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Tuesday, May 31, 2022



NAMED PLAYERS OF THE WEEK PRESENTED BY CHEVROLET Byron Buxton Makes Impressive Diving Catch to Claim Play of the Week

All-Star third baseman José Ramírez of the Cleveland Guardians has been chosen the American League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet, and All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor of the New York Mets has been named the National League Player of the Week presented by Chevrolet. The announcements were made earlier today on MLB Network.

Ramírez earned his sixth career AL Player of the Week Award and his second of the 2022 season,

most recently doing so for the week ending April 17th. Ramírez is the first Major Leaguer this year

to receive multiple weekly honors. The last position player other than Ramírez to win for Cleveland

was Edwin Encarnación in June 2018. Lindor claimed his third career Player of the Week Award and his first in the NL, previously winning AL Player of the Week while a teammate of José’s in 2018 with Cleveland. Francisco is the first Mets winner since Noah Syndergaard in August 2019, and the first Mets position player since Pete Alonso in June 2019.

José Ramírez, Cleveland Guardians (@ramirez_jose11)

• Batted .348 (8-for-23) with five runs scored, three doubles, a triple, three home runs, 11 RBI,

three stolen bases and a .957 slugging percentage over six games played.

• On Saturday against the Detroit Tigers, batted 2-for-5 with a triple, home run, stolen base and five RBI. Marked his 14th career game with two-or-more extra-base hits and at least one stolen

base, second-most in team history behind only Kenny Lofton (18).

• Saturday was his fifth outing with four-or-more RBI through Cleveland’s first 42 games this

season, the fastest to reach five such games in Club history.

• His 48 RBI through his first 42 games of the season were tied for third-most in franchise history, trailing only Manny

Ramriez (56 RBI; 1999) and Al Rosen (49 RBI; 1954).

Francisco Lindor, New York Mets (@lindor12bc)

• Posted a slash line of .348/.407/.870 with 10 runs, eight hits, two doubles, two triples, two

home runs, 14 RBI and a stolen base across six games.

• Logged a double, triple and season-high six RBI in last Tuesday’s slugfest against the San

Francisco Giants.

• Enters play today having recorded at least one RBI in eight straight contests dating back to

May 22nd. Is the eighth player (10th time) in Mets history to accomplish the feat, and the first

since Carlos Beltrán and Carlos Delgado in 2006.

• Over his last 16 games dating back to May 14th, has hit .333 (20-for-60) with 19 runs, seven extra-base hits, 21 RBI, 10

        walks and three stolen bases to lead the Mets to an 11-5 record.

Other noteworthy AL performances for the week included All-Stars Rafael Devers (.394, 10 R, 13 H, 6 XBH) and J.D. Martinez (.542, 10 R, 13 H, 7 BB), and backstop Christian Vázquez (.500, 12 H, 3 2B, 9 RBI) of the Boston Red Sox; infielder Ty France (.476, 5 R, 10 H, 7 RBI) of the Seattle Mariners; infielder Luiz Arraez (.464, 7 R, 13 H, 4 BB) and All-Star starting pitcher Sonny Gray (2-0, 0.69 ERA, 14 SO, 1 BB) of the Minnesota Twins; All-Star first baseman José Abreu (.412, 7 H, 4 XBH, 3 RBI) of the Chicago White Sox; and starting pitcher Shane McClanahan (2-0, 0.75 ERA, 12.0 IP, 16 SO) of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Other noteworthy NL performances last week included All-Stars Joc Pederson (.421, 5 R, 4 HR, 13 RBI) and Evan Longoria (.389, 5 R, 4 HR, 8 RBI) of the San Francisco Giants; All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt (.417, 10 H, 4 HR, 11 RBI) of the St. Louis Cardinals; All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts (.423, 9 R, 6 XBH, 8 RBI) and starting pitcher Tyler Anderson (2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14.0 IP, 14 SO) of the Los Angeles Dodgers; All-Star starter and last week’s NL Player of the Week Sandy Alcantara (1-0, 1.13 ERA, 14 SO, 0 BB) of the Miami Marlins; third baseman Austin Riley (.393, 11 H, 5 XBH, 5 RBI) of the Atlanta Braves; and Lindor’s All-Star teammate Pete Alonso (.350, 4 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI).


Diving Catch by Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins May 24th vs. DET – Watch It Here

Outfielder Byron Buxton of the Minnesota Twins earned his first career Play of the Week Award and is Minnesota’s first winner since the award was introduced in 2019. In the top of the fourth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field, Buxton sprinted to the warning track in right-center field to make a diving catch and rob Jeimer Candelario of an extra-base hit. Additional Play of the Week candidates included Adam Engel’s home run-robbing catch at Guaranteed Rate Field; Nolan Arenado’s diving stop and throw to second base; Kolten Wong’s diving stop and flip to Luis Urías; Pete Alonso’s diving snag and backhanded flip to Carlos Carrasco; and Aristides Aquino’s throw home to secure the final out and seal a win for Cincinnati.



Rolling Loud Announces Rolling Loud New York 2022, Returning to Citi Field on September 23-25th

Rolling Loud Announces Rolling Loud New York 2022, Returning to in Citi Field on September 23-25th


Presale Tickets for the NY Festival Go On Sale Friday June 3rd @ 12pm ET


The World's Biggest Rap Festival Returns to the Five Boroughs, Promising the Biggest Rap Names and Local NY Heroes; Lineup To Be Announced


A$AP Rocky and Ferg perform at Rolling Loud NY 2019  (Credit: Rolling Loud / @simonchasalow)

Growing from a one-day festival in 2015 to the world's premier rap fest brand in 2021 and beyond, Rolling Loud is set to have its biggest year yet in 2022. Building on the recent announcement and sold-out presale for Miami 2022, Rolling Loud announces its return to the mecca of rap music with Rolling Loud New York 2022. Promising a mix of rap's biggest names, rising stars, and Five Borough favorites, RL NY comes back to Citi Field in Queens, NYon September 23rd-25th, 2022. Offering early access to the festival at a special discounted lock-in price, presale tickets for Rolling Loud New York are available starting June 3rd @ 12pm ET at

Rolling Loud returns to New York after a successful 2021 event, which was the first Rolling Loud outside of Miami to span 3 days. With headliners that included J. Cole and 50 Cent, plus a laundry list of NYC stars past and present, including Bobby Shmurda, Joey Bada$$FergSleepy Hallow and more, RL NY 2021 was a sold-out celebration of hip-hop in the genre's birthplace.

Rolling Loud plans to expand its brand into international territory this year. The announcement of Rolling Loud New York 2022 comes hot on the heels of the festival's reveal ofRolling Loud Toronto, the first-ever Rolling Loud in Canada, featuring an international array of A-listers including headliners FutureWizKid, and Dave. Rolling Loud starts its international expansion this summer, with Rolling Loud Portugal (July 6-8th, 2022) and WOO HAH! Fest in the Netherlands (July 1st-3rd).

The announcement of Rolling Loud New York continues a massive year for Rolling Loud, who warmed up for a loaded festival season with a standout showcase at SXSW, headlined by DonToliver and showcasing some of rap's hottest up-and-comers. Rolling Loud is hard at work in preparation for this summer's Rolling Loud Miami 2022, boasting perhaps the most impressive group of headliners in Rolling Loud history: Kanye WestKendrick Lamar, and Future. With those superstars leading an array of A-listers and red hot risers, Rolling Loud Miami returns to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on July 22nd-24th.

Led by its founders Matt Zingler and TariqCherif, Rolling Loud is on a mission to top their massively successful 2021. Stay tuned for many more announcements, as Rolling Loud continues to lead the vanguard of live music experiences in hip-hop and beyond.

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Critical Praise:
"Rolling Loud has become the biggest hip-hop festival in the country" - Variety
"From niche hip-hop festival to must-play event for some of the biggest stars in music." - Pollstar
"Until Elon Musk involuntarily envelops society into a physical cloud universe, Rolling Loud will be the closest experience to actually living inside your streaming app." - Complex
"Rolling Loud's annual New York edition is always something special, but this year's Halloween-weekend extravaganza (not to mention the first post-pandemic) brought seriously spectacular energy to Queens' Citi Field." - Highsnobiety
"Rolling Loud is a lifestyle brand. They are more than just the shows. They have built a community with their consumers and are building new channels to maintain continuity" - Forbes
"In four and a half years — beginning small in Miami, and now promoting Coachella-sized events around the country — Rolling Loud has established itself as a playground for the young...This time last year, many of the rappers now drawing crowds of several thousand were barely known." - The New York Times


Please contact MichelleKerry, or Kevin for more info.

The Background:

Founded by 5-time Billboard Hip-Hop Power Players Matt Zingler & Tariq Cherif as a one-day Miami show, Rolling Loud has grown into a global festival phenomenon, putting on shows on both coasts and in multiple countries. Rolling Loud is the premier festival brand in hip-hop, known for its expert curation of wide-ranging lineups that reflect the state of the genre.

The festival returned from a 18-month hiatus with the sold out Rolling Loud Miami 2021, its biggest event yet, bringing in over 85,000 fans per day to Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL. With headliners like Post Malone and A$AP Rocky, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 was a triumphant return for live rap music, and a coming out party for risers and new superstars eager to play in front of a festival crowd. Rolling Loud Miami kicked off a massive year for the festival brand, arriving ahead of Rolling Loud New York 2021, and Rolling Loud California, headlined by J. Cole, Kid Cudi, and Future.


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PIX11’s Mr. G, Byron Miranda, Chris Cimino and the Entire Weather Team to Provide Meteorology Lesson for 8,000 Tri-State Area Students

Prior to Mets-Nationals 

 Tickets Are Available at 


FLUSHING, N.Y., May 31, 2022 – The New York Mets and PIX11 will host the 14th annual “Weather Education Day” on Wednesday, June 1 at Citi Field for 8,000 students from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut prior to the Mets playing the Washington Nationals at 1:10 p.m.  More information and tickets are available at 


Students will be treated to a pre-game meteorology lesson starting at 11:00 a.m. by PIX11’s weather team of Mr. G, Byron Miranda, Chris Cimino and Star Harvey who will engage them in an interactive program about weather patterns and phenomenon.  They will discuss tips for sun safety this summer and take students behind the scenes at the PIX11 weather center.  


Mr. and Mrs. Met and the Citi Perk Patrol will also be on hand to entertain students and fire t-shirts into the crowd.  At the conclusion of the program, the students will stay at the ballpark to watch the game from field level.


As part of “Weather Education Day,” Byron Miranda will be delivering the forecast and taking viewers behind the scenes at the ballpark for "PIX11 Morning News" from Citi Field beginning at 6:00 a.m.


About PIX11 

WPIX-TV (PIX11) was founded in 1948. It is owned by Mission Broadcasting, Inc., and Nexstar Media Inc. provides certain services to WPIX-TV under local service agreements.   


Long regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York, PIX11’s successful primetime programming, award-winning news, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children’s programming and public affairs shows, have contributed to the station’s success.  


PIX11 has earned hundreds of Emmy® Awards including multiple awards for Outstanding Morning News Program, Outstanding Newscast and Interactivity. The station has been honored with numerous other prestigious awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. 


I’m riding a Mets high.


I have to say it is a weird feeling to have the Mets gal behind three runs in the first inning and not think that the game is over. It is weird to feel the Mets will come back and win a game. There isn’t a sense of dread with the Mets this season. I don’t feel like the Mets are going to have an automatic loss while they play. The team seems energetic and also seem like a gelled professional team and not just a thrown together roster of second basemen placing every position. I always I’m optimistic about the season every year and usually about May/June that goes out the window. 

Right now I’m riding a high of my team winning and having a good lead in their division and I don’t know how to handle it. How you guys feeling?

Monday, May 30, 2022

Jeff McNeil Autographed Cleats


Take your collection of Jeff McNeil memorabilia to the next level with these New York Mets Game-Used Gray and Orange Under Armour Cleats. They feature a hand-signed autograph and inscription reading ''GU 2021 SEASON.'' Whether displayed in your home or office, they're the perfect way to highlight your passion for Jeff McNeil for years to come.

Find them on if you want them.

Sunday, May 29, 2022

Complaints from Fans about Citi Field

Usually by this time of year I get emails from folks that have issues with how the staff in the box office, parking, concessions, or security is acting towards the fans. I have gotten very few of these this year. That’s makes me happy. I hate having to bring issues up to the attention to the people I know at the ballpark and I am so glad that it seems, at least to me, the organizers is on the right track now. If you guys have some issues I missed over this time hit me up at and maybe


Mets swim trunks.


Hit your beach days out of the park when you wear these Tailgate swim shorts. Combining New York Mets spirit and comfort, these Hurley x '47 bottoms offer Phantom fabric technology to promote durability and quick drying. Plus, the vibrant floral design and New York Mets graphics throughout showcase your pride with a touch of tropical vibes.

Buy yours at

These are not bad looking. I don’t know if I could pull them off but def not bad looking.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Mets Jerseys on Mitchell and Ness

 Looks like there is a plethora of Mets jerseys on Mitchell and Ness and they are having a 40 percent off sale. I just don’t have the time to go through and see what jerseys are for sale or not.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Strawberry to be at Mets Old Timer’s Game




FLUSHING, N.Y., May 26, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that Darryl Strawberry will take part in Old Timers’ Day on August 27 at Citi Field. It will be a special homecoming for Strawberry as it will mark the first time in 32 years that he will step onto a field wearing a Mets uniform.


“Shea was always a wonderful place for me,” Strawberry said. “The fans were always great. They supported me in the good and bad times.”


Strawberry looks forward to reuniting with many of his 1986 teammates and sharing memories of that remarkable season. 


“Sorry to say, I don’t think I will be able to play,” Strawberry said. “My knees and shoulder won’t let me swing a bat anymore. It’s the wear and tear and the years catching up with me. I will be there supporting the guys who will be on the field.”


The Los Angeles, California native was selected by the Mets with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB Draft. He spent eight years with the club and was a seven-time All-Star with the Mets. The right fielder earned National League Rookie of the Year honors in 1983 after batting .257/.336/.512 with 26 home runs and 74 RBI. In 1988, he became the second Met to win a National League home run title, joining Dave Kingman, when he hit 39 homers. He is still the Mets’ all-time leader in home runs (252).


One of his most memorable moments came on October 1, 1985 when he hit a home run off the clock in St. Louis against Ken Dayley to give the Mets a 1-0, 11-inning victory in the heart of a pennant race.


“We had great rivalry with the Cards back then,” said Strawberry. “They didn’t like us, and we didn’t like them. Unfortunately, we won 98 games that year and didn’t make the playoffs.”


Over 60 former Mets are scheduled to join Strawberry at Old Timers’ Day including Mike Piazza, Johan Santana, Pedro Martínez, Tim Teufel, Josh Thole, John Franco, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling, Al Leiter, Ed Kranepool, Frank Thomas, Ron Swoboda, Jon Matlack, Félix Millán, Mookie Wilson, Howard Johnson, Bobby Ojeda, Robin Ventura, Turk Wendell, Endy Chávez, Cliff Floyd, Billy Wagner and Daniel Murphy.


The Old Timers’ Day player introductions will begin well ahead of the scheduled 7:10 p.m. game vs. the Rockies. Fans can purchase tickets to this game and all 2022 Mets home games at the Citi Field box office, by visiting or calling 718-507-TIXX.

Darryl Strawberry at The Queens Baseball Convention.

Pete Alonso shills Carshield?


“Hi this is Pete Alonso and I’m calling about your expiring car warranty.” Wait. That’s not it. But that was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw this commercial today. I don’t know how good a product car shield is but I can tell you who I feel is a little stiff delivering his lines.

Let me know if you saw this commercial and what you thought of it.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022



FLUSHING, N.Y., May 25, 2022 – The New York Mets have announced that the Sunday, August 7 game against the Atlanta Braves originally scheduled to begin at 1:40 p.m. has been shifted to a 4:10 p.m. start.


Fans can purchase tickets to all 2022 Mets home games at the Citi Field box office, by visiting or calling 718-507-TIXX.

2004 Orange BP Mets Piazza Jersey

This is pretty awesome. So awesome I even kicked my no buying of new jersey rule to the side for this one.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Women’s Adjustable Mets cap


Every game day outfit deserves an eye-catching accessory, and this New York Mets 9TWENTY cap is the perfect complementary piece. This New Era Announce hat features bold New York Mets embroidery that makes your fandom more than noticeable and a washed design for a throwback-inspired look. Plus, the relaxed construction and adjustable closure ensure a comfy fit and feel.
You can buy it at

The font looks like the opening stinger for a 1980s after school special.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Good News and Bad News Mets Fantasy Campers

Good News. Clover Park Stadium is going to be getting a new stadium field. Bad News. If you were going to Mets Fantasy Camp, it won’t be ready for you to play on this year.

To me, one of the big selling points is to play on the field with former players being around you. At least they have a plan to still have it at a stadium albeit not the Mets “proper” one but at least there is a plan.

 “Clover Park Stadium Field -   For some background – many do not know that St. Lucie County owns the facility that we call home for Spring Training and Fantasy Camp.  The grounds crew are not Mets employees as well as most of the decisions regarding the overall facility are not a Mets decision. The county has approved the complete tear down and rebuild of the stadium field.  Unfortunately that means Fantasy Camp can’t  use the main field this year.  Destruction is set to start immediately after the St. Lucie season ends in early September and the field will not be ready until February.  The field has not been redone since it was built in the  1980’s. New state of the art drainage and plumbing will be installed.

Fantasy camp looks to use  the stadium at Lawnwood (also county owned) which is a very nice facility about 10 minutes from Clover Field. They will bus campers over there.

This still sounds fun and it’s good to see the field being taken care of.

Joe Pignatano passed away


Joe Pignatano passed away this morning

Joe Pignatano, the last living coach from the 1969 Miracle Mets, passed away this morning in Naples, FL from dementia. He was 92.

Pignatano, who played for the 1962 Mets, was the bullpen coach with the Mets from 1968-1981. He was well-known for cultivating a vegetable garden, specifically tomatoes, in the Shea Stadium bullpen. The Brooklyn native played in the Majors from 1957-1962 with the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Athletics, San Francisco Giants and the Mets.



               The New York Mets will host the 2022 Wheelchair Softball Tournament and Clinic on Tuesday, May 24 at Citi Field. The tournament and clinic will be put on by the Wheelchair Sports Federation and the Mets’ Accessibility and Disability Alliance Employee Resource Group, and the event is sponsored by Citi and the Amazin’ Mets Foundation.


                        The tournament is a round robin format that will feature three local wheelchair softball teams, with the first game starting at 9:30 a.m.Players from all three teams will also lead a clinic for approximately 75 local schoolchildren with disabilities. The clinic will run from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


                        The event will also have appearances by Mets alumni Todd Zeile and Mr. and Mrs. Met. Additionally, all players and clinic participants will receive lunch, gift bags and tickets for Disability Pride Night on July 7, when the Mets host the Miami Marlins. 

         Wheelchairs Sports Federation, Mets        Accessibility and Disability Alliance Employee Resource Group, Citi, Amazin’ Mets Foundation, Todd Zeile, and Mr. and Mrs. Met

Two good Mets Jersey deals until midnight

These are two good deals to buy some cool retro jerseys. Don’t buy the counterfeit jerseys from China(funds organized crime,terrorism, human trafficking). You know you’ve been looking for a good deal or two on a Mets jersey and how can you pass this up?

Youth Mets Shorts

 When your youngster can't help but get fired up for every big play Jacob deGrom makes, give them the perfect way to showcase their spirit with these Pandemonium shorts. Adorned with Jacob deGrom's name and number, these sleek shorts are easy to pair with other New York Mets apparel to craft a stellar game day ensemble.


I could see getting this for your kids, nephews, or nieces. The shorts would probably be a big hit with them as a present so the kids  could wear them to Citi Field.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

$2000 for an Alonso Debut ball


This autographed and game-used baseball inscribed ''CITI FIELD DEBUT'' was thrown by Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg to Mets first basemen Pete Alonso for a ground out in the 4th inning during the April 4, 2019 game at Citi Field. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The New York Mets will donate net proceeds from the sale of Amazin' Memorabilia items to the Amazin' Mets Foundation to support the organization's mission of providing needed services and opportunities to children, families, and under-served groups in our neighborhoods and communities. For more information about the Amazin' 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 authentication.

You can buy this for $2000. That's rough.
 You can fined it on the mlb dj

Friday, May 20, 2022

Mets Fans Won’t Need These Shorts In Colorado this weekend


Keep your New York Mets spirit going even when you head to bed by wearing these Flagship Allover Print Knit Jam shorts from Concepts Sport. They are covered in New York Mets graphics and made of soft material with a little added stretch for better comfort. An adjustable waistband also lets you choose the most comfortable fit.

You can find these at

Tomorrow, May 21st, the Mets play in Colorado. It’s going to possibly snow and be in the 30s. I don’t think anyone will be rocking these shorts. Anyway what’s up with all the crazy logos? Might have looked better if it was just the NY and maybe the skyline. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Still the best food item at Citi Firld


Over the years there have been some challengers coming for the Pastrami Sandwich at Citi Fields crown. There was bacon on a stick. Gone. There was Mama’s of Corona. Gone. Keith’s Grill. Gone. Pat LaFrieda Steak Sandwich. Quality of the sandwich, gone. Blue Smoke. Gone. Two Boots Pizza. Gone. Box Frites. Gone. And there were others that had a cup of coffee in the ballpark and are gone but do you know what stayed? That’s right the reigning and defending undisputed champion of the ballpark. The Pastraaaaaaaaaammmii Sandwich. Its made for the ballpark. Seasoned well. Cooked well. There is a great fat to meat ratio to it, not too much, not too little. The mustard, rye bread, and pickles are perfect. This is the all around quintessential NYC food at a NYC ballpark.

I would put it up against Zabar’s, Pastrami Queen, and yes, even Katz’s in taste, quality, and bang for your buck.

Next time you go to a Mets game and you are hungry, get this damn sandwich!

Some Fun Brooklyn Cyclones Promotions This Weekend

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Brooklyn always has fun promos. Hawaiian shirt? Check. Possible Mets Catcher of the future? Check. Get to run the bases? Check.
Why wouldn’t you want to go to a game?

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Mets Truckers Cap


Take a fresh and breezy approach to your New York Mets gear with this A-Frame 9FORTY trucker hat from New Era. It offers mesh back panels to promote breathability and snapback closure to ensure the perfect fit. Best of all, the vibrant New York Mets embroidery shows off your undeniable pride front and center.

I don’t get the design but you can get yours at