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Sunday, April 14, 2024

I sold this Butch Huskey Jersey at QBC


You never know what you might find for sale at the Queens Baseball Convention. Museum Quality pieces of history even if the Mets Museum in my opinion isn't museum quality anymore. Congrats to my buddy Jessie on getting this piece and also want to thank him for being one of the guys who try to keep Mets history alive bylending to the museum.

Steve Cohen Responds To Bathrooms Being Closed AT Citi Field


The other day I got a tweet about the Promenade section having 1/2 the bathrooms closed down on Friday night's game. The tweeter also tagged Steve Cohen and Steve responded with, "How many do you use in an evening?" I get wanting to reply like this to folks and I have done it myself in the past but even if Steve  Cohen is thinking what he tweeted, he could have ignored it or said something like, "We'll look into it", even if he didn't. This is one of the reasons I have been saying this stadium is going to end up being outdated in the near future. Might have to start looking at the infrastructure thats in place at the stadium for physical things as well as operationally. Just saying.

What do you guys think?

I felt very meh at Citi Field.


I went to my first Mets game at Citi Field this season and boy was it not a good experience. Over the years the staff had went from cranky and surly to friendly and helpful. The Mets did a great job to change the way their employees have interacted with the fans over the year. I don't know if it is the new management that they have brought in but there were quite a few ushers that were curt and just not helpful.

I was walking with a buddy and we went to just see the sightline of one of the newer areas that was installed last season and the usher says " I need to see your ticket". Not, "Hey guys, can I see your ticket?". " Hey Guys, even to stand over here you need a ticket." But nope. Had to be a jerk about it. A few of the Aramark folks push through with their carts not saying excuse me, or coming through folks. Nope. just pushed folks out of the way.

Now don't get me wrong. There are still a lot of of the good employees working there but when you go to more than enough games, events, concerts, run your own convention, you kind of get the idea of how staff is supposed to be and how the customer service experience can start trending down,

I also went to the relocated smaller Mets Museum and its the first time I had seen it in person. I have literally been to friends houses that have a bigger and better displays of Mets history and memorabilia. I am not making this up. Folks were coming into the museum and saying "That's it?" and there were folks laughing at it.

I walked around looking at the different food options. I don't know if it's just me, but usually every season the newer food vendors would have more of a wow factor. Found the returning Keith's Grill. There were a lot of chopped cheese stands. The Korean Chicken in the Hudson Whiskey Club was pretty good. The Pastrami Stand has been moved on field level(still the best food there).

I wandered the Promenade level and yep saw the bathrooms closed too.

Hopefully this gets better during the season.

Saturday, April 13, 2024

SNY- Are these the City Connect Caps?


Sny Posted this on Facebook thats these might be the City Connect Caps for the Mets.

What do you guys think?

Why are bathrooms closed at Citi Field?


Why are the bathrooms closed up top? Not enough staffing? Mets figure that there aren't enough fans to open all the bathrooms up on the 400/500 level? Bathrooms broken? Any answers Mets?


Thursday, April 11, 2024

NYCFC Soccer Stadium up for vote today


This should be an easy layup today for across Seaver Way. You know where it’s not NYC Parkland. I wonder what the 80,000 square feet of retail space is going to look like.

Maybe Mr Cohen can inquire about putting the casino over there even though I think personally that a casino shouldn’t be that close to a school:

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

New York Mets New Era Big League Chew Pullover Hoodie


Feel like a pro (or a kid again) with this Big League Chew pullover hoodie from New Era. It features bold New York Mets graphics of the iconic bubblegum brand and a team wordmark across the front. The front pouch pocket and adjustable hood add extra comfort when stepping up to the plate to blowing the biggest bubble you can.

Ypu can find it here on

I think it's pretty cool..$80 cool? Not that cool.

Mets hat or Steve Cohen's new golf team cap?


Stay shaded in New York Mets style with this Primetime Club hat from Nike. It features a sleek wordmark across the front and a woven tag of the team's logo on the back. The adjustable strap and relaxed design make this New York Mets hat perfect for any look.

Available at

Are we sure this isn't a NIKE Golf hat for Steve Cohen's new golf team?

Monday, April 8, 2024

Mets City Connect Jersey teaser


The consensus is thinking the jerseys will be purple. I can see it in honor of the 7 train.

Now I’m curious.

Mets Two Tone cap


Stay shaded in New York Mets style with this Line Drive hat. This Fanatics Branded cap features embroidered graphics and a contrast-color visor for an added dash of style. The two-tone design and snapback closure make this New York Mets hat perfect for topping off any look.

You can buy this on

I have no words about this hat.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

Mets Reyn Spooner Kekai Shirt


Cheer on the New York Mets in style with this Kekai button-down shirt from Reyn Spooner. Every inning is a breeze thanks to the comfortable moisture wicking material. Featuring a tropical design with bold team graphics, repping the New York Mets has never looked better.

You can find this on

I might want to wait for this to hit an outlet store before I buy it myself.

Friday, April 5, 2024

Responses to my thoughts on retractable roofs, etc


Read more here at the link.

Here some of the responses to it.

K.-   Yeah, this is nuts. Citi is a gem and as long as it’s kept up which cohen has shown he’s invested in then it won’t be replaced for a very long time. I expect it to far outlast the length of time that shea was up. There’s no “land grab” when it comes to parking lots. The fact that it’s considered park land is laughable given it’s a parking lot. Any pushback for its use is crazy. Also we have a lot of negative connotations towards casinos still like it’s crappy Atlantic City, most aren’t like that anymore. I’m not a casino guy because I don’t gamble but I’ve been to Vegas and Foxwoods and a couple Midwest casinos for hotel stays and they’re nice. Who knows if there’s a casino coming anyway, there’s a bunch of other pThat's just the tip of the iceberg. roposals and only a few licenses being given. Also to “worry” about the housing and school over a casino, they’re literally building a soccer stadium a block over. It’s going to be a Manhattan feel in this area once completed.

Goon- you realize that Citi Field is on parkland too and the Mets have a 99 year lease to use it? It’s all taxpayers land.

M- I like the idea of casinos. Maybe some Sports Bars around Citified.

Goon-across the street on 126th street that’s being built now.

A.M I will say the food lines and bathrooms are absolutely a nightmare when there are sellouts and they sell SRO tickets. Eat and pee before the game or miss 1-2 full innings

Check out more responses and leave your own comments on the QBC FB page.

Also there is a post on page

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Thursday, April 4, 2024





New for this Season, the Mets will Honor Many Heritages Over a Multi-Day Celebration at Citi Field on August 13th and 14th


FLUSHING, N.Y., April 4, 2024 – The New York Mets today announced that for the first time this summer, the team will be hosting heritage celebrations in an all-new way with the introduction of “A Celebration of Queens Culture” – a multi-day celebration at Citi Field on August 13th and 14th.  While there have been several separate heritage nights in past seasons, this year’s celebration is designed to be more inclusive of the immensely diverse surrounding Queens community and will feature unique foods, special music, events and more.


Based on feedback from the community, the Mets are evolving their approach to recognize even more cultures this season. In the borough of Queens, more than 100 cultures are represented and while it’d be impossible to highlight all of them on individual nights, “A Celebration of Queens Culture” will allow the organization to share a taste of everything over a multi-day experience for fans and communities.


As part of this new celebration, the Mets are engaging with fans to help design the festivities. Fans can submit their ideas here.


In addition to “A Celebration of Queens Culture”, the Mets have announced several other event dates throughout the season, including: 

·         Black Legacy Game/ MLB’s Jackie Robinson Day: April 15th

·         Military Appreciation Game: May 27th

·         Pride Night: June 28th

·         Hispanic Heritage Game: Sept 19th


Fans can look forward to sharing traditions and nationalities with each other throughout the celebration – from special musical performances to unique culinary experiences, there will truly be something for everyone. Get your tickets for all games this year at

My thoughts on retractable roofs and casinos in Queens.

 I was thinking more and more about the discussion of a retractable roof on top of Citi Field and about how much that would cost. This is one of the reasons why I am against giving the parking lots which is NY City parkland to the Mets to develop a casino. The main reasons I’m agains the casino is the land grab and also the fact across the street that they are building a school and affordable housing. My other reason is that Citi Field is 15 years old this year and no matter what the Mets do to update the ballpark it is already obsolete and when it is time for the Mets to build a new stadium, where are they going to build it? Does it get moved from Flushing? What happens to that land if they do move? And if Cohen gets the Casino does he try to expand to the land that Citi Field was which happens to be NYC Parkland?

Here’s my idea. Start building a new stadium in the parking lots where Shea was and put the retractable roof on it because supposedly it is cheaper to build the roof in a new facility than an existing one. Citi Field gets knocked down and then the Mets can build an above ground parking structures with three levels and then on the roof that becomes a green space with a full park.

One of the things the Mets are pushing about the Casino is that there is nothing to do around 126th street right now. The thing that they aren’t clarifying is that this is being built in their plans in the parking lots and not across the street where the Soccer Stadium is being built.

I know a lot of you guys think I’m crazy and being a Don Quixote type person but keep on eye on this folks. In my opinion it might not end the way you want it to. 

I just want the best fan experience for my fellow fans.



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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Costco Sells Mets Tickets


Okay who knew about this?

Monday, April 1, 2024

Meet Mike Richter May 11



Not only can you meet Mike Richter and purchase his autograph you can also shop at a really cool vintage toy shop.!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c340110f4dc8d5:0x3e40723dcafa2c99?entry=s&sa=X&ved=1t:8290&hl=en-us&ictx=111

Mets selling game used Patches


This game-used number retirement patch was worn by Mets outfielder Dominic Smith during the July 9, 2022, game at Citi Field. Do not miss the opportunity to own this unique piece of Mets memorabilia. The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation will make a donation to the Amazin' Mets Foundation in an amount equal to the gross proceeds from the sale of Amazin' Memorabilia items. 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 look this up on amazin memorabilia. I can and can’t believe they are selling the patch like this. I wonder what happened to the jersey.