I'm so so excited about the press release that came up yesterday which details the new Mets-related items coming to Citi Field in 2010...and that's really the top story of the week. I've written some comments about that and those will go live at 10am.
Before we dive into the recap of this week's most popular articles, a word about blogging. I'm increasingly seeing the mainstream media digging at blogs. So let me explain this particular site. I claim no expertise. I do not claim anything on here to be news. It's a fan-site. I'm a Mets fan like you. Some days I'm happy, some days sad, some days mad. I don't have Jerry's cellphone number, I'm not in the locker room every day, I don't have access to scouting reports. Just a fan. A fan that sits in the upper deck and knows that I can't see the left fielder. A fan who thinks blue letters on a black shirt don't look good. That's all. This is entertainment, and I hope some folks enjoy it. So if later today I write the Mets should trade Johan Santana for Jim Fregosi and someone in a newspaper wants to say I'm dumb and uniformed...go for it.
On the flip-side, on a day like today I feel like a dopey blogger like myself actually does make a difference. Maybe I don't know too much about John Lackey's injury potential....but complaining about a lack of player banners does matter.
Now that my rant is done, some good stuff is coming up this week. The three-part Mets Turkeys series kicks off tomorrow, and Tuesday there's a great guest article with some fan-created uniform ideas. Along the way I will continue to past more fan responses to the Five Questions For Average Mets fans which was the lead story this week. Here's this week's recap:
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Most Popular (Jan 17)
New batting practice caps for 2010, Jason Bay t-shirts, McGwire shocks the world by announcing he took steroids, Beltrangate and more. Click the pic.
I asked fans for a list of Mets traditions, and we didn't come up with many. How is Banner Day any harder to have than a Mr. Met Dash? Either way it's people walking on dirt. Click the pic for the list.
Ticket office anecdotes
A collection of anecdotes related to Mets tickets, and my suggestion the Mets return 7 game packs and make Promenade Left the place to be. Click the pic.
1986 Tickertape Parade
Dan's photos from the 1986 tickertape parade. You know, 25 seasons ago when the Mets won?
My Mets man-date wish
Call me nutty, and I don't expect him to say yes or even know about this..but here's who I'd like to see a game with. Click the link and I'll tell you what we'll do.
Pix: trainer's room + clubhouse
Jimmy went on the season ticket holder's tour and took some photos including the Mets clubhouse and the infamous trainer's room. Click the pic.
The Mets Respond To Our Letter
Dan from Mets Police wrote the Mets a letter, Craig Marino the VP of Guest Experience called him back, and responded to many of our criticisms. A must read, click the pic.