Start World Series Games Earlier, Let Us Sleep : NPR

Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

if games started earlier, that sliver of Americans who live in the Mountain time zone or those out on the West Coast may not see the opening pitch, but, hey, they get to see the good part and they get a good night’s sleep, both.

Second question: If you ran a business and most of the customers lived over here, and not so many over there, wouldn’t you put your store where it was most convenient for the majority? Of course you would.

But the World Series and television don’t get that. Almost half of Americans live in the Eastern time zone.

via Start World Series Games Earlier, Let Us Sleep : NPR.

I have enjoyed sharing this graph of WHERE PEOPLE LIVE.

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And while we’re chatting, why is it that everyone’s favorite baseball announcer is Vin Scully, who does the games solo, but every BIG GAME telecast has three announcers, two sideline reporters and over the top special effects (looking at you Fox).

No amount of cartoon lineup graphics is going to get my wife to watch this game tonight.  Just show the game.

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Awesome Flashback: Mets better than Red Sox in Series, but are they truly great? – CSMonitor.com

 

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Wow check out this ridiculous article from October 29, 1986.  This guy thinks that the Mets are not a dynasty, and it’s possible they don’t win the division in 1987 (although he thinks they will).

Some nice first-guessing here.  Click thru the link and enjoy!

If the Mets were indeed as superior as they and their fans insisted, one might have expected them to dominate their opposition, or at least win more decisively — not to be in positions where they needed the breaks to win.

via Mets better than Red Sox in Series, but are they truly great? – CSMonitor.com.

Oh and Mookie Wilson and another 1986 Met will be at the Queens Baseball Convention on January 10th.  Will you?

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Mookie Wilson announced for 2015 Queens Baseball Convention

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Mookie Wilson will be joining us at the Queens Baseball Convention which will be held Saturday January 10th at McFadden’s Citi Field beginning at noon.

Mookie will take part in a one hour panel discussion, and then sign autographs for an hour (one item per person, the autograph is included as part of your admission).

We will also have a teammate of Mookie’s at QBc15.  This person is confirmed but we’re not ready to announce him yet (gotta spread out the buzz) – but we’re confident that this person is perfectly slotted right behind Mookie in any lineup.   This guest will also take part in a panel and do an autograph session included as part of your admission.

Also announced:

  • the return of The Greatest Discussion Of Mets Uniforms Of All Time, a panel moderated by Paul Lukas of Uni Watch
  • a lively debate of “Meaningful Games In September” – is that a good enough goal? Come take part in the discussion.
  • a discussion of the making of ‘86 Mets: The Movie
  • a Decades panel hosted by Darren Meenan (The 7 Line).   Every fan thinks his or her fandom is in the sweet-spot of being the best fan and having had the best fan experience. Fans representing the 60′s, 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and 00′s discuss their persepctives.
  • The 2015 Gil Hodges Award presented annually by the QBC to a special figure in our team’s history whose memory will always warm our hearts, brighten our spirits and light our way.
  • The Mazzy Awards – Player of the Year, Mets Executive Of The Year, and some other silly awards we’ll make up as we get closer.
  • The Jersey Parade – wear your best (or worst) jersey and be commented on by our judges? Why?  It’s fun.

 

More announcement to come including more programming, special guests, VIP mascots, and the fun and games selections.

You can check out the QBC15 Schedule here.

You can check out photos and video from 2014 here.

 

Tickets are on-sale now (below).  Don’t miss out as it’s a great time for the fans that will help you get through the snow until Spring Training.

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