Sunday, July 31, 2022

QBC 2022: Pre-Announcement Announcement

 


Hey Folks.

What the heck is a pre-announcement announcement? It's me letting you know we will be having an announcement about location and date for  QBC 2022 either late in the day tomorrow Aug 1st or early  Tuesday Aug 2nd.

I'm not going to lie to you guys and say everything up to this point was easy. It is quite hard trying to find a nice sized venue so everyone isn't on top of each other. We also have to find a venue we can afford too. When I say afford, I mean, we don't want to have to raise ticket prices too much. As usual though prices for talent, venue, A/V, and any cool things we try add for the event do go up. We strive to give you guys the best bang for your buck and I think we still have the best prices for autographs. The thing is we aren't a "traditional card show" that folks are used to going to. We try to make the QBC a fun hang for our fellow Mets fans.

We are working on who we are bringing in talent wise right now and will probably have two- three folks who have played for the Mets.

Keep up to date with my blog here.

Twitter:

@mediagoon

@QBConvention

www.QueensBaseballConvention.com

Friday, July 29, 2022

The Mets Pod: Episode 17

 



Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo preview the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline on Episode 17 of The Mets Pod! The guys welcome SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino to the show, as they look ahead to what should be an active time for the Mets as the team seeks to upgrade the roster before the Aug. 2nd deadline. The crew covers Juan Soto, Willson Contreras, Trey Mancini, J.D. Martinez and all the options to upgrade the offense. 
Andy also sheds some light on the Mets’ strategy to improve the bullpen, potential deals including Dom Smith and J.D. Davis, and long-term plans for the starting rotation. Later in the show, Connor and Joe break down the Daniel Vogelbach trade, losing Colin Holderman, and some additional trade options for the Mets moving forward. Finally, the show wraps with the Mailbag, which brings questions about possible mid-tier prospects to trade and the current development status of top-level prospects Mark Vientos and Brett Baty.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

AMAZIN’ METS FOUNDATION HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL HOMERUNS & HIGHBALLS FUNDRAISER


 AMAZIN’ METS FOUNDATION HOSTS SECOND ANNUAL HOMERUNS & HIGHBALLS FUNDRAISER

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 28, 2022 – The Amazin’ Mets Foundation (AMF) hosted its second annual Homeruns & Highballs fundraiser on Monday, July 25 at Citi Field. As AMF’s largest fundraising event of the season, the event itself raised gross contributions of over $937,000 with Mets Owners Steve and Alex Cohen matching those proceeds through the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.

 

“Steve and I are very grateful for the generous support of our second annual fundraiser benefiting the Amazin’ Mets Foundation,” said Mrs. Alex Cohen, President of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation. “The funds raised will help us continue to seek out the needs of our community and inspire others to give back so we can leave our communities and fans better off than when we got here.”

 

The philanthropic event was supported by the New York Mets organization. General Manager Billy Eppler, Manager Buck Showalter and the rest of the Mets coaching staff, the entire Mets roster, and Mets Alumni, including Mike Piazza, John Franco, Mookie Wilson and Todd Zeile, were all in attendance. Attendees enjoyed Citi Field culinary favorites, games and activities, a fireworks show, and chances to bid on unique memorabilia and experiences as part of the Amazin’ Auction.

 

In its inaugural year, AMF funded $1.6 million in grants for 60 different organizations. This season, the Foundation plans to fund over $2 million in grants to help those in need.

 

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation was founded in January 2021 as the philanthropic arm of the New York Mets organization. The Foundation is committed to providing needed services and opportunities to children, families and underserved groups in our neighborhoods and communities. Together we can inspire change and make a lasting impact on and off the field.

 

Please click here for photos from the event.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

What happens when you build an arena in a neighborhood and don’t fulfill promises?




This is an interesting read about how developers promise something to the surrounding community to build a stadium or an arena.

But anyone who’s visited the Barclays Center can attest: there is no Urban Room at the site, despite a 2014 agreement between the developers and the state that set a hard deadline for its creation—along with a $10 million penalty if the owners failed to build it in time.

That deadline passed in May. Now, elected officials and community advocates are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul and Empire State Development, the state entity overseeing the project, to collect on those missed deadline fees. They say doing so is paramount to holding the developers accountable to their public promises—a sore spot when it comes to Atlantic Yards, where an original Community Benefits Agreement inked in 2005 that pledged jobs and affordable housing for the neighborhood was never sufficiently enforced.

 Read more here  

Why is this interesting you might ask? Look over in Flushing and see what was promised by the developers like Sterling Equities to get the Iron Triangle property. Now with all the talk of a new soccer stadium and possible casino that Steve Cohen wants to build, where does that put the affordable housing, green space, and new infrastructure on the list of promises? Can a developer just pay a fine and it goes away? I’m not saying any of this is actually going to happen in Flushing but could it?

126th Street development taking shape?

 


 
From the NY Post.

Mayor Eric Adams is expected to announce that he is onboard with plans for a 25,000-seat soccer stadium to be built near Citi Field that will be home to the New York City Football Club, sources close to the situation said.

“A deal is close, but negotiations are ongoing,” a source said.

Read more https://nypost.com/2022/07/26/mayor-eric-adams-to-approve-nycfc-stadium-for-queens-sources/amp/

More from the NY Post 

Sources told The Post that Cohen is ramping up efforts to partner with a casino operator and eyeing redevelopment prospects around Citi Field in Willets Point.

He also started vetting several casino owners for his license push over the last several weeks, working with investment bank Union Gaming to choose a partner. 

Cohen is believed to favor Hard Rock – also a major donor to Gov. Kathy Hochul – a source close to the process said. He was also recently speaking to Sands Hotel and Casino, sources said.

Read more at the link

https://nypost.com/2022/07/26/mets-owner-steve-cohen-looking-to-open-nyc-casino/amp/

I’m glad that they are finally looking to make the bigger moves on the Willets Point development front, but I want to know what about the affordable housing and the schools. When are they building them?

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

NEW YORK METS DEBUT RENOVATED COCA-COLA CORNER AT CITI FIELD

 


NEW YORK METS DEBUT RENOVATED COCA-COLA CORNER AT CITI FIELD

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 26, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced a renovation of the Coca-Cola Corner at Citi Field with the addition of the Coca-Cola Food Truck. The revamped Coca-Cola Corner will highlight and deliver the diverse dining of New York to fans at Citi Field, with food options that are only available at the Coca-Cola Food Truck.

 

“Since the beginning of our partnership in 2016, The Coca-Cola Company and Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages have been dedicated to broadening existing community ties while simultaneously enhancing the fan experience at Citi Field,” said Mets Executive Vice President, Chief Revenue Officer Jeff Deline. “With the renovation of Coca-Cola Corner to include the Coca-Cola Food Truck, we are further committing to providing top-notch food and beverage options for Mets fans while showcasing local restaurants and the unique flavors of New York City.”

 

“Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages is excited to build on our partnership with the Mets by empowering local restaurants by featuring their unique New York flavors at the Coca-Cola Corner at Citi Field,” said Michael Nelson, Liberty Coca-Cola’s Marketing & Commercial Director. “Our mission at Liberty is to always support our local communities and be their partner in creating change. We are proud to work with diverse dining vendors in New York to enhance the Citi Field experience and help No Kid Hungry eliminate food insecurity in the process.”

 

The Coca-Cola Food Truck will feature multiple iconic, local restaurants each season, celebrating the unique flavors of New York. New food and beverage pairings will be showcased at Citi Field and highlight Coca-Cola innovation. The first restaurant up at bat will be Utopia Bagels.

 

Established in the borough of Queens, Utopia Bagels has consistently been named New York’s No. 1 bagel spot. Their menu items for the Coca-Cola Food Truck at Citi Field will include:

  • The Cowboy – Chicken Cutlet, Melted American Cheese, Bacon & BBQ Sauce on a Plain Bagel
  • The Citi Fielder – Cracked Pepper Turkey, Avocado, Muenster, Lettuce, Tomato & Mayo on a Plain Bagel
  • Classic Bacon, Egg & Cheese on a Plain Bagel

 

The Coca-Cola Food Truck will debut on Tuesday, July 26 when the Mets take on the New York Yankees at 7:10 p.m. The renovation of Coca-Cola Corner will also include upgraded picnic tables and high tops for fans to utilize throughout the game.

 

The New York Mets, Aramark, The Coca-Cola Company and local bottler, Liberty Coca-Cola Beverages, are committed to giving back to the community while fighting food insecurity. The group will donate five percent of all purchases from the Coca-Cola Food Truck to No Kid Hungry.

 

The Jackie Robinson Museum opens today?



 Did anyone know the Jackie Robinson Museum was finally set to open today? I just happened to stumble upon it this morning on the way to work. It looks like the ribbon cutting ceremony is later today.

I’m just shocked that I didn’t hear about this unless my head has been in the sand. Am I the only one?

https://jackierobinson.org/museum/




Monday, July 25, 2022

Men's New York Mets Keith Hernandez Nike White Home Cooperstown Collection Player Jersey

 

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Even though Keith Hernandez isn't out there putting on a show for the New York Mets anymore, his impact on the franchise will never be forgotten. Show your respect for one of the game's all-time greats with this Cooperstown Collection Player jersey from Nike. Featuring a vintage design, this jersey will take you back to the days when Keith Hernandez was leading the New York Mets to victory.

This is going for under a $100 bucks. You wanted something cool to wear for the rest of the season that shows your love for the newest retired Mets number in an affordable jersey and not a bootleg? Here you go.

Tom Seaver New York Mets 1972 Topps Series 2 #445 PSA

 

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Tom Seaver New York Mets 1972 Topps Series 2 #445 PSA Authenticated 8 Card

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

Mets: Funko David Wright Captain America Stadium Giveawy

 



Cool giveaway 


Mets have acquired catcher Michael Perez from the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Mets have acquired catcher Michael Perez from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash.  The left-handed hitter has six home runs in 39 games with the Pirates this year. Perez has played five seasons in the majors between Tampa Bay (2018-20) and Pittsburgh (2021-22). He has 15 home runs, 21 doubles and collected 58 RBI over the course of 193 career games.

 

INF Travis Blankenhorn has been designated for assignment.

  


Friday, July 22, 2022

METS SIGN JETT WILLIAMS

 


METS SIGN JETT WILLIAMS

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 22, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed first-round selection (14th overall pick) infielder Jett Williams.

 

This past season, Williams batted .411 with seven home runs, 41 RBI, 53 runs and 24 stolen bases at Rockwall-Heath High School (TX). He entered the draft ranked as the 15th overall prospect by Baseball America and the 21stoverall prospect by MLB Pipeline. The 5-8, 175-pounder was also ranked as the No. 1 high school prospect in the state of Texas according to Perfect Game and was named to both the Perfect Game First Team Senior Preseason All-American and the Perfect Game Texas-All Region First team for the 2022 season. 

 

The Rockwall, Texas native was selected to play in the 2021 Perfect Game National Showcase at Tropicana Field. He is a plus runner with a 6.50 60-yard dash time. Prior to signing with the Mets, Williams was committed to play at Mississippi State University.

 

METS ACQUIRE DANIEL VOGELBACH FROM PITTSBURGH

 


METS ACQUIRE DANIEL VOGELBACH FROM PITTSBURGH

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 22, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced the team has acquired infielder Daniel Vogelbach from Pittsburgh in exchange for RHP Colin Holderman.

 

Vogelbach, 29, had 10 doubles, a triple, 12 home runs, 34 RBI and 29 runs scored in 75 games for the Pirates this season. He has posted a .338 on-base percentage and a .430 slugging percentage. His 11 home runs as a designated hitter are tied for the second-most in the NL behind Bryce Harper.

 

Among the 178 hitters with at least 200 plate appearances against RHP this season, his 149 wRC+ is tied for 15th in the majors. He has an .817 career OPS vs. righties and 55 of his 61 career home runs have come against right-handed pitchers.

 

Vogelbach has appeared in 412 games over parts of seven major league seasons with Seattle (2016-2020), Toronto (2020), Milwaukee (2020-2021) and Pittsburgh (2022). He owns a career .213/.336/.408 slashline with 61 home runs and 165 RBI.  

 

In addition, RHP Yoan L√≥pez has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse and will be active for tonight’s game. 

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Mets Sugar Skull cuff linksAnd tie clip

 

This Sugar Skull Cufflinks & Lapel Pin Gift Set makes the perfect gift for the big New York Mets fan in your life. This gift set includes a pair of cufflinks with bullet back closure and a clutch-back lapel pin. Complete with sleek graphics, this gear adds the perfect amount of New York Mets spirit to your look.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

The Mets Pod: Juan Soto Trade, All Star Game and more.

 


Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo take no break during the MLB All-Star Break, and deliver a jam-packed Episode 16 of The Mets Pod! The guys welcome Jon Morosi of NBC Sports and MLB Network to the show, and the crew covers all the ins and outs of the Juan Soto trade speculation, as well as other trade deadline rumors, and the state of the Mets so far in 2022. Later in the show, Connor puts Joe on the spot regarding any potential Mets deal for Juan Soto, and then the guys recap the Home Run Derby and a very active MLB Draft for the Amazins. Finally, Connor and Joe wrap the show with the TMP First Half Awards, as they hand out the hardware for some first half of the season stand outs for the Mets. Be sure to subscribe to The Mets Pod at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Today's Show:
0:00 Welcome to the show
0:54 Jon Marosi talks Juan Soto
5:05 Would Nationals trade Soto to the Mets?
10:34 Luis Castillo moved before the deadline?
12:39 Trade market for DH
15:09 Playoff format impacting trade deadline
19:39 Impressions of Mets in the first half
23:54 How the league views the Mets under Steve Cohen
28:34 All-in on Juan Soto?
32:27 Home Run Derby: Pete Goes Down
35:36 MLB Draft - Kevin Parada
39:19 MLB Draft - Jett Williams
41:43 First Half Awards: Sky Miles Champion
44:02 Unsung Hero of First Half
46:14 Mr. Extension: Who should the Mets extend first?
48:37 Best Buck Showalter moment
49:52 Biggest surprise from the first half
51:49 Biggest Let Down so far
53:55 Closing thoughts






Queens Baseball Convention: QBC tease


 Hey everyone! 

I just wanted to let you guys know that we should be finalizing our deal with our new venue this week. Once we get that nailed down, we can let you guys know where and when QBC 2022 is going to take place. As of now the month is December. The exact date, we can’t share yet until the ink is dry on the contract. I can tell you that it will be in the five boros again. 

After we announce the date and location, we’ll be announcing the talent we have coming to QBC 2022.

Also, let your friends know about QBC if they don’t already. I run into folks who keep telling me they had no idea about it even though we have had spots on SNY and had ads in the NY Post.

Thanks guys, Let’s Go Mets, and see you at QBC 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

METS SELECT 10 PLAYERS ON DAY THREE OF 2022 DRAFT

 


METS SELECT 10 PLAYERS ON DAY THREE OF 2022 DRAFT

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 19, 2022 – The New York Mets today made 10 selections in rounds 11-20 to complete their 2022 First-Year Player Draft.

Below are the Mets’ 10 picks from day three of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft:




Monday, July 18, 2022

METS SELECT EIGHT PLAYERS ON DAY TWO OF 2022 DRAFT


 METS SELECT EIGHT PLAYERS ON DAY TWO OF 2022 DRAFT

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 18, 2022 – The New York Mets today made eight selections in rounds 3-10 to complete day two of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft.

 

In the third round, the Mets selected Brandon Sproat, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Florida. Sproat, 21, went 9-4 over 17 games (16 starts) and pitched to a 3.41 ERA (34 earned runs/89.2 innings) with 82 strikeouts in 2022. In his final six starts, the Pace, FL, native went 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA. The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder pitched for the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team in 2021 and topped out at 99-100 MPH with his fastball. Sproat was previously drafted by the Texas Rangers in the seventh round of the 2019 First-Year Plyer Draft out of Pace High School (FL).

 

Jacob Reimer, a third baseman from Yucaipa (CA) High School, was the Mets’ fourth-round choice. Reimer, 18, is the highest draft pick from Yucaipa High School since current Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the supplemental first round (43rd overall) of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder was ranked as the 77th-best high school prospect and the ninth-best high school prospect from California by Perfect Game. Reimer competed at the 2021 Perfect Game National Showcase at Tropicana Field.

 

With their fifth-round pick, the Mets selected D’Andre Smith, a shortstop from USC. The Diamond Bar, CA, native batted .286 (60-210) with eight home runs, 23 RBI and was tied for the team lead with 40 runs in 2022. As a freshman at USC in 2021, Smith appeared in 13 games and posted a .341/.522/.526 slashline. Smith is the first USC infielder to be selected in the first 10 rounds of the First-Year Player Draft since Ricky Oropesa was drafted in the third round (116th overall) in 2011 by the San Francisco Giants.

 

New York took Tyler Stuart out of the University of Southern Mississippi in the sixth round. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound, right-handed pitcher made 22 appearances (four starts) and went 4-0 with a 3.38 ERA (15 earned runs/40.0 innings), 38 strikeouts and one save in 2022. In the Hattiesburg Regional, Stuart made three appearances and did not allow a run in 2.2 innings. Stuart missed his redshirt freshman season in 2020 after he underwent “Tommy John” surgery.

 

In the seventh round, the Mets selected Jonah Tong, a right-handed pitcher from Georgia Premier Academy in Statesboro, GA. Tong, 19, hails from Ontario, Canada, but spent the 2022 season pitching stateside. In seven games (five starts) with Georgia Premiere Academy, Tong went 4-2 with a 1.63 ERA (seven earned runs/30.0 innings) with 46 strikeouts and one complete game. Prior to pitching at Georgia Premier Academy, Tong attended Bill Crothers Secondary School in Canada. Tong was the fifth Canadian player selected in this year’s First-Year Player Draft.

 

With their eighth-round pick, the Mets took Dylan Tebrake, a right-handed pitcher from Creighton University (NE). Tebrake, 23, was named the Big East Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2021 and 2022. During those two seasons, Tebrake went 16-2 with a 2.82 ERA (52 earned runs/165.2 innings) with 190 strikeouts over 29 starts. His 115 strikeouts in 2022 were the fourth most by a Creighton pitcher in a single season. The two-time All-Big East First Team selection finished his career at Creighton with a record of 21-5, 230 strikeouts and a 2.86 ERA in 222.0 innings over four seasons.

 

Chase Estep, a third baseman from the University of Kentucky was New York’s ninth round pick. In 2022, Estep batted .302/.416/.560, drove in a team-high 49 RBI and tied for the team lead with 13 home runs and 16 stolen bases. Prior to the 2022 season, Estep hit one home run over his first three collegiate seasons. In the summer of 2021, Estep played for the Kenosha Kingfish of the Northwoods League and batted .294 (27-92) with an .833 OPS in 25 games. Estep’s uncle, Chris Estep, was a 12th-round pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates from Kentucky in the 1988 MLB June Amateur Draft. His father Chris played two seasons at Kentucky from 1992-1993.

 

The Mets’ final pick of day two of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft was Zebulon Vermillion, a right-handed pitcher from the University of Arkansas. In 24 relief appearances this past season, Vermillion went 2-0 with a 2.39 ERA (seven earned runs/26.1 innings), 28 strikeouts and two saves. In four games during Arkansas’ run to the 2022 College World Series, Vermillion tossed 3.1 scoreless innings. The 6-5, 240-pounder finished his collegiate career with a record of 10-1 with a 3.58 ERA (42 innings/105.2 innings) and 100 strikeouts in 71 games (six starts).

 

New York will conclude its draft tomorrow with 10 more selections in rounds 11-20.

 

Mets Spanish Broadcaster JUAN ALICEA PASSES AWAY

 


JUAN ALICEA PASSES AWAY

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 18, 2022 – Longtime Mets Spanish radio broadcaster and pioneer Juan Alicea passed away this morning peacefully in his sleep at his home in Florida. He was 85.  

 

Alicea joined the organization in April of 1969 and served in a variety of capacities including scouting and community relations before finding his home in the Spanish broadcasting booth in 1982, where he remained through 2019. 

 

Alicea was behind the mic for over 4,000 Mets games, including being the leading voice on the International Spanish Network during the 1986 postseason which aired throughout the United States and Latin America. Last year, the Mets named the Spanish Radio Booth at Citi Field in his honor.

 

“Juan was an innovator and pioneer in the Spanish broadcasting field as well as renowned and respected throughout the industry as an extraordinary broadcaster,” said Mets President Sandy Alderson. “He was instrumental in the creation of Hispanic Marketing, Promotions and Community Events. His 50 years of service made him a highly regarded member of the Mets family. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts and prayers are with his son John and granddaughter Damiana.”

 

“Juan was a legendary figure on the Spanish Mets broadcasts,” said Tim Scheld, Brand Manager, WCBS 880. “We’ve been proud and honored to have worked alongside someone of such character, kindness and talent.”

 

“Juan was not only my role model, but a father figure as well,” said Mets Spanish radio broadcaster Max Perez Jimenez. “We have all lost a true master professor of baseball and all his teachings and wisdom will remain with me forever

METS SELECT FOUR PLAYERS ON DAY ONE OF 2022 DRAFT

 


METS SELECT FOUR PLAYERS ON DAY ONE OF 2022 DRAFT

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 18, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club made four selections on day one of the 2022 First-Year Player Draft. In the first round, the Mets selected catcher Kevin Parada with the 11th overall pick from Georgia Tech and shortstop Jett Williams with the 14th overall pick from Rockwall-Heath High School (TX). In the second round, the Mets selected Blade Tidwell, a right-handed pitcher from Tennessee with the 52nd overall pick. The Mets final pick of day was Nick Morabito, an outfielder from Gonzaga College High School (DC), selected in the second round compensation with the 75th overall pick.

 

Parada, 20, was ranked as the No. 6 overall prospect by both Baseball America and MLB Pipeline, as well as the top catcher. In his two-year career at Georgia Tech, Parada slashed .330/.420/.638 with 35 home runs, 130 RBI, 120 runs and 12 stolen bases in 112 games. In 2022, the backstop batted .360 (91-250) with 88 RBI and a .715 slugging percentage. He set a Georgia Tech single-season record with 26 home runs, which was tied for the sixth most in Division I. Additionally, Parada led the ACC in runs (78) and RBI (88) and drew 30 walks while striking out just 32 times over 253 at-bats. The Pasadena, Calif., native was the winner of the Buster Posey Award in June, awarded to the top collegiate catcher. Parada earned All-ACC First Team honors in 2022 and was a unanimous All-American selection as well as a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award and Dick Houser Trophy. In 2021, the 6-foot-1, 197-pounder was named as a Freshman All-American by D1Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game and was selected to the Freshman All-ACC team. Parada is the fourth catcher from Georgia Tech selected in the first round of the draft joining Jason Varitek (1993, 1994), Matt Wieters (2007) and Joey Bart (2018). 

 

Williams, 18, is a plus runner with a 6.50 60-yard dash time. The Mississippi State commit was ranked as the 15th overall prospect by Baseball America and the 21st overall prospect by MLB Pipeline. The 5-foot-8, 175-pounder ranked as the No. 1 high school prospect in the state of Texas according to Perfect Game and was named to both the Perfect Game First Team Senior Preseason All-American and the Perfect Game Texas-All Region First Team for the 2022 season. This past season, Williams batted .411 with seven home runs, 41 RBI, 53 runs and 24 stolen bases at Rockwall-Heath High School. The Rockwall, TX native was selected to play in the 2021 Perfect Game National Showcase at Tropicana Field.

 

Tidwell, 21, went 3-2 a 3.00 ERA (13 earned runs/39.0 innings) with 51 strikeouts and 11 walks in 13 games (nine starts) at Tennessee in 2022. The 6-foot-4, 207-pounder was named to the Preseason All-American – First Team by both Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association in 2022. Tidwell, a Loretto, Tenn. native, was named to the Knoxville Regional All-Tournament Team after tossing a career-high 7.2 scoreless innings against Alabama State. The 27th best prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Tidwell was named to the 2021 SEC All-Freshman Team after he won 10 games, the second-most in school history for a Freshman behind R.A. Dickey. His 10th win of his freshman campaign came in the super-regional against LSU, sending the Volunteers to the College World Series for the first time in 16 years. Tidwell teamed with Ryan Weathers to lead Loretto HS to the Tennessee state Class A championship in 2017.

 

Morabito, 19, was named the 2022 District of Columbia Gatorade Player of the year after batting .545 with 12 home runs, 52 stolen bases, a .644 on-base percentage and a 1.119 slugging percentage this season. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder was listed as the 82nd-best prospect by Baseball America and by MLB Pipeline as the 91st best prospect. A McLean, VA, native, Morabito was ranked as the fourth-best prospect in the state of Virginia by Perfect game.

 

 

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Mets Nike 2022 MLB All-Star Game Authentic Custom Jersey


 

$465 for a jersey is insane. It's not going to even make it to you on time for the ASG. Not to mention it is not a well designed jersey.Yikes

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We want fans to celebrate their fandom by customizing and personalizing certain products. For these customizable products, including jerseys, we invite customers to tell us how they would like their preferred name or other text to appear by typing that text into the field indicated. However, just because a customer is able to type proposed customization text into the field and is able to complete the order through the website, not all proposed customization text will be accepted. Please note, Fanatics may reject and cancel any customization order for any reason, including for messages that are deemed offensive or inappropriate. Get excited to watch the best of the best take the diamond in Dodger Stadium for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game by grabbing this New York Mets Authentic Custom Jersey. This Nike gear has it all, including a full-button front and moisture wicking technology that keeps you cool and dry. Featuring both the ASG patch as well as embroidered New York Mets graphics, this jersey ensures your fandom is on full display as you cheer on all of your favorite players.

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Mets New Era 2x World Series Champions Crown 59FIFTY Fitted Hat


Put the spotlight on your New York Mets previously taking home the Commissioner's Trophy with this Crown 59FIFTY hat from New Era. It features the New York Mets logo in raised embroidery and commemorative 2x World Series Champions graphics embroidered on the front and back. The fitted construction also ensures a perfect fit.

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I don't even know where to begin with this hat and how bad I feel this design is.I couldn't even tell that was a 2and a X under the crown and rose. That crown also looks just like a blob to me when you look at it from far away.  Yikes.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Padres Shirt even worse than the Mets shirt


Folks know I am not a fan of the LFGM rally cry. I just don't think the LGM needed to be changed and for it to be not family friendly. I do have to say this SD Padres shirt makes the LFGM shirt look good compared to it. I can't believe anyone thought that shirt was a good idea to purloin the the bad rally cry from the Mets and have it land in San Diego. At least the LFGM is kind of original.