5 Tips for “New” NY Mets Fans…

As of today the New York Mets are in 1st place, 8-games above .500, with 54-games left in the season.

That’s right, you read that correctly!

The Mets and their loyal fan base (which includes me) have had an eventful 14-days since they made their first move before the trade deadline (July 31st at 4pm).

  • Wilmer Flores shed tears when he thought he was part of deal that would bring Carlos Gomez back to NYC
  • The Carlos Gomez deal falls thru and Flores earns the sympathy of Mets fans and many in baseball
  • The Mets trade for Yoenis Cespedes, the big bat they so desperately needed right before the trade deadline expired
  • Shaking off the tears from 2-days prior Flores hits a walk-off home run against the Washington Nationals to start a series sweep that would vault the Mets into 1st place

For loyal Mets fans who have not seen a winning season since 2008, we welcome the joys of a winning season and a pennant race. And we also welcome the band wagon fans, but here are a couple of tips for all you “New” Mets’ fans….

5. No one cares you haven’t watched the Mets since Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Keith Hernandez and Mookie Wilson played

4. There is more to Citi Field than just Shake Shack

3. Don’t EVER, EVER, EVER bring up Luis Castillo 

2. Don’t talk about the Mets still paying Bobby Bonilla, IT”S NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL!!!!

1. It’s called Citi Field, not Shea Stadium. You simple fuck the Mets haven’t played at Shea since 2008!

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

 

@Mets Logo Change?

ICYMI and you probably did unless you are a die-hard New York Mets fan, Mets twitter fandom kind of blew up last night with when some fans noticed a slight change to the traditional logo on the Mets Facebook and Twitter account. This subtle change was well documented by @MetsPolice; Mets Logo Change

The Mets logo since their inception in 1962 has always been the following

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The building circled on the right is the UN building, and for whatever reason the Mets PR dept recently changed to the following logo on their social media

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Now notice the UN building replaced by the ‘601 Lexington Tower’ formerly known as the Citigroup building. Rumors started swirling that this change was a result of the Mets selling out to Citigroup which is the namesake of their home Citi Field. That rumor quickly died as someone noted the building is no longer owned by Citigroup, but still the question remained why the change?

According to Adam Rubin (beat writer for the Mets), the Mets have formally stated there have been no changes to the logo

Rubin

Only the Mets could have something like this happen and have it turn into some kind of story. In all honesty when the story broke on twitter last night it did give me a reason not to pay attention to the Mets losing another game they should have won last night.

I will say, it is good to see there are still hardcore Mets fans, we are a special breed!

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Side note, Mets fans already know this but Jacob deGrom is a special talent. If you get a chance, watch a game when this kid pitches. Started last night’s game striking out the first 8 batters he faced; finished the game with 13-Ks. In 2015 the Mets should have a dynamic 1-2 punch with Matt Harvey and deGrom.

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Curtis Granderson Doesn’t Understand Passionate Fans

When the New York Mets signed Curtis Granderson this past offseason he stated the following about New York Mets fans

“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that, ‘True New Yorkers are Mets fans,'” Granderson said. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”

Well Curtis, you got what you wished for!

Granderson and the Mets have heard their fair share of boos recently as they have struggled offensively in the early part of the 2014 season.  Granderson had a rough start as he quickly learned that Citi Field is not Yankee Stadium.  In recent weeks the boo birds have been louder and it’s starting to wear on the team.  In a recent interview with Newsday’s Jim Baumbach, Granderson made some interesting comments…

“I understand you’re a fan, but at the same time, you aren’t playing,” he said. “I can see you getting that intense as a player or have played. But if you’re just a fan and watching, enjoy the excitement of the game that is in front of you, win, lose or draw, whatever the case is.”

Wait….  What the hell is Granderson talking about?

This makes no sense, fans don’t have to play the game to have passion/intensity for their team.  Its passion/intensity that makes fans travel to see their team play on road games or stick around to support their team in extra innings.  There is nothing better than having your fan base support and that support is more than just excitement for the game.

Can you imagine the Raiders telling their fan base, “Hey guys, you’re not actually playing the game.  No need to paint your face and dress up in the and go crazy in the black hole.”

Word of advice for C Grand, stay away from insulting the fan base.  Trust me, if you produce the fans will stop booing.

 

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

Ryne Sandberg and Shake Shack Are Cool Again

Over Mother’s Day Weekend Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg claimed he had a case of food poisoning after eating an undercooked burger from Shake Shack at Citi Field (home of the Mets).

NY Mets first-baseman Lucas Duda also claimed he came down with food poisoning from eating Shake Shack.  it was initially reported Duda ate from the Shake Shack at Citi Field but it was later reported he actually ate from a different Shake Shack.

For Mets fans Shake Shack is just about the best thing going for the Mets right now outside of pre/post game drinks at McFaddens with my favorite bartenders.  Mets fans can handle the disappoint of the Mets but say it ain’t so about Shake Shack!!!

The NY Mets and Shake Shack quickly denied it was their burgers that caused Sandberg’s illness.

“We’ve served thousands of guests at our Citi Field Shack over the past week, and this is the first we’ve heard of any issue whatsoever,”

“We take every guest concern of any sort seriously, and as such reached out to Ryne Sandberg to get more information since we have not heard from him. We stand by our food quality 100 percent.” – Shake Shack spokesman Greg Waters

As of this morning it looks Sandberg and Shake Shack were able to talk it out as Shake Shack’s Twitter account sent out the following pic

ShakeShack

Good job by Shake Shack to work this out with Sandberg, not sure what Mets fans would have done if they could not rely on Shake Shack.

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

NY Mets closer K-Rod attacks his father-in-law

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 NY Mets highly emotional closer Frankie Rodriguez aka K-Rod has been charged with 3rd degree assault for attacking his father-in-law after the game in the family room at Citi Field (Mets home ballpark).  Sports New York (SNY) reporter Kevin Burkhardt has reported that after the game while reporters were interviewing players K-Rod became upset when a reporter asked if was available to pitch tonite.  K-Rod then yelled at reporters to “Get Away!” as he stormed off; a few minutes later Kevin Burkhardt tried to talk to K-Rod when he once again aggressively told reporters, “I didn’t pitch, why do I have to talk to you guys…”.  K-Rod then left the clubhouse and entered the family room where he reportedly attacked his father-in-law leaving him with bruises on his face.  K-Rod has been detained at Citi Field by the police while his father-in-law was taken to the hospital.  

K-Rod’s frustration comes from him not being used in tonight’s game against the Colorado Rockies.  With 2 outs and runners on 1st and 2nd in the top of the 8th inning; Mets winning 2-1 and in desperate need of victories.  Jerry Manuel (Mets manager) decided to not use K-Rod for the 4 out save; instead Manual with Manny Acosta who would then give up a Grand-Slam to former Met Melvin Mora.   

K-Rod has on more than one occasion has told the Mets coaching staff that he rather be over worked as he is more effective that way.  In a big game K-Rod wants to be on the field and these days every game is a big game for the Mets. The frustration that spilled over into the altercation with reporters and his father-in-law is without a doubt a result of how Jerry Manuel is using his closer.  In no way am I condoning K-Rod’s behavior; there is no reason to physically assault anyone because of what happened in a baseball game.  But for the SNY team (Kevin Burkhardt and Bobby Ojeda) to say that Jerry Manuel’s handling of this team and the K-Rod incident are unrelated has to be one of the dumbest statements I have heard.  Soon after making that statement Kevin Burkhardt then reports that there are Mets players who are unhappy with the way the is being run.  

Do me a favor Kevin its real simple; K-Rod is upset after the game because he feels he is not being properly used by the manager.  Then you report that players are not happy with the way the team is being run; again by the manager.    

Hello Captain Obvious it’s clear Jerry Manuel’s way of handling the team is affecting everyone!!!!  

As always….
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!