I'm back from my trip and suffering through just an awful slate of NFL games...after this borefest of a Jets game Fox thinks anyone wants to watch Raiders-Redskins, and I know there's a ton of Dallas fans but every Cowboys game they've shown in NYC this season has been a snoosefest. So it's a good rainy day to get back in the swing of things out in Flushing.
It was hard to be away from the site for even 48 hours, and I hope the generic stuff kept you company. Welcome to all the new folks who have stopped by and I hope you stick around. If you're a new fan I will answer every email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and appreciate any leads or guest submissions.
I see the Mets have decided to go after Bay and not do anything with Lackey until that's settled. Is there not enough money for two players, or can the execs only focus on one thing at a time? Is it that Bay will help Ollie Perez win games 10-9, so we don't need a pitcher? What happened to pitching and defense?
Teasers: I plan to comment on the Mets' response to Dan's letter tomorrow, and I'll also comment on many of the emails that came in - some wondering why a question wasn't asked, and some asking further questions of the Mets Police. Jimmy the Met fan sent over some pictures from his Citi Field tour, so we'll check those out this week - and I took some pictures of Wrigley Field in the winter where will comment sarcastically about their new-fangled statue technology.
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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.