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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: 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


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

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 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

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

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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

To obtain Autographs from our two guests youl purchase tickets from our website 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


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

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

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 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


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 

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

Saturday, November 26, 2022

New York Mets Levelwear Logo Ruckus Quarter-Zip Hoodie


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

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 

Thursday, November 24, 2022

QBC: What we are Thankful for.


Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the QBC! 

We are thankful for everyone who had bought a QBC ticket for 2022 and for every QBC event since 2014.

We are also thankful for anyone who is going to buy tickets for QBC 2022. 

We are thankful for our longtime presenting partner SNY for being with us for almost as long as we have been running the QBC.

We are thankful for the NY Post and NY Post Sports+ for being a returning sponsor

We are thankful for our new sponsors that we will be announcing soon.

We are very thankful for our QBC family (Staff, hosts, and guests)that continues to volunteer and help us by volunteering their time every year to make sure everyone had a good time,

We are thankful for Katch Astoria for partnering up with us to be our official concessions at QBC

We are thankful for Four Points Sheraton for being the home of QBC 2022

We are thankful for the players that have shown up over the years.

Grab your tickets at to get info and tickets. Don't forget it's Saturday December 3rd.

Thank you everyone!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022





FLUSHING, N.Y., November 23, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has signed pitchers Zach Muckenhirn and Denyi [DEN-yee] Reyes to minor league contracts with an invitation to major league Spring Training.


Muckenhirn, 27, appeared in 47 games with Triple-A Charlotte in the Chicago White Sox organization last season, going 3-1 with two saves and a 3.11 ERA (19 ER/55.0 IP) with 23 walks and 56 strikeouts. Across six minor league seasons, he is 21-21 with a 3.82 ERA (159 ER/375.0 IP) with 137 walks and 387 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the Baltimore Orioles in 11th round of the 2016 First-Year Player Draft out of the University of North Dakota.


Reyes, 26, made his major league debut as a member of the Baltimore Orioles in 2022. He appeared in three games (one start) with the club, posting a 2.35 ERA (2 ER/7.2 IP) with a walk and three strikeouts. In seven minor league seasons, Reyes owns a 45-28 record with a 3.29 ERA (218 ER/596.1 IP), 89 walks and 526 strikeouts. He was originally signed as a non-drafted minor league free agent by the Boston Red Sox in 2014.


Nice Mets Jacket


Let everyone see your unique style when you rock this trendy Lightweight Satin Full-Snap Jacket from Mitchell & Ness. It has a cool look, with bold graphics, to easily elevate any outfit you pair it with. When you wear this sweet piece of gear, everyone will know you're ready to celebrate another New York Mets victory.

You can grab this at

Friday, November 18, 2022





FLUSHING, N.Y., November 18, 2022 – The New York Mets announced today that the club has claimed right-handed pitcher William Woods off waivers from Atlanta.


Woods, 23, made his major league debut with the Braves this season, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings with two strikeouts in two appearances. In four minor league seasons in the Atlanta organization, he is 2-9 with a 4.60 ERA (55 ER/107.2 IP) in 59 games (18 starts).

Syracuse Mets Marvel Merch on sale


BREAKING: Our 2023 Marvel merch featuring the brand-new MechaScooch logo is on sale 馃挜NOW馃挜 - exclusively at our online team store!
From caps to apparel to pennants, is the ONLY place to get our Mighty Marvel Merch through Black Friday!