Pete McCarthy digs the 2019 Mets Bobbleheads

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I’m NOT excited for Mets Opening Day

We’re a week out from Mets season and I’m not excited at all.  Not looking ahead to it in the least.

I started to think about it, and I think it comes back to the Brand.  You know Mets, the thing I have been writing about for 11 years now.

I think about my favorite Mets player.  I don’t have one.  I don’t even have an idea of one.  Sure there are guys that one could like: JDG, Thor, Nimmo, Conforto.  I don’t feel attached to any of them.

Am I supposed to like Robinson Cano, the36 year old coming off a PED suspension?  I know the Mets think I am, but I don’t.

Am I supposed to be excited about Mickey Hodges and his new culture that lasted until May 1st?

The Mets really seem to think we’re into General Managers.  I’m not.  At all.

The new stadium smell is gone.  I have no interest in going to Citi Field and I’m thinking about selling the two tickets I have to the home opener.  Speaking of which, the Mets open on the road which is always less fun, and takes the excitement out of the home opener.  I kind of like the End Of Winter that the opener brings, but this year it’s a Thursday that’s really Game 6 or whatever it is on the schedule.  A new $14 chicken sandwich just isn’t that appealing.

I think about how I lost my connection to the radio both because of WOR’s WahWah and the MLB Apps awful commercial volume.  I learned to Iive without listening to Mets games, and that life was fine.

I put the TV on, and the main guy turns me off.  I know we’re supposed to worship at the altar of Gary, but he lost me with the Murph stuff.  And now that I blog every day I realize a lot of his calls are not as good as you guys think they are.  They used to be, but the Gary of 2018 didn’t have his A-game.  So I bury my face in twitter.

The sport itself?  Increasingly unwatchable for all the bullpenning reasons we discussed all winter.  Even if I make Thor my favorite player, there’s a big difference than watching Doc or Tom throw a CG and Thor pitching 5 and a third.  BIG difference.  And then the game crawls for the next 90 minutes.

I know it’s not you Mets, it’s me.  But you used to have me, and you’re losing me.  I’d say you don’t care, but we both know that baseball’s median age of fan is graying – and if you lose me, who do you have?

I’m not excited for Thursday’s road opener.  I should be.  I’m not.


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Mets Police Morning Laziness: Statues, Food and Gary Pipp

The Mets are going to build a Seaver statue (even if they are pretending they had planned to do this all along,  the evidence they weren’t is that the statue won’t be ready this year – when is the 50th anniversary of 1969 again? Could we have predicted this? Who knew?).  Anyway it’s good so let’s move on.

The Mets are also getting 126th street renamed to Tom Seaver Way.  I am not sure the Way part is actually official, but that seems to be what everyone is referring to it as.  Anyway, it will be Tom Seaver something.

SLACKISH REACTION:  all the above is great!

Hey, you know how Pete Alonso is totally making the team, right?  I mean that’s what I keep reading on the other sites.  Well, I sure is odd that the Post has this “JD Davis is playing well” article today.  You know where Davis plays, right?

Baseball Operations Expert Jessica Mendoza will work out of California, which is where the Mets play.

Here’s some of the food you will see at Citi Field in 2019.  Thanks to the Mets for inviting me to this.

The Mets added season ticket holder names to the dugouts.

I was ready to run Gare out of town after another great Wayne call, but then Wayne trackwalled one.

Lee Mazzilli in the hospital

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Mets: Here’s the new food at Citi Field for 2019

My good friends the Mets invited me over for lunch today but I could not make it.  Thank you Mets.

Fortunately Instagram  hashtag #AmazinMetsFood has all the new Citi Field Foods that were announced today.  And is this post a complete ripoff of what Sammy did over at Van Hagar?  TOTALLY.  Except I made the images the correct size.  There’s only one way to blog.


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Highlights of the @mets New For 2019 at Citi Field! Thank you @amazinmetsfood!! #eatingnewyork #amazinmetsfood

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some highlights from today at @citifield trying the New For 2019 food!! get excited for the @mets season!! @amazinmetsfood

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And while we’re fooding, here are some older images…

Mmmm Chicken.

Mmmm Pizza

Pass and Cheese

The most unrealistic depiction of a Nathan’s hot dog ever.

Whew, good thing I didn’t go. People would accuse me of selling out for a cheesesteak.

A Bash Burger?

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