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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Brandon Nimmo New York Mets Autographed 2011 Bowman Draft

Brandon Nimmo New York Mets Autographed 2011 Bowman Draft #BDPP63 Beckett Fanatics Witnessed Authenticated Rookie Card

Enhance your New York Mets collection with this Brandon Nimmo autographed 2011 Bowman Draft #BDPP63 Beckett Fanatics Witnessed Authenticated Rookie Card. Featuring an eye-catching design with a distinct signature from Brandon Nimmo, this Beckett-certified collectible provides the ultimate collector's item for New York Mets fans.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

QBC 2023 Reminders

First off. If you own a business or know someone who owns a business and wants to be a sponsor for QBC 2023 please hit us up here at

If you want to be a vendor(there might be a wait list) email us at

 I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that QBC 2023 will be on Saturday December 2nd 2023 at Four Points Flushing by Sheraton, which is the official hotel of the Queens Baseball Convention LLC and It was a great venue last year and we are very happy to be able to return this year to them again! It's an easy to get to venue by public transportation and by car.

Four Points by Sheraton Flushing

33-68 Farrington St, Flushing, New York, USA, 11354

The other great thing just like last year Katch Astoria is returning as the official concessions operator for the QBC. If you are in Astoria and looking for a great restaurant or just someplace to have a drink let Bill, Roseann, Catherine, or Tommy know that the QBC sent you in there.

Katch is located in the heart of Astoria and is a unique multitasker that incorporates a visually stunning 2,000 square foot space that includes a 40 foot first class bar with 50 taps, a cushy banquette space, high top tables, a transitional dining space, over 70 HD TV's and a 2,500 square foot beer garden culminating in the ultimate drinking and dining experience.

Our 50 taps are all brimming hard to find craft selections ranging from small local breweries to some that are well known such as Grimm, Finback, Gun Hill, Big Alice, Transmitter, Other Half, Rockaway and Barrier just to mention a few.

Our expert mixologists have intricately crafted some really unique specialty cocktails and our bar also features some great wines and top shelf liquor that you can enjoy alone or paired with any one of our delectable dishes.

Our chef has created a menu that is a fusion of the classic American fare favorites with an ethnic flair, containing exotic herbs and spices but also utilizing locally sourced ingredients as well resulting in an amazing combination of delicious dishes accompanied by excellent service in an energetic, interactive atmosphere.

Offering weekly food and drink specials, trivia nights, weekend bottomless brunch, themed event parties, happy hour specials and live performances of local artists and entertainers there's always something going on at Katch.

Mon - Thurs 5pm - 2am. 
Fri - 3pm - 2am. 
Sat - 11:30 am - 2am. 
Sun - 11:30 am - 2am.

QBC ‘23 News Tease

We founded the Queens Baseball Convention aka QBC 10 years ago in 2013. The years since have flown by. We keep getting bigger and better with our panels and guests. Dan and myself just got off the phone with the agent we use to get our Mets Panel Guests and we got a good one. It’s definitely someone you guys are going to want to hear some of his stories about his time with the team. I’m going to make the announcement around Labor Day Weekend. So until now and then, let the speculation run wild!!! 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Mets Darius Rucker bowling shirt.


Look sharp on game day in a fun way with this New York Mets Bowling shirt from Darius Rucker Collection by Fanatics. Its button-up design features elevated New York Mets graphics on the front and displayed across the back. Contrast-color trim highlights the team details and your team pride.

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This is the first item in months that I would want to buy.

Monday, August 28, 2023




The Mets raised a record gross contribution of $140,000 to benefit NYPD and FDNY designated charities, marking a 40 percent increase from last year.

Additionally, the event drew over 7,000 fans at Citi Field, doubling last year’s crowd.



FLUSHING, N.Y., August 28, 2023 – The New York Mets hosted its second annual FDNY vs. NYPD Battle of the Badges charity baseball game, presented by Your Local Ford Stores, at Citi Field on Thursday, August 17.


The Mets raised a record gross contribution of $140,000, marking a 40 percent increase from last year, going to UFA NYC Widows and Children’s Fund, NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, PBA Widows and Children's Fund, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and South Fork United Inc. Additionally, Ford donated $10,000 to both FDNY and NYPD for their local charities.


Former Mets Captain and seven-time All-Star David Wright returned to New York to host the game. In front of a record crowd of 7,314, FDNY defeated NYPD, 7-4 to give New York’s Bravest a 13-12 advantage over New York’s Finest in the historic battle.

In Case You Missed It: Date and Location for Queens Baseball Convention 2023


I feel some folks might have missed announcement in May....

We would like to announce that we have a date and a venue for QBC 2023. This might be one of the earliest times that we have ever gotten a location and a date locked in. We also can't believe that it is going to be 10 years ago that we came up with the Queens Baseball Convention concept because the former owners of the Mets told us that Mets fans didn't want a fan fest.  Darren Meenan, Shannon Shark from Metspolice, Dan Twohig, and myself saw it way different. And we were right. With the support of our fellow Mets fans we have been able to put on events that we as fans wanted to see ourselves. We have made great strides over the years to get bigger and better. From starting off at Mcfadden's the first year not knowing if we would be able to pull it off logistically to being at Four Points Flushing being confident that we could put on another fun filled event. I personally want to thank everyone for coming out and keeping the fun rolling on. 

Now for the Main Event. The 2023 QBC will be held on December 2nd 2023 at Four Points Flushing. We got so many great responses and reviews from you guys about the location that we are running it the QBC again at it. We had nothing but great dealings with them and it is such a nice spot, pretty easy to get to location and parking that we had to go back. Now it is way too early to start putting together what guests we are having but. you know us, we try to bring the former players/guests that our fellow fans want to see.

Keep your eyes here for future updates and don't forget to visit also.

Sunday, August 27, 2023

Joke of the Day: Syndergaard signed ticket


Highlight the impact that Noah Syndergaard had on the New York Mets by picking up this autographed Career Win #35 Ticket. Featuring the All-Star pitcher's hand-signed signature, this graded ticket is the perfect way to emphasize your fandom of Noah Syndergaard for years to come.

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This made me laugh. $400 for this guy? Come on!!!!

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Logjam at Jackie Robinson Rotunda after Mets Game for giveaway


We went from the smart move to hand out vouchers to the crowd coming into the stadium as mandated by MLB to the Mets not expecting a logjam of folks trying to get down the stairs in the Rotunda and then trying to get to the one exit that was giving out the baseball giveaway. I didn't grab a pic of it but the Mets got lucky that no one got hurt. 

Friday, August 25, 2023

Mets being smart and giving out vouchers for giveaway


I could easily see a whole bunch of baseballs being tossed on the field if they gave them out before hand.

Mets New Era Tear Trucker 9FIFTY Snapback Hat


Build your game day outfit around this Tear Trucker 9FIFTY hat by New Era. It features classic New York Mets embroidery that pairs well with the bold pattern on the front panels. Mesh material promotes breathability, while a snap closure customizes the fit to your liking.

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This hat reminds of the NFL caps in the 1990s

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

See the US Open and Mets on Same Day

Keep the rally going! Catch tennis and the Mets on the same day with a limited time Buy One, Get One Free ticket offer for all remaining Mets home games beginning August 25.

Redeemable seating locations: Baseline Box, Big Apple Reserved, Excelsior Reserved, The Porch presented by Hijole, Promenade Reserved and Promenade Outfield.

Tickets subject to availability. Offer valid until September 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Ticket barcodes will appear 24 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the game. Enter the stadium using the MLB Ballpark app. Log in with your account to view your tickets and forward them to friends. Download the apptoday.

*Tickets for this offer must be purchased online on; offer not available by phone or at the stadium ticket windows. Tickets are subject to availability with a limit of eight (8) tickets per account per game. Pricing and available seating categories may vary by game, while supplies last. Each ticket will have a printed value of 50% of box office price, rounded up to the nearest dollar. Ticket fees will apply.

Get your tix and info here. 

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Senga signed Jersey


If Kodai Senga is your favorite player on the New York Mets, then be sure to pick up this autographed White Nike Pinstripe Replica Jersey. Featuring the All-Star pitcher's hand-signed signature, it's the perfect way to emphasize your fandom of Kodai Senga for years to come.

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Monday, August 21, 2023

Would you like a Mets hat with that Patch?


When it comes to the New York Mets, you want nothing but the best, so grab this Neon cap to enhance your game day ensemble. New Era brings you a cap with the iconic New York Mets logo on the crown and a flashy design on the side, reminiscent of a neon sign. It features 59FIFTY construction, which will give you that fitted feel that you love.

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Woah. Did you see the size of the patch on the side of that cap? This is really getting out of control.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Friend of the QBC: Captain Joe Shoes gets a bendie


I've know Shoes for 10 or so years now and I am very happy to see all the stuff he's been involved in the last few years with the Major Wrestling Figure Podcast. He was a contestant on the dating game at the QBC. He's been a returning guest on The Mediagoon Show. He's a huge Mets fan and after all the pain and suffering he deserves this. I couldn't be happier for my buddy to get this figure. 

Friday, August 18, 2023

Alonso Tosses Cardinals Player's First Hit Into Standa


Was this malicious? No way. Was it a brain fart as Alonso said? Yep. I don't think this is on any player on an opposite team to know that this is your first hit. Should the first base coach let an opposing player after it happens? Probably. For all the stuff that Alonso does do that I don't agree with, he totally gets a pass on this one.

Mets Lightning sweatshirt


Add an electric piece of New York Mets gear to your game day rotation by picking up this Lightning pullover sweatshirt. An exclusive collaboration from PLEASURES x MLB, it features a team logo on the chest and a striking design of lightning bolts across the front and back. The elastic cuffs, collar and hem are sure to provide a snug fit that you'll quickly desire for cheering the New York Mets on to victory.

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This as if this was made for Hollywood Hulk Hogan. I can't see paying $115 for this.

Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Update: Brooklyn Cyclones: SAG/WGA(?) Members can get a free ticket for 8/17


This is a nice gesture by the Cyclones but they say for all Actors and writers but just say bring their SAG Union Cards to show at the box office. Problem with that the Writers are WGA and they didn't hashtag the WGA. I also noticed that other members of the film and tv industry that have also been affected by the strikes didn't get mentioned either. They're other unions within the industry that are supporting SAG/WGA and never get the mention when the strikes are mentioned. A lot of these crew members have been going through their savings since the film industry was slowed down since January. It would be nice if these other industry professionals could get a distraction from whats going on in their lives. Again. Very nice gesture by the Cyclones but I don't think a lot of the folks not in the film business knows exactly the whole story with all the other crew members.

If you are a member of SAG?WGA and are done on the picket line for the day, please go and enjoy this.

This just in. The cyclones just hit me up on their FB page and told me it’s for any IATSE Member, Theatrical Teamster, or any other union member in the film/tv biz.

Last Night Mets game was a vampire.


Quick rundown of getting to to and into Citi Field. No problems at all. No traffic. Could walk right in. Staff friendly and courteous. It was all great. Grabbed a pastrami sandwich. started watching the game. Then we got to the game. This is the second game I feel like the Mets have sucked the life out of me for the second straight games. I mean get its going to worse before it gets better. The fans you can tell feel defeated but yet there was a bigger crowd there then i thought there would be. Diaz bobblehead giveaway of course. I am looking at my remaining games and saying thank goodness I only have three left. Id on't think I could up with more than that.

Monday, August 14, 2023

$45 Mets Tumbler?


$45 for a tumbler? Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhyyyyyyy????????

Showcase your New York Mets spirit with this 40oz. Colossus Travel Mug. Striking graphics paired with its durable construction combine to create your go-to cup. No one will question your New York Mets fandom with this awesome addition to your kitchen.

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Sunday, August 13, 2023

Ooof the Mets..


That was two tough losses to the Braves yesterday. Besides the bad play on the field it’s starting to come out about how certain players and pitchers didn’t like each other. That there are attitudes in the clubhouse. That folks aren’t gelling. That happens. The funny thing is that a bad clubhouse can be the cause and the effect of not winning. I have been saying this whole season that this team was missing something. That it didn’t have “it”. I couldn’t put my finger on what it was but that “it” wasn’t there. Hopefully the bad cloud and negativity is going to be lifted, but it doesn’t seem that way on the field. The Mets have always been a pitching led team and right now they really don’t have the pitching depth to be that team.

Let’s go Mets in 2024. Play out the string and stop playing embarrassing games. 

Friday, August 11, 2023

What is this Mets Cap?


Show how devoted you are to the New York Mets with this New Era Chrome Sutash 59FIFTY fitted hat. A vibrant bill and bold New York Mets embroidery make for the perfect spirited accessory. A trendy high crown and structured construction offer a classic look.
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I don’t get this design at all. What is it supposed to be?

Thursday, August 10, 2023




Rescheduled for Thursday, August 17 at 7:10 p.m.


FLUSHING, N.Y., August 10, 2023 – The New York Mets announced that today’s Battle of the Badges charity baseball game, presented by Your Local Ford Stores, has been postponed due to rain in the forecast. The game has been rescheduled for Thursday, August 17 at 7:10 p.m. Citi Field parking lots will open at 5:00 p.m. and gates will open at 5:30 p.m.


All tickets for the originally scheduled August 10 game will be good for the August 17 game.


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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Mets “Meteor” cap

Show that your love for the New York Mets is out of this world with this Meteor 59FIFTY cap from New Era. This incredible hat features a distinctive design that makes the embroidered New York Mets logo appear to fly in and land on the crown. The shooting star design flows from the bottom of the logo all the way to the burnt orange undervisor.

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$50 for this cap? Come on guys. You’re killing me here.


Tuesday, August 8, 2023

What is going on with this Mets Cap?

Offer a nod to your MLB favorites by topping things off with this bonafide New York Mets 25th Anniversary Homefield fitted hat from Mitchell & Ness. It features bold team graphics embroidered on the front panels and a commemorative patch on the right side crown that pays homage to the franchise's history. Enjoy a classic street-ready look from this flat billed cap and an authentic showing of enthusiasm each time you grab it to finish your ensemble off.

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What’s going on with the Pirates yellow bill?


Monday, August 7, 2023

Mets or Knicks hoodie? I can’t tell.


When you need to add another layer as cooler temperatures come, grab this New York Mets Contrast hoodie from Profile. The instantly recognizable New York Mets graphics printed across the chest will ensure your die-hard loyalty will never falter. The short sleeves add trendy flair while the fleece lining brings comfort and softness with every wear.

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Seriously though how generic can you be?

Sunday, August 6, 2023

Mets Bigfoot?!?


Let out your inner fan animal with this New York Mets Team Desktop Fanimal. This sasquatch-looking figure is wearing his favorite New York Mets shirt and hat, making it the perfect deskside neighbor for you.

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What the heck is this? Has anyone bought this? Anyone?

Saturday, August 5, 2023



First of all Wrestlemania is like 8 months away from this game and ti doesn't say anything about what LA Knight is going to be doing there. There doesn't seem like any kind of promotion is going on. It's a few days after Summer Slam. This is baffling to me.

Mets send email to Ticket Plan Holders

Dave from over at Dave’s Mets Dugout on Facebook sent this over.

I mean it’s nice enough to feel like the Mets care about you but it’s really in my opinion a ploy to get you to keep your plan. Hope you enjoyed the new enhancements like DJ Night and right new scoreboard. I came to watch baseball not listen to DJ McLovin’.

Friday, August 4, 2023

Mets Trash Bin. Write your own jokes.


I’m just doing to leave this here for you folks.

Trash doesn't always have to be ugly. This New York Mets Large Team Trash Bin is the perfect way to spruce up your waste while repping your favorite team. The bin features crisp New York Mets graphics and colors, so everyone knows where your allegiance lies.

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Thursday, August 3, 2023




FLUSHING, N.Y., August 3, 2023 – The New York Mets will host its second annual NYPD vs. FDNY charity baseball game, Battle of the Badges presented by Ford, on Thursday, August 10 at 7:10 p.m. Former Mets Captain and seven-time All-Star David Wright will be the host of the game and will honor an NYPD and FDNY hero for doing “The Wri5ht Thing” prior to the game.


Each team will consist of former high school, college and minor league baseball players that are now members of FDNY or NYPD.


This historic battle between New York’s Finest and New York’s Bravest is tied at 12 wins a piece with the NYPD winning 9-6 in last year’s game at Citi Field.


Tickets are $20 with a portion of the ticket and concession sales going to UFA NYC Widows and Children’s Fund, NY Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, PBA Widows and Children's Fund, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and South Fork United Inc.


Fans can purchase tickets to this game by visiting

The Return of the Media Goon Show!


The Media Goon Show is back. Captain Joe Shoes is back. The captain vents about the Mets, Mets fans, and Steven Amell.

Check ii out!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

The Media Goon Show Returns tonight at 8pm


Tonight at 8pmish , The Return of The Media Goon Show with special guest Captain Joe Shoes. The Captain has requested that the show was to be restarted and it has. What will he wan to vent about in NY Mets land, chat about action figs and more.

Who is Joe Shoes you ask? Tune in and find out.

Did you miss this Lunch with Howie Rose video?

 In case anyone missed this video of Lunch with Howie Rose, here it is.

Tuesday, August 1, 2023





FLUSHING, N.Y., August 1, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired minor league infielder Jeremy Rodríguez from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for outfielder Tommy Pham and cash considerations. 


Rodríguez, 17, ranked as the No. 47 prospect in this year’s international signing class according to The native of the Dominican Republic signed with Arizona as a non-drafted free agent on January 15. He has appeared in 37 games for the Rookie DSL Arizona Black, where he has tallied six doubles, two triples, two home runs, 18 RBI, 24 runs scored and 12 stolen bases.


Pham, 35, signed with the Mets as a free agent prior to the 2023 season. In 79 games with the Mets, he batted .268 (62-231) with 29 runs, 15 doubles, one triple, 10 home runs, 36 RBI, 11 steals with a .348 OBP, a .472 SLG, an .820 OPS with a 126 OPS+.






FLUSHING, N.Y., August 1, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired right-handed pitcher Phil Bickford and left-handed pitcher Adam Kolarek from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for cash considerations. 


Bickford, 28, was designed for assignment by the Dodgers on July 29. He appeared in 36 games with Los Angeles and went 2-3 with a 5.14 ERA (24 ER/42.0 IP) with 26 walks and 48 strikeouts. Over four seasons with the Brewers (2020-2021) and Dodgers (2021-2023), Bickford owns an 8-6 record with a save, a 4.40 ERA (76 ER/155.1 IP) with 59 walks and 176 strikeouts. He was originally selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 18th overall pick in the 2015 First Year Player Draft out of the College of Southern Nevada. 


Kolarek, 34, spent the majority of the 2023 season with the Oklahoma City Dodgers, the team’s Triple-A affiliate. In 33 games in the Pacific Coast League, the lefty went 0-3 with a 2.40 ERA (8 ER/30.0 IP) with 17 walks and 26 strikeouts. He has appeared in 171 career major league games with Tampa Bay (2017-2019), Los Angeles-NL (2019-2020, 2023) and Oakland (2021-2022), posting an 11-4 record with four saves, a 3.73 ERA (60 ER/144.2 IP) with 42 walks and 96 strikeouts. He has limited left-handed hitters to a .190/.242/.359 slashline over his career.


A Baltimore native, Kolarek was originally drafted by the Mets in the 11th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Maryland.






FLUSHING, N.Y., August 1, 2023 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired minor league infielder Jeremiah Jackson from the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for right-handed pitcher Dominic Leone and cash considerations.


Jackson, 23, ranked as the ninth-best prospect in the Angels system according to MLB Pipeline. Prior to this season, he was rated by Baseball America as the best power hitter in the Angels organization. This year at Double-A Rocket City, he slashed .248/.321/.447 with 15 doubles, one triple, 15 homers, 56 RBI, 46 runs scored and 21 stolen bases in 82 appearances. In 328 career minor league games, Jackson has posted an .816 OPS. He was selected by the Angels in the second round of the 2018 First-Year Player Draft.


Leone, 31, made 31 appearances for the Mets after signing with the club on May 4, posting a 1-3 record and 4.40 ERA (15 ER/30.2 IP) with 11 walks and 33 strikeouts.