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Friday, April 30, 2021

The Media Goon Show is Live at 8pm ET


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You know that jersey deGrom wore when he struck out 15 batters? You can bid on it.


Jacob deGrom #48 - Game Used Jackie Robinson Day Jersey and Hat - 9 IP, Career High 15 K's, 0 ER, Earns 2nd Win, Sets MLB Record for Most K's in First 4 Starts; 2-4, RBI, 2 Runs Scored - Mets vs. Nationals - 4/23/21


    This game used size 46 white pinstripe jersey and hat were worn by Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom as the Mets played the Nationals on April 23, 2021 at Citi Field. The New York Mets, along with the rest of Major League Baseball, wore commemorative jerseys and caps to honor Jackie Robinson. All net proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to the Jackie Robinson Foundation by the Amazin' Mets Foundation. For more information about the Amazin' Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit For more information about the Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit The availability of items varies, but for questions about this piece or different numbers, players, colors, or sizes please contact Amazin' Memorabilia, The Official Source for New York Mets Game Used and Autographed Memorabilia, by emailing or by calling 718-559-3144. An MLB Authentication Program tamperproof hologram is affixed to each piece of Amazin' Memorabilia. The New York Mets do not provide certificates of authenticity for items. Printed documentation verifying the authenticity of your item can be obtained by visiting

    About Charity: Mets Foundation

    The Mets Foundation funds and promotes a variety of educational, social and athletic programs and other charitable causes. Founded in 1963, it continues its mission to invest in the future of our community, and to provide assistance to myriad organizations that benefit children and others in need.

    You can bid here.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Catching Feelings with John Saponaro Ep 6: Mark Anthony Ramirez



And yes, I’m still doing New York Mets live streams with guests for the Queens Baseball Convention — because I will...

Posted by John Saponaro on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

I'm going live to discuss the series, deGrom's latest start and talk about the series @ Philadelphia with comedian
Mark Anthony Ramirez
. You may recognize Mark from MTV, Comedy Central & the Howard Stern Show. You don't wanna miss it! Saturday 5/13P EDT | 12P PDT.

Facebook Live on my page & the

Queens Baseball Convention


The Media Goon Show Ep 8: @TheJoeShoes AKA EL Shoes. Friday 4/30/21 at 8 PM ET


Friday Night 4/30/21. The Media Goon Show Ep 8: El Shoes AKA @TheJoeShoes.

What do you get when you mix a Mets fan, a retired independent wrestler, a former dating contestant from one of the first QBCs, and a YouTube Food Unboxer/Challenge taker. You get my buddy El Shoes.

Who is El Shoes? We can all find out what makes the man who is "Too Nice to be a STOMP henchman" tick on Friday Night. Watch it on the QBC Channel, Twitter, or Facebook Pages. Even id you don't watch in on YouTube, subscribe to our channel and click notifications so you know when we have new content coming up.

Want to see what's new for EL Shoes? 

Check this out.

Also check out The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast hosted by Brian Myers and Matt Cardona on the Major Pod Network Channel. Subscribe there so they can hit 100k subscribers and more content will be released. If visual is not your thing and just love listening to Podcast, you can find the platforms here.

Mets Post Game Notes 4/28/21

 I can’t believe it. After over a year, I got a post game note. Haven’t gotten any pregame notes but here ya go.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

86'd: A Podcast about the 1986 Mets documentary that didn't get made- Mookie and Buckner BFFs


Since the Mets are playing the Red Sox today you guys should check this out.

In 1986, a little roller up along first led to an unlikely friendship that lasted more than 30 years. Find out how Mookie and Buckner became best friends after the 1986 World Series.

Jerry Blevins retires.


I wish you well Jerry on your future after your playing days. I know you'll succeed in the future. Maybe in broadcasting. Would be great to have him at the QBC eventually. 

Syracuse Mets and Onondaga County Team Up to Provide Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing for Fans to Attend Syracuse Mets Games


Syracuse Mets and Onondaga County Team Up to Provide Free COVID-19 Rapid Testing for Fans to Attend Syracuse Mets Games

April 26, 2021

Testing will take place on the day of Syracuse Mets home games Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. There are no games on Mondays this season. This gameday testing is available for fans who are attending the Syracuse Mets game on the same day. Fans will need to register in advance at

The tests will be administered outside NBT Bank Stadium in clearly marked areas. All fans will be directed to an initial screening area. Those already with proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will proceed to one of the gates clearly marked for entry into the stadium. Fans without proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test will be directed to the testing tent where they will check in, get tested, and wait for the test result. After receiving proof of a negative test, those fans can then proceed to one of the entrance gates. Fans should plan accordingly as the test may take up to 30 minutes to deliver results.

Since the testing begins more than four hours before all games, fans can come early to get tested and then return later in the day for the game with proof of negative test already in hand.

Fans are encouraged to get proof of a negative COVID-19 test ahead of time in order to reduce the amount of people needing a test at the stadium and the wait time.

Proof of full vaccination is only valid if the individual has received their second Moderna or Pfizer shot, or first Johnson & Johnson shot at least 14 days prior to the event date. Negative COVID-19 tests must be dated within 72 hours of the event if it is a PCR test, or within 6 hours of the event if it is an Antigen test. The Syracuse Mets will be screening fans upon entry to the stadium, including temperature testing.

Tickets for the 2021 Syracuse Mets baseball season are now on sale. Fans can purchase tickets at the Onondaga Coach Ticket Office at NBT Bank Stadium or over the phone during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or online anytime at

Opening Day is scheduled for Tuesday, May 4th at 6:35 p.m. at NBT Bank Stadium. Please follow the Syracuse Mets on social media or check our website for the most up-to-date information on 2021 Syracuse Mets tickets, promotions, and more.

Booing Lindor. Why?

The Mets fans are at it again. Booing a player of theirs who has signed a big contract and is getting a slow start. Does Francisco Lindor look like he's dogging it? Is he doing what players in the past have done and are spending more time with outside projects/going out than trying to right his game? Does he look like he doesn't care? To all these questions, I say no. Lindor doesn't look like he is or does any of these things.


Francisco Lindor

Lindor’s season did not begin until late April last year after calf and ankle injuries sidelined him for all of spring training, but the four-time All-Star had no trouble hitting once he made it back. 

In his first 15 games, Lindor slashed .263/.306/.474 with four home runs and seven RBI. While his strikeout numbers (14 in 57 at-bats) were higher than usual, he managed a .275 average on batted balls in play. Lindor is a career .276 hitter in March/April who typically surges in May where his average jumps to .309 with a .909 OPS. Lindor had his best 15-game start in 2017, when he hit .328 with a 1.039 OPS and 10 extra-base hits (including four home runs) while striking out just 10 times in 60 at-bats.

Read more here

What does SNY say?


Guys it's the first month of the year. The Mets have Lindor for over a decade. You can be frustrated but don't boo our players that don't deserve it. If he was dogging it or didn't care about playing, I kinda get the booing, but cut Lindor some slack for now. This seems like a recurring theme when a star player doesn't light the base paths on fire when they first come to the Mets from another team. Just relax folks. The team will right itself.

Pete Alonso New York Mets Player Big & Tall Raglan Hoodie T-Shirt – White/Camo


 You find this on lids. I think if this was in Blue and Orange camo I might have bought it.

  • Product ID: 4168408
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Screen print graphics
  • Slight droptail hem
  • Front pouch pocket
  • Hood with drawstring
  • Sublimated camo pattern
  • Raglan sleeves
  • Machine wash, tumble dry low
  • Tagless Collar
  • Officially licensed
  • Imported
  • Brand: Profil

Tuesday, April 27, 2021




FLUSHING, N.Y., April 27, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced that they have selected Therabody™, the innovator in tech wellness and the creators of percussive therapy, as an official recovery and wellness technology partner. The Mets will be integrating Therabody’s percussive massage therapy device Theragun®, pneumatic compression device RecoveryAir, and its industry-leading research and education into the team’s programming to enhance overall player and team performance.


“Therabody products have been a welcome addition to our player’s preparation and recovery routines,” says Jim Cavallini, Mets Director of Performance and Sports Science. “The quality of the products as well as their range of applications have made for a quick integration into our daily practices.”


Committed to innovation, technology, and research and development, Therabody’s ecosystem of wellness solutions are trusted by professional athletes and sports teams worldwide. Through this partnership, Therabody will provide the Mets with effective training and recovery devices and protocols.


“I am thrilled to be partnering with the New York Mets,” explains Dr. Jason Wersland, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody. “We are looking forward to supporting the Mets in ensuring that their players not only use the best-in-class training and recovery solutions that we develop, but that they also have access to the most innovative research and methodology to help them play their best every time they step onto the field.”


Therabody will build a custom section in the dugout for Mets players to use devices -- such as the Theragun PRO and Wave Roller -- during games and practices, and will provide custom carts of devices in the bullpen. Therabody recently announced the launch of RecoveryAir, its clinical pneumatic compression device, which will also be integrated into the team’s recovery routine. Additionally, Therabody will enroll the Mets’ players, coaches and medical experts in Therabody University, the company’s education division, on ways to effectively take care of themselves and optimize the benefits of Therabody’s devices and solutions.


For more information about Therabody, please visit


About Therabody:

Theragun® was created in 2008 and officially launched in 2016 by chiropractor Dr. Jason Wersland after suffering a life-altering injury. Building on over a decade of research and development, the brand's gold standard Theragun Percussive Massage Therapy devices use proprietary state-of-the-art technology to effectively reduce muscle tension, accelerate recovery, and improve performance. Theragun is the most trusted percussive massage therapy device among professional sports teams, professional athletes, celebrities, world-renowned trainers, physical therapists, and people in more than 60 countries. In 2020, Theragun rebranded to Therabody™, continuing its mission to provide natural wellness solutions through innovation in the percussive massage therapy space, developing and introducing the first of its kind Smart Percussive Therapy™ technology, seamlessly connecting to the Therabody app via Bluetooth® as well as launching its own U.S. grown and USDA Certified Organic CBD line, TheraOne. For more information on Therabody's latest products and to stay up to date on company news, visit and follow the brand on social media via Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Therabody app is available for download for iOS on the Apple App Store and for Android on the Google Play Store.

I feel like this Mets hat would be on a M*A*S*H reboot show.


Rep your New York Mets so well that no one will ever question your fandom, while also honoring our service members at the same time. It's easy when you grab this New Era 2021 Armed Forces Day Bucket Hat. Everyone will know where you stand on game days when you rock this awesome cap. Major League Baseball will donate its licensed royalties from the sale of Armed Forces Day On-Field Authentic Collection apparel to MLB Charities to support programs for service members, veterans and military families.

Still don't know what percentage of the moneys go to the charities though.

Miss Catching Feelings Ep 5 live yesterday? Here it is.


"Catching Feelings" with host personality, former Jets Flight Crew Cheerleader & lifelong Mets Fan -- Kimberly Cantoni!We're talking Jacob deGrom's dominance, the strange start to the season, taking 2 of 3 from the Nationals, the upcoming series with the Red Sox & more! Like this video. Subscribe to the channel. Click the notifications so you know when we go live.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Catching Feelings with Host John Saponaro on FB right now


New York Mets New Era Camo 2021 Armed Forces Day On-Field Cap


Rep your New York Mets so well that no one will ever question your fandom, while also honoring our service members at the same time. It's easy when you grab this New Era 2021 Armed Forces Day On-Field Low Profile 59FIFTY Fitted Hat. Everyone will know where you stand on game days when you rock this awesome cap. Major League Baseball will donate its licensed royalties from the sale of Armed Forces Day On-Field Authentic Collection apparel to MLB Charities to support programs for service members, veterans and military families.

Has MLB still not released how much of a percentage that they give to the charities they donate the funds to. You can see what I am referencing here.

Catching Feelings Ep 5: Kimberly Cantoni at 4pm ET 4/26/21



Saturday, April 24, 2021

Mets were selling game used bases last night while game was still being played.


I bet these went flying off the shelves last night with the way deGrom Pitched. 

deGrom is ridiculously good.


I know that headline I posted is obvious right? Just as obvious with how good deGrom is. Not only did he he pitch a lights out game, striking out a historic amount of hitters, 50 strikeouts in 29 innings. knocked in the game winning RBI himself and had his second career shutout. It's unbelievable what we are are seeing right now. Not only did he do all that but he also got the Mets off that three game losing streak.

Even the Nats Social Media team is tipping it's hat. Our Catching Feeling with John Saponaro host John Saponaro

Friday, April 23, 2021

The Media Goon Show Ep7: Game Watchalong

The Media Goon Show Ep 7: Watchalong


Tonight at 7:10 PM ET. Episode 7 of The Media Goon Show is a watch along of the Mets game. I will be commenting on what I am feeling about what is happening in the game. No play by play. No description of the plays just what is going on in my mind and possibly my guests minds if they can show up.

Go to our YouTube Channel (please subscribe and click on notifications)
Have Twitter?
How about our Facebook page?

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]

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?”