Help someone less fortunate than you. You’re going to drop $8 on a beer, you can bring a can of food or some mac and cheese.
The Mets are a proud partner of Hain Celestial, selling products from Terra® Chips, Garden of Eatin’®, Plainville Farms®, and others at Citi Field, and are teaming up again to host their annual Food Drive this year benefitting The River Fund New York on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 from 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at Citi Field prior to the games that night vs. the Washington Nationals. Fans donating 10 items or more of nonperishable nutritious food will receive a voucher for one pair of tickets to a select Mets home game in 2015.
Among the items most needed are: canned fruit, vegetables and proteins, plastic jars of peanut butter, packages of hot or cold cereal, and packages of macaroni and cheese. Items that will not be accepted are: unlabeled, expired, or dented cans; any open packaging; products that need to be refrigerated; or homemade products. The River Fund NY is a hunger-relief organization based in Richmond Hill, Queens.
WHEN: Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Mets personnel and wives of Mets players will be collecting food outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, Left Field Gate and Bullpen Plaza.
As I woke up this morning for work I was trying to figure out if I was dreaming last night or was I part of one big episode of Punk’d. The Mets looked like they landed the bat that they wanted in Carlos Gomez from the Brewers for Wheeler and Flores. Flores was crying on the field during the game, Collins had no idea of a trade happening, and Sandy denied that there was or would be a trade. Now reports are coming out that the trade was scuttled due to medical issues. No, not Wheeler’s. Carlos Gomez’s. Supposedly the Mets backed out of the trade due to something being wrong with Gomez’s hip. Scott Boras, Gomez’s agent said there is nothing wrong with the hip in question. Damn, I’m getting dizzy…. Scully!! watch out…the Pizza Boy is a vampire…..
Dammit….this was a fun post to write….Now Sandy is saying there wasn’t and won’t be a trade for Carlos Gomez…This is getting X-Filesish….
So, Carlos Gomez for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores. Gomez is a center fielder. Does Juan Lagares get moved from CF to one of the corners? What happens to Conforto? Does he go back to Triple A? Has Cuddyer picked out his seat on the bench yet? All this and more on the next episode of SOAP…(look that reference up kids)
Seriously though, Mets making moves adding pieces to get this team going towards the playoffs. Who would have thought all this would be going on at this point in the season? I’m just curious if this is it or will there be another move before the dust settles.
Jon Heyman has confirmed that the Brewers have agreed to trade outfielder Carlos Gomez to the Mets. Heyman has also confirmed that right-hander Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores will be headed to Milwaukee in the deal.
As for people complaining about the Mets being mean to Flores (crying) for leaving him in the game…. THERE’S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL…
Update – Terry Collins is going nuts on SNY saying that there was no trade…