Thursday, April 22, 2021

Mega McCann by @Grafixjoker

 


@Grafixjoker with his Mega McCann with his McCannon

@QBConvention is going to have an announcement soon.

 


I know this sounds like one of those annoying teasers but I wanted to let you guys know that we are going to have a really cool announcement soon about some more virtual Q and As. Why are we not telling you who, when, and what this is about? Well, we have to get the exact times and dates nailed down. But I just wanted to give you folks a heads up that we have still been working our butts off still trying to do some cool things during this pandemic. I'll drop some hints of who it will be. He played for the Mets in 2006. Had an iconic moment, and is referred to by Mets fans a lot of the time with one name.

Check out the QBC Channel on YouTube to catch up on all the previous things we have done.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Jerseys: Endy Chavez Venezuelan Jersey





This is supposedly game used.... I have no idea if it is or not, will do more research on it but I grabbed it anyway.


Look at all these patches.. Imagine if this was a Mets jersey?


Don't mind the New Balance placement on the neck.


Nice patches..


We are the campeones......of the world....


NB on the chest... Is this like the Under Armour of the future for MLB?


Here is the listing for it....

Endy Chávez  
very rare Jersey made in Venezuela, 
 league view !!!

Endy Chávez (Valencia (Venezuela),
7 of February of 1978) is 
a professional Venezuelan
 baseball player
 who plays in the position of gardener.
 In Major League Baseball he is a
Baltimore Orioles record 
since December 2011 while in his
 native Venezuela he plays for Magellan Navigators.
He has also 
worn the jersey of other teams like the
 Tigres de Aragua, 
the Sharks of La Guaira, and Caribes de Anzoategui in the
 2010-2011 season, a team he he
lped win his
 first title in twenty years of history,
 but only Has done as a 
reinforcement for the round robin and the final.

Chavez battles and defends the left-hander, is considered a
 good fielder, has speed, a great 
arm and ability to connect hits to all parts of the field.
 He is well known for a great 
play he made in the seventh game of the National League
Championship Series in 2006.

In his first six seasons, Chavez hit .269 with
 15 homers and 148 RBI in 569 games.

Endy's brother Ender Chavez has played in the minor
 leagues with the New York Mets, 
Montreal Expos and Washington Nationals, and currently
 plays in the Golden League.

Minor Leagues [edit]
Chavez made his minor league debut in 1996 with the Mets in the New
 York Mets affiliate rookie league. In his 
first season with the team, he hit .354 in 48 games.
He played in the next four years in 
organizing the Mets with Kingsport Mets, Gulf Coast Mets,
 Capital City Bombers and
 St. Lucie Mets. On March 30, 2001, Chavez
was traded from
 the Mets to the Kansas City Royals. In 2001
Chavez played for the Wichita
 Wranglers and the Omaha Royals before making his debut with the Royals.

In 2002, Chavez with the Montreal Expos, played for the Ottawa
Lynx. With Ottawa, Chávez went to 
the All-Star in the International League in 2002.
 Chávez finished in 2004
 with the Edmonton Trappers. In 2005,
Chavez played with the
 New Orleans Zephyrs in Triple-A affiliated with the Montreal
Expos, now known as the Washington Nationals.

Batting stats [edit]

AñoEquipoJuegosVBCHHRCEP
2001KC29774161050,208
2002MTL361252037190,296
2003MTL141483661215470,251
2004MTL117459581305310,283
2005Was7922010,222
2005Phi117459581305310,283
2006NYM117459581305310,283
2007NYM117459581305500,283
2008NYM13329830721120,267
TOTAL32311441483041920,200
VBVeces al bateCCarreras
HHitsHRHome Runs
CECarreras empujadasPPromedio de bateo

Catching Feelings Ep 4: Joe Praino

 








Not rain, not snow, not Covid... NOTHING can slow down the @mets right now! They’re 7-4 & in 1st place in the NL East. Tomorrow at 1P eastern — 10A pacific, I’m going live w/ comedian
Joe Praino
to talk about all of it! Joe has been featured at
Just for Laughs
New Faces & is the host of The Dirty Sports podcast. Be. There. It’s going to be a great episode.
LIVE on the Facebook & Twitter pages for the
Queens Baseball Convention
⁣!

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Old Ballpark Wrigley Field had new security tech.

 



Intrepid fan advocate reporter is in Chicago for the Mets game tonight and saw some cool new security tech.


Catching Feelings Ep 4: Comedian Joe Praino

 









Not rain, not snow, not Covid... NOTHING can slow down the @mets right now! They’re 7-4 & in 1st place in the NL East. Tomorrow at 1P eastern — 10A pacific, I’m going live w/ comedian
Joe Praino
to talk about all of it! Joe has been featured at
Just for Laughs
New Faces & is the host of The Dirty Sports podcast. Be. There. It’s going to be a great episode.
LIVE on the Facebook & Twitter pages for the
Queens Baseball Convention
⁣!

Monday, April 19, 2021

Mets "Golf Box"

 


These "curated" boxes are getting out of hand.

This exclusive New York Mets Fanatics Pack, value at $105+, features timeless products that can be used season after season out on the links. Each Wincraft by Fanatics golf accessory has been carefully selected and are designed with classic New York Mets graphics. Also included is an unstructured, adjustable hat from '47 to cap off a fan assortment that's packed with value. This gift box is also perfect as a gift for any golfer who can't get enough of the New York Mets.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Super Busy Mets Cap

 


This cap is ridiculous. It's so damn busy. Hey lets throw whatever designs we have left over on this cap. Whatya think?


You love nothing more than illustrating your unbridled New York Mets passion as often as possible. Now, you can enjoy an all-new means of expressing that fandom by getting this State Fill Meshback fitted hat from New Era. It features an unmistakable New York Mets logo on the crown and breathable mesh panels on the back that make it easy to enjoy a comfortable fit any time you sport it.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

The Media Goon Show Ep 6: The Metspolice Awards

 




Grafix Joker joins Media Goon talking some Mets, QBC, Star Wars, 
and the precursor to the QBC. The Metspolice Awards.

Friday, April 16, 2021

You can watch The Media Goon Show Ep 6 Live here at 8 pm

 




The Mets organization is in the crosshairs again for sexual harassment allegations.

 


In the Athletic today, there have been more allegations of sexual harassment within the Mets organization. This time it was Joe DeVito, the team’s  former executive producer for content and marketing and the other was the recently rehired David Newman, the team’s chief marketing, content and communications officer.

From the Athletic.

About Joe DeVito and his response. 

“We were all pawns in this toxic workplace,” said one former Mets employee, who has worked in baseball for more than a decade.

Said another who left the team and the industry altogether: “Sometimes (thinking about it) gives me a bit of PTSD.”

At least two women who worked with or around Joe DeVito, the team’s executive producer for content and marketing, spoke to team lawyers, describing incidents they believed were sexual harassment, The Athletichas learned. DeVito announced he was leaving the team on March 8.

“I won't dignify the allegations you are hearing with a response except to say I've always tried to be a gentleman with everyone with whom I work and with whom I'm involved with personally,” DeVito said in a statement to The Athletic.

About David Newman

In another case, a member of the Mets front office was rehired despite allegations of inappropriate comments to female employees during an earlier stint with the team.

Seven employees (both male and female) told The Athletic that David Newman, the team’s chief marketing, content and communications officer, made the comments during his first run with the team from 2005-2018. When he was slated to rejoin the club in November 2020, two female employees complained to Mets president Sandy Alderson about Newman’s previous conduct, but Alderson still hired him.

“It was deflating,” said one of the women who spoke to Alderson.

Current and former employees also criticized the club’s human resources department — the venue for staff members to raise their concerns. If Cohen is serious about getting to the root of what happened before he took control of the team, past and current employees say an examination of how complaints were handled is essential.

Read more here at The Athletic 

There is a second more in depth article on The Athletic also.

Two days later, in an email to some Mets employees that included the subject line “roster move,” DeVito wrote that “it’s time for me to take a step back and assess what next steps should be in my life, and in my career, moving forward.”

DeVito, 46, had been with the Mets for five years, during which time he steadily accrued more clout and responsibility within the organization, adding social media and marketing to his portfolio. Given his stature, and the timing (less than one month before Opening Day), his departure was a surprise to many. Unmentioned in the email was that earlier in March at least two women who worked with or around DeVito had spoken to team lawyers, describing incidents they believed were sexual harassment.

The Athletic goes on to talk about DeVito and David Newman

 There was DeVito, who made unwanted advances toward multiple women, including sending text messages to one employee such as: “I’ve barely hit on you. So that counts for something.” There was Ryan Ellis, a former hitting performance coordinator; three women previously complained he made aggressive sexual comments to them and sent persistent suggestive text messages. Seven employees (both male and female) told The Athletic that David Newman, the team’s chief marketing, content and communications officer (and DeVito’s boss), made inappropriate comments to female employees during his first stint with the team from 2005-2018. Upon learning that Newman was slated to rejoin the team in November 2020, two female employees warned Mets president Sandy Alderson about Newman and suggested Alderson examine Newman’s previous behavior.

The Mets human resources department was supposed to be a firewall against such behavior and a venue for employees who wanted to raise concerns. But more than a dozen people – both male and female – said one of the department’s top officials, Holly Lindvall, seemed to prioritize pleasing ownership, which made employees skeptical their complaints would be taken seriously. Allegations against Callaway, Ellis, Newman and others reached HR and/or the Mets’ legal department. Yet those three men and others remained in their posts.

And a little mire about David Newman

Newman, 59 and a native New Yorker, was hired in October 2005 from the United States Tennis Association, where he was managing director of marketing and communications. He ascended to the role of senior vice president of marketing and communications for the Mets, handling efforts to “build and enhance the club’s brand,” according to a summary of his position on his LinkedIn profile.

Lacking a traditional baseball background, Newman often fixated on other areas – such as a kids crossword puzzle in the team magazine or particular wording in game notes – and subordinates feared “even the tiniest thing would be wrong,” said one former employee. He had a rule prohibiting employees from chewing gum; one former employee said she’d swallow hers if she heard him approaching to avoid his ire.

Newman could be an effective advocate. He would push employees to seek a new job every two years, even if that meant leaving the organization, and would champion employees in their future endeavors, leveraging his connections for those he liked. One woman said she was told during the interview process: “He’s an asshole who is terrible to work for, but he can get you where you need to go.”Past and current employees say Newman frequently made inappropriate remarks about women’s appearances, offering commentary on how they wore their hair, did their makeup and dressed and even what accessories were acceptable.

He told one woman not to wear bright lipstick so as not to bring too much attention to her mouth, going so far as to tell the woman in front of others that her lips “looked too wet.” He criticized another female subordinate’s hair, lamenting to her co-workers that it was too unruly for the workplace, and he asked them why she couldn’t straighten it.

Read more here.

Oh yeah we got one more quote from Sandy Alderson via the Athletic.

Amidst the talk about looking ahead, the “constructive steps” that the Mets and MLB are implementing, Alderson expressed frustration that the organization continues to face a reckoning for past deeds.

“Is there ever a statute of limitations on coverage of some of this stuff?”

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 






The Media Goon Show tonight at 8PM ET


 Tonight at 8 PM ET. The Media Goon Show. Will I be joined by MIA @Dave_Majo and @Grafixjoker? I don't know. Trying to see if I can grab someone else to jump on with us but if I have to ride solo, I have a plan. Who wants to see the precursor of the QBC? You know, the Mazzy Awards? Well I have that live stream from what we did that night.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Mets/Phillies Postponed for today

 


METS-PHILLIES POSTPONED TODAY

Game Rescheduled as First Game of Single Admission Doubleheader

Friday, June 25 at 4:10 P.M.

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., April 15, 2021 – The New York Mets have announced that today’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed due to inclement weather. It will be rescheduled as the first game of a single admission doubleheader on Friday, June 25 at 4:10 p.m. The second game of the doubleheader will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Both games will be seven-inning contests. Tickets for today’s game will NOT be valid for admission to the June 25, 2021 doubleheader.

 

Fans with tickets and parking passes to today's postponed game will automatically receive a credit in their “My Mets Tickets” account in the amount of the face value of their paid ticket and parking pass for today’s game.

 

Fans can apply the credit value of today's tickets toward the purchase of a ticket to any 2021 regular season Mets home game (excluding the September 10-12 Subway Series vs. Yankees) or to any 2022 regular season home game played on or before April 15, 2022 (excluding 2022 Opening Day), subject to availability.  If such an exchange is made for a higher priced ticket, the credit will be applied toward the price of the higher priced ticket.

 

Fans can apply the credit value of a parking pass for today’s game toward the purchase of a parking pass to any 2021 regular season Mets home game (excluding the September 10-12 Subway Series vs. Yankees) or to any 2022 regular season home game played on or before April 15, 2022(excluding 2022 Opening Day), subject to availability. 

 

Complimentary tickets to today’s game and those marked "NO RAINCHECK" have no value and do not constitute a rain check.  

 

Tickets for Mets games are available at Mets.com, the MLB Ballpark app, by calling (718) 507-TIXX or by visiting the Citi Field Box Office.