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Archive for: 2008

Nov 19th, 2008


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


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


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

Oct 30th, 2008


Actual IM conversations to coworkers this morning. #1: with Carlos the Mets fan in the uptown office: [09:48] metsgrrl: and we say a fond farewell to the 2008 major league baseball season. [09:49] carlos: fond? pssshhhhh [09:50] carlos: I think in all my years as a Met fan, this is probably the worst as far as the thing I furthest wanted to see happened....another collapse followed by a World Series ring for Pat Burrell and Jimmy Rollins. [09:55] metsgrrl: i don't even want to think about it [09:58] metsgrrl: i am so upset i could scream [09:58] metsgrrl: i don't even want to think about baseball next year [09:58] metsgrrl: that and the wilpons hanging onto my playoff money because they are too lazy and greedy to announce what they are doing with partial ticket plans [09:58] metsgrrl: i am ready to say 'fuck that' and take my money and just buy a handful of games [10:00] carlos: and that is a shame that they can't even get that right [10:01] metsgrrl: they're too busy knocking shea down #2: My developer who lives/works in Philly: [10:24] metsgrrl: were they shooting off guns in the street last night?… [more]


Oct 21st, 2008


From: TBF To: MG called the Mets. We aren't going to hear any meaningful details for the partial plans until "sometime next month." …but of course. [more]

Oct 20th, 2008


So by now most of you will have gotten The Letter from the Mets. In this letter, they tell us that we can have our playoff refund applied to next year, or if we want it back, we need to fax or mail them the letter back to them. I know. It took three weeks for them to tell us this. Refunds – and by that I mean MONEY RETURNED TO OWNER, not money credited to your Mets ticket account – should have started on 9/29. But, the letter is a glimmer of hope in that they tell us that there will be partial plans available.… [more]


Oct 20th, 2008


DEAR TAMPA BAY RAYS: CONGRATULATIONS! NOW, PLEASE BEAT THE CRAP OUT OF THE PHILLIES. THANK YOU. xo, MG p.s. *NOW* can I get a freaking Cliff Floyd Rays shirt? Anyone?? Anyone?? Will pay $$$$… [more]

Oct 17th, 2008


I cried last night when that final HR was hit. I cried as the Red Sox ran into the dogpile and “Dirty Water” blared out of the speakers. I had stayed up to watch the festivities, but I ended up making TBF hit the OFF button on the remote. I didn’t cry because I’m a Rays fan (although of course readers of this blog will already know that I am rooting hard for Cliff Floyd) or because I’m a Red Sox fan (there is some of that, by proxy). I cried because I said I wasn’t going to watch October baseball and then found myself watching baseball the last few nights and got sucked into the emotion of it again, the feeling of sitting and watching and praying and waiting and hoping.… [more]

Oct 16th, 2008


Should have been us.. [While you may be tempted to (and I could certainly understand the urge), please do not leave rude comments on that site. It is the blog of a photographer whose work I love and respect, and the photographer is also someone I love and respect.]… [more]

Oct 10th, 2008


I realize it hasn’t even been two full weeks since the collapse of the 2008 season, but I get kind of nervous when companies are holding on to hundreds of dollars of my hard-earned money and not telling me when they’re going to give it back to me. The storyline that the Mets are handing out is that they have already refunded everybody’s playoff tickets, but what the beat writers don’t get the specifics on, and what the Mets don’t volunteer, is that all that means is that there’s a credit in your Mets ticket account. They aren’t cutting checks, crediting credit cards, or in any way shape or form physically getting cash back to you.… [more]