As you’ll see as you make the rounds today, the Mets had some bloggers over to the house last night.
Here’s why that matters to you.
The Mets are paying attention to the fan base.
Technology has advanced and now someone just like you can be heard. I’m just like you, just maybe a little more obsessive.
I’m completely flattered I was invited. I mean, who the heck am I and what the heck is Mets Police? It’s some dope in his basement, no?
Whats really neat is that you and I can change the world.
The Mets responded to cries for more team history. We got a museum. The fan brick was wrong. That got fixed in two days. When you send me a guest column it gets read. In Flushing. Maybe a lot of the things I throw out here are dopey, maybe some are wise. At least now we have a voice.
Again, I am very grateful to the organization for inviting me and will send out private thank yous rather than do it here.
Hopefully this is the beginning of a long relationship with the club and the “new media.” For this boy from Queens it sure was neat. I will post more pictures on the Tumblr as time permits, and I will link to the other blogs as they post their versions of the night.
About the other bloggers…what a neat group. I don’t really “know” any of them and sine I “know” better than others. What I can tell you is everyone is cool. There’s no rivalry, no jealousy, no “my blog is better” crap (I am threatening to start a fake fight with On The Black). Similarly I imagine they would tell you I didn’t show up nitpicking jerseys and pointing out flaws or nagging people to come Sunday.
Jason Fry from Faith and Fear asked me if I could change one off field thing, what would it be? It was surprisingly tough to answer. Much of the team history problems were solved, and it’s the wrong week to complain about Old Timers’ Day.
I gave two answers. The expensive answer was to re-do the Promenade and make all the stairwells recessed the way they are behind home plate. This would cut down the obstructions greatly.
The less expensive solution? You guessed it – go back to the 1962 uniforms. They got it right the first time.
35,000 again last night. Looks like once again Dave Howard is right.
More to come as I catch up. Two late nights have me a little behind but I have lots to get to. Keep the ideas coming: Shannon@metspolice.com This whole effort you and I work on has been noticed.
Thanks again to the Mets. Much appreciated!