Four Points Flushing. The Official Hotel of the Queens Baseball Convention and The

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Grab your Man Up And Play Better Shirts


Are some of your favorite players from your favorite sports team in Queens booing you by giving you the thumbs down? You know some of the players who want to boo you fans that pay your hard earned money to go to games and live and die with the way your favorite team plays? Show them how you feel! MAN UP AND PLAY BETTER! The mantra from the early 2010's are back!

Buy yours at

Mets Players "Booing" Mets Fans and the fallout.



“In my case, they [the fans] gotta be better. I play for the fans and I love the fans. But if they’re going to do that, they’re just putting more pressure on the team. That’s not what we want.”-Báez

Read More here. 

No Javy. You have to be better. You get paid millions to play a game. You get pressure in your job. That's part of your job. Maybe you are upset because this is a walk year for you and your numbers aren't what you hoped that they were going to be and thats the "pressure" you are feeling. Stop blaming the fans. 

And the Mets responded with this.

The Mets have issued a statement.  It reads….

In a post-game press conference today, Javy Baez stated that his “thumbs down” gesture during the game was a message to fans who recently have booed him and other players for poor performance. These comments, and any gestures by him or other players with a similar intent, are totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

Mets fans are understandably frustrated over the team’s recent performance. The players and the organization are equally frustrated, but fans at Citi Field have every right to express their own disappointment. Booing is every fan’s right.

The Mets will not tolerate any player gesture that is unprofessional in its meaning or is directed in a negative way toward our fans. I will be meeting with our players and staff to convey this message directly.

Mets fans are loyal, passionate, knowledgeable and more than willing to express themselves. We love them for every one of these qualities.

-Hat tip to 

I am glad the Mets put out a statement like this but here is my problem with it. Folks were saying that my cousin Shannon over at Metspolice and myself were being ridiculous because of us not being fans of the LFGM and Alonso's shirt he is selling with his fictitious coach flipping off whoever he is flipping off. That is the culture that is being brought to the forefront of the players on this team. What kind of attitude are the players going to have on this team going forward? Báez hasn't been here long enough to even place his order at Starbucks for his cup of coffee to be upset by the booing.

Lindor is going to be in for a rough long contract if he doesn't turn it around starting next season. Can you imagine the boos he is going to be getting for the length of the contract if he doesn't live up to it after this?

Pete Alonso. You think of yourself as one of the leaders on this team. What do you have to say to your teammates? What do you say to your fans? 

I personally don't like when fans boo. I especially don't like it when you know the player is busting their ass and playing hard but can't catch a break when they are playing. I do get it when fans want to boo a player who looks like he doesn't care about how he plays and is collecting his paycheck and doesn't try to make plays that are easy. No hustle players I totally get folks wanting to boo. I won't do it myself but they have a right to do it fit something like this is going down.

Mets fans can never have an easy season.

Updated from Steve Cohen


Anyone feel like "Uncle" Steve is the Uncle at family parties that sometimes can't read the room? 



This might have been one of the heaviest stadium giveaway bobble heads ever given out at Citi Field.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Jerry Koosman Number covered for tomorrow's ceremony


What are fans saying about the Mets Black Jerseys now?


A lot of folks can't figure out why I was/am against the black jerseys. I have said that I was sick of the Mets wearing them so much over the timespan that they were in the rotation, black wasn't a Mets color, and the fact that with the exception of the Mets getting to the World Series in 2000(which they lost) the Mets never won anything in those Jerseys. They also make me think of the Wilpons and their money grabs and the collapses of 2007/2008. It just has a losing feel to me and a dark era over the Mets. I even felt that once the Black Jerseys came back that the bad juju would be back for the Mets. Now, I am not saying this is what happened but it is a real coincidence. Fans- " I can't wait for the black jerseys". Let's see what fans are saying now.

In all transparency, I bought Darren's T7L black Mets jersey. It was a fun mesh of 1986 and the black jerseys. I think I might have worn it 2-3 times out to a bar or a friend's house just to get double takes from friends.

Yes Sam. The Mets are 11 games under and also 0-2 wearing them.


Welcome to my way of thinking Brian.


0-2 Jake. 0-2.


Seems familiar.


Orange and Blue John? Not black? Interesting.


This made me really laugh out loud.


They never should have came back.


I had a feeling this would happen.

I'll end with this one. There were one or two folks int he thread being positive about a win tonight but no one was positive about the jerseys. We have folks anti black jerseys now. We have folks calling for the head of Rojas. We have folks falling out of love with Uncle Steve. The Mets are do for a reboot season next year and hopefully they don't come back with cousins Coy and Vance. 

Mediagoon looking to get rid of some stuff.


On Saturday, before the Mets game I will be in the Marina Parking lot with some memorabilia. I figured this might be the best way to get rid of some things. You guys can peruse what I have and if you want it we can work for it. Signed balls, game used balls, game used Major and Minor League jersey, game model baseball glove and some other things. If you are tailgating and want to stop by I am sure you can find me pretty easily.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Who’s to blame for this season? Rojas? Ownership? Players?Fans?


What is the cause of the way the Mets have played since the end of July? Is it the manager? The coaching staff? The analytics department? The front office? Donnie Stephenson? The players? The owner? The black jerseys? The fans not being positive enough?

Let’s just get this out of the way because I know you guys are expecting it. The black jerseys. You know my stance on them and that they aren’t the uniforms that I think of when it comes to winning anything. I think of them and I think of collapses and firing of Willie Randolph.

The manager. I don’t get what Rojas is thinking sometimes with the moves he makes. Is he a manager who relies mostly on analytics or does he go with his gut or does he do both. I can’t tell what he relies on. If Rojas does get fired, I want to see Edgardo Alfonzo get a shot at managing the Mets. If not Fonzie, I would hope they check out Tony DeFrancesco out for the job. Yes, he’s still with the organization.

The coaching staff. Mets fire Chili Davis and bring in Q from James Bond but has he done anything to help the team get better hiring? Doesn’t seem like it. And the whole Donnie Stephenson thing is the only thing worse than the Syndergaard and Mr Met Twitter feud that has finally gone away.

Front office. A lot of turmoil in the first couple of days with the front office and the new ownership with having to get rid of the teams supposed wunderkind of a GM because of sexual harassment allegations. And that threw the team in flux and I don’t feel like they ever really recovered from that upheaval at first.

The owner. Yes, Steve Cohen has money. Yes, he can outspend everyone if he wants to. But why would you overspend right know when this isn’t a World Series caliber team and you have tax implications that will hit and hit hard.

Fans. We Mets fans are positive to a fault until it’s time not to be positive. We’ve been through most of this before. We can see the signs.

One more. The Medical Staff and training staff. Can you guys figure out how to keep these guys healthy? Someone. Maybe Steve Cohen can pay top money for a better staff or staffs? Maybe donate a wing to to the Hospital for Special Surgery or something?

I’ll be at the game Saturday with The 7 Line Army. No idea if I’ll be there in time for the Koosman Ceremony though. Don’t feel like spending extra time in the stadium before a game because the way the Mets play now when I go to a game they end up in extra innings.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

New York Mets Starter The Jet III Full-Snap Jacket


Flaunt your New York Mets loyalty in this sleek The Jet III full-snap jacket from Starter. It features top-notch New York Mets graphics accentuated by the coordinating stripe design. Multiple pockets also keep essentials close at hand for fast access.

Not a bad looking jacket. I could do without the New York and Mets letters. Would have looked good with just the NY logo.

Monday, August 23, 2021

David Wright, Jay Payton, Preston Wilson will be inducted to Binghamton Baseball Shrine.


You guys busy on September 4th? Want to make a trip to Binghamton?


The Binghamton Baseball Shrine, started in 1993 honors those who have made the biggest contributions to professional baseball here in Binghamton. With 73 members to date, the Rumble Ponies announced today who is a part of the 25th induction class that will be joining them.  

David Wright, Jay Payton, Preston Wilson and Bill Terlecky are this year’s inductees to the Binghamton Baseball Shrine.  

Read more Here


New York Mets New Era Splatter 9FIFTY Snapback Hat – Royal


Wear your unwavering New York Mets pride proudly with this eye-catching Splatter 9FIFTY hat from New Era. This lid features bold embroidered team graphics on the crown and an attention-grabbing splatter pattern all over. Your sense of style and steadfast devotion to the New York Mets will never be in question when you reach for this fun snapback.

I got nothing. You guys want it? Find it on Lids.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

I apologize to @thedrewpowell for introducing him to Mets Fandom


I would like to apologize to my buddy Drew for introducing him to being a Mets fan while he was working on Gotham here in NYC.  Drew and his family didn't bring a change of luck to the team last night as the Mets lost yet again but I know that he and his son will be there again today and hopefully this will be a win today!

Man dies at Citi Field


I opened up my NY POST app today to see how the Mets did last night and saw thats someone fell/jumped last night at Citi Field during the Dead and Company Concert.

From the NY Post.

The fan, who was in his 40s, plunged some 30 to 50 feet during intermission at around 9 p.m., and landed on concrete, cops said. He was taken to NewYork–Presbyterian Queens Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.Police sources said the man was possibly under the influence when he took the fatal fall from the fifth floor.

“The people are inebriated, the people are intoxicated,” a security guard, who declined to give his name, told The Post.

Cops had taped off an area next to the right field entrance.

Read More here

It is said to hear something like this happening and I am not going to speculate what happened it is just a sad thing to have happened.

Friday, August 20, 2021





FLUSHING, N.Y., August 20, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced the club has claimed RHP Heath Hembree off waivers from Cincinnati. To make room on the 40-man roster, RHP Jacob deGrom has been transferred to the 60-Day Injured List. DeGrom is eligible to return from the IL on September 13 and his status and timeline remain unchanged.


Hembree, 32, is 2-7 with a 6.38 ERA (30 earned runs/42.1 innings) and eight saves in 45 games this season with Cincinnati. He has racked up 68 strikeouts in 42.1 innings, good for a 14.46 K/9 ratio that ranks sixth among all relievers. He was designated for assignment by the Reds on August 17.


The 6-4, 220-pounder is a nine-year major league veteran and has appeared in 316 career games, all in relief. He owns a lifetime 18-12 record with a 4.23 ERA and has pitched in the majors for San Francisco (2013), Boston (2014-2020) and Philadelphia (2020) in addition to Cincinnati this season.


New York Mets New Era Women's Team Script 9TWENTY Adjustable Hat – Royal


Flaunt your New York Mets fandom in classic fashion when you add this Team Script 9TWENTY hat to your outfit. This hat from New Era features the team name in raised embroidery across the crown that sits low for relaxing wear and all-day comfort. The adjustable closure also lets you choose which fit works best for the most comfortable feel.

You can get this from Lids if you want to. I don't know why you would though, that script is wacky looking to me.

New York Mets 26oz. MLB Mascot Ceramic Mug


Take home a fun mug inspired by the mascot of the New York Mets with this MLB Mascot mug. This 26-ounce mug is sizeable enough that you won't have to worry about needing a refill right when the New York Mets are hitting their stride. Drink to your favorite franchise with every sip from this ceramic mug.

You can find this on Lids.

Thursday, August 19, 2021

WWE and MLB to create MLB inspired WWE Championship Titles

 Major League Baseball and WWE announced today a multi-year partnership to create MLB-inspired WWE Championship replica titles and accessories featuring the logos of all 30 MLB clubs from around North America. The new line of merchandise launches in 2022, marking the first time these items have been available for fans. This is the first official licensing agreement for WWE Championship replica titles between WWE and one of the major U.S. sports leagues.

 As part of the agreement, MLB and WWE will collaborate to design and manufacture team-branded replica titles as well as replica titles that celebrate some of the league’s Jewel Events such as the World Series, All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. Additionally, the two sides will create custom side plates and unique Lucha Libre masks. “At MLB we are constantly looking to serve our fans with the most unique products possible so that they can support their favorite Clubs and players in the ways they want,” said Denis Nolan, MLB Senior Vice President, Global Consumer Products. “We often see baseball fans and players bringing their MLB and WWE fandom together at games and online, so this is a natural development for us to work together and offer the highest quality, official co-branded items for fans around the world.” “We’ve been continually amazed by the reaction to custom WWE Championship title belts, and we’re excited this partnership will allow us to make them widely available to fans,” said Kevin Moore, WWE Senior Vice President, Direct-to-Consumer Products. 

WWE has a long-standing tradition of creating custom WWE Championship replica titles as gifts for many of the top athletes and championship-winning franchises around the world. Most recently, WWE created a Los Angeles Dodgers-inspired title to commemorate their 2020 World Series victory, as well as a Washington Nationals-inspired title for their win the 2019 World Series.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Mets Spring Training Schedule




FLUSHING, N.Y., August 18, 2021 – The New York Mets today announced that the club will open its 2022 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday, February 26 against Miami in Jupiter, FL. and will open their home schedule the following day, Sunday, February 27 against Houston at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie, FL. 


The Mets will host division rivals Atlanta, Miami and Washington during the exhibition season and head west twice during Grapefruit League play, on Saturday, March 19 against Atlanta in North Port, FL and the following day against Pittsburgh in Bradenton, FL. The club will play two Saturday home games and two Sunday contests at Clover Park next year.


There will be 30 exhibition games in 2022, including 15 home games in Port St. Lucie. The Mets will play the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins seven times each, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals six times each, the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates twice each.


The 2022 Spring Training schedule is subject to change and game times will be announced a later date.


The 2022 Spring Training schedule is attached. 


Steve Cohen tweets about Mets hitting


Maybe Chili Davis shouldn't have been fired and replaced by Donnie Stephenson. Seriously though I know they brought in Hugh Quattlebaum ad the new hitting coach when they fired Davis but the question from even back then was, is it the players or is it the pitching coach or even the manager of the team. What happened to the hitters hat were hitting to get on base and to move runners over? When did the Team philosophy become hit the long ball? There definitely needs to be some philosophy changes on the approach to some players at the plate.

Here is the beginning of the honeymoon being over with fans and Steve Cohen.


Snarky Steve. Snarky.



Tuesday, August 17, 2021





We brought a Andrew "Herm" Hermida art class to life! 

Made by our friends at FOCO


- Approximately 8 inches tall

- Handcrafted and hand painted

- Individually numbered

- Officially licensed 

For Sale: 1986 Game Worn Tim Teufel Hat

 Officially Sold. Thanks for the inquiries.

I am deciding to part with a piece of Mets “history” from 1986. cap was in the Mets Museum and I bought it from one of if not at one time the biggest Mets collector in the U.S.. This is a cap Tim Teufel and was worn during the 1986 season and it is also signed by him. Looking for $225 shipped and you can hit me up at @mediagoon on Twitter or at

Monday, August 16, 2021

Do I think the Mets make the post season?


I was at that fiasco of a game last night which the Mets lost to LA 14-4 and I was miserable. The game itself was just boring and running into Scherzer when the Mets can’t score runs as it is doesn’t help. It got me thinking about this team that was in first place most of the 2021 season and where they are now. I wasn’t expecting this team to be a first place team for as long as they were before this season started. I also didn’t think this was going to be the year that the new ownership was going make big, big splashes right away either. Trade for and sign Lindor? Who wouldn’t make that move who isn’t a Monday morning quarterback. I still think this trade and signing is going to work out for the Mets. The Baéz trade made no sense to me. Still doesn’t. There were no significant pitching pickups during the trade deadline and it seems like the front office is okay with going with what they had with team chemistry. 

Team chemistry and bubblegum and duct tape eventually falls apart and a team can not maintain their luck and outlasting the eventual coming back to Earth. That whole Donnie Stephenson thing soured me on when it was rolled out and how no one realized when it needed to be dropped. There is something about some of the personalities on the team that I just don’t vibe with. Stroman annoyed me with running his mouth about how great he is without backing it up. He pitched. Has been doing his job pitching pretty well and has been backing it up. I respect that. Pete Alonso saying and believing that he is the best power hitter in the game makes me feel like he is delusional at this point. 

Luis Rojas I really can’t figure him out. Does he know what he’s doing? Does he things to be counter intuitive? Is this his last season?

The Black Jerseys. I don’t like them on the field. Want to wear them as fans in the crowd fine with me. One of the biggest points folks brought up about how much they love the black jerseys because of 2000(Mets lost to Yankees in World Series), the early 2000s(Mets collapses) and the black jerseys were okayed by the Wilpons to sell merchandise and make money. I just feel that the aura of the black jerseys isn’t a positive thing.

It also seems like the Mets fans honeymoon with Steve Cohen might be over. Folks keep trying to spend his money, complaining about trades and non trades, and now they are starting to tweet at him about ticket prices and the possible playoff ticket prices.

So what are the Mets going to do? I don’t think they make the playoffs this year. I think more shifts will be happening in the front office and possibly on the bench and the team itself will be set up for a long starting next season. Let’s see.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Black Mets Cap


Celebrate New York Mets history with this eye-catching Cooperstown Collection Turn Back The Clock 59FIFTY hat. This New Era hat features embroidered graphics and a fitted design. Add a throwback finish to any look with this New York Mets cap. You can buy yours from Lids for $39.99

Allow me to fix this description.

Celebrate New York Mets losing history with this eye-hurting Cooperstown Collection Turn Back The Clock 59FIFTY hat. This New Era hat features embroidered graphics and a fitted design and what seems to be a curse of losing while the Mets wear black jerseys. The team is now 0-2 while wearing them in 2021 with 3 more games to go. Funny enough the Mets have been tanking since the jerseys have been announces to have coming back to the field.. Add a throwback finish off any hope of winning to any look with this New York Mets cap.

Friday, August 13, 2021

QBC: Queens Baseball Convention Ideas


While Dan and I gear up for QBC 2021 at Mulcahy’s on November 13th, I was thinking. I was thinking that if our motto “For the Fans by Fans” is pretty cool. It’s also cool that we really mean it too. I was thinking this would be a good time for us to hear any ideas you guys might have. Now remember we have budget constraints and are a huge corporation that can just fund pipe dreams. We are willing to listen to reality based ideas and suggestions. If you guys have a company or know of a company that would like to sponsor players to bring in or to sponsor the different panels we are all for it. Let me know here, on @mediagoon or @QBConvention on Twitter or our Facebook pages.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

METS-NATIONALS POSTPONED TONIGHT Makeup Game Scheduled for 12:10 p.m. Tomorrow,



Makeup Game Scheduled for 12:10 p.m. Tomorrow, August 12 as Part of Single Admission Doubleheader


FLUSHING, N.Y., August 11, 2021 – The New York Mets have announced that tonight’s game against the Washington Nationals has been postponed due to rain. It will be made up as the first game of a single admission doubleheader tomorrow, Thursday, August 12 beginning at 12:10 p.m. Game two will begin approximately 30-40 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Both games will be seven-inning contests.


Tickets for tonight’s game WILL NOT be valid for admission to game two of the doubleheader. A digital voucher will be loaded into each attending patron’s My Mets Tickets account (accessed by clicking the Vouchers tab) and will be accessible tomorrow. The voucher will be redeemable for the remainder of 2021 (excluding the September 10-12 Subway Series vs. the Yankees) and April, May and June of 2022. The voucher will not be redeemable for next year’s Opening Day at Citi Field, March 31, 2022.


Ticket holders for tonight’s game with a prepaid parking pass will also receive a voucher redeemable for a new prepaid parking pass for their selected game.


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


For more information, please visit

Virtual Banner voting is open.


A long-time Mets tradition originating in 1963, Banner Day provides Mets fans an opportunity to showcase their creativity and fandom. We’re bringing Banner Day into the modern era with an online competition. All banners submitted will be reviewed by the Virtual Banner Day committee and the winner will be chosen by you, the fans! The winner will receive a special prize and recognition.

Contest Timeline:

Banner submission period: Monday, July 26, 12:00 pm ET to Sunday, August 8, 11:59 pm ET

Top 20 banners are announced: Wednesday, August 11

Fan voting period on Thursday, August 12, 12:00 pm ET to Friday, August 20, 11:59 pm ET

Winning banner announced: August 26


  • Four (4) tickets to a 2021 Mets home game on a mutually agreed upon date
  • One (1) Pete Alonso autographed baseball
  • One (1) private tour of Citi Field in 2022 for four (4) people on a mutually agreed upon date
  • Four (4) tickets to a 2022 Mets home game on a mutually agreed upon date

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.Starts at 12:00 p.m. ET on July 26, 2021 and ends 11:59 p.m. ET on August 8, 2021. One (1) prize will be awarded. Open to legal residents of the United States including its commonwealths, territories and possessions, and Canada (excluding the Province of Quebec) who are of legal age of majority. Limit one (1) entry per person/email address/household. Void where prohibited. Restrictions apply; see Official Rules. Sponsor: New York Mets.


Voting closes Friday, August 20 at 11:59 pm ET.

Limit one (1) vote per email address per day during the Voting Period. Additional votes beyond the specified limit will be void.

Banner 1
Banner 2

Banner 3
Banner 4

Banner 5
Banner 6

Banner 7
Banner 8

Banner 9
Banner 10

Banner 11
Banner 12

Banner 13
Banner 14

Banner 15
Banner 16

Banner 17
Banner 18

Banner 19
Banner 20

Go here to Vote.