Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Thoughts about the Mets Hall of Fame announcement


Since Metsblog did a great job recapping what was said on the call, rather than type for typing sake I'll send you over there...but since it's right up my alley I want to comment.

I love that the Mets are having a ceremony on August 1st.  For me, that's now a hot ticket.

The quotes Matt has from both Doc & Darryl about their regrets on their Met careers are priceless.  Straw is right that the biggest mistake he made was leaving the Mets.  Well, maybe not the biggest, he's had some personal demons, but for purposes of Mets Policing, it sucked when he talked for years about how he couldn't wait to be a Dodger, and then followed suit.

I don't think you yougins can ever quite grasp how good Gooden was there at the start.  He was absolutely on his way to the Hall of Fame.  The Daily News one time ran a faux-future article about Doc's 300th win (with career recaps).  If anyone has that or can find it online, that would be gold.  (Hey Bitter Bill, can you go down the hall and look in some archive?).  That he finished with under 200 wins is amazing.  He had 60 and 21 years old.

Cashen is a name you don't hear these days, and placing him in the Hall and having a prominent hall and museum is a good way for Mets fans to know about names like that.   That's why I've been harping on this stuff since I started this site.  You can't expect some 15 year old Mets fan to know about these guys unless you tell them.  It looks like the Mets are doing a good job on this.  

Today's a good day in Flushing.

(still waiting for new blog host to take control of the site.  This process is as slow as Sid Fernandez pitching the second game of a doubleheader.   This is another reminder that the site might go down/look weird/look stupid for anywhere between two seconds and several hours depending on when they do it and how close I am to a computer when they do.)

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5 Responses to "Thoughts about the Mets Hall of Fame announcement"
kjs said :
January 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM
Ughh. Window dressing for a mentally challenged Boy Owner who likes to play GM; a GM who likes to hide beneath rocks; an assistant GM who's a tool; a stadium that makes the Roman Coliseum seem more modern and has better sightlines for watching the lions; an organization that acts shamefully toward its most dedicated fans and its star center fielder. Shannon, you're cool, but this is all lipstick on a pig. Boycott the team and get the Wilpons out. They're the real bad guys.
January 19, 2010 at 4:54 PM
Aw come on, when they do nice things we should be supportive. There's plenty of days to be cranky, but this is a good one. Maybe they'll have another good day tomorrow, and then another....

I do not condone organized boycotts. Each consumer can make an independent decision.
kjs said :
January 19, 2010 at 5:08 PM
C'mon Shannon---

Each consumer CAN NOT make an independent decison. Activists on behalf of the consumer---like you and me---do not have millions in revenue to run ads telling the consumers there is trouble in New Metsville. A consumer who does not read Mets Police has no idea the stadium is full of obstructed-view seats being sold at full price. An organized boycott is the only way the "Little Guy" can make his message heard. All the Wilpons care about is revenue.

I've come up with my 2010 strategy. As I will not add revenue to the Mets directly, I will buy tickets from friends or via craigslist. No direct-sales to the Mets; no added numbers to the attendence figures; no splitting of legal-scalper fees between the Mets, the seller, and StubHub.

That way I can enjoy my 2010 games guilt-free. And maybe by 2012 or so, we'll actually be competitive again.
January 19, 2010 at 5:11 PM
I am enjoying this discussion. Will flesh out to a full post.
kjs said :
January 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM
Cool, Shannon. Be well...

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