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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Steve Cohen has another meeting about the parkland at Citi Field

There was a second "vision quest" meeting about the parking lot where Shea Stadium was torn down. It is an interesting read again.

From The Queens Courier 

Queens Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas Grech praised Cohen for the process in which he’s gone about to get input from the community on the lot. He described the approach as “bottom-up,” meaning that the first people Cohen is trying to hear from are members of the community and small business owners before exploring plans with the city and other organizations.

Grech said he would like to see a small convention center built in the area to help drive both local and regional businesses to the area. 

Read more here. 

A convention center would be a good idea for the area but why do I feel like it would be attached to a casino built on parkland?

Monday, January 30, 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tomas Nido - Game Used Cracked Bat

Tomas Nido - Game Used Cracked Bat - Marucci Model - Mets Clinch Playoff Spot for 2022 Postseason


This two-piece game used broken bat awas used by Mets catcher Tomas Nido and broke on a pitch thrown by Brewers pitcher Corbin Burnes in the 5th inning during the September 19, 2022, game at American Family Field. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The New York Mets 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

 You can bid here

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Not a bad looking Mets Cap.


Before the New York Mets head down to Florida for Spring Training, you need to gear up for the occasion. Celebrate the preseason fun with this Spring Training Bird 9FIFTY snapback hat from New Era. Featuring detailed all-over print graphics letting you know spring has sprung, this hat also dons the New York Mets logo proudly on the face to ensure your enthusiasm is can't-miss.

Not a bad looking cap. Just wish there was some orange added into it tho make the Mets logo pop.
You can buy it on

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Sean and Sal Shoot the Sh*T: LIVE 15 VLOG: The One Where Seany Goes to Orlando


A recap Vlog about the Major Wrestling Podcast Live 15 event.

Ep. 84 The 2023 Hall of Fame Class is Announced



 The Baseball Writers' Association has spoken and with many worthy candidates on the ballot, they chose to elect only one -- Scott Rolen. While his accomplishments shouldn't be overlooked, this has ramifications for the candidacy of a few former Mets, namely, Keith Hernandez, Billy Wagner and Carlos Beltran. John & Ibby share their Hall of Fame ballots and talk about what's next for the Mets as we inch closer towards pitchers and catchers. Plus, your questions, comments and more! Don't forget to subscribe and turn notifications on, so you never miss an episode!

Mets Black History Month Jacket


Start off your Black History Month festivities with a striking display of New York Mets pride by adding this Starter x Ty Mopkins jacket to your collection. It offers an abundance of pockets, both interior and exterior, as well as toasty quilted lining for optimal levels of comfort and convenience. On top of that, the striking New York Mets graphics on the front, back and sleeves display your fandom in an eye-catching way.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Alonso 12 inch cut out standee.


Add to your never-ending collection of New York Mets memorabilia with this Pete Alonso 12'' Player Standee Figurine. This laser-cut figurine depicts your favorite player in action. Whether displayed in your home, office, or fan cave, this item is perfect for showcasing your love for Pete Alonso and the New York Mets!

Couple things wrong here to me. One. The price. $35 for a cut out? Two. Don’t call it a figurine when it’s a cut out standee.

If you want it. You can grab it on

Monday, January 23, 2023

We might have a new NYC/Long Island Area Casino Contender!


Vornado Realty Trust has now entered the chat! Vornado is one of the biggest real estate companies in NYC and they are kicking the tires on soon to be knocked down Hotel Pennsylvania site across from Madison Square Garden.

From The NY Post.

Vornado, which rarely responds to media inquiries, broke its silence about a possible casino bid when contacted by The Post. 

“We are studying the possibility of applying for a casino license [in the Penn Station area], but we have no deal in place,” a Vornado spokesperson said. “Our most important criterion for any project is that it meet the economic development objectives and produce the transit and public improvements set forth in the state’s General Project Plan.”

Who are the other folks vying for the licenses?

SL Green has teamed with Caesars Entertainment in Times Square; Related Companies and Wynn Resorts are eyeing Hudson Yards; Soloviev Group wants a site on First Avenue near the UN; Hudson’s Bay Company hopes to put a casino at Saks Fifth Avenue; Mets owner Steve Cohen may possibly team with Hard Rock for one at Willets Point, Queens; and Thor Equities is gambling on Coney Island.

Read more here. 

This is going to be interesting. Is Vegas giving any odds on this situation?


Pete Alonso New York Mets Autographed Fanatics Authentic Neon Themed Baseball - Hand Painted by Artist Stadium Custom Kicks

Pete Alonso New York Mets Autographed Fanatics Authentic Neon Themed Baseball - Hand Painted by Artist Stadium Custom Kicks 


Take your New York Mets memorabilia collection to another level with this Pete Alonso Autographed Neon Themed Baseball. It features hand-painted artwork by Stadium Custom Kicks and a hand-signed autograph by New York's star first baseman. Alonso won National League Rookie of the Year in 2019, when his 53 home runs broke a major league rookie record as well as a franchise single season record. Whether this one-of-one baseball is displayed in your home or office, there's no better way to commemorate Pete Alonso.

Okays 1 of 1. I get that this is "art" and autographed but geez a grand? Really?
If you want it, you can find it on

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Gray Tommy Bahama Mets Shirt


Add a fresh piece of New York Mets gear to any collection with this Tommy Bahama Miramar Blooms polo. It features an embroidered team logo over a fun floral pattern crafted from sustainably sourced materials. Give any outfit a stylish and relaxed look with this New York Mets polo.

$125 bucks? Wait for it to go on sale.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Generic looking Mets Spring Training Hat


Ready yourself for the excitement of the next New York Mets Spring Training with this Icon 9FORTY hat from New Era. The spirited embroidered graphics and snapback closure combine to provide a quality piece of headwear for any New York Mets supporter. Not unlike Spring Training itself, this hat will help prepare you for game day.

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Thursday, January 19, 2023





FLUSHING, N.Y., January 19, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced the club has signed catcher Tomás Nido to a two-year contract.


Nido, 28, was a finalist for the Gold Glove Award after catching a career-high 96 games in 2022, including 86 starts. He recorded five Catcher Framing Runs last season, tied for eighth in the majors and tied for third in the NL.


The Puerto Rico native batted .239/.276/.324 last season, recording 31 runs, 15 doubles, three homers and 28 RBI. He set career-highs in games played, hits, doubles, RBI, runs and walks. In 15 games in September, Nido batted .333/.340/.608 with nine RBI and nine runs scored.


Originally drafted by the Mets in the eighth round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Nido has played six seasons in the majors. The 28-year-old has appeared in 252 games, posting a .220/.257/.323 slashline with 70 runs, 44 extra-base hits and 73 RBI.


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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Mets Announce 2023 Hall Of Fame Class







FLUSHING, N.Y., January 18, 2023 – The New York Mets will host a seasonal staff hiring fair on Saturday, February 4 at Citi Field in the Piazza 31 Club on the fifth level of the ballpark. The event will take place in two three-hour sessions: a morning session from 9 a.m. – noon and an afternoon session from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.


The Mets are hiring for over a dozen positions in security, guest experience, hospitality, and more departments. More information about the job fair, including a registration form and descriptions of open positions, can be found at Walk-ups will be accepted for entry but registering ahead of time is encouraged.


The entrance to the job fair will be located at the Hodges VIP gate, located along the first-base side of Citi Field. Those who drive to the event will be able to park in Lot G off Seaver Way.

Department/Job Descriptions


SECURITY – Security Guards needed to work Mets Games, Concerts, Large Scale Sporting Events, and Facility Shifts. All positions are standing. Must have a valid New York State Security Guard License. Will become a member of SEIU Local 177 Special Officers Union if hired.


PARKING PORTER – Impark is seeking a person for light to medium duty maintenance work and enjoys working outdoors. Valid tri-state driver's license needed. Main job function is set-up and tear-down for parking operation including placement of signs and light towers, water coolers and weather gear for staff, and general upkeep around the parking booths and traffic posts. Must be able to remain outside for extended periods of time and work independently. Must be available to work majority of NYM home games, US Open tennis (8/28-9/10) and a few additional special events or concerts. Shift start and end times are event time driven, generally last eight to ten hours per day, and require evening and weekend availability.

IMPARK PARKING SUPERVISOR – Impark is seeking a person for supervising small groups of staff and enjoys working outdoors. Main job functions include providing exceptional customer service, maintaining revenue procedures, filing daily revenue and shift paperwork, and supervising staff arrivals and breaks from parking lot posts. Must be able to remain outside for extended periods of time and rotate short distances between parking booths. Must be available to work majority of NYM home games, US Open tennis (8/28-9/10) and a few additional special events or concerts. Shift start and end times are event time driven, generally last eight to ten hours per day, and require evening and weekend availability.

PARKING ASSOCIATE – Impark is seeking a person with good verbal communication skills to perform sales transactions and traffic direction. Main job functions include providing exceptional customer service, adhering to revenue collection procedures, filing out shift paperwork, and providing directional information. Must be able to remain outside for extended periods of time and rotate short distances between parking booths and/or gates. Must be available to work majority of NYM home games, US Open tennis (8/28-9/10) and a few additional special events or concerts. Shift start and end times are event time driven, generally last eight to ten hours per day, and require evening and weekend availability.


PARKING SUPERVISOR – The New York Mets are seeking a person with staff supervision experience who enjoys working outdoors in a fast-paced environment. Valid driver's license needed for operation of golf cart during shift. Main job functions include overseeing parking staff, parking traffic flows and revenue. Must be able to work majority of NYM home games, US Open tennis (8/28-9/10) and a few additional special events or concerts. Shifts begin two or three hours prior to scheduled game or event time, generally last seven to eight hours per day, and require evening and weekend availability.


CATERING SERVICE WORKER – Supports the event operations team in running successful catering orders and events at Citi Field. The Catering Services Worker supports and carries out event set-up, transporting equipment, food, or other supplies to the event location, serving guests during the event, and breaking down/cleaning up after the end of an event. Must be at least 18 years of age. 

COUNTERWORKER – Responsible for taking food and beverage orders, building orders, and serving guests. Adheres to food safety, food handling and sanitation procedures Other duties as assigned. Must be at least 18 years of age.

COOK – Responsible for cooking and preparing food according to recipes and production guidelines while adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. Other duties as assigned. Must be at least 18 years of age.

FOOD RUNNER – Responsible for keeping inventory of transporting, stocking, and cleaning/clearing products to ensure business and customer needs are met. Must be at least 18 years of age. 

RETAIL ASSOCIATE – Responsible for stocking and inventorying products as well as maintaining the appearance and cleanliness of the retail location. The Retail Associate provides general customer service and assistance to guests and may process sales transactions. Must be at least 18 years of age. 

WAREHOUSE PORTER – Responsible for receiving and processing incoming stock/product, preparing, and completing orders for delivery or pickup, and performing inventory and quality control. Other duties as assigned. Must be at least 18 years of age.


BATHROOM ATTENDANT – This position is responsible for maintaining restrooms by keeping all areas dry and free from waste and/or debris. Restocking dispensers as needed.

TRASH RUNNER/SWEEPER  This position is responsible for removing, sweeping and sorting trash bags and trash cans on the concourse and exterior of the stadium.

OVERNIGHT CLEANERS  This position is responsible for cleaning designated areas after each game and ensure they are stocked and cleaned for the next game.

LABORER/MACHINE OPERATOR  This position is responsible for sweeping and scrubbing concrete concourse floors and/or ability to operate a pressure washing machine to pressure wash interior and exterior areas. Pressure washing machine, ride-on scrubber machine or walk behind.


GUEST SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE – The New York Mets are looking for seasonal hourly members for our Guest Service Representative team. GSRs are responsible for greeting and directing our Guests to their seating areas according to their ticket information. You are focused on welcoming and assisting our Guests, providing information and promptly reporting any issues our Guests may encounter to bolster their gameday experience. You must become a member of Local 176 Licensed Ushers and Ticket Takers Union in order to be hired for this position.

HOST/HOSTESS – The New York Mets are looking for part-time, hourly Host/Hostess candidates who are responsible for assisting guests with entry into the ballpark via our VIP entrances, operating our guest service elevators and access control to many of the ballpark’s premium areas. Staff members will work games, concerts, and other special events and are expected to stay approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of each event.

FAN GREETER – The New York Mets are looking for part-time, hourly Fan Greeter candidates. Primary job functions include providing wheelchair assistance, answering questions, giving directional help to guests and checking tickets at all VIP entrances. Candidates must have reliable transportation to the ballpark and an active email account. Staff members will work games, concerts, and other special events and are expected to stay approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of each event.

PROMOTIONS TEAM – The New York Mets are looking for seasonal hourly members for our Promotions Team. Promotions Team Members are responsible for greeting guests and distributing promotional items at the gates on assigned game and event days.


FAN FEST – As a Fan Fest team member, your job is to ensure the safety of all participants while providing a fun and exciting atmosphere. All employees are required to participate in the setup, breakdown and operation of all stations and activities each game. Team members must arrive 3 hours prior to first pitch and should be available to work at least 60% of the home games scheduled.

PERK PATROL – At the forefront of fan interactions and entertainment, Perk Patrol members are responsible for selecting Mets fans throughout the ballpark for in-game features, handing out giveaways/prizes, conducting T-shirt tosses, and escorting Mr. and Mrs. Met throughout the ballpark. Teams members must arrive 2 hours before game time prepared to roll t-shirts, set up t-shirt cannons, and organize prizes and equipment according to game day requirements. Staff are required to stay until the end of the game, are responsible for breaking down and storing equipment, and must be available to work a minimum of 60% of games, including weekends and holidays.


Downstate Casino Applications are open


This was in NY DAILY NEWS on Jan 4th. This is from an article talking about how the applications for the downstate casino license open.

A community advisory committee made up of local stakeholders must also give each application the go-ahead.

Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Queens), chairman of the chamber’s gaming committee, applauded the board for moving forward.

“The quicker the three licenses are approved, the quicker we can begin to realize the major benefits to the state, such as thousands of construction and post-construction jobs, billions in revenue from the licenses, an increase in problem gambling monies and programs, as well as billions more in educational funding when the winning casinos go live,” he said in a statement.

As part of the state budget last year, Gov. Hochul and lawmakers agreed to fast-track the approval process for downstate casinos, which will be allowed to offer table games like poker and blackjack in addition to slots and video terminals.

Two existing “racinos,” Resorts World Casino in Queens and the Empire City Casino in Westchester County, are preparing to apply for the full licenses and are considered frontrunners in the competition.

I don't think this is a slam dunk for 126th street. 

Port St Lucie Wall of Fame Placards up for auction


This is pretty cool. You can grab some name plates that hung up at Clover Park of players that came through Port St Lucie. You can bid here.

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Omar Narváez, Adam Ottavino, Billy Eppler and Buck Showalter speak to the media via Zoom.


Have Two Grand to Spend?


Upgrade your collection of New York Mets memorabilia by picking up this Pete Alonso autographed baseball. This eye-catching ball features a hand-painted design by Charles Fazzino, which features a landscape of New York City buildings, Citi Field, several New York Mets logos and the team's mascot, Mr. Met, rounding the bases. Since making his major league debut with the Mets in 2019, Alonso has been one of the league's premier hitters. During his rookie season, he broke the team's record for most home runs by a rookie which was previously set by Darryl Strawberry in 1983. Over his first four seasons, he has been selected as an all-star twice, named All-MLB First Team once and won NL Rookie of the Year. There is no doubt he will be a key member of the New York Mets for years to come, so show your excitement by making this signed ball part of your collection.

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Monday, January 16, 2023




January 16, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has agreed to terms with 27 international players.

“We are honored and excited to welcome these young men into the organization,” said Vice President of Amateur and International Scouting, Tommy Tanous. “This is always one of my favorite days of the year as this marks the start of these players’ professional career. I want to give thanks to Steve and Alex Cohen, Director of International Scouting Steve Barningham, General Manager Billy Eppler, our scouting staff and the entire organization for their continued support. I also want to recognize the families of the players for making today possible.”

“Today is an important part for our organization’s continued strategy of long-term success,” said General Manager Billy Eppler. “I want to thank Tommy, Steve Barningham, and our entire international scouting department as well as everyone in the baseball operations department who spent countless hours making today a reality. I can’t wait for these players to start their journey to the big leagues.”

The class is highlighted by catcher Daiverson Gutierrez, who ranks 27th on’s top 50 international list. He is joined by outfielder Anthony Baptist, who ranks 29th and INF Cristopher Larez, who places 43rd on the list.

The full list of players is below:

Sunday, January 15, 2023

New York Mets Concepts Sport Women's Windfall Union Full-Zip Pajama Sui


Flaunt your New York Mets spirit while staying cozy in this Windfall Union full-zip suit by Concepts Sport. Crafted with warm microfleece fabric, these pajamas offer a super-comfortable feel. Eye-catching New York Mets graphics don't let your fandom go unnoticed.
$60 bucks for a

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Saks Fifth Avenue wants a casino on 5th Ave

Looks like Mr Cohen will definitely have competition between this bid, the Time Square bid and the Nassau Coliseum bid.

Fromt The NY Post 

Saks Fifth Avenue finally tipped its hand, confirming plans to bid for a casino license on the top floors of its flagship store on Fifth Avenue.

The luxury department store between East 49th and East 50th streets, next to St. Patrick’s Cathedral, released exclusive images to The Post for a casino that will bring high rollers to the home of high fashion.

The renderings show stylishly dressed guests, seated at roulette tables, posh bars and upholstered chairs, clinking cocktails. They enter the building via a separate entrance on a red carpet that extends out onto the sidewalk and opens into a vast lobby area with multiple chandeliers and plush decorative rugs. 

The casino would take up three floors, starting on the ninth, where servers will be dressed in black tie and hand out champagne flutes to gamblers, Richard Baker, executive chairman and chief executive of HBC, the Toronto-based company that owns Saks told The Post.

Read more here.

 BTW this is the best quote from the NY Post's story

The stylish Saks casino would be similar to the one featured in the James Bond movie “Casino Royale,” according to Baker.

“In Monte Carlo they have fancy casinos so why not in Manhattan,” Baker said. “Why should Manhattan have another slobby casino. … We need spectacular.”

What'cha guys think about that? 

Friday, January 13, 2023

Could this work for Citi Field 2.0


My friends and family know me as a problem solver. My brain works in a crazy way where I can see how to make things work. It’s one of the reasons how the QBC is successful every year. I can look at a blank room and envision what it would look like filled up with vendors, fans, players, signing tables, and a stage. This is something that’s click with me about Citi Field and Steve Cohen wanting to build a Casino in the parking lot. I don’t like that idea but I do have an idea that might work. I’ve even floated by my cousin over at and it didn’t get shut down immediately.

No. The parking lot that was the former site of Shea Stadium should not be built on with a casino. It should have a new baseball stadium with a retractable roof. Hear me out. I know Citi Field is only 14 years old but by the time 126th street has all the affordable housing, retail shops, schools NYFC stadium done, it will probably be closer to being twenty years old. That means it either is or will be obsolete within a few years of that. The Mets should get ahead of that.

My first idea is that the new stadium should two stories above ground level. Just like how DisneyWorld is built one story off the ground with service tunnels under it. My idea is that the casino and shopping can occupy those two level’s underneath the stadium. But then what happens to the parkland you want to be built? Knock down Citi Field and then you have new ground there. Along with the new casino and shops you build a two deck parking area and the roof becomes the parkland and attaches to the stadium to make it seamless as if it was all ground level. Plant trees, build fountains, have foot paths around the area. This level can also have restaurants, bars, museums, and more retail space attached to the new ballpark. Oh one more thing. This ballpark now has a retractable roof. 

So now you have parkland, casino, restaurants, shopping, a new retractable roof stadium, and parking.

There probably a thousand different holes in this idea but someone has to try to think differently here.

New Era Stateview Cap


Show love for your favorites and the place they call home with this bold New York Mets Stateview 59FIFTY fitted hat from New Era. Along with the franchise's unmistakable logo embroidered on the front panels, this cap features a colorful postcard-style rendition of their home state to give your enthusiasm added authenticity and style. Plus, the gray undervisor offers a subtle contrast against the vibrant team color.

$33 bucks and that’s with a code? Sheesh. If you want it you can grab it at

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Major Players QBC and “Mets” signed figures


Matt Cardona and Brian Myers have a very successful podcast about Wrestling Figures and also other collectibles. The Major Wrestling Figure Podcast is an awesome show, lets you in on some inside Baseball of the wrestling business and also the collectible world. Matt and Brian even started their own toy company called Major Bendies. All of this while still wrestling. The fellas also do a stream on what not every Monday with Smart Mark Sterling where they sell items. They could be ring worn, stuff from their personal collection, or even autographed items. They both have Super 7 Action Figures of themselves and every now and then will do an auction on WhatNot where they will inscribe anything you want on the figure along with an auto. I was like what the hell, I’m and and when I won the Matt Cardona one, live on the WhatNot stream, I had Brian choose what Matt wrote. Of course to rib me Brian had Matt write LFGM! on it. You all know how I feel about the F in that. Also Matt had no clue what any of this meant.

Brian had an auction up this past Monday to do the same thing. This time I was smart about it. Since Brian is a big time Mets fan and also enjoys the QBC, I figured why not do something cool and have him promote QBC on the street. I broke out the old school NWO 4 Life and had Brian switch it up a bit to QBC for life and he did it in Mets colors. Fun stuff

Check out their podcasts, YouTube channel and whatnot streams if you are like me and enjoy this stuff.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Are Mets Fans buying this Syndergaard card?


Collect one of the most exciting MLB players with this Noah Syndergaard autographed 2017 Topps Series 1 #PPAR-NS #11/25 SGC Authenticated 9.5/10 Card. This graded card features a striking design and an authentic piece of memorabilia. With the impact Noah Syndergaard is making on the game, this limited edition card is a must-have for any serious MLB collectors.

Are Mets fans going to buy this or just baseball collectors? Also, is it worth the price?

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Someone reported about the Steve Cohen Queens Future meeting!

I looked all over the place yesterday to find anything about the Steve Cohen Queensfuture meeting. Lots of interesting quotes about what should go there. You know like a casino. Shouldn't that be something that goes across 126th street? The Wilpons wanted to build a mall where Cohen wants to put a casino and it was shot down. In my opinion if you want to get rid of the parking lot, no other buildings should be put there. It should just be parkland on an elevated deck so cars can still park there. Here's a question though. What happens when it's time to tear down Citi Field. Where does the new stadium go?



Family Office

The Cohen venture is one of several potential bidders for three casino licenses the state earmarked for the New York City area last year. On Tuesday, the state’s Gaming Facility Location Board approved some of the terms for those licenses: A minimum $500 million capital investment and a $500 million license fee. 

Cohen said the development would be under the auspices of his family office and not the Mets. 

Cohen said he hasn’t lined up a gaming partner for a potential bid. “We’re working on it,” he said. Several casino operators — including Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Hard Rock International — have been scouting locations.

If this is under the Family Office then it isn't under the Mets which the owners of the Mets can be the only ones that build here.

You can read more from here.