My earliest vivid baseball memories were around 1988, when I was eight. That NLDS sticks pretty well. I was born into being a Mets fan via my mother and some of my earliest memories are baseball geekdom, so I imagine it was when I became cognizant of the world around me in the early eighties.
2. What is your favorite Mets memory?
Off the top of my head, the Mets clinching the World Series birth in 2000 was pretty great. I was living in a dorm in Brooklyn and I just remember rampaging through the halls making a ton of noise and having a great time. The whole 1999 playoffs were great too.
3. What is your worst Mets memory or experience?
Watching Carlos Beltran take strike three looking in the 2006 NLCS. I was at Resevior in Manhattan and the place was packed shoulder to shoulder. It was probably the most tragic sports-related moment of my life, and I'm sure many other diehards.
4. If you could change one off-field thing about the franchise what would it be?
CitiField. Hate the name, hate how you walk into a rotunda in honor of a man who never played a game for the Mets, hate how expensive the seats are and the ridiculous tiered pricing, hate how otherwise Dodger-centric it is. Put up a Tom Seaver statue, retire some numbers, and actually honor OUR history and I'll put more consideration in hopping on the 7 train after work.
5. If you owned the team starting tomorrow, what is the first thing
you would change?
Demote Omar Minaya to advanced scout and bring in some guys who understand and appreciate advanced statistics. Assuming owning the team tomorrow implies no Wilpons, I would simultaneously do some stadium revisions as well.
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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.