Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Monday, June 27, 2022
NEW YORK METS TO HOST BLOOD DRIVE
JUNE 30 AT CITI FIELD
WHAT: The New York Mets along with New York Blood Center (NYBC) will host their annual Summer Blood Drive on Thursday, June 30 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Piazza Club at Citi Field. NYBC announced a blood emergency last month due to an alarming drop in blood donations. The region’s blood supply currently stands at a 2-3 day level, which is well below the ideal level of 5-7 days. Hospitals and patients rely upon a steady flow of volunteer donors to receive life-saving donations, but school breaks and summer travel, coupled with a two-year period of almost no youth donations during the pandemic have made blood donation less of a priority.
NYBC encourages all who are able to sign up and donate today, especially as we head into the summer months when it is even more difficult to turnout blood donors. One blood donation has the ability to save up to three lives.
Fans donating blood will receive a voucher redeemable for two tickets to a select Mets home game in 2022 with exclusions and based on availability. Donors must be 16 years of age (with parental consent), weigh at least 110 lbs. and be in good health. As always, people are not eligible to donate if they’re experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here.
WHEN: Thursday, June 30
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHO: Mr. Met will be in attendance from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Piazza Club at Citi Field
Fans and media may park in Lot G off Seaver Way and enter through the Hodges VIP entrance.
Sunday, June 26, 2022
egendary Mets and Yankees pitcher Doc Gooden will be live in store on August 14th from 12-3pm
About this event
Come meet the 3x World Series Champ Dwight "Doc" Gooden on August 14th (sunday) from 12- 3 pm at Pandora's Box Toys & Collectibles
Friday, June 24, 2022
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Sunday, June 19, 2022
This right here is the Steakhouse Ripper from The metropolitan Fry Factory. The Metropolitan Fry Factory is the restaurant that replaced Box Frites behind the score board. I’ve been trying to try new foods while out at Citi Field and boy did I make a mistake with this one.
The Steakhouse Ripper is a deep fried hot dog with bacon crumbs, melted cheese, chives and basically a brisket chili. So it’s a fancy chili dog. This thing was super salty. The best way to explain it is if you took Shannon from Metspolice.com’s personality and made it into a food. For a hot dog that’s supposed to be deep fried, there was no crunch to it when I hit into it. You the Snap you get when you bite into a good hot dog? Nope not there. The cheese that was like a cheese whiz type cheese just tasted of salt. Same as the bacon. I will say this though the brisket “chili” on top did taste pretty good and would be great on fries.
Speaking of fries, I tried their Plain French fries also. Very generic, some were burnt, some were under cooked, and the ones that were cooked properly were just okay.
My rating for this meal is a 1 out of 5.
Friday, June 17, 2022
SNY's The Mets Pod
Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo bring you The Mets Pod, a podcast dedicated to all things New York Mets! SNY’s signature podcast is a weekly show that delivers everything a Mets fan wants to hear about the team from Queens, including news, analysis, exclusive interviews, special guests, and more!
Thursday, June 16, 2022
METS TO CELEBRATE SIXTH PRIDE NIGHT AT CITI FIELD JUNE 17
FLUSHING, N.Y., June 16, 2022 – The New York Mets will host their sixth Pride Night at Citi Field on June 17 when they take on the Miami Marlins at 7:10pm. Gates will open to all fans at 5:10pm.
Pride Night at Citi Field is a celebration of the many New Yorkers and Mets fans from around the world who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. All night long, the Coca-Cola sign above right field will be illuminated in the colors of the Pride Rainbow flag and in-game programming will be focused on celebrating the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, the first 25,000 fans in attendance will receive an exclusive Mets Pride fanny pack, presented by Justworks.
A special pregame ceremony will take place during the National Anthem as members of the LGBT Network, a non-profit that funds community centers and programming with resources for the LGBTQ+ Community throughout Long Island and Queens, participate in an on-field Pride flag presentation. The anthem will be performed by Krystofer Maison, a queer, non-binary singer and recording artist based in New York City. During the seventh inning stretch, drag queen Jan Sport will perform “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.”
An honorary first pitch will have Sam Culwell throwing to Bryan Ruby. Culwell is a former high school baseball player who came out in 2019 and currently attends SUNY Cortland. Ruby is an independent league pro baseball player who came out during the 2021 season. They are co-founders of Proud To Be In Baseball, a player support group to help the next generation of LGBTQ+ people feel included in the game of baseball.
Before the game, former MLB umpire Dale Scott will be signing copies of his new memoir, “The Umpire Is Out: Calling the Game and Living My True Self,” in the Jackie Robinson Rotunda.
Tickets in the Big Apple Reserved section are being sold for Pride Night. These tickets are $40 with $5 from each ticket sold going to the LGBT Network. All tickets for Pride Night will have a rainbow background once activated in the Ballpark app. The Mets and LGBT Network have partnered to bring New Yorkers Pride Night at Citi Field since 2016. Tickets can be purchased at Mets.com/Pride.
Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Hey everyone. A lot of folks are wondering why we are not going back to Mulcahy’s and looking for a new location. It’s easy. It’s about money. Not in a bad way or a hard feelings way. Mulcahy’s as any business at this time wanted to raise the venue fee to have the next QBC there. We totally get it and understand.
Monday, June 13, 2022
You can find it at Lids.com if you want a personalized Mets bib for your baby.
Saturday, June 11, 2022
When we started working on the QBC way back in 2013 for 2014, Darren Meenan, Shannon Shark, Dan Twohig, and myself wanted to do a Mets Fan Fest that we as fans would want to go to. Darren had to officially drop out from it because of his working with MLB to get the7Line to be official with them but has still been a great supporter and we consider him one of the founders of QBC. Shannon from Mets Police dropped out after a few years because he had other life/family commitments and couldn’t devote the time to our hobby any more still supports us and is a founder.
That leaves Dan and me. We still try to kick as much ass as possible for our fellow Mets fans and to make a fan fest that we are proud of and want our fellow Mets fans to be proud of too. I know you are probably saying get to it already so here it is.
We have built relationships with people behind the scenes with our long time sponsor and one of those folks is moving in to a position with another company. He sent us an email saying how much the QBC and being able to showcase the SNY shows he worked on was one for the highlights in his career there. He said that the fellow Mets fans energy and response to the shows he was able to bring live to the fans at the QBC proved to him that the shows he produces was loved by his fellow Mets fans and it meant a lot to him. He thanked us for all we did at QBC and what a great day it is for Mets fans to have.
That made me proud. Knowing that QBC and all the hard work we have put in over the years has such an impact on others makes it worth it. Dan and I are working hard on it know as we speak. I’m scouting new locations and hopefully we’ll have some news on that front soon.
Last thing I want to say is to Michael F. Good luck on continuing to rise in your career, it was a pleasure working with you over the years, and you will alway be part of the QBC family. Going miss working with you but now I can’t wait for you to be able to enjoy the whole QBC without having to work it.
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Monday, June 6, 2022
Some teams are wearing Pride gear/patches in game, some aren't. It seems interesting to me that the Rays didn't put patches on every jersey. Isn't that part of the uniform? What does that do to the uniform rulebook? Shouldn't a uniform have a uniform look?
From the NY Post.
You can read more here.
I have a question though if players can pick and choose what patches they can put on their jerseys what other patches can they say they don't want? Memorial Day? The American Flag? The various different ribbons they put on jerseys highlighting a cause?