It’s been said many times before, but it bears repeating: Memorial Day is not a day for celebrating the military. It’s a day for honoring the military dead. A more appropriate gesture would be an MLB-wide black armband. An even better gesture would be a pregame moment of silence, without anything on the uniform. But as is so often the case nowadays, merchandising and pandering trump common sense.
via Uni Watch.
General Lukas also tells us there will be three “Stars and Stripes” caps this season – the camo is one, then others on July 4th and September 11th.
Remember kids, September 11th is a day for merchandise. But heaven forbid you wear a first responder cap.
It looks like @mediagoon will be heading to the MLB Shop to pick himself up an authentic Wright USMC jersey for…wait for it….$269.
I bet I will crack and get a replica. These are ugly but they are what we call Unicorns. You whip this out in 2018 and it is suddenly cool.
And in case you missed it, the All Star Game blank BP jerseys are available. So far I have resisted and will get player versions, hopefully a 28, at the Fanfest.
* = just because the MLB Shop advertises something doesn’t mean it actually exists. I defy them to show me a 2012 Los Mets replica, and many of us got Crappy Font on orders of blue replicas despite what the website showed us we were buying.
The Mets should call Wrigley Field as soon as they are done reading this and hire whoever is the number two guy in Fan Relations at Wrigley Field.
Not one. Not two. Not three. Not four. But FIVE different ushers walked up to me, seeing me in my Mets gear and…
…you’re waiting for me to say they shooed me…
….asked if I would like them to take my picture.
Ushers suggested I move down closer to the railing so I could take more photos.
Ushers suggested I go upstairs behind home plate because it’s a great place to take a shot.
Meanwhile in Citi Field it seems as if every usher is out to be mean. I feel shooed. I try to stand in the sun and I get shooed.
I don’t feel welcome.
Read that again Mets…
I DON’T FEEL WELCOME.
Yes you’ll take my money and you’ll tolerate me getting what I paid for but I DON’T FEEL WELCOME.
Put someone on a plane and send them to the next game at Wrigley. Have them go as a civilian. Hell Jeff YOU do it incognito. It will be eye-opening.
The fans want to embrace your brand, Mets. Sometimes we just want to stand in the sun. Sometimes you don’t make it easy on us.
Celebrate Israel Night and…
Join us for Celebrate Israel Night at Citi Field! Cheer for the Mets and enjoy pre-game musical entertainment celebrating Israel and its diverse and unique culture.
Sit together with family and friends in reserved seating areas and receive a discount
Purchase through mets.com/israel and receive a Mets Yarmulke
Mets Yarmulkes available for pickup in Bullpen [...]
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