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Apr 11th, 2011

MR. MET IN SITU.

Opening Day’s Mr. Met bobblehead, in his new home: (Why, yes, that is “HTML5 : Up and Running”. Don’t judge.)… [more]

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Apr 8th, 2011

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME. [4-8-11]

Mets Home Opener Mets v Nationals, 4-8-11 There was so much I loved about today. I loved not going to work, I loved the 4:10pm start time that allowed me to make my leisurely way to the ballpark. I loved the ride on the 7, blue and orange everywhere. I loved pulling into Willets Point and seeing Citi Field from that angle for the first time in months, the parking lots full, tailgates going strong. I loved coming down the stairs and seeing the apple and the rotunda and people posing for photos everywhere you turned. It was hope. It was reprieve.… [more]

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Apr 7th, 2011

HOME OPENER 2011 HINTS & TIPS.

It’s finally here! I can’t wait to get on the 7 train and head out to Queens tomorrow. A few helpful reminders: All gates open 2 1/2 hours before first pitch. If you want your Mr. Met bobblehead (and who doesn’t), get there early. Weather: “A chance of rain after noon. Increasing clouds, with a high near 54. East wind 6 to 9 mph becoming south. Chance of precipitation is 30%.” So bring a rain poncho. The lines for food will be insane. New staff, people have been gone a long time, tomorrow is not the day to get your Shake Shack fix.… [more]

Apr 6th, 2011

GUEST POST: IF I RAN THINGS

Today’s guest post is from Metsgrrl.com reader Brad Jasper I always get so jealous when I see fans of other baseball teams tweeting these hilarious promotional commercials starring the team’s players and mascots. It’s usually some clever inside joke or a humorous language barrier issue amongst the players that really hypes the fan base. Personally, I love these commercials, after all, it’s only a game and we should constantly remind ourselves that it should be fun to play and fun to watch. So here I am, an outsider, watching these commercials laughing at what I think is the punch line, but deep down I am wishing that my team, the team that plays in the media capital of the world, could have these types of commercials.… [more]

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Apr 5th, 2011

AN ALTERNATIVE TICKET PLAN.

There was no way I was sitting four rows from the top of Citi Field for another year. No way. I called the Mets constantly about this, were told, repeatedly, that there was no way to move (yet), that there was nowhere to move us. I kept saying, I understand that you can’t move me down in my section, but how about moving me towards third base (so I could see into the dugout). I waited, and waited, and waited, waited until December, when they were going to release tickets held by other ticket plan holders. Row 9, Row 10, but moving pretty far out, further out than we wanted to go.… [more]

HELLOOOO Game 1. #mets #OpeningNight

Mar 31st, 2011

HAPPY OPENING DAY 2011.

No matter what team you root for, Happy Opening Day! Baseball is back!!… [more]

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Mar 30th, 2011

MLB ALIENATES 45% OF THE FAN BASE ONCE AGAIN WITH THE “MLB FAN CAVE”.

So apparently, there was some kind of contest somewhere, and the result was that two dudely dudes won and are going to be spending the season sitting in the old Tower Records (RIP) location on 4th and Broadway, watching baseball games and offering sparkling commentary and hosting special guests, in something called “The MLB Fan Cave“. Okay, whatever. It’s a dumb quasi reality show kind of concept, and MLB is trying for some kind of relevance in that space (I guess). This would be a dumb marketing stunt that would have been easy to ignore, if it were not for this: Right.… [more]

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Mar 29th, 2011

THOUGHTS ON THE TERRY COLLINS BLOGGER CONFERENCE CALL.

Today, Mets bloggers were invited to participate in a conference call with new Mets manager Terry Collins. It seems like we can’t turn around without being invited to a conference call these days, not that I’m complaining. This one was particularly tough for me because I had a big product launch at work which began at 2:45am this morning. I worked all weekend. I mention this because the invitation to participate came in the middle of all of this and I needed time to sit and think of a good question. Luckily, the new Mets Weekly came to the rescue when they interviewed players and asked them about Terry Collins, and Angel Pagan (among others) mentioned that he was a real “player’s manager”.… [more]

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Mar 29th, 2011

TODAY IN “ANNALS OF UNFORTUNATE METS SPONSORSHIP DECISIONS”.

The area formerly known as Mr. Met’s Landing has gotten a sponsor: I’m not sure I want to watch that promotional video. How did anyone decide that this was an okay idea that wouldn’t make the team the butt of yet another joke across MLB? OH WAIT I JUST DID THAT.… [more]

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Mar 28th, 2011

GUEST POST: THE DAY I MET DAVID WRIGHT.

Today’s guest post is from Metsgrrl.com reader Julia Quadrino. November 13, 2010. My mom and I were on our way to Chelsea Piers in New York City for baseball clinic taught by David Wright. To say I was a nervous wreck would be an understatement. I was shaking violently from the moment we left the house until the moment I saw David. Not expecting to win, I had entered a contest online to win a baseball clinic taught by David Wright. I was going to play baseball with a superstar watching me. I was by far going to be the oldest one there, being 15 now (I was 14 at the time I entered).… [more]