Saturday, October 31, 2020

@Mets ticket rep says 87% season ticket holders re upped




So a Mets ticket rep tells a fan customer that he better hurry up and renew his seats because the ticket stock is going to be gone. 87 percent have already renewed. HAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAAHHAHAHHHAHA! Right. Read the excerpt below.

 From the NY Post

Just last week, Michael Breslaw, a Mets season-ticket purchaser for the past 31 years and a local businessman who’s hanging in there on behalf of his employees, took a Zoom call from a Mets ticket-sales rep.

Breslaw pays $33,000 a year for five seats.

“The sales rep wanted to know if I still wanted the seats. I told him that under COVID conditions, I’m not sure that our clients or my family would want to attend.

“He then said that I’d better make up my mind because season-ticket sales are going very well and I shouldn’t miss out. He said 87 percent of season-ticket holders have renewed for the coming season.”

That struck Breslaw, and me, as preposterous. Eighty-seven percent in the throes of a financial and deadly health crisis? Five percent would strike me as high.

Read more here.

WE are in a  middle of a pandemic. One where we don't know when we might, and I say might, get back to the normalcy that we had before March. Is this person selling the tickets seriously being told that they numbers are true? I get trying to get folks to buy into the season next year but don be telling folks that 87 percent have renewed. Maybe under Cohen there will be new ticket selling policies but this is just ridiculous. I did roll over my 7line ticket money just because f it gets used in 2021, if not it might get pushed to 2022. At least it is there and not 31,000 dollars.

Friday, October 30, 2020

Cohen will reinstitute pre pandemic salaries that were cut and has a relief fund for employees.

 


This is a good job out of him with what has been going on with the pandemic. 








Update: deBlasio says Cohen can proceed with transaction. Also money pledged by Cohen to NYC

This isn't because he did something right. This is because the lawyers told him he had nothing. In my opinion he just wanted to look important and like he had any kind of stroke.


MLB Owners Approve Steve Cohen to Buy the Mets. Twitter responds.



From the NY POST

Steve Cohen’s got the votes to become the Mets’ next owner.

The hedge-fund billionaire on Friday received the necessary 75 percent of the vote by MLB owners, completing his $2.4 billion transaction with Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz to become the team’s majority owner and control person.

All that stands between the 64-year-old Cohen and the deal becoming official is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s sign-off — because Citi Field is on city property, the mayor has the right to vet a new Mets owner.

As The Post has reported in recent days, de Blasio has been searching for legal loopholes that would block Cohen. Two law firms hired by the Mets to study the matter both concluded the mayor would be without legal standing in trying to block Cohen. 

Read more here.

Thursday, October 29, 2020

METS TO HOLD INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE IN THE D.R.




 METS TO HOLD INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE IN THE D.R.

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., October 29, 2020 – The New York Mets will conduct an Instructional League at the team’s academy in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic. The six-week program will consist of 40 international players from within the organization and will run from November 2 to December 10. The academy will be staffed by 10 coaches as well as several members of the support staff. 

 

This is in addition to the team’s Instructional League that is currently being conducted at the team’s Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, FL. The program, which began on September 30, consists of 60 players and will finish on November 14. Several of the organization’s top prospects are currently participating in the Instructional League in Florida including RHP Matt Allan, C Francisco Alvarez, OF Pete Crow-Armstrong, INF Brett Baty, RHP J.T. Ginn, OF Isaiah Greene, INF Ronny Mauricio, INF Shervyen Newton, OF Alex Ramirez, INF Mark Vientos and RHP Josh Wolf.

deGrom Funko Pop

 




Give your desk or fan cave an added touch of New York Mets flair when you pick up this fun Jacob deGrom MLB Mainline POP Figurine. Whether you're a collector of Funko, New York Mets gear, or both, this piece will be a testament to your fandom and your favorite player. This uniformed Jacob deGrom figurine is just the conversation starter your space needs.


So they make this....

deBlasio looking to make the Mets sale difficult.


 Mayor deBlasio has come out in the past that he wanted ARod and JLO’s ownership group to be the ones who bought the Mets. His reasoning being that it would be great to have a Latin American Woman as an owner. That’s fine. You could feel that way, but Mayor deBlasio has no idea how much money it takes to run a team and how much money a proper ownership can bring back money wise to the city. The Mayor for some reason seems to hate NYC. From a lot of his policies he has imposed on the city, the way he thinks he is more important than his constituents, and how he pulls a lot of do what I say, not what I do type of things. Besides all that he wants to make his “mark” in history. I have yet to meet one person that actually likes him as a mayor.

From the NY Post


Read more here 

In my opinion I think the administration is trying to see what it can get out of Cohen for programs, donations, etc. I don’t know if it’s true or not but this could be a big political ploy but who knows. I might be crazy.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Did the Wilpons care?


Did the Wilpons care? Yes they cared about winning. They cared about putting a team together as cheaply as possible? In my opinion, yes to that. Did the Wilpons care about their fans? Again in my opinion, not as much as they think they did. I have felt over the years the Wilpons have bungle many fan friendly type events. From no Mets fans want a fan fest to the sendoff to spring training events that they did, they for lack of a better term half assed it. With the Fan fest in 2020, they did a great job. I was impressed by how well they had it nailed down. The problem I have with it though is it took fans to show proof of concept with the QBC aka Queens Baseball Convention to show them that fans wanted to celebrate the Mets.

That Spring Training send off that they did a few years ago was supposed to be for a limited number if folks with tickets for it and then it became a free for all. Literally just show up and you can get a signed pic from a former player and some photo ops with Mr and Mrs Met.

Even the stadium itself. The fans had to complain (@Metspolice and myself amongst them) that there weren't any real historical Mets stuff. There wasn't a Mets Museum. The team store was double the size of what it is now and half of it was Brooklyn Dodgers gear. Any time you would bring this up to the Mets about the Dodgers it was "It is because of the lineage of the Mets that came from National League Teams of NY." Yet, there wasn't one NY Giants piece of merch anywhere. So what happened there?

There weren't any pics around the concourse at all of the ball park throwing back to the the history of the Mets. It took a full year for this to happen. What about that bridge in right center? You know they were waiting for a sponsor for it before they named it Shea Bridge.

If they cared about fans they would have made it easier for fans to get around the food lines while walking.

If they cared about the fans they would have enforced the no going down to your seats during an at bat rule. If they cared about the fans they would have trained a lot of the security folks to be more pleasant to their customers coming into the ballpark while doing their jobs. If they cared about the fans when designing the ballpark with the plexiglass up top, they would have mentioned obscured nightlines when they sold you the tickets. If they cared about the fans, they wouldn't make them line up to get bobble heads 2 1/2 hours before a game. They would make sure there was one for every fan. 

Let me get back to my original point of this post. Did the Wilpons care? Yep. They did care but they didn't care enough. I don't know if I have mentioned this or not, but at the last actual full QBC event, Jeff Wilpon wanted to show up as a surprised guest and he was talked out of it by his people. In my eyes if he cared about what the fans thought of him and wanted to really change his image he would have told his people he was coming anyway.

I wanted to thank Joe deMayo for his tweet because it actually gave me something to write about.



 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Matt Harvey "Dark Knight" Inscribed Ball

 






"Personally hand signed Baseball Officially licensed by the MLB.Obtained under the auspices of the MLB Authentication Program and can be verified by its numbered hologram at MLB.comAccompanied with an individual numbered, tamper-evident hologram from Fanatics Authentic, this process ensures that your edition is authentic and eliminates any possibility of duplication or fraud.This Baseball is being sold Unframed"

I guess news gets to Australia really, really slow.... How much is this ball really worth?



Thursday, October 22, 2020

Download Mets Pumpkin Stencils

 

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The Mets can have a SEAVER stencil but no statue

Anyway this is fun for the kids. Download here.

Stroman flirting with the Yankees.


From the NY POST

 

 After the Yankees’ season ended, general manager Brian Cashman said the team’s rotation “was at risk” in the playoffs “and that needs to get improved upon.”

Clearly, Marcus Stroman agrees, as the right-hander took to Twitter on Wednesday to explain why he would fit into the Yankees’ rotation.

In response to a Twitter post saying Stroman would be “the steal of the offseason,” the pending free agent agreed and posited he’d be at least their third-best starter in 2021.

“Besides [Gerrit] Cole, there’s no current yankee pitcher who will be anywhere in my league over the next 5-7 years,’’ Stroman wrote. “Their pitching always folds in the end. That lineup and payroll should be winning World Series’ left and right … yet they’re in a drought! Lol.”

Read more here

I wasn't a fan of Marcus Stroman when he pitched in Toronto. Still wasn't a fan when he pitched for the Mets. I just don't think he is a solid pitcher. The opting out of the season once he got his service time in was a little shady too. If he wants to flirt and end up with the Yankees it's fine with me.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Owners of the New Brewery at Citi Field will be..




 The same folks that owned Majority Shares in Mikkeller NYC.




MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner according to the NY POST




From the NY POST 

 Steve Cohen is one significant step closer to becoming the owner of the Mets.

The Post confirmed MLB’s Ownership Committee approved Cohen to be the team’s next owner, with sources saying Cohen received seven of the eight votes on the board. Sportico first reported Cohen’s approval.

Next up will be the eight-owner Executive Committee, followed by the full ownership group, when Cohen will need 23 of 30 votes for his $2.475 billion purchase of the Mets to go through. Since the Mets will vote for Cohen, he’ll really need just 22 of 29.

Cohen met virtually with the Ownership Committee earlier this month and the full ownership group vote could occur as soon as the week following the conclusion of the World Series, with Game 1 Tuesday night in Arlington, Texas.

As The Post’s Ken Davidoff reported Saturday, there is “cautious optimism” that Cohen will secure the necessary votes, although not necessarily unanimity.

White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf had previously opposed Cohen’s pursuit of the Dodgers and Reinsdorf is friendly with Alex Rodriguez — who attempted to buy the Mets in a group that included fiancée Jennifer Lopez, and business titans Vincent Viola and Mike Repole. That group could revive its bid if the opportunity arises. Another group led by Josh Harris, who owns the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Devils, also bid for the Mets.

Read more here

Anyone think Cohen doesn't get approved? I think some of the signs like Mikkeller (which was owner by a lot of Wilpons and Katz kinfolk) closing up shop and the US Regulators okaying Cohen to buy the team, I think it's pretty fair to say the owners will vote yes on the sale, even if they are worried about spending. The positive side for them is that the Mets making money, makes the central fund richer.







Mets Zombies

 I guess Halloween is coming and you might want something like this.



Forever Collectibles Zombie - NY Mets - New York Mets. Condition is Used. 


Sunday, October 18, 2020

MLB on Fox's twitter account made me chuckle.

 


This is actually pretty funny.

@Mets still misplacing more fan cut outs.




 Looks like the Mets still haven't figured out the pickups yet. They tried to do a good thing but as usual didn't execute it well.  You can read about it here and here. And below are a couple of new add ons.




Saturday, October 17, 2020

Any one know this fan? @Mets gave his cut out to wrong person.

 


I mean the Mets do try to do the right thing but as usual the Mets it up. If anyone knows this fan you can hit me up at mediagoon@gmail.com

Friday, October 16, 2020

@Mets Fan Cutout is already missing for pickup at @Citifield


Seems like the picking up of the cutouts is hitting some snags already. My buddy just DM'd me that he could only pick up one of his cutouts.




So my buddy took time out to go pick his cut outs up and he only got, "We'll let you know on Monday about it." I wonder if they misplaced it and instead of owning up to it they are trying to scramble and have it remade from the file that was sent in and that is why it is going to take until Monday to figure this out. Maybe I am looking at this all wrong. Maybe the Mets are doing something awesome with his cut out and I am being to negative. Anyone else deal with this today?

Mets as usual feel free to hit me up with your side of the story so I can clarify it to the fans.

Also how is the pickup going? Is it smooth? Let me know.

UPDATE- it took a while to find some cutouts and another friend got someone else's cut outs and his is missing.




Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mets Beer Flight.

 


Who besides Ceetar has beer flights at home? This is another dopey item.

Show off your dedication to the New York Mets at your next get-together with this Craft Beer Flight. This two-tiered acacia tray includes four 4oz. beer glasses suspended in the top shelf, and hallowed areas to hold the beer caps. It also features a chalkboard panel so you can label your beers with the included soapstone pencil. This awesome piece is sure to highlight your New York Mets spirit!

@the7Line: METS "NEW YORK" JACKET (BLACK)

 


METS "NEW YORK" JACKET (BLACK)

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DROPPING OCTOBER 19TH AT 10AM ET AS A PRE-SALE! THE DISCOUNTED PRE-SALE WINDOW WILL RUN FOR 24 HOURS!

PRE-SALE PRICE: $149.99 

FULL PRICE AFTER THE 24 HOUR WINDOW: $165

HANDMADE IN QUEENS, NY!

- Mets patch across the chest 

- Mets skyline patch on left sleeve

- Black satin 

- Officially licensed by MLB

HANDMADE IN QUEENS, NY

MENS: XS-4XL

Our mens jacket sizes are based off a suit jacket. We typically recommend going down a size from your normal sweatshirt/t-shirt size if you prefer a more tailored fit.

XS: 32-34 

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M: 40-42  

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XXL: 52-54 (+$5)

3XL: 56-58 (+$10) 

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PLEASE ALLOW AT LEAST ONE MONTH FOR DELIVERY. THESE ARE ALL HANDMADE AND TAKE TIME TO PRODUCE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE. THEY ARE WORTH THE WAIT! IF YOU ORDER OTHER ITEMS ALONG WITH THIS JACKET THEY WILL SHIP TOGETHER!

Bring Home the Jake Mangum Hit King Bobblehead Today!


 


Bring Home the Jake Mangum Hit King Bobblehead Today! 

 

We are not worthy! Bring home the Jake Mangum Hit King Bobblehead and pay your respects to the greatest hitter in SEC history.

 

Before coming to Brooklyn as a member of the New York Mets, Mangum took Mississippi State by storm for four years of unforgettable moments and unwavering consistency at the plate. Jake finished his Bulldogs career with 383 hits, the most all-time in conference history and the fourth-most in NCAA history.

 

Purchase the Jake Mangum Hit King Bobblehead for $30 (includes shipping)! Limit eight (8) bobbleheads per order and no ballpark pickup – everything must be shipped.

 

With your purchase, the Brooklyn Cyclones will make a donation to support healthcare and essential workers.

 

 

Mets Emergency Road Side Kit


I found this little gem on the inter webs today. Looks super junkish to me. I think I would rather use anything else but this if I broke down on the road.

A little car trouble won't keep you from celebrating your New York Mets spirit when you grab this Roadside Emergency kit! This useful New York Mets kit features supplies such as basic tools, fuses, and jumper cables to get you on your way in no time. All of the contents come in a triangular-shaped tote with reflective tape that doubles as a roadside hazard sign to help you stay safe.


  • Product ID: 2449776
  • Material: 100% Polyester
  • 1 tire-pressure gauge
  • 1 Triangular-shaped tote with reflective tape that doubles as a roadside hazard sign
  • 1 9-piece ratchet set (socket sizes ranging from 3/16" to 1/2") with rigid hand driver
  • 1 set of jumper cables (8.2-ft long, 15-gauge copper with laminated instructions tag affixed to the cables)
  • 1 heavy-duty plastic ice scraper
  • Blade-style automotive fuses: (1) 10 amp, (2) 15 amp, and (1) 20 amp
  • 1 pair of white work gloves (woven heavy-duty cotton blend)
  • 1 Phillips screwdriver (7-1/4")
  • 1 roll of red electrical tape
  • 1 flathead screwdriver (7-1/4")
  • Insulated ring and spade terminals (3 of each)
  •  

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Steve Cohen looking out for Citi Field Seasonal Employees.

    Art by @grafixjoker




     If I was a cynical Mets fan, I would say this is just a PR move to get MLB Owners to vote him the sale of the team. If I was cynical, I would say imagine the PR nightmare MLB Owners would have to deal with at that time? If I was cynical, I would say that there might be contracts that need to be renewed for the unions and this is a way to make a favorable first impression with them. But, Hey, I'm not cynical and at least the possible new ownership will help put some money in the pockets of the folks in need from that work at the stadium 

    From the NY POST.

    Steve Cohen, because of his vast wealth and what could be done with it in procuring players, has been the people’s choice to gain control of the Mets. He also is solidifying another constituency — seasonal employees.

    Cohen worked out a deal with the three unions that represent Citi Field seasonal employees such as food service workers, janitors and security guards that if he is approved to become Mets owner, he would pay each $500 a month this offseason to financially assist those who did not work a single game amid the pandemic in 2020, The Post has learned.

    The deal would cover 1,140 workers over five months, so basically $2,500 per person between November and Opening Day. That is a $2.85 million commitment if Cohen’s ownership is approved.

    The heads of the three unions that represent the seasonal workers — Kyle Bragg, president of SEIU Local 32BJ; Bill Granfield, president of UNITE HERE Local 100; and Richard Lanigan, business manager of OPEIU Local 153 — said in a joint statement:

    “On behalf of the over 1,000 employees our unions collectively represent, we are extraordinarily grateful to Steve Cohen for this multi-million dollar commitment to help the seasonal workers of Citi Field.

    “During this period of uncertainty, the food service employees, custodians, concessions staff and other vital workers are struggling to make ends meet while the stadium remains closed. There is no question that this pledge of financial assistance represents a lifeline for these hardworking families.


    Read more here

    Wilpons didn’t want to invest in technology.




     For years us Mets fans also have said the Wilpons/Mets never did the moves that would help them compete or put the over the top to become a winner. This just shows how they are with even tech that could be written off probably as a cost for business. How do you not do something like this to help your team win and when then win they make more money? The ineptitude of the owners for the Mets really did know no bounds.

    From the NY Post



    Sunday, October 11, 2020

    Amazon Hub at Citi Field.

     


    I was wondering why there were two huge building size tents that all of a sudden were put up in the employee parking lot over at Citi Field. Metspolice saw from Ted Alexandro on twitter that it is an Amazon Hub. Now with the Amazon hub being there who is making the money off the rental of the lot? Is it the Mets? Is it NYC? Are they getting the money from the rental? I am just curious as to who is getting the money. Did the Wilpons get permission from the parks department like when they were trying to build the second mall in the Citi Field parking lot where Shea Stadium once stood. This is one of those weird things that always ends up on Orbit around the Mets. 



    You want to work there? Well the Mets signage is telling you how if you want to.


    Check out Metspolice.com 

    Saturday, October 10, 2020

    Mets seem to have screwed up the fan cut out pickups

     


    The Mets have botched up the fan cut outs once again. If you don't have a car don't bother going to Citi Field to pick up your cut out, even if you made your appointment to do so. In this email it states you can only pick up your cut out via vehicle. Now I get that with what is going on with Covid-19 and that is actually a smart plan. But why not have this plan set up since the beginning when folks were filling out the times to make appointments for the cut outs? Maybe they could have worked out something with a friend who was already going has a car to come pick it up for them? Maybe you could have offered a shipping option for a couple of bucks extra? Maybe you could have told folks originally when you guys set up the sale for the cutouts that they could keep the cutouts(you guys would have had more cut outs bought then)? As usual when the Mets do something "Good" for their fans, they still end up screwing it up.

    Am I surprised? Nope.

    Friday, October 9, 2020

    Late Knight Warriors Against Cancer

     


    Buddy of mine and a member of the Queens Baseball Convention family is helping to raise money for the Cancer Research Center.

    Hello friends, well wishers, fellow sports fans, and the random people that follow me just to argue. We at the Late Knight Warriors are doing a limited shirt run to raise money that goes directly to the Cancer Research Institute to help with the fight against cancer. Shirts are available in adult and kid sizes. We've already hit our minimum, but would love to add on to that. Cheers! And Fuck Cancer! - Elvis Cage

    You guys might know Elvis as The 7 Line Army DJ from the tailgates and other events. Let's show some support to this cause. 


    All of us in some way, shape, or form have had our lives affected by cancer. All proceeds from this shirt will be donated to the Cancer Research Institute to help them battle against cancer.

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    All funds raised will go directly to Cancer Research Institute, Inc.

    You can buy your shirt or just donate here.