Right in the front of the 1978 Mets yearbook you'll find this photo. Duke Snider, Joe DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle all at Shea. Amazin' I've occassionally looked for more pictures of this day and haven't found too many (send 'em if you got em)
What's amazin' is that in 1977 the Mets had just 15 years under their belt and could figure out a way to have an Old Timer's Day. In modern times we're told it's too hard - as if it's somehow going to be harder to get Ed Kranepool to come by than it was to get three of the upper pantheon of players (sorry Duke) to show up.
What was the highlight of 2009? Arguably it was Nolan Ryan showing up. Nolan played in modern times, he has money - so it wasn't that that stopped him from coming. If Ryan will show up so will Joel Youngblood. Moving on...
How about that Lee Mazzilli?
Once again I let you down and post a picture sideways, but here's what happens when you trade Seaver and have to publish a yearbook. You hype the new guys. Don't worry you're not missing much.
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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.