Morning all, I'm a little slow off the draw today having slept til 8! (It's loud here most mornings at Mets Police HQ).
I don't want to bog the site down with the drive to 250k visits but a big thanks to Matt over at Metsblog who threw Mets Police a major hookup link last night, Matt even posted a pic of his '86 banner which inspires me to share mine....
Until my coffee kicks in you'll need to turn your head sideways. Back in September 1986 I was so excited that the Mets actually won anything I rushed out and bought this gem. In some ways it's kind of cooler than the more common WS banners.
Here's my version of the '86 World series pennant. In between the ball logo (the one with the NY on it, note the modern version doesn't have the NY) and the word Champions is a list of all the players.
That yellow one is a Steelers banner, not that I'm a Steelers fan but when I was a kid the walls of my room were covered with pennants - lots of NFL (for 10 years my "Oakland' Radiers one was cool, then they went back) and there was an Orioles one I remember. I don't recall how they were acquired, you'd have to ask mom, but I still have them.
I'm often tempted to bring this into work but I fear some knucklehead will take them, so they are in the basement until I trust Junior with them.
I had the pennant that listed all the player names when I was a kid. If memory serves, there was a prominent name left off the roster--I think it was Carter. Am I making this up?? I distinctly remember being offended as a kid that they got the pennant wrong.
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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.