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Monday, September 30, 2019

Pete Alonso Home Run Record Swag

Very Meh.

I like this design better.

No one needs this.

limited edition  to 53? intriguing but still, $700?

Meh.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Mets Game Notes 9/29/19


Blind Bag Jersey Sale



I’ll have these with me today. If you want to try for some prime game Used jerseys. It’s just like a blind box you won’t know what you got until you open the bag. I’ll be at the tailgate you know where.

Pete Alonso Home Run Number 53



Saturday, September 28, 2019

Mets Game Notes 9/28/19


Even Todd Frazier has had enough of Matt Ehalt.


I don't know why Ehalt is so pompous a writer. He might be trying to take the "Heel" route of writing and try to get 
people to follow him because they hate him but even the Mets players are calling him out. Ehalt was hired by Yahoo
 to write for their ill fated, ill advised named Queens Baseball Club. (The story about that is here.). I don't know if he 
is being schticky or if he believes his own hype. But I have notrun into someone that has ever actually read his stuff 
and said hey, nice job on that. In fact, I don't think I have ever run into anyone who has even said they have read his 
stuff but just follow him on twitter because of how bad his tweets are. Now he has players getting on his case. 
You can see what Frazier said to him above.








This one really made me laugh


How much longer will Matt be writing for yahoo?

Friday, September 27, 2019

I missed Alonso tying Judge for rookie Home Run record and I’m annoyed.


The Mets have been killing me this season and it’s not the product in the field. You guys have all heard my complaints about the Mets security staff issues so I don’t want to have to rehash it here but I think the Mets might be trolling me now.

I had to work up in the Catskills this whole week in the last few days of the mini series that I have been working on since April and it was a rough, rough week. My wife and wanted some quality time and I wanted to go to the Mets game, so I got seats behind home plate off of stubhub and decided to surprise her with a nice dinner at Pt LaFrieda’s Chop House in the Delta Club. Side note all this week I didn’t have a real meal and it was going to be nice to sit down and eat without rushing around like a maniac. We got to the Chophouse in plenty of time to catch the start of the game when we placed our orders. We both ordered burgers. It took 30 mins for our food to come out. I ordered a Rare burger which should be less than 6 mins . Wife ordered hers medium. Which should take around 12 mins at max. My burger came out medium well, The waitress was nice, sent it back and had another one made and the runner brings it out to me in 10 mins. Here’s the medium rare burger. It’s supposed to be rare. Okay I’ll go double check. This time I cut into the burger it was well done. Not as in burger was rare and they did job well done but as they might have served me a piece of charcoal.  While this was all going on we got to the bottom of the first and I’m still dealing with this issue. They comped is my wife’s food and the manager finally came out to talk to us just as Alonso ties the Rookie Home Run Record. I would have been such a great view of it in person too.Needless to say, I was beyond pissed off. I made sure to tip the waitresses Amanda who tried to fix the mistakes going on but the Manager Eric couldn’t even seem to be bothered. It’s amazing how this ballpark gets staffed. 

Just another reason that I have been super annoyed this season at the folks at Citi Field. I have told my ticket rep repeatedly to not even try to sell me on renewing my seats. I am 150 percent not renewing. Two more games after tonight. I can’t wait to see what they do to annoy me the bed two games.

Mets Game Notes 9/27/19




I’ve been stuck up in the Catskills working.



I’ve been up in New York’s Riviera all week filming a show. During that time I have tried to pay as much attention to the Mets as I possibly could. Some days/nights, I was able to listen to the games live on the radio depending what town we were filming in.  Yesterday I couldn’t listen to the game or post anything because of now cell service. It was killing me. I can’t believe that McNeil’s wrist was broken. Yet I can. I can’t believe the Mets got eliminates the other night from the playoffs. I really did expect it to come down to the last game of the season with the Mets getting knocked out not during the game but after winning the game on Sunday.

This weekend is the last weekend I will have my 1/2 season plan. Despite what Shannon over at Metspolice.com thinks, I’m not renewing my plans. Too many issues with it has made going in enjoyable to me.

Anyway those are some of my quick thoughts before I head back from Hunter Mountain in a few minutes and did a 21 hour day yesterday. See you guys at the ballpark and also should have some news about some things for you guys in a few weeks.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Mets Game Notes 9/25/19


Is it weird that the Mets announced a number retirement randomly?



From The NY Post
The Mets have been around since 1962, but they had only retired two players’ numbers.
That changed Tuesday.Jerry Koosman’s No. 36 will join Tom Seaver’s 41 and Mike Piazza’s 31 to never be worn again in Queens, team COO Jeff Wilpon said during a press conference at Citi Field.Wilpon said there’s a good chance more commemorations are coming, which could be good news for players such as Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry and David Wright.“I think we see the fans want it, and now that we are 50 years plus in the making, it’s time to do it and some guys have cemented themselves,’’ saidWilpon, who helped make the decision on a recommendation from the Mets Hall of Fame.
Read more here. 

What I find weird about this, is that this is being announced now, randomly on a Tuesday with the Mets season on the brink of being over. Why now? There has got to be a reason behind it.Am I upset that the Mets are trying to do more for Mets fans and the history of the Mets? Nope. I am glad for this. I have also heard rumblings of other stuff possibly happening. All this is all long over due. What's next for the Mets org?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Mets to Retire Jerry Koosman’s number

 I didn’t see this coming....
METS ANNOUNCE PLANS TO RETIRE JERRY KOOSMAN’S UNIFORM #36

FLUSHING, N.Y., September 24, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced that the club will retire Jerry Koosman’s uniform #36 in 2020.

Koosman, who is the winningest left-hander in team history (140 wins), will become the third player to have his number retired by the Mets, joining Tom Seaver (#41) and Mike Piazza (#31).

“The excitement of playing for the Mets when we won the 1969 World Series was an experience I never thought I’d be able to repeat,” said Koosman, who won two games during the ’69 World Series vs. Baltimore, including the deciding Game 5. “But the news that the Mets Hall of Fame Committee has voted to retire my number is another life-changing thrill and honor.”

Koosman ranks second in team history in starts (346), complete games (108), innings (2,544.2) and shutouts (26), third in strikeouts (1,799) and sixth in ERA (3.09).

“Jerry is one of the most iconic Mets of all-time and this forever honor is a tremendous representation of what he meant to the organization,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said.

Today’s announcement comes on the 50th Anniversary of the Mets clinching the 1969 NL East title with a 6-0 win over St. Louis at Shea Stadium.

“I’m enormously proud of the time I played in the orange and blue uniform of the Mets,” Koosman said. “It was privilege to play alongside some of the most wonderful and talented teammates for more than 11 years and to hone my craft under Gil Hodges.

“This honor isn’t only for me and my family, it’s for the legions of fans I grew to love,” Koosman continued. “To know that my number will be retired and sit alongside other team legends is one of the greatest tributes I could ever be granted. I was always proud to be a Met. Today, I am even prouder.”

Koosman signed with the Mets in 1964 when he was scouted when he was pitching with the Army. He played for the Mets from 1967-1978. 

The date of the retirement ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition, the Mets have retired #14 for Manager Gil Hodges, #37 for Manager Casey Stengel and #42 across baseball for Jackie Robinson.

Stadium Links Golf coming back to Citi Field

 

Stadiumlinks Golf at Citi Field
November 8-10

The Mets and Metropolitan Hospitality are excited to announce that Stadiumlinks is returning in 2019 to transform the legendary home of the New York Mets, Citi Field, into a newly designed, nine-hole golf course, for three days only on November 8-10!
This exclusive event will give you a new opportunity to tee it up from nine different locations throughout the ballpark, offering you unique golf shots from varying elevations and angles, all while aiming at authentic golf holes and greens that will be transformed into the playing field below you, all of which are newly designed for 2019!
There will be an extremely limited number of tee times available for this event. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-serve, so register early to avoid missing out!
Purchase the upgraded VIP Package and you will have access to these enhanced event amenities:
  • VIP Lounge located in premium club space with access to golf simulators and long drive competition
  • Complimentary food and drink item inside the VIP Lounge
  • VIP Driving Range with one extra bag of golf balls to play on the range or course
  • Gifted sleeve of Stadiumlinks branded golf balls to commemorate the event experience

Mets Game Notes 9/24/19


It was a fun ride with this Mets team in the second half.


I along with a lot of folks wrote the Mets off in the first half of the season. The team did
become a very fun team to watch live and on tv. I enjoyed going to  once I got past
The Mets horrible security staff and practices out front of the stadium. Those folks in front
of the gates sucked the life out of the game for me before I went into watch the. Team play.
Last night cemented in my mind that the Mets are done for the season but it was a great second half run. I’m hoping this team is able to build upon this year’s growth and become a monster next season.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Mets Game Notes 9/23/19

Mets Minor League Awards

METS ANNOUNCE 2019 MINOR LEAGUE AWARDS

FLUSHING, N.Y., September 23, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced the winners of the 2019 Sterling Awards, emblematic of the top minor league performers in New York’s farm system. This season, the Mets recognized the top hitter, pitcher, defender, baserunner and coach in their minor league system. Additionally, a hitter and pitcher from the Dominican Summer League (DSL) were honored for their standout seasons.

Mark Vientos was the Hitter of the Year; LHP Kevin Smith was named Pitcher of the Year; Andrés Giménez was the Mets’ Defender of the Year; and Sam Haggerty was the system’s top baserunner. In the DSL, Freddy Valdez was named the top hitter and RHP Ronny Rincones the top pitcher. David Davalillo, the Gulf Coast League Mets’ manager, was named the Mets Minor League Coach of the Year.

The 2019 Sterling Award winners will be available in the Press Conference Room at Citi Field at 5:30 p.m. today

STERLING METS MINOR LEAGUE HITTER OF THE YEAR: MARK VIENTOS (INF)

Height: 6-4  
Weight: 185  
Bats: Right  
Throws: Right  
Born: 12/11/99  
Obtained/Scout: Mets second-round pick in 2017/César Aranguren

Vientos, the Mets’ second-round pick in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft, spent his first full professional season this year with Columbia (A), batting .255/.300/.411 and setting career-highs in runs scored (48), hits (106), doubles (27), home runs (12) and RBI (62). At just 19 years old, the Miami native was one of the youngest hitters in the South Atlantic League this season; only seven of his 451 plate appearances this season came against pitchers younger than he was.

His .411 slugging percentage ranked 12th in the South Atlantic League, his 62 RBI were the 11th most in the league and his 27 doubles placed him 10th in the SAL. He was named one of the Mets’ prospects of the year by MLB Pipeline.

STERLING METS MINOR LEAGUE PITCHER OF THE YEAR: LHP KEVIN SMITH

Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Bats: Right
Throws: Left
Born: 5/13/97
Obtained/Scout: Mets seventh-round pick in 2018/Tommy Jackson

Smith, 22, led all Mets minor leaguers with 130 strikeouts during the 2019 campaign. The southpaw from Dunwoody, GA, made a career-high 23 appearances this season, all as a starter. He posted a 3.15 ERA (41 earned runs/117.0 innings), good for the third-best mark among all Mets minor league arms.

He averaged 10 strikeouts per 9.0 innings overall as he split his season between St. Lucie (A) and Binghamton (AA). He advanced to Double-A in July, where he posted a 3.45 ERA (12 earned runs/31.1 innings) in his final six starts of the year, allowing three runs or fewer in five of his six outings for the Rumble Ponies. Overall, he allowed more than three runs just three times in 23 starts.

STERLING METS MINOR LEAGUE DEFENDER OF THE YEAR: ANDRÉS GIMÉNEZ (INF)

Height: 5-11
Weight: 161
Bats: Left
Throws: Right  
Born: 9/4/98
Obtained/Scout: Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2015/Hector Rincones and Robert Espejo

For the first time in his four-year career, Giménez appeared solely at shortstop, where he handled 402 of his 413 total chances this year, his best rate yet in four seasons in the Mets system. Giménez has shown improvement in his defense each of the last four years, rising from a .948 fielding percentage in his age-16 season to his .973 percentage this year in his age-20 campaign at Binghamton (AA).

Giménez also made strides in other aspects of his game, leading the organization in steals (28) for a second-consecutive season and setting a career-high mark with nine home runs. The infielder finished the year as the Mets’ third-ranked prospect, according to MLB Pipeline, as well as the No. 93 overall prospect in the majors.

STERLING METS MINOR LEAGUE BASERUNNER OF THE YEAR: SAM HAGGERTY (INF/OF)

Height: 5-11
Weight: 175  
Bats: Switch  
Throws: Right  
Born: 5/26/94  
Obtained/Scout: Acquired by the Mets from Cleveland along with RHP Walker Lockett on January 6, 2019 in exchange for C Kevin Plawecki/Jon Heuerman (Cleveland)

Acquired last offseason, Haggerty earned his first major league call-up at the conclusion of the minor league season, thanks in large part to his ability to create stress for opposing pitchers on the basepaths. He played the majority of his season with Binghamton (AA), but also saw time at Brooklyn (A) and Syracuse (AAA).

He legged out six triples, tied for the most by any Mets minor leaguer this year. The University of New Mexico product was successful in 23-of-27 stolen base attempts (85.2 percent). His 23 steals were the second-most in the organization this season. Over the last three years, he has produced 24 triples and stolen 98 bases while being caught stealing just 24 times.

At the major league level, Haggerty has primarily been used as a pinch-runner. He scored his first major-league run on September 6 vs. Philadelphia.

STERLING METS DSL HITTER OF THE YEAR: FREDDY VALDEZ (OF)

Height: 6-3
Weight: 212  
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: 12/6/01 
Obtained/Scout: Signed as a non-drafted free a gent in 2018/Fernando Encarnación

Valdez, a 17-year-old outfielder from Santo Domingo, put together a .268/.358/.432 slashline in the DSL in his first professional season after signing last year. With the DSL Mets1, he collected 36 RBI, 36 runs scored and 23 extra-base hits, including a team-high five home runs. At the tail end of the season, he earned a call-up to the GCL Mets (R), where he went 4-10 (.400) with a double and a homer in three games.

STERLING METS DSL PITCHER OF THE YEAR: RHP RONNY RINCONES

Height: 5-10
Weight: 160
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: 10/31/01
Obtained/Scout: Signed as a non-drafted free agent in 2018/Carlos Pérez

Rincones, a 17-year-old right-hander from Venezuela, signed with the Mets last year and instantly emerged as one of the top arms in the DSL for New York. He did not allow an earned run in his first four professional outings, scattering just three hits over 15.1 innings. Overall, Rincones struck out 53 batters in 51.2 innings of work and posted a 2.44 ERA (14 earned runs/51.2 innings) while holding opponents to a .651 OPS.

STERLING METS COACH OF THE YEAR: GCL MANAGER DAVID DAVALILLO

Davalillo, 44, guided the GCL Mets to a 30-24 season, finishing tied for first place in his second year as skipper. His squad won nine of their final 12 games and was in playoff position before the remainder of the GCL season was cancelled due to Hurricane Dorian.

Davalillo spent the 2012-2017 seasons managing the DSL Mets2 and began working with the Mets as an international scout from 2006-2008 before starting his coaching career.

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Brooklyn Cyclones Championship Gear

The Brooklyn Cyclones won the Penn League Championship recently.
Marvel at the generic merch.



Mets season ticket holders having trouble getting into the postseason too...




Nick hit me up with this earlier. Guess the Mets aren’t the only ones having problems getting into the playoffs.



Mr Met Woodside Cap?

Mr Met hangs in my Neighborhood?

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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Mets Game Notes 9/22/19


Mets Minor Leauguer bust for PEDs



Anyone hear about this the other day? I was just wondering, because I didn't. Are the PEDs helping this kid?


Whose the bad guy here Hecheverria, the translator, or SNY?





Spanish speaking Mets fan, can you clear this up for me? Was he throwing shade on the Mets or just thanking God for getting released from them and then the Braves picking him up? Are fans on twitter just reading headlines again? Is the translator bad? Is SNY going for click bait again?


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Mets Game Notes 9/21/19


This was some shot by Pete Alonso.

Pete Alonso on hitting Home Run number 50



I am not going to lie, I am exhausted today. Work has been kicking my ass and I have to do a ton of things today 
before I have to travel for work tomorrow. I'll be gone most of the week with crappy internet and cell service. 
I will try my best to post as much as I can. Forgive me for aggregating a lot of posts for the next few days starting today.

Pete Alonso get his 50th HR ball



Good to see Pete got back number 50. I wonder if he'll beat Judge's record this week.