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You know how it costs the Mets money for you to print at home? Or how it costs like six bucks for a computer to sell you a ticket…or like sixty bucks to sell you ten tickets? Well, good news everyone, the Mets have figured out a way to sell you tickets without having to pass those costs along to you!  Well at least for a while.  This isn’t magic.

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METS PICK UP TICKET FEES FOR ALL REMAINING REGULAR SEASON
HOME GAMES JULY 24-29 ON METS.COM/NOFEES

FLUSHING, N.Y., July 23, 2014 – The New York Mets today announced that the club – in the return of last year’s popular “No Fees” promotion – will pick up ticket fees for all 33 remaining regular season home games at Citi Field during a six-day sale starting tomorrow Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m. through next Tuesday, July 29 on Mets.com/NoFees or by phone at 718-507-TIXX.

The covered fees will apply to any ticket purchased during this six-day period, regardless of the date of the game. Throughout the six days, fans will be able to purchase tickets to any of the remaining 2014 Mets regular season home games at Citi Field with the Mets covering the associated ticket fees.

For example, a fan purchasing two tickets online or over the phone on Thursday, July 24 for the Saturday, August 2 game against the San Francisco Giants will not be charged any ticket fee for placing that order and will also enjoy postgame fireworks that night.

Highlights include 19 games against National League East Division foes the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals; all Free Shirt Fridays, Family Sundays (including the postgame Mr. Met Dash where kids run the bases) and the following:

Saturday, August 2 vs. San Francisco Giants (7:10 p.m.)
Post-game Fireworks presented by Duane Reade

Sunday, August 3 vs. San Francisco Giants (1:10 p.m.)
Toy Truck to first 15,000 presented by W.B. Mason

Saturday, August 16 vs. Chicago Cubs (7:10 p.m.)
Boyz II Men Post-game concert series presented by Duane Reade

Saturday, August 30 vs. Philadelphia Phillies (7:10 p.m.)
Curtis Granderson Bobblehead presented by Gold’s for first 20,000 fans

Saturday, September 13 vs. Washington Nationals (7:10 p.m.)
Post-game Fireworks presented by Duane Reade

Saturday, September 27 vs. Houston Astros (7:10 p.m.)
Austin Mahone Post-game concert series presented by Duane Reade

*The only fees not covered by the team during this promotion are Express Mailing, including mail and UPS.

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What It’s Like To Spend The Night At Citi Field: Gothamist

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You didn’t think we’d get through a day without LOLMets.  Cheese Louise…

Wake up arrived at 6 a.m. sharp. Did you know that after the threat of Cold War diminished, all of the country’s civil defense sirens were housed at Citi Field, for the express purpose of scaring the shit out of slumbering sleepover attendees? If I were the type of the person to own a gun, I would 100 percent have started shooting the moment the blaring cacophony of chimes, bells and throaty commands to WAKE UP punctured my peaceful doze

via What It’s Like To Spend The Night At Citi Field: Gothamist.

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Time to call the Rockies and offer them anything

The Mets need to be BUYERS here, despite the Fake Pennant Race being over.

At some point you have enough pitchers and you have enough second base prospects.  You need major leaguers.  You can start building today, you don’t have to wait until the winter meetings.

It is time to call Colorado.

Carlos Gonzalez Troy Tulowitzki gold gloves

 

You drop Tulo and CarGo in this lineup and suddenly you have an actual Major League Lineup.

You have Show Business.

And Show Business will be extra valuable as the Yankees head for a down-cycle post-Jeter.

These opportunities are rare.

So who can the Rockies have in return?

Anything I want?

Anything I want?

 

There are just two names you can’t have.

David Wright is The Captain and he will be The Franchise come that sad day when that position opens up.  So we need David not just for 2015 but for 2045.  He has an opportunity to play 15-20 seasons with one team and be a special player.  Irreplacable.  Our Jeter.

The other person you can’t have is Matt Harvey.  Yes I poke at Harvey a lot here on the blog, but since my argument is Show Business I gotta keep Joe Namath.

Other than that, you can have anyone you want.

Did I put Murphy on the list?  Yep.  I have my Murphy All Star jersey.  Mission accomplished.  Let him go break the record for doubles while hitting .355 in Colorado.  Sandy is gonna cheap him out of town anyway, so if the Rockies want him they can have him.

Young pitching?  Have at it.  With the state of arm injuries these days I am counting on nothing.  Maybe Montero goes and wins 300 in Colorado.  I will take the risk.  You can find a Bartolo Colon to win 16 games on a lousy team anyway (as he will do on this lousy team.)

Lagares?  TdA?  Everyone else?  Yep.  Anything you want.

all in

It has been 28 years in a 30 team league.  I’m tired of hearing about 2016, 2018 or whenever this is going to end supposedly.

The frickin’ Marlins have won twice since I was a teenager watching the Mets get lucky that Boston could hold a lead.

Could this trade be a disaster?  Sure.  Life is full of risk.

Playing it safe nets 74 wins.  We’re on our way to another summer of Meaningless Games In August.

I’ll take the risk.  Make the call.  Anything they want.

I’m all in.  Are you? Are the Mets?

 

 

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Daniel Murphy wins Heart and Hustle Award of course

Congrats Daniel!

Now let’s be sure to trade him to make room for Emaus Ike JV1 Flores Herrera Mazzilli so we can have an All Star at second base or something.

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Katy Perry interrupts Matt Harvey’s karaoke date with Shannon Rusbuldt – NY Daily News

matt harvey middle finger

Twenty years and there wasn’t one Jeter story like this.  You’re Joe Namath not Jeter.  It’s OK to be Joe Namath, but don’t say you wanna be Jeter when you wanna be Broadway Matt.

A source close to Harvey says the pitcher, Rusbuldt and a group of friends were in a private karaoke room when Katy Perry popped in and “shouted hello” while Harvey was belting out an old-school rap tune.

via Katy Perry interrupts Matt Harvey’s karaoke date with Shannon Rusbuldt – NY Daily News.

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I feel bad for the Mets fans who did not understand The Math

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Good morning Mets fans.

The Mets are in 4th place and 9 GB in the division (“only” 8 in the Wild Card).

I tried my best last week to mock the Fake Pennant Race and explain the hold to everyone but so many were so excited.

Now you understand that one 8-2 week can not hide the sins of April and May.  Every game counts.

So here we are.  Another season over.  Never mind the Meaningful Games In September discussion at the 2015 Queens Baseball Convention, one time it would be nice to have Watchable Games In August.

My advice to the Mets: be BUYERS anyway.  You need some players in here. Go find this team’s Keith Hernandez.   The Rockies have the worst record in the league.  Start asking them questions and when they ask back say yes.  The endless rebuild has to end.

 

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