Archive for: March, 2007

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Mar 30th, 2007

new creative, part 2

The other side of the G platform: it’s just TERRIBLE. blech. but it’s a nice counterbalance to seeing this multiple times during my commute: [I don't have a real problem with Mariano (neither does TBF, for the record), I just find the photo creepy. Not to mention not needing to be publicly exhorted to read the bible by anyone.] —–… [more]

Mar 29th, 2007

opening day tickets!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I’m slogging through email at work, when an email lands in my inbox from one of the various “benefits” offered to us. I say “benefits” because up until now, I have found the application of that term to be dubious at best. Until just now. “Working Advantage has tickets for exciting Mets games this season, including Opening Day on April 9! Be there at Shea Stadium in Flushing, NY to cheer for the Mets as they battle for this year’s championship.” OPENING DAY?! So I click and dial TBF at the same moment. I read him the email. “‘Upper Level Seats, Sections 44 or 46 available for $29.00 per ticket.’” TBF: “That’s WAY out there.” “I know.” “Forget about pictures.” “I know.” “Forget about seeing the Diamondvision.” “I know.” “Do we even know what row?” “‘ The general seating section listed above is guaranteed; however, specific rows and seats cannot be requested or guaranteed.… [more]

Mar 29th, 2007

YOUR TICKETS ARE HERE.

Coop was bitching earlier today about not having gotten her tickets, and then a few hours later, how they had arrived. That sent me to the phone, to the Mets Ticket Office, where an earnest young man proceeded to try to explain to me that, no, they couldn’t give me my tracking number because there were so many people getting tickets. MG: “Right. You sent tickets to the same amount of people during the playoffs and you did this.” MTO: “But they’re not coming from here–” MG: “They’re coming from Arkansas. Again, so did the playoff tickets.” MTO: *silence* “Let me transfer you to someone in customer service.” This then involved TBF and I chasing DHL around somewhere off the Gowanus Expressway, in a part of town so deserted TBF refused to let me wait in the car.… [more]

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Mar 27th, 2007

the official metsgrrl spring training report

[Administrative note: I know this post is incredibly long. But this will likely be one of the last posts before the blog moves out of Blogger and onto a proper web site, one that will allow me to have excerpts on the front page and each post on its own page. So I beg your indulgence, but if I don't post this now, once the season gets started it will never get posted.] ] Spring training wasn’t about the tickets or the hotel or any of the other innumerable details it took to get TBF and I down to Florida last weekend.… [more]

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Mar 26th, 2007

the new creative is here!

First new ads spotted in the subway this morning: So far, from what I’ve seen, I hate this year’s ads and imagery. I know this is tangentially the business I now find myself in (an internet geek on Madison Avenue) so I am hyper-critical but it seems like the Mets have been in a less-than-creative rut since 2005. 2005 was the year of the great Mr. Met commercials. 2005 was the year of “NEXT YEAR IS NOW” and those awesome radio commercials (remember? they were the pseudo-answering machine messages of the players, the funniest one being Tom Glavine translating for Matsui).… [more]

Mar 26th, 2007

spring training, day three

MG is sunburned and exhausted and happy and sad and jesus god am I TIRED. Honestly, I expected to come home every night and write long thoughtful missives and carefully process photos but nowhere in my spring training plans did I account for TIRED. And I somehow have 256 photos from Sunday, between workouts and the game. No, I am not exaggerating. 256. Some are really kickass. I will post them tomorrow. Along with more coherent thoughts. —–… [more]

Mar 25th, 2007

spring training, day two

TBF and I were up this morning promptly at 7:30, bright-eyed and bushy tailed. We headed over to Tradition Field, the plan being to watch the open workouts and then get back in the car and drive down to Jupiter – split squad playing the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Rule #1: Don’t go see the split squad on the road. I know you’re all going to write in and tell me that you knew this, but ya know, we didn’t. And it seemed like a good idea at the time, let’s watch David Newhan take four at-bats and let’s watch Lastings Milledge somewhere outside of Shea Stadium, and heck, what’s bad about watching Johnny Maine pitch from seats right behind home plate?… [more]

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Mar 24th, 2007

spring training, day one: mets v. cardinals, 3-23-07

Mets Grrl has baseball hangover right now. It’s delightful, but I am beyond exhausted. So for now, enjoy a few photos and take a look at the Flickr feed for today’s game. It was nice to win, it was nice to watch us win, and neither TBF nor myself found ourselves embroiled with Cardinals fans, aside from allowing ourselves a few boos in the direction of Eckstein and Spezio. Tomorrow we are off to Jupiter — it’s a split squad, with the Orioles in Port St. Lucie while we watch the whoever gets sent to play the Marlins. We’ll hit open workout again in the a.m., and then off to Roger Dean Stadium.… [more]

Mar 22nd, 2007

credit where credit is due

Did you see this??? David Wright wants us to vote for his at-bat song. (I forsee disaster here, but that’s an entirely other post.) This is my idea. No, seriously, it is. (MG says, stamping her feet.) Here, let me take you through it: At the beginning of Spring Training, I was reading the Post’s Spring Training blog, and at the end of the first column, the reporter said: What questions do you want asked? You can read my response for yourself by following the link, but to make a long story short, here it is: 3) Have any of the Mets thought about what their at-bat music will be this year?… [more]

Mar 21st, 2007

guess where i’m going tomorrow?

BASEEEEEEEEEEEEBALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL FLOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIDDDDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It’s ridiculously cold, my car is still snowed in, but TBF and I are off to Port St. Lucie tomorrow evening. FINALLY! There’s a 16 pack of AA’s for the camera, a new laptop backpack for the iBook, and I signed up for Gabcast, which will allow me to audioblog via cell phone. (This experiment may or may not be successful – we’ll see how it goes. :) ) We have free wi-fi at the hotel and a whole lot of nothing else scheduled (deliberately) so expect updates & the full spring training report while I’m gone. And if you’re going to be in PSL, look for the sneakers!!!… [more]