Time once again to Meet the Mets Bloggers! If you want in, drop me a line: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Who are you and what's the name of your blog? My name is Jason Bornstein, and under the name 'DyHrdMET', I run the blog "RememberingShea" (http://RememberingShea.blogspot.com)
2. What kind of things can we find on your site?
Initially, the focus was on the end of Shea. I launched the site during Shea's destruction in the 2008-09 off season. Since there isn't much going on with Shea these days, I cover humor, finding fault in Citi Field, and some opinions on the failures of the Mets. If given the chance, I'll share my opinions on the success of the Mets as well. I'm also a Spring Training fanatic, so there should be lots of content including a daily blog while I'm on my trip to Port St. Lucie (and other parts of Florida) in late March.
I also have a sound byte from Bob Murphy available on every page.
3. Expectations for 2010? We'll get through the season alive (physically). Mentally, I'm not sure. At this point in time, I think the Mets aren't much better than the glorified .500 team of 2008. But a glorified .500 team could squeeze into the playoffs. For me, I hope work allows me more time to write on a more regular basis once there's daily activity around the Mets (like the Jason Bay soap opera wasn't daily activity). Blogging is a good outlet to vent frustration (so is commenting on other people's blogs), and if the Mets start off 2010 like they ended 2009, there will be lots of venting going on.
Ceetar, how quickly I forget that final weekend, especially since I was at the games on Saturday and Sunday of that weekend. To clarify, I was thinking more along the lines of how August and September 2009 went for the Mets.
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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).
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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.