Friday, April 30, 2021
The Media Goon Show is Live at 8pm ET
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
ITEM DESCRIPTIONThis 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 mets.com/gameused. For more information about the Mets Foundation and/or Amazin' Memorabilia, please visit mets.com/gameused. 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 email@example.com 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 mlb.com/authentication.
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.
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
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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.
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Check this out.
The mighty YokoShoena begins his training for the Jimmy’s Famous Seafood UFO sandwich challenge by stopping at Dairy Queen to try their Blizzard of the Month and get a lot of weird looks from the crew working the drive thru. Watch it! https://t.co/yXIdjSwbZW pic.twitter.com/IrQriXgxNo— Joe Shoes (@TheJoeShoes) April 29, 2021
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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
Jerry Blevins retires.
Hello Retirement. Goodbye Baseball pic.twitter.com/vF0wKjqrfF— Jerry Blevins (@jerryblevins) April 27, 2021
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
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 https://covid19.ongov.net/appointments/testing-registration-form/
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 syracusemets.com.
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?
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?
Pete Alonso New York Mets Player Big & Tall Raglan Hoodie T-Shirt – White/Camo
- 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
- Brand: Profil
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
NEW YORK METS NAMES THERABODY AN OFFICIAL RECOVERY AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
NEW YORK METS NAMES THERABODY AN OFFICIAL RECOVERY AND WELLNESS TECHNOLOGY PARTNER
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 Therabody.com.
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 www.Therabody.com 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.
Monday, April 26, 2021
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
@Mets win & take the series v. the rival @Nationals! Tomorrow I’m going live with former @JetsFlightCrew cheerleader & @MonsterJam announcer — @kimberlycantoni to talk all things #Mets baseball!— John Saponaro (@JohnSaponaro) April 25, 2021
4P eastern / 1P pacific on @QBConvention Twitter page! #MetsTwitter #LGM #LFGM pic.twitter.com/WlCKGm5wpy
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Mets were selling game used bases last night while game was still being played.
We can’t even wait until the game is over to sell things? Even @mediagoon is like tap the brakes fellas. https://t.co/QoCcYBVSwT— metspolice.com (@metspolice) April 24, 2021
I bet these went flying off the shelves last night with the way deGrom Pitched.
deGrom is ridiculously good.
My blog partner on deGrom and Tom Seaver, with a key bit of wisdom a lot of baseball fans of a certain age need to hear: "The instinct to protect a hero’s legacy shouldn’t activate against somebody you revel in rooting for to begin with." #Mets https://t.co/rUaQS9xyd0— Jason Fry (@jasoncfry) April 24, 2021
de🐐 pic.twitter.com/6bHmhC5poK— New York Mets (@Mets) April 24, 2021
Jacob deGrom is putting up video game stats 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NJLlMBlZlm— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) April 23, 2021
Even the Nats Social Media team is tipping it's hat.
Updated numbers for Jake deGrom - which are ridiculous! 4 starts, 29 innings pitched. 1 earned run allowed. 50 strikeouts and just 3 walks! An ERA of 0.31! @JonHeyman - these are Gibson, Seaver - dare I say, Koufax numbers! #Mets @Mets— Bruce Beck (@BruceBeck4NY) April 24, 2021
Our Catching Feeling with John Saponaro host John Saponaro
Sometimes you've just gotta tip your cap.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) April 24, 2021
FINAL // Nats 0, Mets 6 pic.twitter.com/Bi0Re8wPhV
I meannnnn... that was maybe the best pitching performance of our generation. pic.twitter.com/AH0PasQFVh— John Saponaro (@JohnSaponaro) April 24, 2021
Friday, April 23, 2021
The Media Goon Show Ep 7: Watchalong
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Mega McCann by @Grafixjoker
@QBConvention is going to have an announcement soon.
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.
very rare Jersey made in Venezuela,
league view !!!
Endy Chávez (Valencia (Venezuela),
7 of February of 1978) is
a professional Venezuelan
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 
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 
Catching Feelings Ep 4: Joe Praino
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.
The Cubs don’t have metal detectors or wands, instead, just some retail store style checkpoints. If you get beeped, you stop for a check. We NEED these @CitiField.— Niko Goutakolis (@NikoGoutakolis) April 20, 2021
Cc: @metspolice @Mediagoon pic.twitter.com/BkCVvZvHDm
Look at how easy this is! @metspolice @Mediagoon pic.twitter.com/8jYgdiSQab— Niko Goutakolis (@NikoGoutakolis) April 20, 2021
Catching Feelings Ep 4: Comedian Joe Praino
Monday, April 19, 2021
Mets "Golf Box"
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
Friday, April 16, 2021
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?”