— Days Without Shea —


by Kingman on September 9 at 12:17PM
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Man it stinks when your team is out of the running, playing terrible baseball and fighting internally.

The beat reporters have suffered through months of uninspired games and being spun around by the Wilpon/Minaya machine.

All this creates a perfect storm for this week's Walter Reed visit...or non-visit...by three of the most loathed Mets: Beltran, Castillo and Perez.

Look, it is not a great leap to despise at least two of these guys and the BlogoNet is almost completely full with the reasons.

But this "snub" is getting a bit blown out of proportion. I mean, we sorta did these troops a favor by not making them meet Ollie Perez, who couldn't muster up the self-sacrifice to take a trip down to Triple-A this season.

There's more at work here than what you're reading. Beat riders are bored and this kind of copy gets attention these days. NYSportsDog posted an excellent assessment of the situation. Take a trip over there to read it. Some excerpts below:

"I am a 21-year veteran of the Armed Forces, and a disabled vet as well.  I am absolutely appalled by the Press coverage that Carlos Beltran, Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez are getting for not going to Walter Reed.

Why?  It is not big deal that they didn't go.

Carlos Beltran said he visited a VA hospital this off-season and had meetings to attend about his charity on the day of the Walter Reed visit.

Luis Castillo said he is not comfortable around amputees and those with other disfigurements.

Oliver Perez refuses comment, which is his right.

The fact of the matter is that this wasn't a visit to the zoo, it wasn't some mandatory fun, it was a visit to Walter Reed to pay tribute to fighting men.  Why on Earth should someone be forced to do it?  If it was voluntary, then why make a fuss over anyone who didn't attend?
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[September 19, 2010 10:07 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Mike said

Some very valid points that veteran made. This whole thing got blown way out of proportion, partly due to the fact the three guys absent are the three fans seem to most want off the team (and the hatred for Beltran is so incredibly unwarranted; mark my words, we as fans will regret running him out of town). Gary Cohen said on a broadcast a couple weeks back it was actually the highest turnout of players the Mets have had for one of these things. Why not highlight that? I mean, this team has enough issues that are legitimate, the media didn't need to make something out of what was kinda a non-issue.


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Filed under: Baseball | CitiField | Mets
by Kingman on September 7 at 3:28PM
This year, the New York Water Taxi started service again to Citi Field.

Our own Ron Hunt took the trip last week and delivered these photos from the deck. He highly recommends the trip. The only bad part of the journey is eventually you get to Citi Field and have to watch a Met game:





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by Kingman on September 7 at 1:50PM
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So it's come to this...

This weekend, partial season ticket holders got phone calls from the Mets ticket office. As a sign of their gratitude, they are offering us two free tickets to any remaining home game.

Field level seats at that.

So now, after effectively banning us from the field level restaurants and vantage points for two years, the Mets are giving us two tickets to get down to the front row.

I'll definitely be taking my kids now to the stadium...something I held off on doing all year due to schedules and ticket costs. Usually we go to at least one day game but there were not too many that we could make. And I am not about to pay Citi Field ticket prices for a night game, as my youngest wouldn't make it through the 5th inning.

But how bad is this team -- and the ticket situation at Citi Field -- if the Mets have to dump seats. What will the Mets offer plan holders as an incentive to renew? (Hint: it won't be the promise of a championship team in 2011).


[September 8, 2010 6:01 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul said

I guess after not having any new ticket sales from about Mid-July, the Mets figured they better try and save face and offer these seats so the place don't look empty. Nice try but we all know its too little...too late.

Not soon enough, the season will be over, the plan renewals will go out, and we will all have a choice to make on whether to renew.

My mind is already made up. Unless there is a change in ownership, its going to be business as usual. These bums have no clue on how to run a baseball team and have turned our Mets into the "Laughing Stock" of baseball.

Sure,they could change the Friday,Saturday,and Sunday Plans so they don't include middle of the week games, maybe trade or sign a new 2nd baseman, center fielder and a 5th starter, Other than that and a new manager, here's what you have to look forward to in 2011...
1B Ike Davis
SS Jose Reyes
3B David Wright
LF Jason Bay
RF Angel Pagan
C Josh Thole
With a staff of
Johan Santana
Mike Pelfrey
Jonathan Niese
R.A Dickey

Looks like the late 70's early 80's again doesn't it?
So unless some real change occurs...I'll be sitting out a 2nd year of being a plan holder and pay half off face value on Stub Hub!

What about you guys???


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This looks alot like the upper deck of Shea Stadium, circa 1983.



From Mediaite:

Hey, who wants to see a tennis fight? This one features a wildly-gesticulating young man arguing with an equally-excited older woman during the Djokovic vs. Petzschner match. The shouting match in of itself is extreme for the US Open.

But things take a turn into crazytown at the 1:09 mark, when the woman's even-older husband comes in and actually starts fighting the young bro. Bodies go flying, a commotion is caused, and then the older woman herself gets in on the action.

Eventually the young man, who is quickly turned on by everyone else in the stands, is thrown out, and order is restored. But not before Queens once again stakes its claim as New York's classiest borough.


[September 3, 2010 1:02 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Greek Bumble Bee said

Brings back memories of the famous sailor incident when they were relieving themselves right in the seats behind you and Ron Hunt exploded on the usher to get them the hell out of there. AH, the good old days at Shea. Sheafield will never have that charm !!!!


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