2009 has been a great year for this site. There's 30 hours or so to go in the year, and this is a shameless plea for a little help. It's nothing important except my ego sees that a nice round number is tantalizingly close.
As 6pm approaches here on the 30th, Mets Police has had about 246,000+ visits for the year. I don't know about other sites (I think Metsblog hits like 3 million a month, but they're a superblog, and have done more for traffic than anyone) but for a boy from Queens that number is pretty cool, especially as the report is showing me a measly 8,000 or so for 2008. Wow what a change it's been, I remember being thrilled at that number.
So, being honest, I'd like to hit a quarter million visits. It's a nice round number. That's going to require a big day of visits tomorrow. The only way I know to make that happen is to draw in some newbies. For that, I'll need you to get the word out. If you have a friend who you think would like the site, or if you're on digg or stumbleupon, do a retweet, or if you're a fellow blogger who can empathize...here's some links below to share that have proven to be popular. I think I'll just miss the number, but hey why not try? (Actually in true Mets fashion maybe 249,999 would be perfect. Let some Philly blogger get that last visit).
I'm also trying to increase the base of subscribers, so if you'd like to view the site in a reader or a daily email click here.
You've been great when I've asked for pictures, help, or information. I get stuff in the inbox every single day that helps fuel the site. I'm very very thankful that you're part of this community we're building around here, I'm confident that 2010 will be even bigger (surprisingly October-December have been super-strong months which bodes well) and there's some interesting ideas on the table. Again, without you this site would just be one crankypants posting pictures of alternate Mets caps.
Thanks for this indulgence, your support is appreciated, now back to complaining about black uniforms and plexiglass.
If you are visiting The Mets Police for the first time, welcome.
This blog aims to be a little different. We're less likely to complain about a pitching change than we are likely to complain about what the pitcher was wearing.
We're about Mets history and tradition. We'd like to see a Seaver statue at Citi Field. We'd like the black uniforms to go away. We'd like the team to always treat the fans with respect.
We're just regular old Mets fans like you who have migrated from the uppers to the Promenade where we were saddened when we found plexiglass. Finally, for all our complaining we just want the franchise to win the World Series (while nicely dressed).
The site is updated several times a day, usually morning, noon, and night (cliche but true) with other items as they come in.
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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.