Archive for: November, 2008

Nov 26th, 2008

DID NOT DISAPPOINT.

You know, when they said they were going to release the information on 11/26, was I the only one who assumed that meant at, say, 9 or 10am? Putting it up in the afternoon served one purpose and one purpose ONLY: to make sure that this debacle didn’t hit the media until it was done and over with. I also am dumbfounded that I cannot purchase a 40 game plan. I do not want to sit in the left field reserved, and more importantly, I can’t afford 40 games out there. Why are there no 40 game plans in the Promenade Reserved Infield or even Promenade Reserved?… [more]

Nov 25th, 2008

YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST.

Last week, I mentioned in a rant that given the current state of Citibank, That Place The Mets Are Going To Play Next Year might be seeing some renaming down the line. Apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks that way: NY Times City Room Blog:Call It Citi/Taxpayer Field, Two Councilmen Say Slate: Ills de la Citi: Should the troubled bank cancel its $400 million sponsorship of the new Mets stadium? ABC News: Citi, AIG Won’t Drop Big Sports Sponsorships Church of Baseball: Just A Thought Loge 13: U.S. Treasury Field? Citibank is in trouble. They have laid off over 20k employees.… [more]

Nov 23rd, 2008

THEY DO EXIST.

I am on hiatus this week but I wanted to point out that over at Loge 13, they have posted the information regarding partial plans as received by someone who’s already gotten The Letter. 11/26 and 12/3 are the magic days. Happy Thanksgiving if I don’t find occasion to post again before the holiday.… [more]

Nov 19th, 2008

CRANKY UPDATE.

Here’s what TBF dragged out of the MTO this morning: 1) Information on partial plans is being sent out end of this week/beginning of next week. 2) They DO have ticket prices, and if you are a full season holder they will gladly give you the numbers for Bronze/Gold/Silver/etc. over the phone. They’re just not going to release them for whatever reason. Maybe one of the beat writers could call and get this info? 3) As a commenter on an earlier post noted, one of the 15 game plans is allegedly going to be a Saturday plan with some weekday games thrown in.… [more]

Nov 19th, 2008

CRANKY.

TBF called the Mets today. He’s still waiting for a call back. What’s infuriating isn’t just that the Mets don’t have anything to tell him, it’s that they can’t be bothered to get a coordinated statement together to give to fans when they call. Why doesn’t every ticket rep have a statement that they can read and a FAQ they can refer to? Why, instead, do they just put him on hold and then pretend to try to find someone who can give him an answer, when they know of course there isn’t anyone because there isn’t an answer because they don’t have to do a goddamn thing they don’t want to do because they have our money and they hold us hostage and if we don’t buy the tickets, someone else will.… [more]

Nov 17th, 2008

VERY INTERESTING.

What’s been coming up in a few comment threads here on MetsGrrl.com is that the Mets sold an awful lot of people (including, and especially, yours truly) on buying some kind of extended ticket plan in order to have precedence in CitiField. Of course, that changed very quickly, or it’s some kind of institutional insomnia. It’s November 17th, and no one has heard anything. Nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. The reprehensible thing to me is that despite the fact that the Mets sold every single luxury box, times are tough. People are losing their jobs. And a lot of people might like that money back, or might choose to ask for it back once they know what the ticket plan choices are.… [more]

Nov 10th, 2008

*TAP TAP TAP*

It’s November 10. Do you know where your partial season ticket plans are?… [more]