC 2020


1969 Met Art Shamsky will be returning to the QBC this January.  Art will be meeting fans and signing copies of his most recent book "After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets" along with his co-writer Erik Sherman.

The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets—a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season—told by ’69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened then and where they are today.

The New York Mets franchise began in 1962 and the team finished in last place nearly every year. When the 1969 season began, fans weren’t expecting much from “the Lovable Losers.” But as the season progressed, the Mets inched closer to first place and then eventually clinched the National League pennant. They were underdogs against the formidable Baltimore Orioles, but beat them in five games to become world champions. No one had predicted it. In fact, fans could hardly believe it happened. Suddenly they were “the Miracle Mets.”

Playing right field for the ’69 Mets was Art Shamsky, who had stayed in touch with his former teammates over the years. He hoped to get together with star pitcher Tom Seaver (who would win the Cy Young award as the best pitcher in the league in 1969 and go on to become the first Met elected to the Hall of Fame) but Seaver was ailing and could not travel. So, Shamsky organized a visit to Tom Terrific in California, accompanied by the #2 pitcher, Jerry Koosman, outfielder Ron Swoboda, and shortstop Bud Harrelson. Together they recalled the highlights of that amazing season as they reminisced about what changed the Mets’ fortunes in 1969.

With the help of sportswriter Erik Sherman, Shamsky has written After the Miracle for the 1969 Mets. This is a book that every Mets fan—and every baseball fan—must own.








Monday, December 16, 2019

Queens Baseball Convention Poster


@readtheapple did it again

@QBConvention: Authors Panel Announced.


We are bringing back the authors panel back to the QBC. We haven't had one of these in years and felt it was time to bring it back. We have Brian Wright, Mark Healey, Erik Sherman, Michael Stahl, and Wayne Coffey all coming in to talk about the Mets and what is inside their books!


Brian Wright is the author The New York Mets All-Time All-Stars, which will be released in early March from Lyons Press and features a full roster of players, a manager, coaches, and a front office. He also wrote Mets in 10s: Best and Worst of an Amazin’ History, examining the team's highs and lows through a series of top-10 lists, and was managing editor for Met-rospectives, a publication from the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) which chronicles the greatest games in franchise history. You can follow Brian on Twitter (@BrianWright86) and Instagram (@bawright86).

Wayne Coffey, a former sportswriter for the New York Daily News, is the author of five New York Times bestsellers, and most recently, of the critically acclaimed They Said It Couldn't Be Done: The '69 Mets, New York City, And The Most Astounding Season in Baseball History (Crown Archetype), a book Gary Cohen called "a masterpiece."  He lives in the Hudson Valley and someday hopes to forgive Jimmy Qualls. 

Michael Stahl is a freelance writer raised and living in Astoria. He covers a wide range of topics, from the arts and culture to health to politics to business and beyond. His first book, Big Sexy: Bartolo Colón In His Own Words will be released by Abrams Books on April 21st. Follow him on Twitter @michaelrstahl, and visit his website www.michaelstahlwrites.com

Erik Sherman is the author or co-author of six books on baseball, including two New York Times BestsellersAfter the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the ’69 Mets (Simon and Schuster) and Mookie: Life Beyond Baseball with the ’86 Mets (Berkley/Penguin).  His other works include: Kings of Queens: Life Beyond Baseball With the ’86 Mets (Berkley/Penguin), Out at Home: The Glenn Burke Story (Berkley/Penguin), which will soon be made into a major motion picture; Steve Blass: A Pirate for Life (Triumph); and Davey Johnson: My Wild Ride in Baseball and Beyond (Triumph). His books have been excerpted or reviewed by major newspapers and magazines—including The Wall Street JournalBoston GlobeNewsdayNew York PostThe Daily News, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News—and he’s been interviewed on prominent radio networks including NPR, ESPN, CBS Radio, Mad Dog Sirius-XM Sports Radio and WFAN. His writing has appeared in numerous publications and he has contributed to baseball documentaries produced by ESPN, Comcast SportsNet and Root Sports.  As a baseball lecturer, his speaking engagements have included the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown and the Yogi Berra Museum on the campus of Montclair State University.
Sherman is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston and blogs regularly at ErikShermanBaseball.com, on Twitter @byErikSherman and on Facebook at Erik Sherman Baseball.

Mark C. Healey is the author of Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team, which will be released on April 6, 2020, by The History Press / Arcadia Publishing. Selecting from a pool of New York baseball teams past and present, Healey selects an all-time squad, position by position.  Filled with anecdotes and interviews with baseball greats, Gotham Baseball: New York's All-Time Team is a tribute to the best players from the greatest city in the world. The book features a foreword by best-selling author and baseball historian Marty Appel, illustrations by John Pennisi, the official artist of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America, and a cover / uniform /logo design by award-winning graphic designer Todd Radom.

Buy your tickets for QBC 2020 that's being held on Saturday 1/18/20 at Mulcahy's by clicking the link below.