METS FANS NEED TO STOP ANNOYING CITI FIELD SECURTIY SO JUST STAY HOME

As most of you know, I have a strong dislike for the rent a cops at Citi Field ( and at MSG as well) as it seems in order to get a job as an usher, concessioner or security person you must have a lack of social skills and the inability to use common sense.   It seems last night at Citi Field, which could have been Tumble Weed Field as the crowd seemed to be “by invitation only” with all the empty seats that were shown coast to coast and to all the ships at sea, the powers that be, have had enough of the “Don’t Trade Reyes” crowd as we see here from this dispatch from Darren Meenan of The 7 Line who brought his “Don’t Trade Reyes sign with him on Sunday just as he did on Friday. On Friday the Mets were cool with the rally but it seems on Sunday night the retreated back to the same old management and Meenan and his sign were tossed from the ball park.

Think about that for a moment, the Mets are hemorrhaging in red ink, they are the laughing stock of baseball, and they are sitting on tens of thousands of unsold tickets, so you would think the last thing this organization needs is any more unwanted bad publicity but they are getting it now with the treatment of Meenan last night. 

Was I there when this incident occurred? No but I know from firsthand experience how the Green Jackets operate and quite frankly they haven’t changed since the days at Shea. They do have some fear in them though as I saw a fan try to slip a few bucks to one usher to get a seat in the Field Level and the usher nearly shit himself telling the fan ”no, no we can’t do that anymore, they’re watching us” Well, it’s about time.

I hope the Mets hear about what the staff did to Meenan last night and invite him back to Citi Field for free and with a limo ride door to door. The credibility that this team has with its fan base is at a low I haven’t seen since the mid to late 70’s. It’s time to retrain the staff at Citi Field in a crash course in customer relations or the only sign the Mets will have to worry about will be the For Sale sign outside the ballpark .

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PUT YOUR FAITH IN SANDY METS FANS

Still going over the aftermath of Adam Rubin’ remarks about Wally Backman’ having no shot of getting the Mets managers job that he made on his ESPN chat and on my THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN show last night.

There has been lot’s of debate on the ethics of Rubin, some are upset in the pro-Backman crowd and feel  Rubin is out to get Backman and some are upset with the tactics Rubin took in reporting this. The thing is, Rubin didn’t come out with a column to dish dirt on Backman, he was asked about Wally’s chances of being named the manager in a chat and stated there were things he heard about Backman via a source with the Mets and he feels he won’t get the job. I asked Rubin about this and I took away from the conversation that this has to do more with on the field doings than off.

As Mets fans we have to put our trust in Sandy Alderson  that he will hire the man he feels is the right man for the job.  I mentioned how I was afraid of a Bob Melvin hire thinking this would be Art Howe Redux, but Rubin stated that Melvin is no way an Art Howe clone.

I think we just need to sit tight Mets fans and be patient.

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POPE FRANCESA HAS SPOKEN: JASON BAY TO SIGN WITH METS

 

 

The white smoke has been emitted from the WFAN studios on Hudson St and Pontiff Mike has let word out that the NY Mets, pending a physical, will announce the signing of Jason Bay some time next week.

From reading the Tweets on this news, the Blue and Orange crowd there will not be a big rush on 44 BAY shirts.

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GOTTA GO TO MO’S IF YOUR A METS FANATIC

A REMINDER: Modells is looking for the Ultimate Mets Fan today at the Queens Center Mall. The winner of the contest will get season tickets for the rest of the season to work the crowd at the MO’ ZONE at Citi Field  

 

 

It is going to be held at the Queens Center Mall from 6-9pm and the duos need to be 18 years old to sign up.

The duos will be judged on the following 3 criteria:

 

  1. Spirit (the mets apparel they choose to wear)
  2. There personal mets story
  3. Ability to fire up a crowd

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SO YOU THINK YOU’RE A BIG METS FAN? PROVE IT

MODEL’S  Sporting Goods is having a contest to find the ultimate Mets fan here are the details:

 

Hey Mets Fans, do you pride yourself on being the biggest Mets fan around? Do you live and die with every pitch? Are you the one leading the wave and chants at the park? Modell’s Sporting Goods is looking for a dynamic duo of local Mets fans to represent the Mo’s Zone (sections 101 & 102 at Citi Field) for the remainder of the season! If you think you’ve got the chops, come to the Modell’s Sporting Goods store located in Queens Center Mall on Tuesday, June 16th, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. to show us what you’ve got. You Gotta go to Mo’s!

For more information please contact Jeanette Lukasik at jeanette@94by50.com or (212) 629-5066 ext. 108 OR just show up with your partner on Tuesday the16th in your best Mets gear ready to show us how you would get the Mets crowd fired up. 
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BASEBALL LIKE IT OUGHTA BE

A rough morning. Had a 9AM game and one of my big strong arm guys pitching and he couldn’t find home plate with a map, compass and a guide dog. After two innings we are down 8-0 and I’m ready to blow a fucking gasket, walks and errors that’s all I see in my sleep lately. After the 60 th pitch I’d seen enough and I bring in a kid to pitch that while not throwing hard, throws strikes and he holds the fort as we nibble back to 8-4 until he runs out of gas. I go to option three which on this team is the equivalent of Manny Acta going to his pen and lo and behold after seven walks, three errors and leaving about eight runners on base the score after 6 innings is 13-6.

There was another game to be played on the field after ours and the teams were milling around waiting for our game to end. The coach of one of the teams was a guy I’ve known for a few years so I told “Don’t worry Jim we’ll be quick” and we both laughed. What are you gonna do cry? First kid up grounds out. Next kid walks. Next one hits a bloop over short. Next batter drills one to the gap in left center-a bloop and a blast-and it’s 13-8. Next batter walks then another walk and a strike out and a hit batsman. New pitcher and it’s 13-9 with two out. First pitch to the batter a hit down the left field line and holy shit it’s 13-11 with two out and then a infield hit and it’s 13-12 with two out. Now I’d love to say the next batter drove in two more runs but that only happens in the movies. The next kid K’d and we lost 13-12 but from the roar of the crowd and the kids waiting to play you would have thought we won a championship.

When the game ended we took the kids over to the snack stand which was the plan win or lose to buy them lunch. As we come off the field, the people at the complex were clapping and patting the kids on the back which was great because they really deserved to for not giving up and fighting back. But the best part of it was when one of the kids, the pitcher I took out after two innings said “We never give up because the coaches never give up on us”

And that right there is worth all the vacation days I’ve used and all the overtime I’ve given up and all the food, drinks, and baseballs I’ve bought and all the time I’ve put into practicing with these kids. Johan Santana, Alex Rodriguez Carlos Beltran they are all making a ton of money in baseball more than me but I guarantee they are not loving baseball more than I am.

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PONDER THIS MY FIRENDS, AS YOU WIPE YOUR ARSE WITH YOUR 401K

The Skill Sets are farting through silk undies as all of the luxury suites at $iti Field have been sold out.  I’m sure the Skill Sets are happy that the Appletini crowd will be in full apathy mode come April 2009 because really who needs a bunch of people who care about winning around, they are so annoying. 

When asked about the folks you bought partial season ticket plans at Shea for years and wanted to do the same at $iti Field,  Jeffey Skill Set said he was looking into what affordable packages could be put together for those fans as he looks into building a platform by the chop shops of Willets Point for them to view games next season/

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