Mets survey: pride and bread (trust me)

The Mets apparently are surveying fans.

A few of the questions are particularly interesting:

When thinking about the New York Mets, what are the first five (5) words or phrases that come to mind? I think we’ll make that a series of posts using the same question…email me your answers at shannon@metspolice.com   Please title the email “5 Words” so I can easily sort.

In your opinion, do the New York Mets embody the following attributes and/or possess each of the following qualities? Authentic, Blue Collar, Diverse, Local, Professional, Proud, Reliable, Strong, Successful, Traditional, Trendy, Urban

I am proud to be a fan of the New York Mets. (agree, disagree etc)

If the Mets logo were to appear on your favorite brand of bread, how would it affect your purchase? (really)

What do you consider to be the premier professional sports organization in New York? (they list all the local teams)

Which of the following phrases best describes the New York Mets organization? (Please select up to three responses)
An organization that plays the game hard, the right way, and with respect
A young, hard-working organization that emphasizes a “team” approach
A family-friendly, fan-friendly, fun organization
An organization with new direction and new philosophy
A real, authentic organization that represents New York’s heritage and values
A diverse organization that represents the local area
A welcoming, inviting, accessible and approachable organization
An inspiring organization that works “for the people”
A community-oriented, socially responsible organization
None of the above

To me this suggests that someone held a “we have bottomed out” meeting.  There seems to be a desire to re-brand the team as professional as opposed to bumbling.  A return to being a respected organization.  I think Sandy so far embodies that. I notice that in all the off-season appearances they are wearing the pinstripes and not the snow-whites and definitely not the black uniforms.   I sense a desire to return a sense of pride to the fan base, and this is the organization’s way of finding out how far the road back will be.

Since the goal of my blog is to encourage the Mets to win a championship while dressed nicely and being respectful of fans, this pleases me.

Thanks to the NY Post and Jeremy Olshan for mentioning the site in their article this morning.

Full survey after the jump.  (As usual when these surveys come my way I choose not to share the link.   I like to foster the discussion, but I’m not out to mess up the Mets’ research efforts.)

(forgive the non-optimal formatting.  I worked on this last night until 10 and then really needed sleep.)

On a 1-5 scale, 5 being a “die-hard fan” and 1 being “not a fan”, how big a fan are you of the New York Mets?
5 – Die-hard fan
4
3
2
1 – Not a fan
Are the New York Mets your favorite Major League Baseball (MLB) team?
Yes
No

Which of the following members of your family are Mets fans? (Please select all that apply)
Spouse
Children
Parents
Grandparents
Siblings
Other family (aunts, uncles, etc.)
N/A – None of my family members are Mets fans

Over the course of a typical week during baseball season, about how many Mets games do you watch on TV and/or listen to on the radio?
None    1-2     3-4     5-6     7
Watch on TV

Watch on Mets.com

Listen on the radio

Follow stats on mobile phone (score, hits, etc.)

Approximately how many Mets games did you attend at Citi Field this past season (2010)?
None
1 game
2-4 games
5-9 games
10-14 games
15-19 games
20-29 games
30-39 games
40+ games

Did you hold a Mets 2010 ticket plan?
Yes – Full Season Ticket Holder (81 Games)
Yes – 40-Game Plan
Yes – 15-Game Plan
Yes – 6-Game Pack
Yes – Pick-a-Pack (4 Games)
No

When thinking about the New York Mets, what are the first five (5) words or phrases that come to mind?
Word/phrase #1:

Word/phrase #2:

Word/phrase #3:

Word/phrase #4:

Word/phrase #5:

In your opinion, do the New York Mets embody the following attributes and/or possess each of the following qualities? (boxes for: Yes, definitely    Yes, somewhat   No, not really  No, not at all)

Authentic

Blue Collar

Diverse

Local

Professional

Proud

Reliable

Strong

Successful

Traditional

Trendy

Urban

Which of the following qualities/attributes best describes the New York Mets?
Authentic
Blue Collar
Diverse
Local
Professional
Proud
Reliable
Strong
Successful
Traditional
Trendy
Urban
None of the above

I am proud to be a fan of the New York Mets.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
How likely would you recommend being a New York Mets fan to a friend or colleague?
Extremely likely
Likely
Neither likely nor unlikely
Unlikely
Extremely unlikely
If the Mets logo were to appear on your favorite brand of bread, how would it affect your purchase?
Much happier to purchase the bread
No effect on my purchase
Look for another brand of bread

What do you consider to be the premier professional sports organization in New York?
Islanders (NHL)
Giants (NFL)
Mets (MLB)
Nets (NBA)
Jets (NFL)
Rangers (NHL)
Red Bulls (MLS)
Devils (NHL)
Knicks (NBA)
Yankees (MLB)

I support the New York Mets organization, win or lose.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
The New York Mets organization cares about its fans.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

To what extent to do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
New York Mets games are an affordable entertainment option.

Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree
The New York Mets organization is family-friendly.
Strongly agree
Agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree
Strongly disagree

Which of the following phrases best describes the New York Mets organization? (Please select up to three responses)
An organization that plays the game hard, the right way, and with respect
A young, hard-working organization that emphasizes a “team” approach
A family-friendly, fan-friendly, fun organization
An organization with new direction and new philosophy
A real, authentic organization that represents New York’s heritage and values
A diverse organization that represents the local area
A welcoming, inviting, accessible and approachable organization
An inspiring organization that works “for the people”
A community-oriented, socially responsible organization
None of the above

And finally, in your own words, what does being a Mets fan mean to you?

we would like to ask you a couple of demographic questions. These questions are for statistical purposes only; your responses will remain completely anonymous.
What is your gender?
Which of the following categories includes your age?
Which of the following categories best describes your ethnic background?
Where do you live?
New York City – Bronx
New York City – Brooklyn
New York City – Manhattan
New York City – Queens
New York City – Staten Island
Long Island – Nassau County
Long Island – Suffolk County
Connecticut
New York – Putnam County
New York – Rockland County
New York – Westchester County
New Jersey – Northern (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, etc)
New Jersey – Central (Monmouth, Burlington, Ocean, etc)
New Jersey – Southern (Atlantic, Camden, Cumberland, etc)
Other (Please specify)

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Shannon Shark @metspolice

Shannon Shark is the founder of MetsPolice.com, tweets as @metspolice, is an avid fan of Lee Mazzilli and Daniel Murphy, hates black uniforms and is the author of "Send The Beer Guy" available at Amazon.com. #imwith28

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3 Responses

  1. Greg says:

    die hard fan – 4
    fav mlb team? – not sure
    daughter is a diehard mets fan
    I’ll catch bits of almost every game on mlb.tv
    I go w my daughter to about 15 games, we had a 15 game plan
    First five words/phrases to come to mind?
    1. Where the Brooklyn Dodgers and NY Giants live
    2. Flushing (bad location)
    3. Those battling 1986 Mets
    4. Citi Field – nice new digs
    5. blue and orange
    What do the Mets embody? (a) the NL baseball tradition in NY (b) safe/boring family values (c) mediocrity

    Authentic – whatever

    Blue Collar – give me a break. the players are rich. there is no bleacher section, but at least the promenade has a good view generally.

    Diverse – yes

    Local – they are in the middle of nowhere, on the far outskirts of the city

    Professional – no more or less so than anyone else

    Proud – no

    Reliable – reliably .500

    Strong – not particularly

    Successful – once in awhile

    Traditional – in some respects

    Trendy – in some respects

    Urban – distantly

    If the bread looked great, I’d be doubly enticed. If the bread looked bad I’d probably not eat it.

    Yankees are the premiere sports franchise in NYC, but Mets are important too.

    Win or lose, do I support the Mets org? Define ‘support’. I’ll go to games and wear a cap around town.

    The Mets are affordable family entertainment. A 15 game package is a lot of money.

    The Mets are family friendly? The kiddie field is great. On other hand, why do they keep building so far from Brooklyn? Carrying the kid home from the subway breaks my back.

  2. Kevin from Flushing says:

    The first 2 words that come to mind are “love” and “hate”.

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