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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Brett Baty New York Mets Autographed 2023 Topps Finest Blue Refractor

 


Description
This Brett Baty autographed 2023 Topps Finest Blue Refractor #FA-BBA #143/150 PSA Authenticated 9 Rookie Card is ready to help you display your New York Mets fandom. Featuring a slab encasing, this striking card also showcases the unique signature of Brett Baty to make it the ultimate collector's item.

You can buy this at lids.com.

Does anyone think Baty rebounds from his Rookie year and this card becomes worth anything?


Monday, February 26, 2024

Mets Batting Practice Jersey

 

Description
Major New York Mets fans like you can't get enough of the action, even in the off-season. Support your favorite team every time you wear this New York Mets New Era 2024 Batting Practice 59FIFTY Fitted Hat. Show your dedication to the New York Mets when you rock this hat celebrating the game before the game.

I really don’t get this design, but if you like it you can find it on lids.com

Friday, February 23, 2024

NEW YORK METS LAUNCH OFFICIAL NEW TEAM PODCAST: MEET AT THE APPLE

 



NEW YORK METS LAUNCH OFFICIAL NEW TEAM PODCAST: MEET AT THE APPLE 

 

The new official team podcast launches on Feb. 24 with an exclusive interview with Howie Rose and Mets Owner Steve Cohen 

 

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., Feb. 23, 2024 – The New York Mets announced the launch of a new official team podcast, Meet at the Apple. The podcast drops on February 24, opening with hosts/Mets employees, Jonathan Baron and Vito Calise introducing an interview between Mets broadcaster Howie Rose and Mets owner Steve Cohen. 

 

“Meet at the Apple is not your average baseball podcast and is very different than anything we’ve ever done at the Mets before,” shared Mets Chief Marketing Officer Andy Goldberg. “This is a twice-weekly, behind-the-scenes look for our fans, providing them unrivaled access to our players, coaches and front office staff. This podcast is meant to stretch far beyond the stats and scores and take a deeper cultural look at what the Mets mean to our fans, the community of Queens and more.” 

 

Some consistent content fans can look forward to on the two-times-a-week Meet at the Apple podcast include:  

·       Exclusive regular appearances and interviews with Mets manager Carlos Mendoza. 

·       Regular appearances by Mets players.  

·       Fan insights on what our players do with their spare time. 

·       Discussions on what’s new each homestand at Citi Field – from new food vendors to promotions and specials – this is an inside look at the excitement of what’s coming to the ballpark.  

·       Recurring segments with Mets players, including Francisco Lindor and Edwin Díaz. 

 

“It’s all about the experience of being a Mets fan,” said podcast host Vito Calise. “Podcast listeners will not only learn about baseball updates, but it goes deeper, exploring the players’ and coaches’ opinions on just about everything – from fashion to food and music – it’s understanding the Mets on a whole new level.” Hosts Jonathan Baron and Vito Calise are not only Mets employees but grew up as lifelong Mets fans as well.  

 

Fans can listen to the inaugural episode of Meet at the Apple on February 24, which will feature an exclusive interview between Howie Rose and Mets owner Steve Cohen. During the interview, Steve talks to Howie about the offseason, Pete Alonso, his deep connection to the Mets fanbase and what he’s most looking forward to this coming season – including new features being added to Citi Field. Follow “Meet at the Apple” NOW and get notified the second the full episode and premiere is released! Fans can listen to the podcast here or on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever they get their podcasts.  


MediaGoonstrodamus was a right about the MLB Jersey License in 2016

 


This just cracked me up. With all the hate going into the new Nike/Fanatics jerseys and pants that were designed this year an old tweet of mine has resurfaced like the phoenix.




 


 


No one listened to me. No one. Now look at this mess. 


Want to catch up on this Nike/Fanatics mess? Check out Uni-Watch

Thursday, February 22, 2024

TMDUP: Pete Alonso & LATEST Mets Spring Training News

 



The New York Mets entire squad has reported to Port St. Lucie! We are beyond pitchers and catchers. It's time to get to work! John and Matt are back this week with plenty to breakdown as the Mets inch closer to the 2024 regular season! An hour plus of Mets talk is on deck! Topics include: --Kodai Senga arm fatigue --Pete Alonso discourse -- Francisco Lindor leadership --LATEST NEWS and NOTES Follow the show on X   / tilmetsdouspart   Follow John Saponaro on X   / johnsaponaro   Follow Matt Ibanez on X   / poison_ibby   Remember to subscribe and turn notifications on, so you never miss an episode! #Mets #mlb #baseball

MLBPA wants Uniform Changes


This might be the first time I can remember that the players union has gotten involved in jersey changes. These in my opinion are some of the worst looking and seemingly made jerseys I have ever seen and I am glad the players feel the same way.

From Bleacher Report 

 Fans and analysts aren't the only ones who think the MLB uniforms designed for the 2024 season are a problem.

MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark told reporters on Tuesday that players are "frustrated" with the uniforms, and they're hoping to get them fixed before the start of the regular season.

"We are on the phone with the requisite parties that are involved in making that decision because we aren't. We're trying to make sure our guys have what they need in the fashion that they need it. And it's reflective of what being a major-league ballplayer should be reflective of.

 

"It's an ongoing dialogue. Hopefully, we can get some things done over the course of the next six weeks of spring training. Because I'd hate to be in a place where we're still having conversations about some of the challenges we have in that regard once the lights come on."

Read more here from Bleacher Report. 


Tuesday, February 20, 2024

NEW YORK METS REVEAL ADDITIONAL 2024 PROMOTIONAL ITEMS, INCLUDING DWIGHT GOODEN AND DARRYL STRAWBERRY BOBBLEHEADS

 

NEW YORK METS REVEAL ADDITIONAL 2024 PROMOTIONAL ITEMS, INCLUDING DWIGHT GOODEN AND DARRYL STRAWBERRY BOBBLEHEADS 

Amazin’ Mets Foundation also launches first ever in-stadium 50/50 Raffle Program 

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 20, 2024 – The New York Mets today announced four additional items for the 2024 promotional schedule at Citi Field. Individual tickets for all home games at Citi Field are currently on sale and can be purchased online at Mets.com/Tickets or by calling 718-507-TIXX. The first 15,000 fans will receive these additional promotional items. 

 

As the team prepares to honor Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry with jersey retirement ceremonies on Sunday, April 14 and Saturday, June 1, respectively, the team is excited to extend the celebration of each with bobbleheads. On Saturday, April 13 the Mets will give away a Dwight Gooden moving arm bobblehead presented by Cadillac. Additionally, the Mets will give away a Darryl Strawberry baseball card bobblehead on Sunday, June 2. 

 

Additionally, the Mets will continue to build upon the newly announced artist series in 2024 with the addition of Sarah Sze, who will create a limited-edition baseball hat to be distributed to fans on Tuesday, September 3. Sze joins Joel Mesler and Rashid Johnson as part of this inaugural series. 

 

The Amazin’ Mets Foundation will launch its first-ever 50/50 Raffle Program at Citi Field in the upcoming 2024 season. The raffle gives fans an opportunity to win cash prizes while supporting the community-focused work of the Foundation in the neighborhoods surrounding Citi Field and affiliate teams.  

  

“The Amazin’ Mets Foundation is committed to supporting our neighbors in Queens and the areas where our affiliate teams play,” said Alex Cohen, Owner of the New York Mets and President of the Amazin’ Mets Foundation. “We are excited to offer additional support for nonprofit organizations through our new in-stadium 50/50 Raffle Program. Each home game will be a unique opportunity for fans to take home prizes and have a direct impact on our community.” 

  

At each Mets home game, one lucky fan with the winning 50/50 ticket number will win half of the net raffle proceeds for that game. The other half of the net raffle proceeds will benefit the Amazin' Mets Foundation’s community programs and local nonprofits. More details will be announced closer to the launch of the raffle. 

 

Lastly, returning this season is another fan-favorite in the Mets sports jersey nights with the hockey jersey presented by Hyundai on Saturday, September 7. 

 

Promotion dates, items and distribution are subject to change and/or cancellation. I’m

Monday, February 19, 2024

Mets Baublebar Mr Met keychain

 

Description 
Attach a playful touch of team spirit to purses with this New York Mets keychain. Designed by BaubleBar, it features the New York Mets mascot in vivid enamel and sparkly embellishments. The clasp makes switching between bags easy.

You can find this on lids.com


Saturday, February 17, 2024

New York Mets Sporticulture Art Craft Kit

 

New York Mets Sporticulture Diamond Art Craft Kit

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Description
Fuel your creativity and New York Mets fandom with this awesome Diamond Art Craft Kit by Sporticulture. This kit features a team-colored piece of fabric and the gems and stylus you need to create this stunning work of art. When you finish putting every gem in its place, find a frame for the fabric and proudly display your handcrafted piece of New York Mets decor!

You can grab it at lids.com


Friday, February 16, 2024

“Spring Training” Mets Cap

 

Description
Complete your New York Mets getup with this Spring Training Surfside hat by '47 that's sure to draw the eye. A snap closure customizes the fit to your liking, while classic construction adds versatility to your collection. Pair this cap with other New York Mets gear to sport a head-to-toe look of your favorite squad.

You can find this on kids.com

When did the Mets start playing in Miami? This colorway makes them feel like they are coming out of Miami and heading to Citi Field.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Wedding Expo at Citi Field?

 

I guess this is cool?


Attention all soon-to-be brides and grooms! 🎉💍 Are you ready to hit a home run in wedding planning? Join us at the New York Wedding Expo at the iconic Citi Field in Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY! 🌟


On Sunday, February 25th at 12:00 PM, come out to the ballpark for everything you need to plan the wedding of your dreams. 🏟️✨ With top national and local vendors showcasing their expertise, you'll have access to hundreds of ideas to make your special day truly unforgettable. From stunning venues to delicious cakes, gorgeous dresses to fabulous floral arrangements, we've got it all under one roof! 💐🍰


But wait, there's more! 🎁🎉 By attending the expo, you'll have the chance to win incredible prizes that will make your wedding planning journey even more exciting. Imagine winning a dream honeymoon or a luxury wedding package – it could be you! 💖


Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to meet with industry professionals, gather inspiration, and check off those wedding to-do's in one swoop. Whether you're just starting to plan or looking for that final touch, this is the event you've been waiting for! 🙌


Mark your calendars and invite your friends, family, and bridal party to join you on February 25th at Citi Field. 🗓️ Together, let's create memories that will last a lifetime. RSVP now to secure your spot at the New York Wedding Expo – because your happily ever after starts here! 💑✨


#NYWeddingExpo #PlanYourDreamWedding #CitiField

METS SIGN RHP SHINTARO FUJINAMI

 

METS SIGN RHP SHINTARO FUJINAMI

 

FLUSHING, N.Y., February 14, 2024 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed RHP Shintaro Fujinami to a one-year contract. In a corresponding move, INF Ronny Mauricio has been transferred to the 60-Day IL.

 

The Osaka, Japan native appeared in 64 games (seven starts) last season between the Oakland A’s and Baltimore Orioles, the third-most among rookie pitchers. After going 5-8 with an 8.57 ERA (47 ER/49.1 IP) in 34 games (seven starts) with Oakland, Fujinami went 2-0 with a 4.85 ERA (16 ER/29.2 IP) and two saves over 30 games with Baltimore, exclusively as a reliever. The 6-6, 216-pounder threw 136 pitches of at least 100 MPH, the ninth-most in the majors in 2023.

 

“We are excited to bring Shintaro into the organization,” said Mets President of Baseball Operations David Stearns. “He adds another power arm option to our pen and we’re looking forward to him continuing his progression as a major league pitcher.”

 

Prior to pitching in the majors, Fujinami spent 10 seasons in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball with the Hanshin Tigers. He went 57-54 with a 3.41 ERA (377 ER/994.1 IP) in 189 career appearances (154 starts) with the Tigers and was named a NPB All-Star in each of his first four seasons from 2013-2016, earning All-Star Game MVP honors in 2015. In 2017, Fujinami pitched for Team Japan in the World Baseball Classic.

 

Fujinami, 29, will become the 15th Japanese-born player to appear in at least one game for the Mets, the most by any major league team.


Monday, February 12, 2024

Give to Get in the land around Citi Field

 


Let's start with this headline.

Mets owner Steve Cohen’s Metropolitan Park plan commits over $1B in community benefits if casino gets green light from state

Okay- So the 1 billion dollars to the community is only if the casino gets greenlit. Why cant everything else that Mr Cohen wants in the area still be put there if there isn't a casino? Why not just help out the community and just be a nice guy instead having to get something to give something? I still don't having a casino across the street from affordable housing and a school that are being built right now.


This is from QNS.com

Before presenting the details of the $8 billion Metropolitan Park proposal at a town hall meeting at the New York Hall of Science Thursday night, a representative of New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and Hard Rock International held a briefing at Terrace on the Park, where they outlined the $1 billion in specific community benefits that are part of the plan to transform 50 acres of parking lot just west of Citi Field into a year-round entertainment complex.

The project would build a casino and entertainment complex that would include 25 acres of new public park space, the creation of a Taste of Queens Food Hall, a concert venue, the modernization of the Mets-Willets Point 7 train station and the creation of a Community Impact Trust to serve community needs, contingent on the group receiving one of the three downstate gaming licenses from New York State in the next year or so. The plan is also subject to getting the approval of legislators in Albany, since it involves the development of public land.

“We have learned through three years of conversations with the people who live and work in Queens that serving the interests of the communities surrounding Citi Field must be at the center of this project,” Cohen said in a statement following the briefing. “Committing over $1 billion in benefits and transit improvement is critical to achieving a shared vision for the area we can all be proud of.” 

The community benefits package, Cohen’s team says, would support responsible gaming and improve youth and senior services, including $10 million for a health clinic in East Elmhurst; $10 million for a youth and senior center in Corona; and $5 million for addiction and mental health services in Flushing. The project has the backing of many local leaders.

Read the full story here 

Why can't any of the community stuff be done without having to have parkland be given to a billionaire? Is Mr Cohen going to buy said land including the land that the stadium is on? That would help with the budget concerns of NYC. Then they can develop other land nearby for more parkland also? I think there are ways to make this work, but again I am not too keen on a casino being built next to a school and affordable housing.

I am going to be 1000 percent transparent. If Mr Cohen asked me about my opinions about the Casino development while talking about possibly(pipe dream) doing something with the QBC, I would tell him how I feel about it. End of day, if a casino gets built would it irk me? Kinda. It's the same way Fanatics irks me, I can't do anything about it.

 


Sunday, February 11, 2024

Mets have a “BigGame” Offer

 


Score More, Save More with the Mets! Buy a Big Game Offer ticket between now and the end of halftime and receive a digital voucher loaded on your ticket equal to the total points scored in the first half to be used on food and merch at the game. https://atmlb.com/3UBbUDn Text STOP to cancel.

Shea Stadium Seats

 

Relive the glory days of the New York Mets with this vintage pair of Field Level and Loge Level seats from the iconic Shea Stadium. 

This stadium seat is a must-have for any true Mets fan!

Each seat has an MLB hologram guaranteeing their authenticity. 

Combined, they make up the team colors.

This seat pair is a unique and special addition to any memorabilia collection. 

 The seats also have a special connection to the New York Jets, who played their home games at Shea until their move to the stadium in the Meadowlands. 

And of course the Beatles, who played the first stadium concert in rock and roll history at Shea! Don't miss out on this opportunity to own a piece of history and bring the spirit of Shea Stadium into your home.

Included with seat are metal Seat Feet, so that seats can be used without fear of tipping. 

Seats are heavy, so shipping will not be cheap. (Seats will be partially disassembled for shipping).

Free pickup is also an option for a local buyer.

You can find this on eBay.com


Saturday, February 10, 2024

Latest Episode of Til Mets Do Us Part

 


Fellow Mets content creator, WardyNYM, joins the show! Plenty is going on with our Mets as SPRING TRAINING is around the corner! John and Matt cover the latest with Tyler Ward on a brand new episode of Til Mets Do Us Part! Topics include: --Bullpen additions -- JD Martinez talks -- Buck Showalter comments --LATEST Mets Free Agency rumors! Follow the show on X   / tilmetsdouspart   Follow John Saponaro on X   / johnsaponaro   Follow Matt Ibanez on X   / poison_ibby   Remember to subscribe and turn notifications on, so you never miss an episode! #Mets #mlb #baseball