Archive for: November, 2010

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Nov 26th, 2010

DO NOT EVER TRUST THE METS TICKET OFFICE.

On Tuesday, TBF called and said, “The 15 game plan info is up. My invoice is in my account. Check yours.” I logged in and didn’t seen an invoice, but sure enough, there was information about renewals, and more importantly, about upgrading your seating location. I dialed 718-507-TIXX so quickly I think I left scorch marks on the keypad. “We’re not upgrading people yet,” said the person who answered the phone. (I didn’t get a name. I need to get a name every time I call.) “But the information is on the web site,” I said. I started reading it out loud.… [more]

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Nov 22nd, 2010

I JUST WANT TO WIN BASEBALL GAMES.

I was in Seattle visiting friends last week, and deliberately paying minimal attention to the latest Memo From The Desk Of Sandy Alderson. I had a free internet code for the flight home, and managed to log in at the very second that the announcement of Terry Collins as the Mets’ new manager. Within 5 minutes, my Twitter feed filled with so much negative, nasty vitriol I wish that I hadn’t heard the news until I landed back in New York. I’m not a baseball expert. I’m not a Mets insider. I can’t do anything to substantively change the direction of the team, except maybe to show up and cheer (if you believe in home field advantage, which I do to a certain extent).… [more]

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Nov 9th, 2010

GOLD GLOVES 2010.

Because this was too good not to archive and remember: Tip o’ the hat to Baseball Reference.… [more]

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Nov 3rd, 2010

Q&A WITH DAVE HOWARD ABOUT 2011 METS TICKET PRICES.

The last thing I expected today was to get an email from the Mets inviting me to join a blogger conference call with – of all people – Dave Howard – on the subject of the 2011 ticket prices. Luckily, as is my wont, I have been obsessing over this since the information was leaked earlier this week, so it was easy to pull together some questions. I will start by telling all of my partial plan readers – I have no news for you. They have not finalized that information yet. This, of course, eliminated half of the questions on my list.… [more]

Nov 3rd, 2010

TICKET PRICE QUESTIONS FOR 2011.

All right, people. I’m getting on a conference call with the Mets at 6:30 to ask questions about today’s ticket price info release. We’ve talked about this enough on here – What questions do YOU have? I’m sure you’ll think of things that I won’t. I’ll use what I can and what I think will be the most helpful. Please be polite (please)?… [more]

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Nov 2nd, 2010

2011, HERE WE COME.

The Mets apparently posted the new pricing scheme for 2011 tickets – and then promptly removed the chart. (You can see screen captures over at The Mets Police). The biggest news is that, finally, the Mets are stepping in line with every other team in MLB and offering a 10% discount to season ticket holders. This is big. This is huge. We don’t know yet if the discount extends to all plan holders, or only full season ticket holders. But in any event, this change impacts everyone. It impacts everyone, because the tickets that STH don’t use go into the secondary market.… [more]

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Nov 1st, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIANTS.

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants. It was a wonderful postseason to watch and enjoy this year. Now, let’s get down to business, Mr. Alderson. I’m ready for 2011.… [more]