Mets Define "Saturday" Differently Than You & I

A few Mets fans have contacted the Mets Police about this one.   This is straight from, take a look at the “SATURDAY” plan dates.

This plan includes ten (10) Saturday and five (5) weekday regular season games to be played at Citi Field -starting April 18- and features contests with the Yankees and Rays, the National League Central Champion Cubs and the N.L. Wild Card Brewers.

Seat Categories:
 Note: A $25 service
 charge will apply to
 each Plan purchase.
Left Field Landing $600 per seat
Promenade Box $525 per seat
Promenade Reserved Infield $375 per seat
Promenade Reserved $285 per seat

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Saturday April 18 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers
Saturday April 25 1:10 p.m. Washington Nationals
Saturday May 9 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates
Monday May 25 7:10 p.m. Washington Nationals
Saturday June 20 7:10 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday June 23 7:10 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals
Saturday June 27 7:10 p.m. New York Yankees
Saturday July 11 7:10 p.m. Cincinnati Reds
Monday July 27 7:10 p.m. Colorado Rockies
Saturday August 15 7:10 p.m. San Francisco Giants
Saturday August 22 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday September 5 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs
Thursday September 10 7:10 p.m. Florida Marlins
Wednesday September 23 7:10 p.m. Atlanta Braves
Saturday October 3 1:10 p.m. Houston Astros
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Now I don’t know about you, but where I come from a Monday night against the Nationals is not a Saturday.   In fact Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are also not Saturday.

The Mets can bundle the tickets any way they want, but the whole premise of this blog is that the Mets never ever behave with honor.   Why can’t they just call the plan “Plan G” or “Plan 9 From Outer Space” or “Mostly Saturday Plan?”  Why must the Mets insult us.

Moving on, another fan tipped us that the “Sunday” plan (below at the end of the article) does include some Wednesdays, but it does not include the final game of the season.   That alone is making that fan consider not getting a package at all.  I don’t know why she cares so much, I would hope that’s a meaningless game for once, but she does.

In case you are wondering and would like tickets to that final game, it’s part of the “Weekend” plan.  The “Weekend” plan consists of 15 games, 6 of which are played on Saturday or Sunday.   Way to respect the fans.  Why not just have a “Mets Are At Home” package and sneak in some off dates where we can watch the game on whatever DiamondVision will be called at Taxpayer Corporate Field.

Finally, why must they insult us with a $25 service charge?  To mail tickets?  That costs about a dollar.  We’re buying them on-line, I bet a computer does the whole process anyway.  

I’d love to hear from anyone who is annoyed about this.  Hit comments.

 15 Game Sunday Plan
This plan includes ten (10) Sunday and five (5) weekday regular season games to be played at Citi Field -starting April 16- and is highlighted by the 2009 regular season Subway Series finale and games with the Cubs and Brewers.

Seat Categories:
 Note: A $25 service
 charge will apply to
 each Plan purchase.
Left Field Landing $624 per seat
Promenade Box $546 per seat
Promenade Reserved Infield $390 per seat
Promenade Reserved $297 per seat

Click here to display the Plan dates & opponents »

Thursday April 16 7:10 p.m. San Diego Padres
Sunday April 19 1:10 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers
Sunday April 26 1:10 p.m. Washington Nationals
Sunday May 10 1:10 p.m. Pittsburgh Pirates
Tuesday May 26 7:10 p.m. Washington Nationals
Sunday May 31 1:10 p.m. Florida Marlins
Monday June 22 7:10 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals
Sunday June 28 1:10 p.m. New York Yankees
Sunday July 12 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati Reds
Wednesday July 29 7:10 p.m. Colorado Rockies
Sunday August 2 1:10 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks
Wednesday August 19 7:10 p.m. Atlanta Braves
Sunday August 23 1:10 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies
Sunday September 6 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs
Sunday September 20 1:10 p.m. Washington Nationals
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Stats Stringer

About the Job, the Official Site of Major League Baseball, is seeking stats stringers for the 2009 season. Stats stringers are responsible for digitally scoring games from one of the 30 MLB ballparks, which provides the live data used on in our award winning applications, including Gameday. This is a perfect part-time job for a diligent, responsible employee who happens to be a big baseball fan.
Responsibilities include:
          Arrive at the ballpark no later than one hour prior to the scheduled start time;
          Double-check and verify all pre-game information: rosters, umpires, weather conditions, etc.;
          During the game, enter the results of every pitch and game event (plays, substitutions, etc.) using our proprietary software and coding language;
          Work closely with our game-night support staff (via instant messenger) to ensure proper scoring of all game events and accuracy of data;
          After the game, enter all post-game information: winning and losing pitcher, saves, holds, time and attendance
          Validate all stats in software box score against the official box score provided by the Official Scorer, and print out a final box score and game text for the club PR staff
Qualifications include:
          Exceptional (and demonstrable) knowledge of baseball and how to score a baseball game;
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          Regular availability to attend games in-person nights and weekends;
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Times Polices The City About Their Yankee Box

Seems like every week I skim through the Sunday papers (yeah I wrote this yesterday, busted!) and find something else offensive about the new stadiums.  Below are some excerpts – basically the city wanted to own a luxury box (why does the city need Yankee tickets?) and the Yankees got more parking spaces (instead of a private garage owning them) – and the city wanted free food in the box.   Another example of the rich elite helping themselves.

So you may ask, what’s the harm here?  It’s the mindset:

“We can’t find the money for the M.T.A., or schools, or hospitals, and these folks are used to the perks and good things of life, and expect them.” (Assemblyman Richard L. Brodsky, Democrat of Westchester, who questions whether taxpayers were adequately protected in the city’s deal with the team.)

Published: November 30, 2008
Newly released e-mail messages show that the Bloomberg administration pushed for a larger suite and free food, and gave the Yankees 250 additional parking spaces in exchange.

The Bloomberg administration was so intent on obtaining a free luxury suite for its own use at the new Yankee Stadium, newly released e-mail messages show, that the mayor’s aides pushed for a larger suite and free food, and eventually gave the Yankees 250 additional parking spaces in exchange.

The project required permission from the Internal Revenue Service because of the team’s desire to use tax-exempt bonds to finance construction. In one heated exchange, city lawyers threatened they would not make the request to the I.R.S. for the use of the tax-exempt financing unless the Yankees would consider providing the luxury suite.

Lonn Trust, the Yankees chief operating officer, wrote to the city on Jan. 26, 2006: “For clarity, no seats, no suites, no tickets, and as they say in Brooklyn ‘No nothin’.’ â€

In response, a lawyer for the city, Joseph Gunn, warned that “No nothin’ can go both ways,” adding that if the luxury suite was not included, “We do not submit the letter ruling request.”

Generic Plaxico Burress Post

Were you shot last night?  No you weren’t.

Were you in a nightclub early Saturday morning?  No you weren’t.

Are you a cop?  No?  Then I bet you didn’t shoot yourself.

You are a cop?  I bet you know how to safe your gun so you don’t shoot yourself in the leg.

When you were young and went to a nightclub did you bring a gun?  No.

Did you hang out at clubs where guns were acceptable?  No.

Where there is smoke there is fire.   The Evil Money Grubbing Giants who charge their long-time fans $20,000 for the rights to pay for tickets did a good thing in getting rid of Shockey.   The team played better without the bad seed.  They should do the same with Plaxico.

Sheriff Goodell has done a great job so far trying to clean up the league.   The NFL needs to focus less on end-zone celebrations and more on off-field thuggery.   The league should use whatever clause it has to free the Giants of the financial burden, and the Giants should cut ties with Mr. Burress and encourage him to nightclub safely.

The Japanese Greg Maddux

While I was researching the “Top Mets Turkeys” articles from earlier in the week, I stumbled across the below from ESPN.  It’s hilarious how stupid the Mets can be.  Note the name of the assistant General Manager.

NEW YORK — The “Japanese Greg Maddux” is coming to America.

Satoru Komiyama, a seven-time All-Star in Japan, has signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with the New York Mets. The right-hander has an option for 2003.

“We think Satoru can help us as a starter or out of the bullpen,” Mets general manager Steve Phillips said. “Over there he is known as the `Japanese Greg Maddux.’ He has tremendous control and works both sides of the plate. He rarely falls behind in the count.”

The 36-year-old Komiyama was 12-9 with a 3.03 ERA in 24 games for the Yokohama BayStars of the Japanese Professional Central League last season. In 148 2/3 innings, he allowed 150 hits and 30 walks.

“Satoru really throws four pitches,” Mets assistant general manager Omar Minaya said. “He has a fastball, curve, change and cutter and has command of all of them. Satoru is an experienced pitcher who will be able to help our staff in a variety of different ways.”

The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Komiyama played for New York manager Bobby Valentine and would be the Mets second Japanese player. Outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo was a solid contributor in 2001, his first season with New York.

His best season came in 1995 with Lotte, whose manager was Valentine. Komiyama went 11-4 with a 2.60 ERA.

“He will be a welcome addition to our staff,” Valentine said.

Seattle’s Ichiro Suzuki, a seven-time batting champion in Japan made a huge impact in his first season in the United States, capturing Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player honors.

The Japanese Greg Maddux finished his one year Mets career with o wins, 3 losses and a 5.61 ERA.  The actual Greg Maddux was 16-6 for Alanta.  The Japanese Greg Maddux presently has 355 fewer career wins than the Ameerican version.