Big thanks to “General” Paul Lukas (fellow officer back from the War To Ditch The Black) for the massive shoutout today on Uni Watch. I did a lengthy excerpt but Paul doesn’t seem like he would throw pies at me for doing so…
ITEM! Big event on the horizon: Shannon Shark, who runs the excellent Mets Police blog, has put together what should be a swell event: the Queens Baseball Convention, which will take place at McFadden’s on Jan. 18, 2014, from noon into the early evening.
The QBC will basically be an all-day Mets-apalooza, and there will be at least three uni-reated components:
• I will be conducting a pub quiz-style trivia content focusing on Mets uniforms.
• Mike Cesarano, curator of the Mets uniform timeline, will be conducting a presentation on Mets uni history. (I may be involved in this presentation as well, although the details are still being worked out.)
• There will be a “jersey parade,” in which fans can wear their favorite (or most obscure, or whatever) Mets jerseys. I’ll be taking part in the judging to pick the best and most interesting jerseys of the day.
There will also be lots of non-uni stuff, including autograph sessions with former Mets Ed Kranepool and Ron Darling….
….ESPN.com columnist Mark Simon, and Faith and Fear in Flushing blogger Greg Prince; a scavenger hunt for kids; and a lot more. You can see the full schedule of events and purchase tickets ($35 for adults, $10 for kids) here.
Shannon Shark, the Mets Police honcho who’s putting all of this together, is a smart, can-do guy who makes stuff happen (he pretty much single-handedly convinced the Mets to bring back Banner Day). I’m excited to be part of his event and have no doubt that it’ll be a good time. Hope to see lots of you there.
via Uni Watch.
And if you would like tickets….but them right here!