Sunday, February 28, 2021

The Media Goon Show Ep1: Comedian/Actor @JohnSaponaro


The first episode of The Mediagoon Show is here. @Mediagoon with his co-host @dave_majo welcome in comedian, actor, and Mets fan @JohnSaponaro to the show. It's a mix bag of Mets,MCU, and comedy talk. Feel free to like comment and subscribe to the QBC Channel.



Friday, February 26, 2021

METS LAUNCH AMAZIN’ METS FOUNDATION

 




METS LAUNCH AMAZIN’ METS FOUNDATION

Foundation Committed to Providing Needed Services & Opportunities in Neighborhoods Near Citi Field

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 26, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced the launch of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the New York Mets.

 

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation is committed to using the platform of the Mets to inspire change and make a lasting impact – on and off the field – by providing needed services and opportunities to children, families, and under-served groups in neighborhoods and communities near Citi Field, the Mets home ballpark. The foundation can be found online at amazinmetsfoundation.org.

 


“Our mission is simple: to be a champion, you need to stand for something,” said Alex Cohen, Mets Owner & President of Amazin’ Mets Foundation.  “It’s beyond the words of the mission. It’s about the work we will do.  We’re committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service by creating awareness, offering guidance, and leading by example to show the world what giving can do.”

Alex Cohen and Mets players unveiled the Foundation’s new name, logo and the Amazin’ Mets Foundation Boys & Girls Club co-branded truck today at Clover Park, the Mets’ Spring Training facility in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

 

In the attached photo, left-to-right are: Taijuan Walker, Carlos Carrasco, Alex Cohen, Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso.

@Amazin_Stories: 99s and Sharks

 


This @grafixjoker guy is something else...



Thursday, February 25, 2021

@GrafixJoker doing time lapse of his work of @Lindor12BC

 I'm on a Lindor kick today it seems. Joe is doing some great work and is showing the process of how he creates/draws his artwork.



Francisco Lindor channeling Coming2America

 


This is really short but for some reason this little nod to Coming to America Made me chuckle. I am really liking Lindor's energy.



What is going to happen when the Mets oversell tickets during Covid Restrictions?

 



As of now NYC/NYS is letting 10 percent occupancy of arenas and stadiums. I want to know what happens when Opening Day roles around and the Mets have to make the "cuts" to fans. If you paid for you seats already, whether in a plan or single tickets, how annoyed are you going to be when the Mets send you an email that you can't come to the game? I want to know how the Mets are going to make the decision of what fans can be in the stadium or not. What about if you have a group that you are bringing in? What about if you are with the7Line Army in CF?

The Mets have been pushing folks to buy ticket plans and group plans for this season. I have gotten four calls this off season from my "new point of contact" from the Mets. I have had four different new points of contact from these calls. I understand that this business and I am glad people at the stadium have jobs but come on.

Full disclosure. I still have my 7Line seats and I just rolled over the money I had as a credit from last season so it was basically only spent money anyway. But I am not going out of my way to get seats to any other games right now while there is no plan available to what the team is going to be allowed to do according to NYC/NYS covid protocols.

I guess there is probably going to be a lottery for folks to get into the stadium. Maybe by the time April rolls around the Mets will be able to have 35-50 percent capacity? I don't know if that will happen or not. I'm just guessing like you probably are too. Will the Mets offer you a refund at the end of the season? Will they just offer credits?  I guess we will find out.



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

For $40 your cutout could be at Mets Games in PSL




 I’m gonna pass on this again myself. It’s not cool for me but if you like this kinda stuff, have at it.

Celebrate Mets Spring Training with a fan cutout at Clover Park!

One person per cutout. Wear your Mets gear or colors.

Orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Once installed, cutouts will remain in the stadium for the remainder of Spring Training. We cannot guarantee that cutouts ordered together will be placed next to each other.

Please note, we are unable to create cutouts that include the following;

  • Commercial advertisements, including slogans, websites and phone numbers
  • Social media handles and hashtags
  • Offensive or negative references to any MLB team
  • Names of any MLB players
  • Statements or endorsements of political candidates
  • Third party logos/branding

The Mets reserve the right to refuse any photos. Photos that portray obscene, lewd, explicit, discriminatory, derogatory, violent, offensive, infringing or otherwise inappropriate content are strictly prohibited and will be rejected. See Consent, Assignment, and Release here.

For best practices on submitting your photo, please reference our Photo Submission Guide.

Questions about fan cutouts can be emailed to fancutout@stluciemets.com.

All sales are final - no refunds.

*Please note fan cutouts will not be available to claim following the conclusion of the program and we are unable to send individual photos of each cutout.

Monday, February 22, 2021

@Amazin_Stories by @Grafixjoker


 


I love Joe's work. 

Francisco Lindor has some New Balance collection dropping 3/1

I wonder how well this will sell in NY. Going to be interesting to see what this all is about.



Sunday, February 21, 2021

Mets New Era Elements Trucker Snapback Hat

 

Whether you're heading to watch the New York Mets play, or simply looking to showcase your fandom in your day-to-day, you need this Elements trucker 9FIFTY snapback hat from New Era. The bold New York Mets logo embroidered on the crown will add that simple and sweet touch to your outfit that you've been searching for. This New York Mets cap is sure to give your game day look a tasteful boost.

WOW this has to be one of the worst caps I have seen in a long time.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

NY METS LOT Piazza Bobblehead, 1986 and 1988 Photos, Movies, Books, & More!

 


My buddy has this up for sale. 

Great lot of items NY METS LOT Piazza Bobblehead, Vintage Plastic bobble,
and Jose Reyes SGA bobble. 1986 and 1988 Photos, Movies, Books, Ticket from June 13, 1971
Mets win over Giants, Shea Stadium game used locker tags from Matt Galante,Rick Peterson 
and Jaime Cerda. See photos for condition. Questions welcome. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail.

Interested? Click here.



Mets Spring Training Tickets on sale

 



2021 SPRING TRAINING TICKETS ON SALE NOW 
A limited amount of Mets Spring Training Single Game Tickets are on sale now! The Mets will open their 24-game exhibition season against the Marlins in Jupiter on March 1. The first home game at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie will be Tuesday, March 2 vs. Houston. The Mets will play the Marlins, Nationals, Cardinals and Astros six times each. 

Buy Tickets
Spring Training Information

Important information about the upcoming 2021 Spring Training season at Clover Park: 
  • The Mets are taking several measures to host people safely at the facility. This includes posting social distancing markers, requiring masks to be worn, installing hand sanitizer stations, utilizing pod seating and having staff disinfect and sanitize common areas.
  • For the safety of fans attending games, tickets will be available in pods ranging in size from 1-6 seats. When purchasing a pod of seats, all seats in the designated pod must be purchased together.
  • Seating pods may not be split amongst parties that do not know each other. The reselling or forwarding of portions of a seat pod to multiple parties is strictly prohibited.
  • Capacity at the ballpark will be limited to 20% to maintain social distancing. All seating pods will be seated at least six (6) feet from any other seating pod. Attendees must maintain six (6) feet of distance from anyone not in their seating pod at all times while inside Clover Park.
  • All attendees age two (2) years and older must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth at all times on ballpark property other than when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seats.
  • Attendees who do not comply with the face covering policy may be required to leave the ballpark.
  • In order to reduce touch points between employees and guests, no bags will be permitted except for those that are carried for medical reasons or manufactured diaper bags that accompany infants and young children.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Mets fire hitting coordinator of sexual harassment allegations.



 

Another person from the Mets organization that has been fired hitting coordinator Ryan Ellis.  The Mets were aware of the allegations in 2018. I am just shocked that this was not a major story yesterday.
From USA Today.

Ellis remained with the team until January of this year despite the organization being aware of the allegations in 2018. The Mets said Ellis was disciplined and initially placed on “probationary status" due to those allegations. 

"We immediately commenced a new investigation and terminated the employee on January 22," the Mets said in a statement to The Athletic. 

One woman told The Athletic that Ellis made several graphic, sexually explicit comments to her. According to The Athletic's report, the woman kept a journal of her experiences.

The Athletic report also stated that another woman had a "brief sexual relationship" with Ellis in 2017 but ended it. According to the report, "for months afterward, she received persistent, unwanted text messages from Ellis that were sexual in nature." This woman reported these incidents to human resources, sharing at least one of the text messages, according to the report.

The report also said a third woman "told her supervisor that Ellis often made sexually suggestive comments to her and other low-level female employees and that he would call her late in the evening and ask if her boyfriend was home." This woman, according to The Athletic, reported this to human resources.

 Read more here

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tim Tebow Retires



TEBOW ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 17, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced that outfielder Tim Tebow is retiring from professional baseball.  

 

“It has been a pleasure to have Tim in our organization as he’s been a consummate professional during his four years with the Mets,” said Team President Sandy Alderson. “By reaching the Triple-A level in 2019, he far exceeded expectations when he first entered the system in 2016 and he should be very proud of his accomplishments.” 

 

Tebow, 33, signed with the Mets on September 8, 2016 and participated in the Mets’ instructional league in Port St. Lucie that fall. He hit a home run in his first at-bat in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals on September 28, 2016. In his first professional season, he split the year between Columbia (A) and St. Lucie (A). He homered in his first professional at-bat while playing for the Columbia Fireflies. 

 

In 2018, Tebow again went deep in his first at-bat of the season, this time as a member of the Binghamton Rumble Ponies (AA). That summer, he was named to the Eastern League All-Star team and represented the East squad as the designated hitter. In 2019, his final professional season, he appeared in 77 games for the Syracuse Mets (AAA) before a laceration on his left hand ended his season. 

 

In three professional seasons, Tebow slashed .223/.299/.338 with 107 runs scored, 48 doubles, three triples, 18 home runs, 107 RBI and five stolen bases in 287 games. 

 

“I want to thank the Mets, Mr. Alderson, the fans and all my teammates for the chance to be a part of such a great organization,” said Tebow. “I loved every minute of the journey, but at this time I feel called in other directions. I never want to be partially in on anything. I always want to be 100 percent in on whatever I choose. Thank you again for everyone’s support of this awesome journey in baseball, I’ll always cherish my time as a Met. #LGM”

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Adam West Batman at Shea?

 


Any go to this back in the day? This seemed really cool to go to!

Monday, February 15, 2021

$55 for a pair of Nike Mets shorts?

 


Your loyalty to the New York Mets is unmatched, but you're always looking for ways to show off your pride. Take your dedication to the next level by sporting these Authentic Collection Flux shorts from Nike! They're decked out in bold team colors and a crisp New York Mets logo to vividly display your impressive devotion. They are also built with Dri-FIT and Nike Dry technologies, both of which will keep you comfortable by wicking moisture away from your body.

Lids have these on their site. Seriously? $55 for a pair of shorts? This is insanity!!!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Anyone want to buy some cool @Dave_majo artwork?

 




Dave has done some awesome artwork over the years.  He's looking to move some of his original artwork and this might be up someone's alley.

Ugly Mets Trucker CAP

 



You've been looking everywhere for the best cap to go with your ensemble. Well your search is over! This New York Mets Heritage Band Trucker 9FIFTY snapback hat from New Era is perfect for you! It features stunning throwback New York Mets graphics and a sweet design that will stand out each time you go to the ballpark.

I am not looking anywhere for this cap. Yikes.

Friday, February 12, 2021

METS ANNOUNCE REVISED 2021 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE & UNVEIL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT CLOVER PARK



METS ANNOUNCE REVISED 2021 SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE &

UNVEIL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AT CLOVER PARK




FLUSHING, N.Y., February 12, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced that their revised 2021 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule will begin on Monday, March 1. 

 

The Mets will open their 24-game exhibition season against the Marlins in Jupiter on March 1. The first home game at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie will be Tuesday, March 2 vs. Houston. The Mets will play the Marlins, Nationals, Cardinals and Astros six times each.

 

Single Game presale for Spring Training Season Ticket Holders will be Tuesday, February 16 at 10 am. Single Game presale for New York Mets Season Ticket Holders and St. Lucie Mets Season Ticket Holders will be Thursday, February 18 at 10 am. Single Game tickets for the General Public will go on sale Saturday, February 20 at 10 am. All tickets must be purchased online at mets.com/springtraining.

 

Ticket prices range from $15-$35. Capacity at Clover Park will be limited to 20% (approximately 1,400 fans) to maintain social distancing. Tickets will be available in pods ranging in size from 1-6 seats. When purchasing a pod of seats, all seats in the designated area must be purchased together. All seating pods will be at least six feet from any other seating pod. 

 

Clover Park will meet MLB, local health department and CDC guidelines to ensure all players and fans are safe. Fans will be required to wear masks that cover their nose and mouth at all times on ballpark property other than when actively eating or drinking at their ticketed seat. Stadium ushers and staff will monitor the crowd and ask all fans to comply with the safety protocols. Hand sanitizer stations and social distancing markers have been installed throughout Clover Park and staff will continually disinfect and sanitize restrooms and common areas.

 

Concession stands will be open with health and safely protocols strictly enforced. Every location will have a touchless payment option and the Mets encourage fans to use credit or debit cards at all locations.

 

For more information regarding ticket procedures and health and safety protocols at Clover Park visit mets.com/springtraining.

MLB ANNOUNCES MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS




MLB ANNOUNCES MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL TEAMS 

Teams Will Be Part of New Model to Better Serve Fans, Players and Clubs

 

Minor Leagues to Include Player Salary Increases, Modernized Facility Standards and Reduced Travel

 

MLB Preserves High-Level Baseball in Communities, Expands MLB-Supported Baseball

 

Major League Baseball today announced that all 120 Minor League Clubs offered an invitation to become Professional Development League (“PDL”) license holders have officially agreed to accept.  These teams, selected as partners by Major League Clubs and being announced in full today, will provide both facilities and communities that are essential to the development of the next generation of big-league stars. 

Commissioner of Baseball Robert D. Manfred, Jr. said: “We are excited to unveil this new model, which not only provides a pipeline to the Majors, but continues the Minor Leagues’ tradition of entertaining millions of families in hundreds of communities.  In modernizing our Minor League system, we prioritized the qualities that make the Minor Leagues such an integral part of our game while strengthening how we develop professional athletes on and off the field.  We look forward to demonstrating the best of our game throughout local communities, supporting all those who are working hard to grow the sport, and sharing unrivaled technology and resources with minor league teams and players.”

As a part of MLB’s realignment, many Minor League affiliates will be in significantly closer geographic proximity to the Major League Clubs with which they are associated.  On average, Major League Clubs will now be over 200 miles closer to their Triple-A affiliates.  By creating better geographical synergy between a Major League Club and its affiliates, more fans will be able to watch an organization’s players progress in their careers from the Minor Leagues to the big leagues in their home region. 

Each MLB Club will provide Minor League players and staffs to their four affiliates – one at each of the Triple-A, Double-A, High-A and Low-A levels.  Minor League Clubs will receive PDL licenses from MLB that entitle them to operate in the Professional Development Leagues, ensuring a new set of standards in terms of facilities and player working conditions.  The licenses will create many improvements to the experience and lifestyle of Minor League players, such as:

 

  • Player salary increases ranging from 38-72% for the 2021 season.
  • Modernized facility standards better suited for professional athletes.
  • Improved amenities and working conditions for players and staff.
  • Reduced in-season travel for players and coaches.
  • Better geographical alignment.

 

This announcement follows other recent announcements made by Major League Baseball detailing elements of its new comprehensive player development system.  The new system will better serve fans, players and Clubs throughout the United States and Canada; preserve high-level, sustainable baseball in nearly every community where the game has historically been played; and position the sport for growth in future years.  In combination, the integrated player development system now includes 179 teams across 17 leagues in 43 states and four provinces.  Including the Arizona and Gulf Coast Leagues, there are 209 teams across 19 leagues in 44 states and four provinces.

More teams will be joining the broader MLB player development system and other baseball leagues in the coming weeks and months, further enhancing the landscape for fans to continue to cheer on future stars.  MLB has nearly completed its work towards ensuring baseball’s presence in almost all of the previous affiliated communities.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

METS SIGN INF JONATHAN VILLAR


 METS SIGN INF JONATHAN VILLAR

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 11, 2021 – The New York Mets announced today that the team has signed infielder Jonathan Villar to a one-year contract. In a corresponding move, RHP Brad Brach has been designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

 

Villar, 29, ranks fourth in the majors with 218 stolen bases since 2013. He led the major leagues with a career-high 62 steals in 2016 with Milwaukee and has accumulated 35-or-more stolen bases in a season three times (2016, 2018 and 2019). Villar and Dee Strange-Gordon are the only active players who have stolen at least 60 bases in one season. From 2016-2019, Villar produced four consecutive seasons of 10-or-more home runs and at least 20 stolen bases. He and Trea Turner were the only two players to do so over that stretch.

 

The 6-foot, 233-pound infielder appeared in all 162 of Baltimore’s games in 2019 and set career-best marks with 111 runs scored, 176 hits, five triples, 24 home runs and 73 RBI. He spent the first half of the 2020 season with Miami before being traded to Toronto at the trade deadline. In 52 total games, he slashed .232/.301/.292 with five doubles, two homers, 15 RBI and 16 stolen bases.

 

The La Vega, Dominican Republic native is one of just two active players, along with his fellow countryman Starlin Castro, who has started at least 300 games at both shortstop and second base since his rookie season in 2013. He has also seen action at third base (54 games), center field (10 games) and left field (five games).

 

The switch-hitting Villar was originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 before being dealt to Houston in a swap for RHP Roy Oswalt in 2010. He debuted with the Astros in 2013 and has played eight major league seasons with Houston (2013-2015), Milwaukee (2016-2018), Baltimore (2018-2019), Miami (2020) and Toronto (2020).


Mets Schedule with times.

 


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

METS ACQUIRE KHALIL LEE FROM KANSAS CITY IN THREE-TEAM TRADE




 METS ACQUIRE KHALIL LEE FROM KANSAS CITY IN THREE-TEAM TRADE

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 10, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced they have acquired outfielder Khalil Lee from Kansas City in a three-team trade. The Mets will send RHP Josh Winckowski and a player-to-be-named-later to the Boston Red Sox. To make room on the 40-man roster, catcher Ali S├ínchez has been designated for assignment.

 

Lee, 22, was ranked Kansas City’s eighth-best prospect in 2020 according to MLB.com. In 2019, he slashed .264/.363/.372 with 53 stolen bases, the third-most in the minor leagues with Northwest Arkansas (AA). The 5-10, 170-pounder was Kansas City’s organizational Player of the Year and was a Texas League All-Star. He led the league with 65 walks, scored 74 runs, collected 21 doubles, eight homers and had 51 RBI in 129 games in 2019.

 

Lee, the 103rd-overall pick in the 2016 First Year Player Draft, has slashed .256/.366/.409 with 72 doubles, 19 triples, 37 homers, 192 RBI and 97 stolen bases in 399 career minor league games.

 

Lee was Virginia’s Gatorade High School Player of the Year Award recipient as a senior after hitting .471 with six homers.

 

Winckowski, 22, was acquired by the Mets in theJanuary 27 trade that sent LHP Steven Matz to the Blue Jays.

 

TOM SEAVER NEW YORK METS FRAMED SHOWCASE BOBBLEHEAD

hereLimited to 241 pieces. This new bobble head got here quicker than a statue.



Buy yours here .


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

What happened to all the MLB Bobbleheads from 2020?


 The Mets gave out the deGrom and Alonso bobble heads to planholders but what happened to all the other MLB team Bobbleheads.

From ESPN.com


When the sports world came to a pause last spring, Jay Deutsch, the CEO of Bensussen Deutsch & Associates (better known as BDA), said his company, which produces the majority of promotional bobbleheads for MLB teams, needed to pivot from distribution to storage. He estimates that about four million bobbleheads planned for giveaways last year are currently sitting in warehouses.

Teams plan promotions months in advance because of the production schedule required. Deutsch said BDA produced items scheduled through May 2020 (plus some for further out, including Williams' stormtrooper bobblehead) before the pandemic.

Read more here



The Mets raise the 86 Banner




The Mets raise the 86 Banner- From Mets YouTube page

Thank you to those of you who tipped @QBConvention 2021

 


That was a fun time on Saturday wasn't it? I want to thank everyone who tipped us the other day. We really appreciate it.

Thank you to

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Sunday, February 7, 2021

@QBConvention: QBC 2021's Mets Fan Artist Panel

 


 Hey everyone. I am cutting the panels up to their own sections so you don't have to FFwd through the QBC video to get to the panels that you want to see first. Here is the "Super" Joe McEwing Panel Hosted by Matt Cerrone


We produced this event for free this year because let's face it, we all needed something that we love to happen still happen and entertain us for a few hours.



We have a Tip Jar set up. If you like what we do, maybe leave us a little something. If not, we are cool with that. Enjoy the Panel and you can click here to tip.

@QBConvention: Virtual QBC 2021's Super Joe McEwing Panel


 Hey everyone. I am cutting the panels up to their own sections so you don't have to FFwd through the QBC video to get to the panels that you want to see first. Here is the "Super" Joe McEwing Panel Hosted by Matt Cerrone


We produced this event for free this year because let's face it, we all needed something that we love to happen still happen and entertain us for a few hours.



We have a Tip Jar set up. If you like what we do, maybe leave us a little something. If not, we are cool with that. Enjoy the Panel and you can click here to tip.

@QBConvention: Virtual QBC 2021 Unipanel- Black Jerseys. Should they come back?

 


Hey everyone. I am cutting the panels up to their own sections so you don't have to FFwd through the QBC video to get to the panels that you want to see first. Here is the Unipanel- Black Jerseys. Should they come back. Hosted by Mediagoon himself with Jon Salazar(@MarvelMMarathon) of Marvel Movie Marathon Podcast fame and a mystery guest. They discuss if the Mets should bring back the black jerseys.

We produced this event for free this year because let's face it, we all needed something that we love to happen still happen and entertain us for a few hours.


We have a Tip Jar set up. If you like what we do, maybe leave us a little something. If not, we are cool with that. Enjoy the Panel and you can click here to tip.