Tuesday, February 25, 2020

I guess you can spend $300 on this Ball when it’s not on sale



This baseball has been personally hand-signed by Pete Alonso with the inscription "19 HR DERBY CHAMP." It has been obtained under the auspices of the Major League Baseball Authentication Program and can be verified by its numbered hologram at MLB.com. It also comes with an individual numbered, tamper-evident hologram from Fanatics Authentic. This process helps to ensure that the product purchased is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Minor League Baseball Taps STOUFFER’S® as Official Partner



Maybe the Minor League Players can get some good food now?


Minor League Baseball Taps STOUFFER’S® as Official Partner
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 24, 2020 — Minor League BaseballTM (MiLBTM) today announced STOUFFER’S®, a leader in frozen prepared entrées, as the “Official Macaroni & Cheese” of MiLB, as well as the “Official Lasagna” and “Official Frozen Prepared Meals” of MiLB. The announcement comes as part of a new, multiyear strategic partnership celebrating communities and providing family-friendly experiences — both central values to the STOUFFER’S and MiLB brands.
As part of the partnership, STOUFFER’S has teamed up with 15 MiLB clubs across the country beginning this season. Participating teams include: the Akron RubberDucksTM, Altoona CurveTM, Charlotte KnightsTM, Columbus ClippersTM, Durham BullsTM, Jacksonville Jumbo ShrimpTM, Lansing LugnutsTM, Lehigh Valley IronPigsTM, Louisville BatsTM, Norfolk TidesTM, Reading Fightin PhilsTM, Richmond Flying SquirrelsTM, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRidersTM, Toledo Mud HensTM and Trenton ThunderTM.
In addition, STOUFFER’S Macaroni & Cheese — an iconic recipe loved for more than 60 years — will now be served at select MiLB ballparks enhancing the concessions experience for fans. And, to celebrate the beginning of this exciting partnership, STOUFFER’S and MiLB will be providing fans with a complimentary bowl of STOUFFER’S Macaroni & Cheese at select Opening Week home games, kicking off April 9.*
“STOUFFER’S is a universally recognized brand and shares much of the same enthusiasm for growth as we look to the future,” said MiLB’s Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer David Wright. “Having STOUFFER’S products in MiLB ballparks continues our commitment to providing the best fan experience in sports, including authentic and delicious food options.”
In addition to becoming the “Official Macaroni & Cheese” of MiLB, STOUFFER’S will partner with MiLB on a community-oriented “Season-Long Salute Served by STOUFFER’S” initiative in select markets, celebrating local veterans and first responders for their service to their neighborhoods and their country. Furthermore, through the MiLB CommUNITY initiative, STOUFFER’S will create and participate in local programs benefitting families in need.
Fans can look forward to monthly content across MiLB’s and STOUFFER’S media platforms, capturing the unique stories behind the partnership.
“We’re excited to partner with MiLB to bring together two of America’s favorites: macaroni & cheese and baseball,” said Julie Lehman, STOUFFER’S Marketing Director. “MiLB shares our passion for bringing consumers the very best moments – both at the ballpark and at home.”
STOUFFER’S will extend its partnership to three of MiLB’s premier events during each year of the relationship, including the Baseball Winter MeetingsTM (December), MiLB Innovators SummitTM (September) and MiLB Partner Summit (June).
For more information on Minor League Baseball and its strategic national partners, visit partnerships.milb.net.
*For information about giveaway date(s), check participating teams’ websites and promotional calendars on MiLB.com.
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About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the Dominican Republic that are affiliated with Major League Baseball® clubs through their farm systems. In 2019, Minor League Baseball attracted over 41.5 million fans to its ballparks to see baseball’s future stars and experience affordable family-friendly entertainment that has been a staple of Minor League Baseball since 1901. For more information, visit www.MiLB.com. Follow Minor League Baseball on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.
About STOUFFER’S®
For nearly 100 years, STOUFFER’S®, a Nestlé USA brand, has made high quality, flavorful dishes that bring family and friends together over the taste of comfort. STOUFFER’S recipes are crafted with the goal of simplifying mealtime, offering all the love of a home cooked dish without the pain points. Now available in more than 100 varieties across single-serve and multi-serve formats, there is a STOUFFER’S recipe for any taste and occasion – including best-selling STOUFFER’S Macaroni & Cheese and hearty STOUFFER’S Lasagna with Meat & Sauce. As consumers’ every day desires evolve, STOUFFER’S remains committed to adapting and expanding its offerings to meet changing needs and preferences – and keep them feeling Happyfull. For product news and information, visit Stouffers.com. Find Stouffer’s on social media at Facebook.com/Stouffers, Instagram.com/Stouffers and on Twitter at @stouffers.
About Nestlé USA
Named among “The World's Most Admired Food Companies” in Fortune magazine for twenty-two consecutive years, Nestlé USA brands are in nearly every home in the country. With some of the most recognizable food and beverage brands, including Coffee mate, DiGiorno and Nestlé Toll House, the largest coffee portfolio in the U.S. with Nescafé, Nestlé Starbucks Coffee and Chameleon Cold-Brew, and category disrupters like Sweet Earth, Nestlé USA makes delicious, convenient products people love. With 2018 sales of $9.7 billion, Nestlé USA is part of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food and beverage company. For product news and information, visit NestleUSA.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

I hit PSL over the weekend


Went to  Spring Training this weekend. I flew int on Saturday and flew out on Sunday for a quick trip. The renovations that have been done to the ballpark look pretty good. The new steps up front are front and center now instead of being on the sides. The concourses are wider. The food stands are all mobile now and not in the walls of the stadium. No more Tiki bar but the Jim Beam bar is now in a place where you can oversee the backfields. My wife got to participate in the official ribbon cutting of the stadium with our buddy Mike thanks to being the official representatives of The 7line Army. Speaking of this folks, if you are not designated to by anyone or told that you are to be a part of an event or something, don’t just run up and join in on something. That’s not cool. A couple of folks did that. There were only two people from the T7LA that were supposed to be up there. 


In case you were worried. The Taco in the Helmet is still there going strong.


I say this every time I go to spring training. You guys need to do it if you never have. Just do it more than one day unlike me.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Take swings at Citi Field- Batting Practice $150


 $150 bucks is a lot of money for swings? How many swings do you get? I did this a few years ago for $100 and it was okay. Nothing mind bending and it was for charity so I didn’t mind the $100 too much. $150 is kinda steep even with the discount it comes to $127ish without fees.

Friday, March 6th from 7pm-9pm
mets.com
Mets Insider
February 20, 2020View as web page
Grab your friends and come to the ballpark on Friday, March 6th from 7pm-9pm for the chance to hang out in the Visitors Clubhouse with Mr. Met and take swings in the batting cage. Tickets are limited for this once in a lifetime indoor batting cage experience, so you don’t want to miss it!

Each ticket includes:
  • The ability to play games such as giant jenga, air hockey and pop-a-shot while hanging out in the Visitors Clubhouse Locker Room just like one of the players!
  • The chance to take swings thrown by a live pitcher in the Visitors Clubhouse batting cage (all necessary equipment is provided)
  • Special appearance by Mr. Met
  • A printed photo of you and Mr. Met by our onsite photographer 
  • Free parking 

Enter code TAKESWINGS for 15% off. Please note tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. If you have any questions please call 718-507-3663.





@mediagoon making some room in his storage. Game Used Jerseys for sale.

Making some room in storage. Really want to start getting rid of some things. Any Mets Minor league Mascot fans out there?


$175 Rowdy the Rumble Pony's game used Jersey Art in the Park Night jersey worn & autographed by Rowdyon 4/30/17. The jersey is made by Wilson a. There is no LOA








Giveaway Las Vegas 51s Jersey. I can't make to everyones signature but there is an Amed Rosario on there. All legit no facsimiles. $110



Rare "Captain Kirk" Style Binghamton Mets Game Used Jersey. It is signed but no idea who signed it. $300




Rare "Capt. Kirk" Style Las Vegas 51s jersey. Game used and signed. No Idea who it is signed by. $250





Game Used Brooklyn Cyclones Mike Piazza Night Jersey. No Auto. $150.


 

Buddy the Bee Binghamton Mets Mascot Jersey. Game(s) Used. $175





Brooklyn Cyclones Saved By the Bell Night Jersey. Game Used Edgardo Alfonzo and autographed. $225



Game Model John Franco Glove. Signed by John Franco. $175

Email me at mediagoon@gmail.com




Young Fan Hit in Face by Home Run During Batting Practice at Mets Spring Training



From 12up.com

You guys were telling me that I was crazy when I said that there should be nets all around the field. Don't do it halfway. I really think netting should be protecting everyone in the bottom level of a ballpark. Some parents don't pay attention to what their kids are up to during games. You also have folks turning their backs during the game to take selfies and group photos. This is also a reason I have pushed for years about the baseball etiquette and safety of not letting folks come down to their seats during at bats. I am not being facetious here and I hope this kid is okay.
During batting practice at New York Mets Spring Training in Port St. Lucie, a Mets fan was hit in the face by a home run, which prompted the staff nearby to call for immediate medical attention. Per those on the scene, shortstop Amed Rosario came up near the fence to quickly check on the fan, while second baseman Robinson Cano was asked by another fan to sign the ball and present it to the afflicted fan, which the All-Star second baseman graciously did.
Read more here.

 

What does any of this mean?


Try to remember the kind of September
When life was slow and oh so mellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When grass was green and grain so yellow
Try to remember the kind of September
When you were a young and a callow fellow
Try to remember and if you remember
Then follow--follow, oh-oh."  
-  Try to Remember, Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Black Mets Fashion Jersey


Here's a Black jersey you guys can buy from MLB SHOP


Nothing comes before your New York Mets fandom on game day. Emulate your favorite players on the team when you rock this classic Fashion jersey from Majestic. It's decked out with authentic New York Mets graphics, so everyone will know how dedicated you are to the team. Make sure you sport this elite piece of gear to show off your unwavering pride on game day!

Mets St Paddy's Day Cap

I like it.          

St. Patrick's Day may only come around once a year, but that doesn't mean you need to limit your spirit. This New Era 39THIRTY Flex Hat is the perfect way to combine your New York Mets fandom with one of your favorite holidays. This festive hat boasts a stunning kelly green color and crisp New York Mets graphics for an added touch of luck on game day!

Monday, February 17, 2020

Manfred discusses Astros sign stealing.




Maybe they should just let every team cheat. You get caught during the game it's a forfeit.

 From MLB.com
“When we began the investigation after we became aware of the Houston situation, we started with an important and fundamental goal and that goal was to make sure that we found the facts, completed the investigation, figured out what was going on and put ourselves in a position to be as transparent with our fans and the other clubs as possible,” Manfred said. “Our desire to find the facts, to figure out what really went on, drove a lot of the decisions we made in the investigation process. 
“I think the worst possible outcome from this institution would’ve been if we had conducted an investigation and we came back and said, 'You know, we just couldn’t figure out what was going on.' People had a right to know what happened, and we did achieve that goal.”
No players were disciplined as part of the process, and Manfred stood behind that decision despite some recent criticism from players around the league that Astros players got off too easy.
“I’m more than prepared to tolerate and listen to the debate and criticism about whether or not the punishments that have been levied in this case were sufficient,” Manfred said. “The one thing that I do take an issue with is the notion that anyone in the Houston organization escaped without punishment. I think if you look at the faces of the Houston players as they went out there publicly addressing this issue, they have been hurt by this. They will live with questions about what went on in 2017 and 2018 for the rest of their lives. And frankly it’s rare that for any offense, to have a punishment that you have to live with for the rest of your life.”
Read more here.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Bryant, Bellinger, and Bichette all go off about the Astros Cheating.

From NY Post.

Did you miss what Bellinger said about Manfred?
The Dodgers’ star slugger responded a day after Houston Astros owner Jim Crane and most of the Astros players offered up mealy-mouthed regretsover the cheating scandal that rocked MLB.

Commissioner Rob Manfred, who handed down punishments to the franchise, was not spared, either.

“I thought Manfred’s punishment was weak, giving them immunity,” Bellinger said Friday, according to the LA Times. “I mean these guys were cheating for three years. I think what people don’t realize is Altuve stole an MVP from [Yankees outfielder Aaron] Judge in ’17. Everyone knows they stole the ring from us.”
The Astros’ 2017 World Series run concluded with a Game 7 win over the Dodgers in Bellinger’s rookie season. Manfred doesn’t plan on changing the record books and Crane was adamant that the sign-stealing scheme “didn’t impact the game.”
Read more here 

Bo Bichette isn't happy either

Bo Bichette isn't satisfied with the way Major League Baseball has handled the Houston Astros sign-stealing scandal.
The cheating itself came as less of a shock to him.
"Cheating is cheating, people are going to do it … but when there are no consequences for it, that's probably a problem," the Blue Jays shortstop said Saturday at Toronto's spring training Facility in Dunedin, Fla.
"People do things they regret. But when you get away with it, it just becomes a bit bigger than it is. We'll move on from it, but it's a tough pill to swallow."

Read more here  from CBC.Ca

Cubs Chris Bryant got in on it too.

From Radio.com

Usually mild-mannered and affable Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant didn't hold back in his opinion of the Astros as he met with the media upon reporting to spring training in Mesa, Ariz. on Saturday.
"What a disgrace that was," Bryant said. "Watching their apology too, there’s no sincerity. There's no genuineness when it comes to it. I certainly know that if I messed up big in that way, I'd be the first one to let you know just how big of a mess-up it was. It's just hard to believe. It really is. It's sad.
"There's players that don't want it. I still think they were going through the (trash can) banging and stuff, because I really think it turned into a routine there. A lot of the apology was about 2017. It's like, I'm pretty sure it's going on in 2018 and 2019 too. That's just so sad. If they didn't get caught, they'd still be doing it. They're only doing this apology because they got caught. There's a lot of feelings on it, and I know everybody around the league is really upset and rightfully so, because it's really a disgrace to the game."
Read more here.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Minor League Baseball statement on player salary increases



Minor League Baseball Statement

St. Petersburg, FL, Feb. 15, 2020 —
 Minor League Baseball (MiLB) issued the following statement today regarding
Major League Baseball’s (MLB) plan to increase Minor League player pay starting in 2021:
“Minor League Baseball fully supports MLB’s decision to raise the pay rates for players in affiliated Minor League Baseball. This is an important step as we seek to work together to improve working conditions for players without reducing the number of players and teams. Minor League Baseball believes MLB can afford these salary increases without reducing the number of players by 25 percent. We have provided MLB with a specific proposal on how we can work together to ensure improvements to older facilities and reduce travel between series through limited realignment. We look forward to continued good faith negotiations with our colleagues at MLB and our principal goal remains to preserve Minor League Baseball in as many communities as possible.”
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About Minor League Baseball
Minor League Baseball is the governing body for all professional baseball teams in the United States, Canada, and the

Mets Security and Car Salesman Met Ticket Reps



Hi Mets Rep,
Thank you very much for the stuff and the Birthday card. Nice to see you write LGM not LFGM. I think LFGM is not good for children or anybody.   
I already have a sense of dread of having to enter Citi Field. I mean dealing with entrance security. I love the park. The security workers near the seats are great.
One season a year or two before you worked there, I received a sharp poke in my lower back by security. It was close to assault. This was after the wand check. It was hot out and I had no jacket on. I am a clean cut older man. I don't drink. I am not sneaking anything in. We buy food and merch every game. My wife has had horrible experiences. I have had other bad experiences also. We would love to go to more games but we dread entering the stadium. This is the truth. 
Best Regards,
J S

MG: The security situation was out of control the second half of last season. It is the biggest reason I gave up my seats I had for 11 season. There is no need to go through wallets.

When I wrote I did like the 4 for 20 as a plan holder, the rep wrote that it was only outfield prom. When I called him on his BS this was his answer.
Dang, I did not see that as the email I saw only said prom outfield.
When I discussed the security for 2020 that I did not want anyone looking in my wife's wallet here was his answer:

They are just doing their job. I understand it might not be ideal, but security is a major priority which is why they take certain measures. They should not be getting physical; if that is the case please do let me know so I can escalate that to the proper departments, but looking in bags or wallets is standard operating procedure. I had a client last season who was asked to remove her hat which is similar to looking into a wallet, in my opinion. When someone goes through airport security, everything is looked at in even more detail than here.
MG:Removing a hat is not like looking in a wallet. The No Backpacks rule was supposed to speed up the security lines. That's what we have been told right?

Mets get your shit together with these reps and security. Lucky for me I did have great reps over the years, but for every great rep it seems we have more car salesman types.

Primark Selling Generic 1986 Sweatshirts


Dan and his kids sent this over to me. I wonder what it means.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Mets land on en Español on Univision Que Buena 92.7

Hmmm 92.7. Wasn't the the old WLIR frequency that you couldn't get on your radio dial too far into NYC? I don't know how this benefits the Mets. On the positive side at least they kept the announcers.

Entercom and Univision have cut a content sharing partnership for Spanish language radio play-by-play of the New York Mets. Under the multiyear agreement announced Thursday, Mets radio rights holder “NewsRadio 880” WCBS will produce Mets play-by-play in Spanish, which will air on Univision Spanish AC “Que Buena 92.7” WQBU-FM. The agreement covers all of the MLB team’s 162 regular season and postseason games.


What do the red, purple, and blue lines mean?
The red, purple, and blue lines correspond to the "local", "distant", and "fringe" predicted coverage areas of each radio station:
  • Local Coverage: Within this area, you should be able to receive the radio station on almost any radio with moderately good to very good reception.
  • Distant Coverage: Within this area, the signal of the radio station may be weak unless you have a good car radio or a good stereo with a good antenna. You may not be able to receive the station at all on inexpensive radios or radios with poor antennas.
  • Fringe Coverage: Within this area, the station's signal will be very weak. You may be able to receive this station if you have a very good radio with a good antenna, but it's possible that interference from other stations may prevent you from picking up these stations at all.
3. What criteria do you use to define the "local", "distant" and "fringe" coverage areas?
The "local""distant" and "fringe" lines on the FM maps correspond to the predicted 60, 50, and 40 dBμ signal strength contours respectively.
The "local""distant" and "fringe" lines on the AM maps corresponds to the predicted 2.0, 0.5, and 0.15 mV/m contours respectively (of the groundwave propogation signal).



Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Mets Shop dot com has this Piazza figure online

Looks like it could make a good statue.



  • This item will ship within one business day.
Details
  • Product ID: 3520448
  • Material: 100% Resin
  • Limited edition
  • Measures approx. 9.5''
  • Painted with printed decals
  • Surface Washable
  • Officially licensed
  • Imported
  • Brand: Forever Collectibles
Description
Bring Mike Piazza's glory days into the present with this bronze figurine. Its clean-cut design is a fun depiction of your favorite player when he was tearing it up for the New York Mets. It will look phenomenal on your desk or in your fan cave as you watch today's stars carry on the team's legacy.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Get your Pet Rock designed by Rosario Ticket Plan!


Since the Mets announced the Rosario Sneaker plan. How long before we get Pet Rock Plan?


Want new Sneakers? Buy Mets Tickets.


How stupid is this promo. Spend close to $1600 to get 13 games and just one pair of sneakers per account. Not a pair per seat. No. One for both seats. Oh yeah, you have to buy two seats to get the one pair of sneakers.


Look at those prices for the seats to get one pair of sneakers. Mets as my friend Tezza says GFY.


The Cheap Mets Ticket Promotions have started.


Now it’s time for baseball….

Celebrate pitchers & catchers reporting with a special limited time only ticket offer courtesy of Dunkin’.
Enjoy four (4) tickets for $20 in Promenade Outfield and $20 Baseline Box seats now through Wednesday, February 12 at 11:59 P.M. Offer is good for all 2020 regular season Mets home games excluding Opening Day (March 26) and the Subway Series (July 28 & 29).
Subject to availability, while supplies last.
Ticket barcodes will appear 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the game. Enter Citi Field using the MLB Ballpark. Log in with your MLB.com account to view your tickets and forward them to friends. Download the app today.
New York Mets Bag Policy Please note that backpacks may not be brought into Citi Field except as otherwise provided in the Citi Field Bag Policy. For a complete list of permitted bags Read More.
*Tickets for this offer must be purchased online on mets.com/2020; offer not available by phone or at the Citi Field Ticket Windows. Tickets are subject to availability with a limit of fourteen (14) tickets per transaction. Pricing and available seating categories may vary by game, while supplies last. Ticket fees will apply.

The season hasn't even started yet and the Mets are slinging deals for tickets. This is one of the reasons besides the way security treated fans last year that I didn't  renew my 1/2 season tickets after 11 seasons. Why should I bother? Did I keep my T7LArmy tickets yes. But that's a totally different experience than just sitting over in my old seats. I guess the Mets didn't have a good renewal rate last year.