Mets Police Morning Laziness: Winter Meetings Is Coming

SLACKISH REACTION:  While you guys sleep in every Sunday, I of course am out the door super early driving to far-away soccer. Enjoy writing could articles or signing former clients or whatever it is you guys do with your time.

As the Winter Meetings begin, be ready for a week of way too many speculation articles.  My haters will be out in force.

Another quiet morning, before the storm.

Congratulations to Atlanta on winning MLS.  That’s a really nice success story down there.  Wait until Manfred realizes the soccer team is more popular than the Braves…..which reminds me….I was at Youth Basketball Opening Day yesterday.   In a town where teams beg any able bodied kid to help fill out the baseball rosters, the gym was overflowing with basketball players.  Pay attention commish, the bill is coming due.

I played lots of video games (mostly Fifa) and watched Creed (one).  Creed is so fantastic and what a great performance by Stallone.

Enjoy your Sunday, I’ll be in the car.

The Dark Knight’s Return: here’s Matt Harvey’s pregame press conference

The Dark Knight’s Return

The Dark Knight returned to Queens.   Here’s his interview which is also embedded below.

In the interview he talked a lot about the injuries, the injuries, the injuries.  He also admitted to making mistakes when he was here (he gave a good quote, but my post crashed and I lost the exact phrasing.)

I don’t think ANYONE has been tougher on this guy than I have, but he handled himself well.

Clearly he was given talking points that HE WAS INJURED.  Mentioned this a lot.  A lot.  Like more than Todd Frazier mentions he is from New Jersey.  Matt also has the talking point now (in the August before his Free Agency) that he is healthy now.   “When I was injured” type language.

He was asked if he cried.  “Possibly, maybe.”  

Mets develop new amazing No Fees Tickets technology

For decades scientists said it was impossible, but the Mets have figured out a way to transfer information to you without charging you several dollars a ticket.  This is absolutely amazing.

I wonder what brought this on?  Maybe tickets are moving slowly?  Maybe the Mets are just kind?

Will the Mets go bankrupt selling tickets without fees?   Only time will tell.


Club Picks Up Fees on all Tickets Purchases Now through Tuesday

FLUSHING, N.Y., January 8, 2017 – The New York Mets today announced they will pick up ticket fees for any 2017 ticket purchases now through Tuesday, January 10 at 11:59 p.m. as part of a new winter special “No Fees” promotion. This limited time offer applies to all home games including series’ vs. the NL East Division rival Washington Nationals (April 21-23, June 15-18, Sept. 22-24), 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs (June 12-14), the Subway Series (August 16-17) and all Free Shirt Fridays, Super Saturdays and Family Sundays.

Tickets can be purchased at

For example, a fan purchasing two tickets online on Monday, January 9 for the Monday, June 12 game against the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs will not be charged any ticket fee for placing that order.

*The only fees not covered by the team during this promotion are Express Mailing, including mail and UPS. Offer does not apply to previously placed orders.

Tickets for this promotion can be purchased exclusively at