Archive for: March, 2010

Mar 31st, 2010

iPhone App Review: Ballpark Envi

Ballpark Envi is an iPhone app that could be a reasonably useful tool in the arsenal of a ballpark roadtripper. It contains a library of photographs from every active MLB park, and as well as seating charts for each one. It seems like a no-brainer, but there are two drawbacks to keep in mind.

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Mar 29th, 2010

2010 TICKETS HAVE ARRIVED.

Let me kick of the annual MetsGrrl.com tradition by reminding you of previous years: 2007 2008 2009 And now, for the unveiling of the 2010 package, after the jump. Missing from the photo are two tickets for the 2010 Open Workout (printed on last year’s ticket stock in last year’s ticket envelope.) I’m not kidding. That’s it. No gift. No media guide. The ticket booklet, the workout tickets, a letter, and ad placement (under the guise of ‘special offers’) from Stub Hub, Starwood, and Amtrak. That’s it. I already knew this, but as you may know, the Mets are not sending out a media guide under the guise of conforming to the MLB efforts to “go green”.… [more]

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Mar 26th, 2010

TALKING WITH SCOREBOARD GOURMET ABOUT THE NEW CITI FIELD FOOD.

Sara Pepitone, a freelance writer better known as the mastermind behind Scoreboard Gourmet (“What did YOU eat at the game?”) as well as 30 to Midnight visited Citi Field yesterday to preview the new food offerings for 2010. We like Sara, despite her team affiliation (she has Mets fans in her family, they must have rubbed off on her). We sat down with her to get her thoughts on the new grub. MetsGrrl: What were the big surprises for you at Citi on Wednesday? Scoreboard Gourmet: The new rum bar – frozen drinks made with Puerto Rican rums. MetsGrrl: Is that available to everyone?… [more]

Mar 25th, 2010

NEW CITI FOOD – TAKING YOUR QUESTIONS

Sara of the Scoreboard Gourmet has some short reports on her site from yesterday’s Citi Field media food preview (KOREAN FRIED CHICKEN, people. AND bi bim bop AND bulkogi.) I’ll be doing a Q&A with her tomorrow so get your questions in. (Comments are fine.) … [more]

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Mar 24th, 2010

APROPOS REYES’ FIRST DAY BACK AT WORKOUTS.

This just in from one of our Crack Correspondents: Now if the beat writers would just stop tweeting every single footstep Jose takes today, that would be AWESOME. [via scatterolight]… [more]

Mar 23rd, 2010

PLEASE, NO WAGERING.

In what will only be interesting to the couple hundred Mets fans on Twitter, I have stepped up to the plate to represent our glorious hometown and team! Two MLB beat writers, Jordan Bastian (who covers the Blue Jays) and Anthony DiComo (who covers the Mets & the MFY’s) got caught up in a little Spring Training-boredom-induced trash talking, which resulted in one challenging the other to a footrace. Somehow, this spiraled out of all proportion and instead of abiding by the time honored advice referenced in the headline of this post, people started placing bets. Well-regarded Blue Jays blog Drunk Jays Fans challenged a Mets (or Yankees!) blogger to make things interesting.… [more]

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Mar 23rd, 2010

REYES CLEARED TO RESUME BASEBALL ACTIVITIES.

In honor of this delightful news, one of my favorite photos of Jose: Wrigley Field, 08/03/2007 The cynic in me says, I hope he’s REALLY ready, but they’re not asking me what I think. So for now, I’ll just enjoy that he’ll be back soon, and isn’t going to be out for months and months. Stay healthy, buddy – just stay healthy.… [more]

Mar 20th, 2010

GOOD EXAMPLES IN BASEBALL ADVERTISING.

There is nothing not to love about this commercial. There’s nothing pink to be found ANYWHERE, and while the little girl gets to be a little girl, she primarily talks about BASEBALL. And it’s FUNNY. Seriously, the Rockies organization really hit a grand slam with this ad. It’s not that hard to appeal to your female fans in a way that’s positive and not condescending. [h/t @ghostofmrmet00]… [more]

Mar 19th, 2010

West Coast Bound

The itinerary in the right sidebar under "2010" is not theoretical, and is all one trip. This journey will take place after the All Star break, and will take me to Anaheim, San Diego, San Francisco, Oakland (I know it's a dump, but we're there and the Red Sox are in town), Phoenix and then finishing up at Dodger Stadium.

Mar 18th, 2010

PEOPLE WHO DO GOOD STUFF.

I’m not talking about people who give up their seat on the subway to pregnant women and the elderly, or the ones considerate enough to exit the bus through the back door. I’m talking about people who go out there and actually DO SOMETHING to make people’s lives better. My friend, Sharon Chapman, is running the New York City Half Marathon, the ING Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon and the ING New York City Marathon 2010 as a member of Team McGraw for the Tug McGraw Foundation. The Foundation seeks to raise awareness and improve the quality of life for those patients and caregivers confronted with brain tumors.… [more]

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