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Mookiee Podcast 11: new Star Wars novels

A sequel to Thursday’s very Mets-heavy episode, this one is very Star Wars heavy, but I did want to post it here since there are some fans of the podcast, and some fans of both the Mets and Star Wars.  If you don’t like this one, scroll down and play episode 10 which was all-Mets.

 

A podcast about the New York Mets and Star Wars.

This week we catch up on the Star Wars news coming out of Comic Con and look ahead at the new Star Wars novels coming out in September.

00:00 Obligatory mention of Cespedes

02:00 Michael Jackson could have been Jar Jar Binks!
05:00 Jar Jar as a character
07:00 new Star Wars novels
08:30 Star Wars Aftermath

13:00 Fandom is supposed to be fun, don’t lose your minds. (Mets)

16:20 New Leia Novel: Lost Stars
17:20 Jason Fry’s new Luke Skywalker novel! (Really!)
20:00 Discussion of Luke Skywalker’s journey
27:00 New Han Solo book: Smuggler’s Run
29:00 Amy Schumer
32:30 Star Wars Marvel #7 Kenobi

Mets: No Ticket Fees Promotion is Back

I’m going to start this off with “Why are there so many stupid fees to begin with?” But here you go.
 
 METS BRING BACK POPULAR “NO FEES” PROMOTION AUGUST 3-7
 
 Club Picks Up Fees on all Tickets Purchased for Balance of the 2015 Regular Season
 
 FLUSHING, N.Y., August 3, 2015 – The New York Mets today announced they will pick up ticket fees for all remaining home games starting today at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, August 7 as part of the popular “No Fees” promotion. This limited time offer applies to all 25 remaining regular season home games including the Boston Red Sox series (August 28-30) and the Subway Series vs. the New York Yankees (September 18-20). Tickets can be purchased at Mets.com/NoFees or by phone 718-507-TIXX.
 
 The covered fees will apply to any individual game ticket purchased during this five-day period, regardless of the date of the game. Throughout the five days, fans will be able to purchase individual game tickets to any of the remaining 2015 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 Monday, August 3 for the Saturday, August 15 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates will not be charged any ticket fee for placing that order.
 
 Highlights from the final 25 home games include:
 
 August 14-16 vs. Pittsburgh Pirates – A weekend matchup against a tough NL Central division opponent which will feature Free Shirt Friday (August 14) presented by Premio Real Italian Sausage for all fans in attendance, a NE-YO post-game concert presented by Pepsi on Super Saturday (August 15), and Family Sunday (August 16) is a Travis d’Arnaud Magnetic Card presented by Gulf for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
 
 August 28-30 vs. Boston Red Sox – The Red Sox make their first regular season appearance at Citi Field. Friday (August 28) is Free Shirt Friday presented by Pepsi for all fans, Super Saturday (August 29) is a 1986 World Championship Bobblehead giveaway for the first 15,000 fans in attendance courtesy of Verizon, and Family Sunday (August 30) is a Toy Truck giveaway courtesy of W.B. Mason for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
 
 September 18-20 vs. New York Yankees – The continuation of the Subway Series takes place at Citi Field. Friday (September 18) is Free Shirt Friday presented by Affinity Health Plan for all fans in attendance, Super Saturday (September 19) is a Thundersticks giveaway courtesy of McDonald’s for all fans, and Family Sunday (September 20) is a Matt Harvey Fathead presented by Majestic for the first 15,000 fans in attendance.
 
 October 2-4 vs. Washington Nationals – The final series of the 2015 regular season will be versus our NL East rival Washington Nationals as both battle for the post-season. Friday (October 2) is Free Shirt Friday presented by AvoDerm and Nylabone for all fans in attendance, Super Saturday (October 3) is Fleece Blanket giveaway for the first 15,000 fans in attendance, and Family Sunday (October 4) is a 2016 Magnetic Schedule for all fans in attendance courtesy of Hyundai.
 
 *The only fees not covered by the team during this promotion are Express Mailing, including mail and UPS. Offer does not apply to previously placed orders.
 
 Tickets for this promotion can be purchased at Mets.com/NoFees or by phone 718-507-TIXX.
 
 Tickets to all Mets games can be purchased at Mets.com/tickets or by calling 718-507-TIXX.
 
 
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Mets: Sunday Night Baseball


First of all, I hate Sunday night baseball. I hate it especially when I have to be up at 2:30 am on Monday morning for work with a two hour drive ahead of me to Long Island for work.
 I really wanted to sleep last night but I got sucked into the game. It was great hearing a juiced up crowd cheering for the Mets. A sellout for a Sunday night in August? Who knew. I have been giving my cousin Shannon(@metspolice) a whole bunch of crap lately about not attending any games, especially after the fact that for many years he said CitiField didn’t feel like the Mets home. I was at the game Saturday and the place was crazy. It feels like home. It did Rock Like Shea. It does Sunday night it came through the tv the same way. This is what we have wanted for a long time. Will it continue, I hope so.
 I am enjoying this. After the boring baseball for the last few years it seems like we might be finally at the precipice of the team playing well for a while. Am I getting ahead of myself? Maybe.
 That crowd was nuts after the three homers in the third. You could feel the buzz coming through the tv. It was great. I can’t wait to get back to citifield when the Mets come back home.
 
 You guys enjoying this as much as I am? If you are awesome! Let’s go Mets!!!
 
 
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Mets Lineup Survivor results for August 2nd

survivor

One man. One team. 1000 lineups.

The winner of Mets lineup survivor is he who Terry inserts in the starting lineup the most days in a row, at any position, in any order.  Only two remain!
Sunday, August 2
vs. Washington

Curtis Granderson – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Yoenis Cespedes – CF
Lucas Duda – 1B
Juan Uribe – 3B
Kelly Johnson – LF
Kevin Plawecki – C
Noah Syndergaard – RHP
Ruben Tejada – SS

Protect Our House?

Hi.  I’m off with the family but here’s some Unpopular Stuff I started on twitter this morning which will make you hate me all even more.  This will also bother the people that accuse bloggers of selling out and even Media Goon.  So I will be out here on the ledge.

First, the Mets….

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