The Metness Protection Program (Faith & Fear)

If you’re into the kind of thing I write around here, please read this article on Faith & Fear which is along the same lines, from a better writer.  An excerpt:

Mets management, by most indications, is particularly concerned whether you view their product with that kind of commitment. They want to make your evening or afternoon a fine time, no doubt, but it’s makes no nevermind to them if it’s one that connects you to absolutely nothing about the Mets. They want you to drop in, buy some food, maybe a sweatshirt and leave. If you’d like to watch the game and cheer, they’re not gonna stop you. But the idea that there are Mets fans who see each Mets game and Mets season as a precious thread in a rich and compelling tapestry of a lifetime of loving and caring…it doesn’t penetrate their thought process.

Dave Howard’s statements to the papers that Old Timers Day was “unpopular” when discontinued as an annual promotion in 1994 and therefore should never be revived reeks of anachronistic thinking. That it’s not worth reinstituting because it’s expensive…well, that’s just galling. Your tickets are expensive. Your concessions are expensive. Almost everything about going to a Mets game is expensive. The only thing that isn’t expensive is the lineup you’re putting out there lately. (Please let us know when we can expect our Alex Cora Overuse rebate checks.) 

Rest here.  It’s a nice piece, really well spoken.  Definitely check it out.

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An Afternoon With The 1969 New York Mets

From mets.com

Ticket(s): $300 per admission

  • Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Location: Caesars Club – Citi Field

Admission includes a cocktail reception with members of the 1969 Mets World Championship team followed by a live Q&A with team members, photo opportunities with World Series trophy and more. A buffet lunch will be served.

Also included in the admission price is a ticket to the game that night (August 22, Mets vs. Phillies at 7:10 pm). The game will be preceded by an on-field celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the 1969 World Series Championship.

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Touring Citi Field: Approaching From The Expressway Side

Most Mets fans probably take the 7 train.   When I have to come from Mets Police HQ with one of the kids I drive, and since I am cheap I park in Corona and walk.  When you do, you come in from this angle.

This is the view of the Left Field gate…and notice what is on-top of the gate.  Pictures of Mets!  I wish there were more things like this.

Also notice along the third base side here, we have this new street.   This was never here before – and I think it deserves a name.  We’ll all have our own ideas and suggestions but something like Seaver Street or the Hernandez Highway (ok maybe that one would lead to jokes but you get the idea).

Another view of “Bob Murphy Boulevard” or “Pee Wee Reese Road” if the Wilpons continue their Dodger fetish.

A closer shot of the banners.   This is what we’re talking about!  How about some inside!

I like the font they used on the gates.   If you want to beat the crowds the left field and right field gates are great ways to enter.

Tomorrow, more from our trip down Mookie Wilson Way.

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Read: What is Going on in the Front Office (Metsblog)

I think the Bernazard thing is too interesting too ignore, but I don’t have unique spin on it.  I think Heyman’s point that only the Daily News seems to report nega-tony stuff is an interesting take.  I don’t know anything about Tony other than reading the stuff you do, but I can say he scares me.

By the way, I heard Heyman on Francesca yesterday and believe him.

So as for Bernazard-gate, I refer you to Metsblog.

Read: What is Going on in the Front Office

Recap Of Amazin’ Tuesday

Osh41 took on the duties of representing the Mets Police at Amazin’ Tuesday last night at Two Boots.   This was the cool event put on by the guys from Faith and Fear (Greg Price) and Mets By The Numbers….Kranepool Society was there, and the cool Uni Watch was.

Osh41 who is too lazy to write this article himself did email me:

Quiz was very challenging. It covered uniform numbers, styling, common ‘threads‘ among numbers etc. 


Two Boots – great pizza and Yeungling on tap – excellent combo. A Terry Leach 89 card got me a free pint.  Great readings by Mets fans of Mets by the Numbers guy and Greg Prince. 


Had a nice time. Split the prize with a young man who shouldn’t know this much about Mets minutiae.  Young guy like him should be partying more, chasing broads etc.  




Osh gave the Mets Police some street cred by either winning or tying in the trivia contest (seems like there were some scoring disputes), but he did let me down by fumbling a question involving Kelvin Torve and the #24.  I would’ve nailed that one.  I will give him credit for dressing like an adult.

Hopefully there will be more nerd-fests like this one (I say that lovingly, I’ll remind you I’m a loser that writes about the team all day 7 days a week).   Don’t forget, Comic-Con started as 30 guys in a basement.

I’m starting to really look for to the 50th Anniversary Conference Thingy At Hofstra – haven’t heard any updates on that in a while, but I’d like to speak at it.  I have an idea for a powerpoint involving annoying things over the years (here’s Dave Magadan’s who hit .328 in 1990 giving up 25 starts to Garry Templeton in 1991).

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