@Mets and At the Ballpark App Has In Game Seat Upgrades

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This came to me earlier in my mailbox.
Fans can now upgrade their tickets in game. Plan holders get first shot at the upgrade 50mins before game time. Of course you have to pay to upgrade the seats, but I don’t know what the price difference is going to be. Maybe I’ll test it out on Sunday.

@Mets Low Crown 59Fifty Game Cap Available

So as I was woken up to Shannon tweeting at me and @Mets_Bro to find out about these low crown caps, because the link he found wasn’t working. MetsBro came through with the research.

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by New Era
Low crown on-field cap with pre-curved visor is made with enhanced performance fabric, sweatband, and undervisor.
Performance is enhanced through NE TECH™ featuring COOLERA™ and SOLARERA™.
COOLERA™ moisture management system wicks away sweat while SOLARERA™ offers UPF50+ protection from intense sunlight.
Undervisor is black to reduce glare.
100% polyester.

A tip of the 59Fifty cap to Uniwatch for finding out about these caps first.

Why does the movie's accused murderer (Ben Affleck) wear a black Mets cap?

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In Theaters October 3rd, 2014

GONE GIRL — directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Nick Dunne better hope I’m not on the jury.  Blue cap tip to @jeffhysen for knowing that my blog is so stupid that I would post this.

Meet @mets Jon Niese

You can meet Jon Niese at Modell’s in Huntington on Saturday.

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Yeah Shannon, so not hard running the blog when you are away.

This is the Nolan Ryan bobblehead you can trade me for a Fregosi on May 10th

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Shea Mezz section 1 has found a new home

How the Mets can sell $3.50 tickets without annoying the diehards

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I think I have a solution to the Mets’ desire to have a full house while not annoying those who buy ticket plans.

This weekend the Mets are selling (sold? I wrote this Monday so I could travel today) $3.50 tickets.  That made people like me sad since I had paid more than that as part of my ticket plan.

The solution?

“Frequent flier miles.”  Let’s call them Mets Points and not bog down in how many points you get for what – the Mets have all kinds of smart executives who can take this idea and massage it.

When I buy an airline ticket I get miles.  What if when I bought a ticket plan I got Mets Points?

Sometimes I can redeem my miles for flights.  Sometimes I can fly to Phoenix for miles and $5 (did that last year.)  Sometimes I want to fly to Florida on the day before Thanksgiving and I can’t use miles because the flights are sold out.  I get it.

So what if I could take my Mets Points and cash them in for some tickets that otherwise are going to waste.  Maybe 10,000 Mets Points gets me into Mets-Nationals on a snowy Tuesday night.   Maybe a good Mets game costs me 25,000 points, or good seats are $20 and 50,000 points.  Maybe I can’t use Mets Points for the Subway Series

Sometimes I can use my frequent flier miles to get “stuff.”  I had enough miles at one point that I cashed them in for a bike.  Another time an Apple TV.

Maybe I could use Mets Points to get one of those Seaver replica jerseys.  Or a cap.  Or a hot dog.

Now what does this have to do with $3.50 tickets?  Imagine you got the following letter

Dear (Your Name),

Thank you for being a valued ticket plan holder of the New York Mets.

This weekend we are offering a blah blah $3.50 blah blah.

We also wanted to recognize you as someone who supports the Mets through thick and thin, and are adding 19,640 Mets Points to your account.  This weekend you can redeem x points for Thing Y or you can hold on to your points and turn them in for one of the offerings at mets.com/metspoints

So yeah, maybe you paid $25 for a seat someone else will pay $3.50 for – but maybe you could walk away with a cap or a hot dog or a Seaver shirt or something.

Maybe that would take the sting out of things for the die-hards, and allow the Mets to pursue their understandable goal of wanting fannies in the seats.

If others have suggestions how to make this genesis of an idea even better please share them in the comments.

As for “Mets Money” – I needed an image so I used that.  I never understood Mets Money.  If I remember correctly you could turn in $5 for 5 dollars in Mets money which had the spending power of five US dollars.  There was no benefit unless you were planning to run a blog in the next century and wanted a cool image.

 

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