Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Jay Horwitz writes about Gil Hodges



Jay who is receiving the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire award this Saturday at QBC 2022 wrote a nice pies about Gil over on the Mets Insider Blogs


 By Jay Horwitz

I thought I knew Gil Hodges but I really didn’t.

I read all about his standout career with the Brooklyn Dodgers. All the home runs, RBI, Gold Gloves and pennants. Like all Mets fans, I know all about the Miracle Mets and the 1969 World Series. But I came to realize Gil was so much more than stats and records.

The HOF finally recognized that after 50 long years. He was a man of character and decency. He served his country in the Marines for three years , won a medal for his service and didn’t even tell his family.Gil and his wife Joan were staunch backers of Jackie Robinson’s fight, both on and off the field. He was one of Jackie’s prime protectors. Gil was beloved by his Brooklyn community and thousands attended his funeral. His 1969 players told me he treated everyone the same, no favorites.

With that being said I want to tell everyone how proud I am to be receiving the “Gil Hodges Award” at the Queens Baseball Convention on Saturday. Gil’s daughter, Irene Hodges, will be with me. Just to have something with Gil’s name on it means so much.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Mets: Citi No Kid Hungry

 


Our friends over at the Mets and Citi sent out a cobranded an email  about No Kid Hungry today. Any program that helps feed kids I will get behind and promote.


Our CauWe all need to do our part to end childhood hunger in the United States. But millions of kids are living with hunger right now. With No Kid Hungry, you can help change that.

QBC 2022 Schedule for December 3rd.

 


QBC 2022: Bringing Sexy Back Schedule

Schedule for the Day(Subject to change)

10:30 am- Doors Open


11:00 am - State of the Mets Hosted by Mark Healey


12:00 pm - RA Dickey Panel hosted by Roger Clark


1:00 pm RA Dickey Signing


1:00 pm- SNY's The Mets Pod


2:00 pm - Hojo Panel Host Lori Rubinson


2:45 pm- Gil Hodges Award presented to Jay Horwitz 


3:00pm - Hojo Signing


3:00 pm - SNY Presents Mets Hot Stove Hosted by Sal Licata, John Harper, and Gary Apple


4:00 pm - Bartolo Hosted by John Saponaro


5:00 pm- Bartolo Signing


5:00 pm - NY Post Amazin But True Podcast


6:00pm - QBC Sign Off

This day sound good to you? It Sounds good to us! For info and tickets go to QueensBaseballConvention.com
















QBC 2022: NY Post Sports+ editorial sample

 


This is from the NY POST who is one of our Sponsors for QBC 2022. They asked us to show you an example of what you can get if you subscribe to their Sports Plus service. Don't forget that they are sending us the Amazin' but True podcast on December 3rd. Buy your tickets to the QBC here.





***Enjoy this editorial sample from Post Sports+***


Become a Sports+ member today and get the first 30 days free. 


'Jake told me he wants to come back' by Post Sports+ editor 


First, the formality: Mets ace Jacob deGrom became a free agent on Monday, as promised, by declining a player option worth $30.5 million for 2023.


So, now, the important part: Is he coming back to Queens? 


Mets general manager Billy Eppler, while in Las Vegas at the GM meetings, struck an optimistic tone on Tuesday, saying he believes deGrom is interested in extending his borderline-Hall-of-Fame-track stay with the Amazin's and the two sides had "made a pact" to stay in touch.


But that's the boss talking -- and posturing. What's the perspective from inside the Mets clubhouse? 


In an exclusive recent conversation, Mets left fielder Mark Canha told Post Sports+ he was "hopeful" of a deGrom reunion.


"Jake told me he wants to come back, too, and he really likes it here, too," Canha relayed to The Post's Mike Puma in his members-only Inside the Mets newsletter. "I think Jake and Max [Scherzer] and [Chris] Bassitt have a really good friendship they have developed over this year and good professional relationship, too." 


Check out the full interview with Canha here. It also covers Canha's love for New York, his offseason plans in Arizona, his insights into Buck Showalter's leadership and a Chris Bassitt free agency prediction. 


To read more unique, in-depth stories on your favorite New York teams, become a Sports+ member today and get the first 30 days for free.


Attending QBC? Post Sports+ members get a 25% discount code on HoJo autograph AND a special New York Post premium archive photo print featuring the 1986 New York Mets. Sign up before 12/1. 




Nameless QBC Mascot T shirt available in many different colors. Available at QBCMerchstand.com

 


Nameless QBC Mascot T shirt available in many different colors. Available at QBCMerchstand.com







Monday, November 28, 2022

QBC 2022: Lori Rubinson is hosting HOJO panel

 





We’d like to welcome back WFAN’s Lori Rubinson to the Queens Baseball Convention. This time Lori is going to host the Howard Johnson panel! Thanks Lori for returning and we are sure this is going to be a great panel!

Schedule

Schedule for the Day(Subject to change)

10:30 am- Doors Open

11:00 am - State of the Mets Hosted by Mark Healey

12:00 pm - RA Dickey Panel hosted by Roger Clark

1:00 pm RA Dickey Signing

1:00 pm- SNY's The Mets Pod

2:00 pm - Hojo Panel Host Lori Rubinson

2:45 pm- Gil Hodges Award presented to Jay Horwitz 

3:00pm - Hojo Signing

3:00 pm - SNY Presents Mets Hot Stove Hosted by TBA

4:00 pm - Bartolo Hosted by John Saponaro

5:00 pm- Bartolo Signing

5:00 pm - NY Post Amazin But True Podcast

6:00pm - QBC Sign Off

Get your tickets at QueensBaseballConvention.com

QBC 2022: Sneek peek at Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award

 


Here is a sneak peek at this year’s Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award that is being presented to Jay Horwitz. Jay’s lifelong commitment to the Mets Organization, the teams players, and the teams fans more than makes him the perfect person for this year’s award.



QBC 2022: Doc Gooden and Endy Chavez to appear! (Courtesy of Coach’s Collectibles)



 


You folks remember when I was teasing some surprises? Well one the awesome vendors that we are having at the QBC this year is bringing in Doc Gooden and Endy Chavez to sign at their table in the vendor area. You have to buy one of admission ticket/autograph packages to get in the door. Let’s read what Coach said on his Facebook


馃毃馃帀馃毃馃帀NEW PUBLIC EVENT 馃毃馃帀馃毃馃帀



   ‼️‼️LOT OF INFO PLEASE READ ALL‼️‼️


Coach’s Collectibles is Very Proud to announce we will be getting involved in the Biggest NY Met Fan Event of the Year, The Queens Baseball Convention ‼️‼️‼️


The QBC, is an incredible fan event that can be described as hybrid between a Fan Fest & Comic Con that is All BLUE AND ORANGE BABY‼️ We will be selling Unsigned & Signed Product from Framed Photos, to Baseballs, Jerseys and Everything In Between‼️ We will ALSO be bringing in TWO Fan Favorite Mets at The Coach’s Collectibles Booth to Sign for Fans, Endy Chavez & Doc Gooden‼️ 


The Event will also have Howard Johnson, RA Dickey & Bartolo Colon all Live in person signing autographs, Doing Q&A Panels and taking pictures with Fans‼️


You MUST purchase a ticket to the event which will include an autograph from one of the Events 3 Guests to get in. You can purchase tickets at https://queensbaseballconvention.com


To obtain Autographs from our two guests youl purchase tickets from our website CoachscollectiblesNy.com and get your tickets day of at our booth‼️


If you need to send in an item to get signed we can help you with that also! Just message us! We will have for unsigned items for both players to sign including Photos, Jerseys, baseballs, minj helmets and more‼️ 


  馃敻馃敻馃敻馃敻SEE YOU ALL THERE馃敼馃敼馃敼馃敼

                                  #LGM

Sign up for NY Post Sports+ for an exclusive gift.

 



Have you guys tried out the NY Post Sports+ exclusive sports news page yet? No? Here's your chance. They are giving you a free archive photo of the 1986 Mets and a 25 percent off code on a HoJo autograph. Click the graphic above or you can click here


QBC 2022: @SNYtv Hot Stove Confirms Hosts for Their Live Show on December 3rd!

 



We are happy to announce that for Mets Hot Stove, SNY is sending Gary Apple, John Harper, and Sal Licata. These panels are always fun and there is usually a Stump Sal component of the panel.

Come on down to QBC 2022 Presented by SNY to see this great panel, Bartolo Col贸n, RA Dickey, Howard Johnson, SNY's The Mets Pod, The NY Post's Amazin' But True Pod, The State of the Mets Panel, vendors and much more!!

For tix and info go to QueensBaseballConvention.com

QBC22: State of the Mets Panelists Announcement

 


So this guy Mark Healey, he's a pretty good writer and the moderator of the only original and longest running panel at the Queen Baseball Convention has put together a great who's who this year. Check out who's coming!


Mark Healey (host) - Editor in Chief, The Wave, Founder, Gotham Baseball

Abbey Mastracco - Daily News, Mets beat reporter

Tim Healey - Newsday, Mets beat reporter

Erik Sherman - Author, After the Miracle, Kings Of Queens

Tim Ryder - (The Apple NYM, Simply Amazin' podcast)


Come see Bartolo Col贸n, RA Dickey, Howard Johnson doing panels and signing. The State of the Mets Panel, SNY's Mets Hot Stove, SNY's Mets Pod, NY Post's Amazin' But True Podcast, Jay Horwitz receiving the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award, vendors, mascots, games, and more.
Grab your tickets now at QueensBaseballConvention.com











Grab the Big Sexy Bartolo Col贸n Book to get signed at QBC

 


The QBC is less than two weeks away and I have a a ticket to get a Bartolo Col贸n Autograph and I don't know what to get signed!!!

I have an idea for you. We have a limited number of Big Sexy books that we are going to put up for sale on the Eventbrite site. You can order them on there and pick them up at the QBC so you don't have to lug them around from home. Let's see. What's a good price for them? $20? Nah. $15? Nope. $10? That sounds good. I think we will put 15 of them up for sale on Eventbrite. With tax and fees it comes to $13.12. 




QBC 2022: Need something to get signed? How about this poster?

 



Still trying to figure out what to get signed at the QBC on December 3rd? How about the beautiful flyer from this year's event?


Interested? Buy it here. It's $10 plus fees and tax. We also have Bartolo's book up for order too.


@coneyislandbeer is the official Craft Beer of QBC 2022

 





We want to welcome our newest sponsor/partner of QBC 2022! That's right! It's Coney Island Brewery and we are proud to announce that they are the official beer of QBC 2022: Bringing Sexy Back! They are also sponsoring the Green Room for the talent for the day.

Coney Island Beer (Mermaid Pilsner, Merman NY IPA, and Parachute Pale Ale) will be available for purchase at the concession area. It's some great stuff and we want to thank Coney Island Brewery for partnering up with us this year! Check out there site https://coneyislandbeer.com/beers/ and follow them at @ConeyIslandBeer on twitter.




QBC 2022 is 5 days away!!

 


One week away from QBC 2022: Bringing Sexy Back. 

You guys ready to see:

State of the Mets, SNY's Mets Hot Stove and The Mets Pod

NY Post's  Amazin' But True Podcast

The Unforgettable Fire Award presented to Jay Horwitz

The Howard Johnson Panel Hosted by Lori Rubinson

The Bartolo Col贸n Panel Hosted by John Saponaro

The RA Dickey Panel Hosted by Roger Clark

Col贸n, Dickey, HoJo will be signing. There will be vendors, mascots, food, and more.

Remember QBC 2022 is next Saturday December 3rd. Doors open at 1030 am

Grab your tickets here.















Creepy Mr Met pillow

 

Description
Add some New York Mets spirit to any room in a fun way with this Plushie pillow. It's shaped to match the New York Mets mascot and decked out in team colors. The blended material also feels soft to lay on and has some stretch for lasting use.

You can get this on kids.com. 

I wouldn’t get this because it is kinda creepy.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

New York Mets Levelwear Logo Ruckus Quarter-Zip Hoodie

 

Description
When the temperature drops and game day heats up, grab this New York Mets Logo Ruckus Quarter-Zip Hoodie from Levelwear to stay warm. The hoodie utilizes a front pouch pocket to keep your hands and valuables out of the cold. The pullover also features bold New York Mets graphics so that you'll always be able to represent your squad, no matter the weather.
 with code: SAVEBIG on lids.com

Not a bad looking jacket


Friday, November 25, 2022

QBC 2022 is eight days away



Hey everyone! We is eight days away from our biggest QBC yet. We are bringing in Bartolo Col贸n, RA Dickey, and Howard Johnson for panels and signings. Lori Rubinson of WFAN is hosting the HOJO Panel. John Saponaro Host of the QBC is also hosting the Bartolo Col贸n Panel and NY1’s Roger Clark is hosting the RA Dickey panel.

State of the Mets Panel is once again hosted by Gotham Baseball’s Mark Healey. Newsday’s Tim Healey, The Apple’s Tim Ryder, NY Daily News’s Abbey Mastracco, and acclaimed Baseball book author Erik Sherman are all going to be giving their thoughts on how the Mets season was and what the future looks like.

SNY is bringing in their Mets Hot Stove to do a live show. Gary Apple, John Harper and Sal Licatta are coming in “hot” for what will be a busy Mets off season. Also You could try to stump Sal at Mets trivia.

SNY is also bringing in their The Mets Pod with Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo. These guys have a great podcast. Make sure to to subscribe to it on all your podcast platforms.

The NY Post Sports + is bringing in their Amazin’ But True Podcast with hosts Jake Brown and Nelson Figueroa. Figgy gives a great baseball insider’s view of the game, while Jake is a knowledgable host that’s a true fan of the Mets!

Jay Horwitz is receiving the Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award. Past recipients were Gil Hodges, Ed Charles, Buddy Harrelson, Bobby Valentine, Tom Seaver, David Wright, and Shannon Forde.

We will have vendors at the QBC. Coach’s Collectibles is being in Doc Gooden and Endy Chavez to sign at their table(need admission to QBC to enter).

We will have mascots, food from Katch Astoria and much more.

December 3rd. Four Points by Marriott in Flushing. 10:30 doors open. For more info and to get tickets go to QueensBaseballConvention.com