Thursday, June 20, 2019

No team meeting yesterday and the Mets lost.



Guys, guys, guys. Why didn't you have another team meeting? It seemed like that righted the ship for one game. If you had another meeting, you could have talked about base running and trying to figure out why there aren't any real outfielders out in the left field. Maybe you can figure out how to get your star second baseman in the game and also how to get the albatross of a contract of Robinson Cano who is useless to the team. EVERYONE was trying to figure out why they made this deal. OH IT IS THE DIAZ DEAL.That's not working out too well either. There are some very good pieces on this team, but it is time to moves the dead weight if you can. Wheeler, Syndergaard, Vargas should all be fair game. Some AL team might take a flier on Cano because of the way the trade was financially structured with Seattle. Either commit to a fire sale/rebuild or just admit this team is should be flushed down the tubes in Flushing. There has to be something done with this team that is more then "THE HAD A MEETING"

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Mets Game Notes 6/19/19


Documentary Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of New York’s Against-The-Odds Championship Year to Premiere Wednesday, July 3rd




62,000:1 - Three Teams, One City, One Year

Documentary Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of 
New York’s Against-The-Odds Championship Year to Premiere Wednesday, July 3rd

NEW YORK, NY, June 3, 2019 – SNY announced today a new documentary, presented by Verizon Fios, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the New York Jets, Knicks and Mets championship year: 62,000:1 - Three Teams, One City, One Year. The 60-minute documentary, a portrait of New York’s improbable against-all-odds feat of three championships in one year, will premiere on SNY on Wednesday, July 3rd immediately following the Mets vs. Yankees post-game show. 

In partnership with Hollywood producer Basil Iwanyk (John Wick, Sicario, The Town) and his company Thunder Road Films and directed by Pete Sillen (I am Secretly an Important Man), 62,000:1 tells the story of New York in 1969, a city divided and unraveled by war, riots and strikes held together by an improbable championship sports year. The film, written by Iwanyk, will dive into the universal and timeless theme of fandom, never giving up, and the power of a city rallying behind its teams to overcome great odds and achieve the unthinkable. 

“Three teams from one city winning championships in one year is such a remarkable feat that it has only happened twice in the history of sports in our country,” said Steve Raab, President of SNY. “We felt compelled to not only commemorate the 50th Anniversary of New York’s Championship year – but also to share this remarkable piece of the city’s history in a contemporary way that is relevant to fans of all ages.” 

62,000:1 - Three Teams, One City, One Year is anchored by in-depth and candid interviews with New York’s stars from those teams including Joe Namath, Bill Bradley, Walt "Clyde" Frazier, Cleon Jones, Jerry Koosman, and Ed Kranepool. The film also includes narrative from dozens of additional athletes, journalists and celebrity fans.  


“As a life-long and obsessive fan of the Mets, Jets, and Knicks, it is one of the true highlights of my career to be entrusted to tell the story of these three teams and show the collective strength, devotion, and humor of the best fans in the best city in the world: New York,” added Basil Iwanyk.


Mets have a meeting and win a game.


It looks like the Mets felt like the season was spiraling out of control and had a full blown team meeting yesterday. Coincidently, the Mets won last nights game pretty handily. I wonder what was said in this meeting? Who was all there? Was BVW and Jeff there also? Did they tell Callaway to manage better? Did the Mets pitchers and bullpen get jumped on? Did they jump on Mickey? Who stepped up as team leader? There are so many questions. Maybe they should be superstitious and have a meeting every day.


Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Mets Game Notes 6/18/19



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You can grab your tickets here.


The Middling Mets.



Do the Mets ever get over the .500 mark for the rest of the season? There were plenty of us who though this Mets team could be a good team. A team that was on the cusp of contending for the playoffs. A team that would be buyers at the trade deadline and not sellers. I wonder if there is any AL team would want Cano. The "Diaz Trade" doesn't look like either part of the that trade that came over from Seattle is working out. And it sucks. Because of Cano being in the field the Mets can't put out the players that are going to help the team win. Jed Lowrie should be put on a milk carton because he has been missing for so long. Familia is, well, you know.Nimmo and his neck are getting a second opinion. Where does the team go from here? I can't even tell if the Mets can run off a solid week of wins. I can't even think about this anymore. Mets turn this around. Please.

Monday, June 17, 2019

Mets Game Notes 6/17/19


The @QBConvention's Lunch with Keith Hernandez Panel



Thanks again to everyone who bought tickets and showed up to this even. Keith said he had fun and would love to do something with us again. Thanks again to Mikkeller Brewery for hosting us and for SNYtv for their giveaway and sponsorship. We also like to thank our volunteer staff for all their help. These folks are my family and friends who are like family that tirelessly give their time to help out and make this even go smoothly. Saying all that, let's go to the video tape.




Sunday, June 16, 2019

Mets game notes 6/16/19


Thanks for coming out to the Lunch with Keith Hernandez


Thanks for coming out folks for Lunch with Keith Hernandez yesterday. From what it seemed it looked like you all had a great time. I as usual am shot. While it was a smaller event then the QBC prime, the QBC family set up everything really quickly yesterday. They are such a well oiled machine at this point that it is almost like a Nascar pit crew. For a change, I even got to set up a table and sell some of my collection. It was weird not having to be so hands on like I am for the main QBC. Thanks again to @SNYtv for the sponsorship and the giveaway and also @MikkellerNYC for hosting us. Also a special thanks to Dennis Holden and John Saponaro for opening up the event with some of their comedy stylings.

Pete McCarthy as usual did an amazing job as the panel host and Keith seemed to have a fun time too. He definitely was ready to relax after the event and I didn't watch the game yesterday but I can imagine that we got "classic" Keith Hernandez by the fifth inning.












I should have video up in a bit. Thanks again to everyone who bought tickets, hosted, volunteered and make this event possible. 




Saturday, June 15, 2019

Mets Game Notes and Roster moves 6/15/19



Last Chance for Lunch with @keithhernandez at @mikkellernyc today.


Hey guys, today is the day for our Lunch with Keith Hernandez. Did you get your tickets yet? No? Buy any as a gift for a Dad or a Grad in your life? 

Here are the details for the event.

June 15th, 2019. The panel and signing is from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Doors will open at 11. Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are going to MC the event. The awesome Pete McCarthy is hosting the panel itself. Limited to 150 tickets.
This is what you get when you buy a ticket.
-You get admission into the event,
-A limited edition Dave Majo print for you to have signed by Keith
You can bring in an item to get a second auto from Keith
-A Keith Hernandez Baseball Card,
-A photo with your camera with Keith at the signing table
-A pint glass from @SNYtv




-Oh and here's the best part, the lunch is included in the ticket. Mikkeller has some pretty awesome food and they offered us a killer menu. Mikkeller is setting up a buffet where food and soft drinks are included. The menu is....
BBQ Pulled Pork
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Mac and Cheese
Coleslaw
Martin's Potato Bun Sliders
Soft Drinks- Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Beer, Hot Coffee

That's a pretty solid menu there.

You guys have really packed the hell out of this event. This has got to cost close to $500 per ticket. Well if you did get all these things separately, yeah you are looking at something like that. There is a famous memorabilia company that charges $120 for you to just send in for Keith's autograph alone. You are getting two autos ($240) The Panel itself($65), Majo Print ($100), Photo ($25),Topps Card(varies), and lunch ($30). It's a $460 dollar value. We are doing this all for $145 (plus tax and fees) a ticket. We tried to get the price down as low as possible while giving the most bang for the buck. The other thing we are doing is that you don't have to get up and wait on line to get your print and item signed. We will be calling you guys up table by table so you can continue eating and relaxing.
We are offering an online inscription ticket for Lunch with Keith Hernandez on June 15th. $7.20 plus tax/fees($10 total after tax/fees) online.Please only three per customer. Extremely limited. You need to have an admission ticket to event to use this autograph ticket. 
We are offering an online exclusive extra autograph ticket for Lunch with Keith Hernandez on June 15th. $33.74 plus tax/fees($40 total after tax/fees) online. Please only one to a customer. Extremely limited. You need to have an admission ticket to event to use this autograph ticket. 

Pete McCarthy is hosting the Keith Hernandez Panel while Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are sharing the MC duties. Both Dennis and John are pretty funny guys and will help keep you entertained. 

Grab your tickets today here and also don't forget to check www.queensbaseballconvention.com for updates.





Alonso Stands Up for himself VS KFCBARSTOOL

I ain't gonna lie.. I love the way the fans backed up Pete over this unfunny brand guy.









Friday, June 14, 2019

You can buy First Responder Mets Branded Hats at Citi Field



Players can’t wear the ballcaps during a game but you can buy these in the team store near the backpacks you can’t bring in.

Mets Game Notes 6/14/19


METS-CARDINALS SUSPENDED GAME TO RESUME ON FRIDAY, JUNE 14 STARTING AT 6:10 PM PRIOR TO START OF REGULARLY SCHEDULED GAME

Complete Ticketing Info at mets.com/rain or by Phone at (718) 507-TIXX
FLUSHING, N.Y., June 13, 2019 – The New York Mets have announced that tonight’s suspended game vs. the Cardinals will resume on Friday, June 14 as a single-admission ticket starting at 6:10 p.m. prior to the start of the regularly scheduled game at 7:10 p.m.
Only tickets valid for admission to Friday’s game marked “Friday, June 14 – Game 33” will serve as admission for the resumed 6:10 p.m. game along with the regularly scheduled 7:10 p.m. game.
The New York Mets have announced that as a thank you to our fans, anyone holding a ticket for tonight’s suspended game can exchange their tickets marked “Thursday, June 13 – Game 32” for a ticket – in an alternate location to any remaining 2019 Monday-Thursday regular season home game (excluding the Subway Series on July 2 & 3), subject to availability.  Restrictions may apply.
Exchanges for tickets will be available beginning tomorrow morning at the Citi Field Box Office only. The Citi Field Ticket Windows will open at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow morning.
Gates will open at the originally scheduled time tomorrow at 5:10 p.m.
For complete information, please visit mets.com/rain.

One day away from @QBConvention's Lunch with @keithhernandez.


Hey guys, one day left until our Lunch with Keith Hernandez. Did you get your tickets yet? No? Buy any as a gift for a Dad or a Grad in your life? 

Here are the details for the event.

June 15th, 2019. The panel and signing is from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Doors will open at 11. Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are going to MC the event. The awesome Pete McCarthy is hosting the panel itself. Limited to 150 tickets.
This is what you get when you buy a ticket.
-You get admission into the event,
-A limited edition Dave Majo print for you to have signed by Keith
You can bring in an item to get a second auto from Keith
-A Keith Hernandez Baseball Card,
-A photo with your camera with Keith at the signing table
-A pint glass from @SNYtv


-Oh and here's the best part, the lunch is included in the ticket. Mikkeller has some pretty awesome food and they offered us a killer menu. Mikkeller is setting up a buffet where food and soft drinks are included. The menu is....
BBQ Pulled Pork
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Mac and Cheese
Coleslaw
Martin's Potato Bun Sliders
Soft Drinks- Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Beer, Hot Coffee

That's a pretty solid menu there.

You guys have really packed the hell out of this event. This has got to cost close to $500 per ticket. Well if you did get all these things separately, yeah you are looking at something like that. There is a famous memorabilia company that charges $120 for you to just send in for Keith's autograph alone. You are getting two autos ($240) The Panel itself($65), Majo Print ($100), Photo ($25),Topps Card(varies), and lunch ($30). It's a $460 dollar value. We are doing this all for $145 (plus tax and fees) a ticket. We tried to get the price down as low as possible while giving the most bang for the buck. The other thing we are doing is that you don't have to get up and wait on line to get your print and item signed. We will be calling you guys up table by table so you can continue eating and relaxing.
We are offering an online inscription ticket for Lunch with Keith Hernandez on June 15th. $7.20 plus tax/fees($10 total after tax/fees) online.Please only three per customer. Extremely limited. You need to have an admission ticket to event to use this autograph ticket. 
We are offering an online exclusive extra autograph ticket for Lunch with Keith Hernandez on June 15th. $33.74 plus tax/fees($40 total after tax/fees) online. Please only one to a customer. Extremely limited. You need to have an admission ticket to event to use this autograph ticket. 

Pete McCarthy is hosting the Keith Hernandez Panel while Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are sharing the MC duties. Both Dennis and John are pretty funny guys and will help keep you entertained. 

Grab your tickets today here and also don't forget to check www.queensbaseballconvention.com for updates.



Mets Game postponement last night.



Why didn't they just call the game last night. It would have been nice to have gotten a win but no. Everything is Mets luck. I wonder who has worse luck. The Mets or Peter Parker.

From the NY Post
Edwin Diaz imploded for his third blown save this season, allowing two runs in the ninth, but it might have never come to that if the Mets — with Pete Alonso leading the charge — hadn’t lobbied the umpiring crew to continue the game as the tarp was coming onto the field before the start of the inning.
Crew chief Jeff Kellogg gave the order for the grounds crew to reverse course, and after a nine-minute delay in which Diaz largely stood idle, the game resumed.
“The rain started to lighten up a little bit and we said, ‘Go ahead and pull the tarp,’ ” Kellogg said.
And then all hell broke loose for the Mets.
Read more here.

It's just so Mets.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mets Game postponed until 6:10 Friday


Mets Game Notes 6/13/19


Pete Alonso might have seen aliens?

Maybe he is an alien and he is just trying to cover it up. It explains how he is crushing the ball..


Doe Keith Hernandez believe in aliens? Maybe we should ask him at the QBC's Lunch with Keith Hernandez this Saturday. Did you get your tickets yet?  No? Grab them here.


QBConvention's Lunch with Keith is two days away. Get your tickets yet?


Have you gotten your tickets yet for Saturday? NO? Why not? Here's a sneak look at the painting of the exclusive Dave Majo print. If we don't sell out by Saturday there will be tickets available at the door.


Don't forget the @SNYtv giveaway for the folks who bought tickets for this event. It is a pretty Snazzy pint glass.




Here are the details for the event.

June 15th, 2019. The panel and signing is from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. Doors will open at 11. Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are going to MC the event. The awesome Pete McCarthy is hosting the panel itself. Limited to 150 tickets.
This is what you get when you buy a ticket.
-You get admission into the event,
-A limited edition Dave Majo print for you to have signed by Keith
You can bring in an item to get a second auto from Keith
-A Keith Hernandez Baseball Card,
-A photo with your camera with Keith at the signing table
-Oh and here's the best part, the lunch is included in the ticket. Mikkeller has some pretty awesome food and they offered us a killer menu. Mikkeller is setting up a buffet where food and soft drinks are included. The menu is....
BBQ Pulled Pork
Honey BBQ Chicken Wings
Mac and Cheese
Coleslaw
Martin's Potato Bun Sliders
Soft Drinks- Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Ginger Beer, Hot Coffee

That's a pretty solid menu there.

You guys have really packed the hell out of this event. This has got to cost close to $500 per ticket. Well if you did get all these things separately, yeah you are looking at something like that. There is a famous memorabilia company that charges $120 for you to just send in for Keith's autograph alone. You are getting two autos ($240) The Panel itself($65), Majo Print ($100), Photo ($25),Topps Card(varies), and lunch ($30). It's a $460 dollar value. We are doing this all for $145 (plus tax and fees) a ticket. We tried to get the price down as low as possible while giving the most bang for the buck. The other thing we are doing is that you don't have to get up and wait on line to get your print and item signed. We will be calling you guys up table by table so you can continue eating and relaxing.
We are offering an online inscription ticket for Lunch with Keith Hernandez on June 15th. $7.20 plus tax/fees($10 total after tax/fees) online.Please only three per customer. Extremely limited. You need to have an admission ticket to event to use this autograph ticket. 
We are offering an online exclusive extra autograph ticket for Lunch with Keith Hernandez on June 15th. $33.74 plus tax/fees($40 total after tax/fees) online. Please only one to a customer. Extremely limited. You need to have an admission ticket to event to use this autograph ticket. 

Pete McCarthy is hosting the Keith Hernandez Panel while Dennis Holden and John Saponaro are sharing the MC duties. Both Dennis and John are pretty funny guys and will help keep you entertained. 

Grab your tickets today here and also don't forget to check www.queensbaseballconvention.com for updates.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

@mediagoon thanks you guys...

I just wanted to post this here also in case you folks don't have twitter.

Brooklyn Cyclones to livestream on Facebook

@the7line Polar Bear Pete Alonso shirts sell out.



I guess Pete Alonso is pretty popular. The 7line was dropping these shirts as soon as he hit his next HR. Folks didn't have to wait too long though. Pete hit a nice shot last night at Yankees Stadium and it looks like these flew off the cyber shelves last night. Darren usually restocks sell outs within a few weeks, so if you want your shirt keep an eye out on the7line.com


Pete Alonso. Real Deal?


As Mets fans, have we finally gotten a player that did well in the minors living up to his potential in the majors? Pete Alonso. The one constant on this team since the beginning of the season. Even when he was "slumping"(for lack of a better word), you still felt a confidence when he came to bat that Pete could possibly make an impact in the score somehow. When was the last time the Mets really had a player that broke into the Major Leagues and just gave fans confidence that something positive might happen during his at bat?

From the NY Post
“I was just trying to make good contact with the ball and get Jeff in,” Alonso said. “We were in a pretty good RBI situation and I was just trying to put the ball in play wherever because he was throwing all his nasty stuff at me and I was able to foul off some of his really tough sliders and thankfully I got a fastball up in the zone and barreled it up really nicely.”
Manager Mickey Callaway added some urban legend to the at-bat, saying Alonso told him he was just trying to foul off the pitch he ultimately crushed for the homer. But Alonso cleared up the matter, saying he was trying to foul off Paxton’s sliders and stay on the fastball.
“They have been attacking [Alonso] underneath the zone and then you elevate one and it was probably up out of the strike zone by a good margin and he put a good swing on it,” Callaway said.
Read more here.

Just look at that. He is a hitter. Pete is adapting and learning during the game he is playing. This guy if he keeps it up might end up being something really special. That being said, please don't do what Mets fans and Mets media have done in the past and basically anoint him as the chosen one before his time comes. Alonso is a solid player from what we can all see right now. Let's see how he is for the rest of the season and his career.