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Wednesday, August 31, 2022





FLUSHING, N.Y., August 31, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club will open its 2023 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday, February 25 with split squad games hosting the Miami Marlins at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie and visiting the Houston Astros in West Palm Beach. 


The Mets will host division rivals Atlanta, Miami and Washington during the exhibition season and make one trip to the west coast of Florida for games at Atlanta in North Port, FL on March 23 and Tampa Bay in Port Charlotte, FL on March 24. The 2023 Spring Training schedule includes six weekend home games.


New York is scheduled to play 30 exhibition games in 2023, including 16 home games in Port St. Lucie. The Mets will face the Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals six times each and the Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays twice each.


The remaining two games on the Mets spring training slate will be played against World Baseball Classic teams at Clover Park in Port St. Lucie. Additional information, including the WBC teams, will be announced in the coming months.


The 2023 Spring Training schedule is subject to change and game times will be announced a later date.


Spring Training season tickets will go on sale on October 4 at Additionally, mini plans and individual tickets will be made available later this fall.


The 2023 Spring Training schedule is attached.


Quick QBC Talent Update.

 Hey folks. Remember how I tweeted yesterday that we should have news this week about who we are having at the Queens Baseball Convention on December Third at the Sheraton by Four Points in Flushing, Queens? Well, after one of the talent signs his contract today, we will announce a BIG name.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

New York Mets Starter The Captain II Full-Zip Varsity Jacket



For a bold display of New York Mets loyalty, The Captain II jacket from Starter leads the way. The embroidered New York Mets appliques on the front and back are accentuated by stripes in a contrasting team color. Adding in glossy satin fabric and a classic varsity design, this full-zip jacket puts all eyes on your undeniable fandom.

Not a bad looking jacket. You can grab it on

Monday, August 29, 2022

New Mets Sun Glasses.


New York Mets games are your favorite, but when the sun is shining bright, it can be hard to watch the action. Head to the ballpark sporting these stylish Trend Mojo sunglasses, and you'll be able to fully focus on your beloved crew. With crisp New York Mets graphics, you'll have no problem repping your team spirit as you soak up some rays.

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Sunday, August 28, 2022

Mets Old Timer’s Day was Fun


Old Timer’s Day was one of the things Shannon from Metspolice and myself had fought for years to have brought back during the the Wilpon Regime and were told the fans don’t want that. They also said the Mets fans didn’t want a Fan Fest and that birthed the QBC. Anyway besides the hiccups with the parking lot opening after the “red carpet” and the the red carpet arrival not being something that should have been advertised(it literally was 30 seconds and done) the Mets and Steve Cohen did a great job with the event itself.

Every decade of the Mets existence was represented by players. Players that are in ill health or have passed on were represented by their families. The opening ceremony was fun and I’m not hear to debate if Willie Mays number deserves to be retired or not it was nice to see a surprise sneak in and not be leaked. I heard it was kept secret to a lot of folks in the organization.

The Old Timer’s game itself was fun. Great to have Howie and Wayne doing live play by play to the crowd and they were having fun with it. The players looked like they were enjoying having with each other and getting the love from the crowd. I’m not going to go into crazy detail about what went on but if you missed it, the whole shebang should be on Mets YouTube.

Nice job Mets.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Mets retiring Willie Mays number 24




FLUSHING, N.Y., August 27, 2022 – The New York Mets today announced that the club retired Willie Mays’ uniform #24 as part of the Old Timers’ Day ceremonies.

Mays, 91, who was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1979, spent the final two years of his illustrious career with the Mets (1972-1973). His final home run, the 660th of his career, came on August 17, 1973 vs. Cincinnati at Shea Stadium.

“I want to thank Steve and Alex Cohen for making this day possible and embracing Mets history,” Mays said. “I can never forget the way it felt to return to New York to play for all the loyal Mets fans. I’m tremendously proud I ended my career in Queens with the Mets during the ’73 World Series. It’s an honor to have my number retired in my two favorite cities – New York and San Francisco. New York was a magical place to play baseball.”

Mays was a 24-time All-Star, two-time MVP and earned 12 Gold Gloves. When he retired, he was third in homers, runs (2,062) and total bases (6,080), seventh in hits (3,293) and RBI (1,909) and first in putouts by an outfielder (7,112). He was the first player in major league history with 300 or more homers and 300 or more stolen bases.

Mays played for the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds from 1951-1957 before the Giants moved to San Francisco where he played from 1958 until he was traded to the Mets on May 11, 1972.


The Mets have retired #37 for Manager Casey Stengel, #14 for Manager Gil Hodges, #41 for Tom Seaver, #31 for Mike Piazza, #36 for Jerry Koosman, #17 for Keith Hernandez and #42 across baseball for Jackie Robinson.


Mike Piazza New York Mets Fanatics Authentic Autographed Framed Royal Mitchell & Ness Replica Jersey Collage


Commemorate the New York Mets' legendary catcher Mike Piazza with this Framed Royal Mitchell & Ness Replica Jersey Collage. The Hall of Fame slugger was a 12-time All-Star, 10-time Silver Slugger, Rookie of the Year and finished Top-5 in MVP voting four times in his career. This iconic collage showcases two images of Mike Piazza with an autographed jersey to make it the perfect collectible for your MLB collection.

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Friday, August 26, 2022

Mets Old Timer’s Day Rosters and Starting Lineups


Championship Banners back up at Citi Field


I am going to say I am pleases to have been wrong about the banners going up this season. I do however have no idea why they have been moved in such weird timing. 

Thursday, August 25, 2022


 Elected officials and the School Construction Authority will join members of the 1969 World Series Champion Miracle Mets for a school naming ceremony in Queens. Attendees will officially dedicate I.S. 419 as the Tommie L. Agee Educational Campus in honor of the legendary Mets outfielder.


                        The new state-of-the-art school is one of 11 new school buildings opening in Queens and will serve students in grades 6-8. The 646 new seats will help alleviate overcrowding in District 24 as part of the more than 2,800 new seats created in Queens for the 2022-2023 school year.


The building is a fully air-conditioned, accessible five-story school, providing 18 standard classrooms, two district special education classrooms as well as reading and speech resource rooms. The school also includes a District 75 program, which contains eight additional classrooms with dedicated student restrooms, rooms for occupational and physical therapy, a guidance room, and a multi-purpose room.


New York Mets New Era Primary Logo 9FIFTY Snapback Hat - Royal


Show a bit of extra New York Mets pride with this New Era Primary Logo 59FIFTY hat. Suitable for more than game day, this cap's trendy high crown and snapback closure pair for a timeless look. Best of all, the minimalistic design draws attention to the bold New York Mets embroidery on the front panels, making it easy to spot your favorite team.

This cap is listed in the New section of I wonder how often they “rerelease” a traditional style cap.

Get yours on

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Timmy Trumpet to throw out first pitch.

 Timmy Trumpet, one of the artists behind the viral Edwin Díaz entrance song “Narco,” will appear at Citi Field to throw an honorary first pitch before the Mets game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Timmy Trumpet and Mets closer Edwin Díaz will be available for media together before the game. If Díaz appears in the game, Timmy Trumpet will perform “Narco” live as Díaz enters from the bullpen.

Díaz used “Narco” as his entrance song in 2018, his final year in Seattle, then brought it back before the 2020 season and has walked in from the bullpen to the sound of trumpets since then. “Narco” hit the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s Viral 50 chart this month, and this week the track has reached the No. 13 position onBillboard’s digital song sales chart.

Tuesday, August 30 game vs. the Dodgers at 7:10 p.m.

The Mets Pod: The East is Never Easy

Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo are back with Episode 21 of The Mets Pod, as the race for the NL East rages on, and the Mets roster changes every day. The guys review the early performance of Brett Baty, the constant changes on the big league roster, and the ongoing battle with the Braves for the division and a potential first round playoff bye. Later, Connor and Joe make the case for a Mark Vientos major league call up, go down on the farm for a look at pitcher Bryce Montes de Oca, and then wrap the show with the Mailbag - with questions about prospect Josh Walker, Gold Gloves, and bullpen management in the postseason. Be sure to subscribe to The Mets Pod at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Need a hotel room for QBC 2022?


Anyone need a hotel room for QBC 2022? It's kind of cool that we can have a one stop venue for our event. If you are coming from out of town or just think it will be easier to have a hotel room if you want to hang out later after QBC this might be for you. We were able to get a block of rooms at Four Points at a  discount for our fellow fans. Remember QBC 2022 is on Saturday December 3rd 2022.

A Luxury Hotel in Flushing Queens near Citi Field and LGA

Welcome to Four Points by Sheraton in the heart of Flushing! Where timeless classics are woven with modern details in our brand-new hotel opened in August 2021. Where business meets pleasure. for a greater travel experience. We have what matters most, like modern, stylish rooms, comfortable beds and productive workspaces. Plus, delicious breakfast and great coffee to start the day right. Relax over a great local beer with our signature Best Brews™ or stay active in our state-of-the-art fitness facilities. Find space for meetings or special events, big or small at our hotel. Hotel is in a convenient location in downtown Flushing near subway/train stations and airports (LGA and JFK). Many restaurants/bars are within short walking distance.

Click here for the link. If we run out of rooms, we might be able to get more.

More announcements coming soon.

QBC 2022: The Return of State of the Mets Panel


The State of the Mets panel is returning to the Queens Baseball Convention. This is an OG panel from the first QBC and it is a crowd favorite every year. No names on who is appearing on the panel yet except the one name that is a constant. That constant is the host Mark Healey.

Mark is a long time supporter of the QBC and is a well versed Mets aficionado. "Mark Healey founded the Gotham Baseball magazine in 2005, and it focused on the past, present and future of New York baseball. The publication went on to become critically acclaimed, including Amazon naming it the best new sports magazine of 2005, and it’s archived at the National Baseball Hall of Fame Library in Cooperstown."- LIHerald

We are excited to have Mark back and to see who he books for his panel.

QBC 2022: John Saponaro returns as host


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John Saponaro is an accomplished stand up comedian, actor, and host of live events. John has been with us twice before as a host. The first time he was a co-host for the Lunch with Keith Hernandez. The second time John was the host for QBC 2021. Not only did he host the whole show, John also stepped in as a moderator for a couple of panels. John also has a pretty good Metscentric podcast Til Mets Do Us Part.also. We want to welcome back John and can't wait to see him on stage again.

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QBC 2022 Ad Program and Vendor Table Pricing


Want to have an ad run in QBC 2022’s program? Want to have a table as a vendor? Here is your chance. Any questions feel free to hit us up at

QBC 2022: Gil Hodges "Unforgettable Fire" Award Recipient is...


The Queens Baseball Convention is proud to present the Gil Hodges "Unforgettable Fire" award to someone who has been with the NY Mets since 1980. Someone that you have never heard a bad word about from anyone in the organization. Someone that worked tirelessly for years with the players and folks in the front office. Someone that is a beloved figure buy coworkers, friends, and Mets fans. This person has been able to reconnect alumni with the Mets organization. This person has a memoir out about their life. This person is still grinding at work even though though they could ride off into the sunset if they wanted to. We have heard so many great stories about how helpful this person is to all those around him. This person tries to elevate the folks around them by just being themselves. If there was anyone to invoke the spirit of Gil Hodges to receive the Unforgettable Fire award the year Gil has been inducted into the hall of fame. It is this man. The one and only Jay Horwitz. When asked Jay if he would 

Come join us at The QBC on Saturday December 3rd 2022 to honor Jay.

QBC 2022: SNY is returning to the QBC!


Things have been busy as heck at QBC Headquarters. Tons of moving parts going on here and it makes me happy. Why does it make me happy? Why? Because this is the earliest we have been able to lock in venues, food concessions, working on guests, panels, and have been able to announce the return of John Saponaro as host, and our returning OG panel State of the Mets hosted by Mark Healey. Now here is the next announcement.

We are proud to announce that returning to QBC is our presenting sponsor for many of our events. Welcome back to SNY! SNY has been a major part of the QBC for years and we are ecstatic for a continuation of our partnership and we can’t see what programming they send our way. In the past we have had Baseball Night in NY, Shea Anything Podcast, and Mets Hot Stove. When we get the exact panel/talent that is coming in for QBC 2022, we will announce it immediately.

Remember QBC 2022 is going to be on Saturday December 3rd 2022 at Four Points by Sheraton in Flushing Queens.

QBC 2022: Ticket on sale date


Things are coming together for QBC 2022 on Saturday December 3rd 2022 at Four Points by Sheraton in Flushing Queens. We have SNY back as our presenting sponsor. We have the location. Believe it or not we worked out the panel/signing schedule for the day(for now). Our volunteers are stepping up. We zeroed in on the talent we want for the panels/signings. All is looking pretty swell. We even have a date where we are going to put the tickets on sale.

That date is September 22nd. There will be different ticket packages as usual and we will be announcing those in the upcoming weeks.

Keep paying attention to this blog,, @mediagoon and @QBConvention on twitter for updates.

We will be using Eventbrite to sell the tickets as again this year.

Also, we are always looking for more sponsors. If you or you know anyone that might want to be a sponsor please email for more info.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Mets Air Hockey Table


Showcase your love for the New York Mets by adding this Table Top Air Hockey Game to your collection. Its crisp graphics will add an awesome touch to your fan cave and ensure everyone notices your fandom. This stunning game is a perfect excuse for gathering your friends together for an epic New York Mets party.

Nothing says Mets baseball like a Mets branded Air Hockey table. Say what?

You can buy it at if you want. 

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Tom Seaver with Gil Hodges Unforgettable Fire Award

One of the coolest things that has come about with the QBC is being able to honor people with the Gil Hodges "Unforgettable Fire" Award. This award exemplifies the traits that Gil Hodges had imbued into the Mets organization and that has been passed down over the years. The inaugural award was given to Gil Hodges himself and was presented to his son Gil Hodges Jr in his honor. 

It was so awesome to see Tom Seaver with the award we gave him and to know how appreciative he was to receive it. It meant a lot to him that it came from the fans.

 Remember Jay Horwitz is going to be the 2022 recipient on December 3rd 2022 at QBC in Queens.

Friday, August 19, 2022

Mets Pod: Mets vs Braves

 Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo drop Episode 20 of The Mets Pod, as the Mets drop by Atlanta, Philadelphia, and the Bronx for an important stretch of games heading into the stretch run of the regular season. The guys talk about roster moves resulting from injuries, how prospect Brett Baty can help the Mets, and the way the schedule plays out into September. Later in the show, Connor and Joe break down the build up of Jacob deGrom, and examine the ways that Tylor Megill can be used upon his potential return. Finally, the guys open the Mailbag to take on questions about Mark Vientos, a possible Pete Alonso contract extension, and Jeff McNeil’s place in the batting order. 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
1:23 Roster Shuffling Due to Injuries/Illness
4:40 Is Deven Marrero the correct choice over Brett Baty?
10:21 Do the Expanded Rosters Have Any Effect on how the Mets Finish the Year?
12:16 Carlos Carrasco Update and Effect on Mets Pitching Staff
17:50 Mets Upcoming Schedule
21:47 Thoughts on Stretching out Jacob deGrom in Future Outings
24:30 What is Tylor Megil's Role Upon Return?
27:31 Is Veintos Defense Holding Him Back From a Call Up?
30:16 What Will a Pete Alonso Contract Extension Look Like and When Should the Mets Look to Strike?
33:24 Should Jeff McNeil be Batting Higher in the Order?
40:46 Closing Thoughts From Joe on the Upcoming Schedule 
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Brett Baty New York Mets Autographed 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDC-39 Beckett Fanatics Witnessed Authenticated Card


Enhance your MLB memorabilia with this Brett Baty autographed 2019 Bowman Chrome Draft #BDC-39 Beckett Fanatics Witnessed Authenticated Card. Featuring a unique on-card signature from the New York Mets prospect Brett Baty, this captivating card provides an admirable feature to your trading collection.

This might be the time to get this since Baty just got called up yesterday.