Saturday, July 20, 2019

Mets Game Notes 7/20/19

ROSTER MOVE: RHP Walker Lockett was recalled from Syracuse (AAA). He will wear #61 and start today. RHP Jacob Rhame was optioned to Syracuse (AAA).

Saturday, July 20
@ San Francisco

Jeff McNeil – RF
Michael Conforto – CF
Wilson Ramos – C
Robinson Canó – 2B
Todd Frazier – 3B
Dominic Smith – 1B
J.D. Davis – LF
Amed Rosario – SS
Walker Lockett – RHP

Harvey DFA'd by the Angels

From the NY POST
SEATTLE — The Los Angeles Angels gave up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment on Friday.
Harvey was 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA in 12 starts. He gave up six runs, seven hits and five walks over six innings in a 6-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday night.
“The decision was made because we felt like it would increase our chance of winning games,” Angels manager Brad Ausmus said after discussing the move with general manager Billy Eppler. “Matt was a very well-liked teammate, a guy that everyone pulled for, including myself. But we’re in the business of winning baseball games. In talking to Billy, we just felt like this was the best move to make in order to help us win games.”
Read more here.

This seems like Career Karma to me. Matt always thought he was bigger than the team he played for and then the injuries and weird diagnosis happened. I wonder if he realizes now that his best bet is to try to convert to a reliever so the way he can extend his career.

My response to @metspolice about @the7line cap release on Monday

I guess my cousin over @Metspolice is talking about The7Line Merch drop on Monday.

Let me see what hats I might get.

I like this one a lot. I have no idea why, but I am definitely digging it.

My wife wants this one. I don't think I can pull off this flower look.

I really like this one. One of my childhood memories was watching reruns of The Odd Couple with my uncles and Oscar Madison was always rocking this kind of cap.

I like this one too in a throwback look kind way. 

The other ones are okay but not my style. Not every design is going to hit HR with every single person. That is why there is a variety of caps released. Here you go Shannon. My official press release. for the new The7line caps releases. You can buy your caps at

Friday, July 19, 2019

Mets 7/19/18 Game Notes and Roster Moves

ROSTER MOVES: The Mets recalled RHP Tyler Bashlor and RHP Stephen Nogosek from Triple-A Syracuse...RHP Chris Mazza and INF Luis Guillorme have been optioned to Triple-A. Bashlor will wear #49 and Nogosek will wear #72.

Mets Pride Night Aug 10. Hawaiian Shirt night giveaway same day.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Mets Game Noted 7/18/19- incorrect and correct



Mets twitter account wants to tempt fate with this tweet.

Mets twitter account wants to temp fate with this tweet here. BTW Alonso is a beast if you can't tell. 
I hope that the HR Derby curse isn't true with Pete.

Futura promotion at Citi Field.

I guess this is cool. I have no idea who Futura is, and this is the first time that I have heard of this promotion. Another promotion jammed into Mr Met on the Moon bobblehead day also. Mets have no idea how to do promotions.

Futura 2000 for the New York Mets: Season 1

Saturday July 27

Be up close and personal with Futura 2000 as he comes to Citi Field to create a one-of-a-kind piece on July 27th during the Mets vs. Pirates game. Each ticket includes access to the VIP viewing area on the Coca-Cola Corner to watch Futura 2000 put the finishing touches on his piece. Each ticketholder will receive a promotional gift box* with a Limited Edition Pointman Bobblehead and either a Futura 2000/Mets cap or jersey. 
*Ticketholders must be present at the game in order to receive their promotional gift box.

VIP Ticket Packages

VIP Package 1
Includes Excelsior Box ticket, meet and greet with Futura 2000, access to the VIP viewing area, and an autographed promotional gift box with a 10" Pointman bobblehead and Futura 2000/Mets replica jersey.
Only available to fans located in the New York Tri-State area. Pending availability, remaining tickets will be made available to those outside of the New York Tri-State area on 7/22 at 5 p.m. EST.
VIP Package 2
Includes Excelsior Box ticket, access to the VIP viewing area, and a promotional gift box with a 10" Pointman bobblehead and Futura 2000/Mets New Era cap.
Only available to fans located in the New York Tri-State area. Pending availability, remaining tickets will be made available to those outside of the New York Tri-State area on 7/22 at 5 p.m. EST.

About Futura

A pioneer when graffiti met the formal gallery ecosystem in the 1980s, artist Futura 2000 (born Leonard Hilton McGurr) was known as early as the late 1970s for his radical approach in the street, introducing abstraction to an entirely letter-based discipline. His work caught attention in the 1980's, and he found himself as part of a wider art movement that included the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, and Dondi White. Entirely self-taught in what he calls "the subway school", Futura 2000 has been compared to Kandinsky for his mastery of color, concentric forms, and kinetic composition-and friends Basquiat, Kenny Scharf, and Rammellzee for his progressiveness and of-the-moment dynamism.
Radical then, his methodology can now be viewed over a span of decades as something consummately pure. When compared to the many street artists who have come along since its seminal moment in 1980s New York, Futura's work still stands apart for its subtlety, use of white space, and elemental quality. Insight and proficiency have kept him relevant for 40+ years with no signs of slowing down. He has also had quite the career as a commercial artist; in 2019 alone, Futura has collaborated with Louis Vuitton, Supreme, Nike, and Off-White.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

@Mets. Why can the Astros wear Apollo11 caps on field but the Mets can’t wear First Reaponders caps on 9/11?

This is a cool hat. Let’s read more about this promotion.
The special theme night will also feature a replica statue of Neil Armstrong's 1969 spacesuit from the Apollo 11 Mission - located in Center Field at the Budweiser Brew House. 
There will also be a ceremonial first pitch thrown by Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong's son, Rick Armstrong, and a NASA Mobile Exhibit and Space Exploration Vehicle available for interaction. 
If that's not enough, you can purchase an Orbit, "Moon Landing" Bobblehead for just $35.

You can read more here.

Now let’s talk about the 9/11 first responders caps. Why can’t the Mets figure out how to wear them in 9/11? The Mets are already selling FDNY and NYPD caps in the team store?

If you can sell the hats at the team store why can’t the Mets wear them in the field? Why can the Astros get the moon landing hats done? I need answers!

Indianapolis Mets ask the @Mets to bring up Ruben Tejada

This made me laugh pretty hard. Nice job Guys.

Mets Game Notes 7/17/19

Fanatics Syndergaard/Alonso event price drop

I hope no one paid $2500 for this a few weeks ago with this price drop. Wait let me fix that. I hope no one paid that kind of money period to do this event. Also who discounts ticket prices if there are only 25 tickets left with a month to go. Sounds like to me that tickets didn’t sell as well as Fanatics thought they were going to. Read my thoughts from my original post here.

Mets Pride Night

Get tickets here.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Mets players talk about protective netting.

The debate about netting in the MLB ballparks continue. I do think that there should be netting up to protect the fans. Besides stretching down to the foul poles, I also think there should be nets over head so folks don't get hi in the heads from fly foul balls that are hit into the crowd. A baseball hit 70 feet up in the air then hits someone on top of the head is dangerous too. Also the Mets should do what some other teams do also where the nets get lifted before games so fans can have interaction with the players.

Quotes from
The most obvious way is by extending the protective netting to the foul poles, which has recently been a hot topic around the league. Last week, the Chicago White Sox announced they would extend the netting to the foul poles by their July 22 home game. The Baltimore Orioles are planning to do the same, and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals have said they'll do so.
More clubs may join the movement. 
MG- I agree with this. Besides young kids you also have the folks coming down the steps back to the seats(during at bats, which shouldn't be happening) that block your view from the field so you can easily get cracked in the face.

Back in summer ball in 2011, Mets reliever Chris Mazza recalled a lady getting drilled by a foul ball down the line because she was looking the other way. It happened so quickly, he said, and she was eventually escorted out. Mazza agrees with extending protective netting. 
“I mean, anything to protect the fans, I’m for," he said. "I also think the fans need to do a better job of paying attention during the game. But anything we can do to help the fans, protect them, we should do.”
Added Mets manager Mickey Callaway: “I think the league and certain organizations will do everything they can to protect the fans. They deserve it."

Pete Alonso, who would agree with extending the netting to the foul poles, brought up an interesting idea to go with it: "restrictive seating." For example, he said there could be certain sections where small children or elderly people are not allowed to sit. Think SeaWorld's "Splash Zone" that is not recommended for visitors who do not want to get wet during whale shows. 
Alonso also sees restrictive seating as a way for teams to protect fans who usually cannot protect themselves. 
"If you’re a grown man and you get smoked in the face," Alonso said, "then get off your cell phone and pay attention."
Smith agreed with Alonso's idea, but also brought up another side of it. It's 2019 and people have smartphones. They play games and scroll through their social media accounts. 
Perhaps adults should be paying attention the entire time — especially those with small children — but Smith said kids should not be expected to do the same.  

MG- Adults should be paying attention to their kids no matter what. With or without netting. I have seen folks let their kids run up and down the stairs during games where they could fall and get hurt also. Basically, there should be more netting but they need to extend it above the lower seats too to protect from fouls balls.

Read more here.

Stranger Things Mets Cap

Since Stranger Things was lame and they ran out of these hats at the stadium, you can buy them still from '47 Brand


Sunday, July 14, 2019

Mets Game Note 7/14/19

Vietnam and the 1969 Mets

In this story by the NY Post, you meet a Staten Islander who gets sent to Vietnam and his partner, a German Shepherd. I can’t do this one justice by just clipping parts of it and talking about it. You guys should just read it. Story is here.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Mets Game Notes 7/13/19

NY Post can’t spell deGrom right.

While talking about BVW saying he won’t trade Syndergaard or deGrom, the NY Post can’t get the proper way of spelling deGrom. You guys have proofreaders right?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Mets Game Notes 7/12/19

Doc Gooden arrested for drug possession last month

Just when you think that Doc Gooden was finally in a good way, This gets released.

From the NY Post
Troubled Mets Hall of Famer Dwight Gooden was busted last month in New Jersey for possession of cocaine, The Post has learned.
The retired pitcher, best known as “Doc,” was arrested June 7 by Holmdel Police, who pulled him over late that night and allegedly found him with “two, small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
He was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time, the complaint obtained by The Post Friday shows.
Read more here.
This sucks because I was hearing good things about Doc being in a better way of life and was hoping that he finally turned it around. Hopefully one day before it’s too late it will finally click and stick.v

Brodie to face the media today.

Brodie is supposed to be meeting with media today. Here are some of the questions the posts want to ask. I wonder if they are going to try pulling some “gotcha type questions  to get a rise out of him.

Read more here

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Jed Lowrie: Still Missing.

Anyone know if this is even a real person at this point? 

Cit Field Game Day Tour prices are just stupid.

For the first full season ever, Citi Field is opening its doors to the public for a behind the scenes, up close and personal look on game days!

15 Minutes of Fame: Selfie Tour

Starting at $65 per person
  • Take your best selfie/photo as you enjoy 15 minutes on the Warning Track behind home plate taking in the sights and sounds of Citi Field.   
  • Entry to ballpark will be through the Hodges VIP Entrance- must have a game day ticket to enter
  • After leaving the field, if Batting Practice is occurring, the guest(s) will be allowed to watch from a designated section in the seating bowl on the field level
$65 for this? Does it it even include any of the real tour that you get on game days way cheaper?

Take me out to Citi Field Tour

Starting at $45 per person
Enter the ballpark early and go behind the scenes at Citi Field. 
Tour stops include: 
  • Club Spaces
  • Jackie Robinson Rotunda
  • Press Conference Room
  • Bullpens
  • Entry to ballpark will be through the Hodges VIP Entrance- must have a game day ticket to enter
  • After leaving the field, if Batting Practice is occurring, the guest(s) will be allowed to watch from a designated section in the seating bowl on the field level
Ahhh... SO this is the non game day tour tour.... Still not worth the price.

All Star Tour

Starting at $200 per person
Take part in a unique opportunity to experience Citi Field like never before. View Batting Practice from a dedicated area on the warning track behind home plate. 
After Batting Practice concludes, you will go behind the scenes at Citi Field.
Tour stops include: 
  • Club Spaces
  • Jackie Robinson Rotunda
  • Press Conference Room
  • Bullpens
  • Entry to ballpark will be through the Hodges VIP Entrance- must have a game day ticket to enter
Let me just say this is god damn ridiculous. What the hell is up with this? How do none of these include a game day ticket? $200 bucks give me break.... I am not even going to put a link up to buy this nonsense.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Nobu Night at Citi Field.

Get to Citi Field on Friday, July 26 at 7:10 p.m. as the Mets host the Pirates. All fans in attendance will receive an Amed Rosario Replica Jersey presented by GEICO. 

The team at Porsche Grille and chefs from acclaimed Nobu restaurants would also like to invite you to join us for a special evening featuring recipes from both Nobu and Chef Paul Horowitz.

Don't miss the opportunity to indulge in Porsche Grille and Nobu's most iconic dishes and cocktails. Reservations can be made through OpenTable or by calling 718-565-4333.

July 26 tickets must be purchased to enter this special event. 

I hate sushi. I am so glad that I'll be road tripping it to Binghamton and Syracuse that day.

Cars getting towed at Willets Point across from Citi Field. What's going on?

These gates that they have installed around 36th, 37th, and 38th aves, Are they for the parking lots for the air train to Laguardia airport or are they a sign that some construction on the Willets Point. This is the first "movement" of any kind that I have heard of in months over here.

The NYPD wasted little time towing cars off newly demapped streets in Willets Point on Monday, July 8. 
Last week, the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development installed gates blocking off Willets Point Boulevard, 38th, 37th and 36th avenues in the industrial area. The roadways, in the shadow of Citi Field, had recently been removed from the official city street grid for potential redevelopment.
The agency also posted signs threatening a tow, a fine and potential jail time for vehicle owners who leave their cars on the demapped streets. 
It appears that was not an empty threat. 
By 2 p.m. on July 8, three days after the department locked the gates, several cars had been towed from the former streets, according to workers in the area. 
About 15 workers in Willets Point gathered around the corner of 37th Avenue and Willets Point Boulevard on Monday afternoon as two police officers spoke with disgruntled vehicle owners whose cars were soon to be towed. 
“You never see police over here,” said Tomer Chazbani, a property and business owner in Willets Point. “But now after the gates, they’re here.”
Read more here.

The second part to this story is in another article from QNS.Com is that the business owners are looking for better roads, sewage, street lights, and Street Signs. I thought they were all getting imminent domain eventually. So really, what is going on over there in Willets Point? Why are the politicians doing a walking tour around this area?

While a concrete plan is yet to fall into place, property owners, Department of Transportation officials and members of Community Board 7 gathered in Willets Point on Monday to survey the state of the streets and begin planning for new roads in the industrial park. 

But with government officials in front of them on July 8, property owners took the opportunity to air their grievances. “I don’t want to hear a lot of PR stuff,” said Irene Prestigiacomo, a property owner in the Iron Triangle. “I want to hear actual facts.”

The city Department of Transportation (DOT) secured $17 million in funding for road improvements in the crumbling industrial neighborhood in the most recent capital budget.

Read more here.

Brooklyn Cyclones Pete Alonso/Polar Bear Bobble Head

Pretty Cool bobble.

Pete Alonso explains what makes Mets loyal.

Topps Now cards are out of control.

The prices are insane. The fake inflated market is going to crash at some point. And it's for a piece of a Stance Sock. Not even a jersey.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

I am being asked what I think about the new @The7line's Black Jersey

The Black Jerseys. I along with Metspolice for years were against the team wearing the black jerseys on the field during games.
 I still stand by that. However I do like black jerseys to wear as fashion jerseys. Dropshadow is totally crappy. Will I buy this jersey 
probably. Do I won Back Jerseys? I do. Do I think the Mets should wear them during games? Maybe just for a 2000 Team weekend.

Brodie Van Wagenen Joined the @The7lineArmy at Subway Series Game

Here's some video from the Subway Series Game last week of BVW and The7LineArmy.

OABT: Season 3 Episode 20 The All Star Break

Here's Pete Alonso's Home Run to win the Derby

Who are the Mets going to trade?

The Mets are at the part of the season that we Mets fans know all too well. It is time for the Mets to Sell the Team. Calm down folks. I didn't say Sell the Organization, I said Selling the Team. Okay fine, more like Selling Off the Team. The NY Post was talking about trading Jacob deGrom (Read that here). deGrom has a no trade clause and the Mets just signed him to his deal. They would be nuts to move him now. Wheeler, Vargas, Ramos, and Frazier should be moved. Time for the Mets to rebuild and get ready for next season. Tired of having to say this every year.

From the NY Post
The talks were described as in the early stages and that Boston is not the only club with whom the Mets are discussing Wheeler. In fact one source said as many as 10 teams have inquired on Wheeler and that the scout section at Citi Field was crowded Sunday when Wheeler started.
One comfort the Mets would have in dealing with the Red Sox is knowledge of their farm system. Until this year both Mets VP/assistant GM for scouting and player development Allard Baird and VP of player personnel Jared Banner held instrumental baseball operations roles with Boston.
Going into the final five games of the first half against the Yankees and Phillies, a Mets official had described those and the three after the break against the Marlins as a last determination if the club should sell. The Mets went 2-3 in those games so far, experiencing even more bullpen malfunction. The official described the Mets as realistic to their plight even as they were hoping to avoid being sellers.
The Mets are 40-50 at the break, the NL’s second-worst record. Baseball Reference gave them a half a 1% chance to make the playoffs. FanGraphs was a more optimistic, yet dismal 5.9%.
The Mets have indicated if they are going to sell that their priorities would be Wheeler, Jason Vargas and Todd Frazier, all of whom can be free agents after the season (Vargas has an $8 million option for 2020 with a $2 million buyout). Wheeler would be the piecethat could land the Mets the most, namely because of the durability the righty has shown the last two seasons, the excellence exhibited over the final four months last year and the general perception of high-end stuff.
Read more here.