Happy Opening Day

 

 

I’m getting ready to head out to Citi Field for opening day so I really don’t have the time to go into a detailed post but hopefully I will have a nice recap of the day events this evening.

Couple of things though:

Two Boots Pizza will now be severed at Citi Field. This is great news for tow reasons, one, it delicious pizza and two, the owner of Two Boots Phil Hartman is a lifelong Mets fan so it’s nice to see the Mets take care of one of our own,

The Mets players, coaches and Terry Collins will be wearing CARTER 8 BP jersey’s today before the game. The pre-game ceremony will be quite emotional today as Carter’s family will throw out the first pitch. Bring lost of Kleenex.

Seems the Skill Sets were the villains  in the scheduling of the home and home games against the Highlanders to close out spring training. A real stupid and greedy move.

The organization should re-think the selling of tickets for the Party City Deck in left field from group sales to individual tickets. From the feedback I’m getting, if sold for $100 a ticket with all the amenities included would make it the most popular seat in Citi Field.

Later everyone, LET’S GO METS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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TONIGHT AT 7PM THE RETURN OF AMAZIN’ TUESDAYS AT TWO BOOTS TAVERN

Every year the Mets host a welcome home dinner for the club. The dinner is usually held in some high-falutin establishment where folks wear their fancy clothes, eat horses-doovers and are as stiff as M .Donald Grants corpse.

Now I know that is not the place you or I would ever darken a doorway, no for us, real life working men and women Mets fans our Welcome Home Dinner known as AMAZIN’ TUESDAYS is tonight at Two Boots Tavern  at 384 Delancey St on the LES.  For this event the NYC Transit System has provided transportation via the F line to Delancey St or the J, M, or Z line to Essex St and the B or D line to Grand St.

Your host for the evening Mr. Phil Hartman will be on hand to offer you a great exchange program where you give him a baseball card of a Mets player and in turn he buys you a beer. No white wine drinkers here friends!   

The Master of ceremonies for the evening Mr. Greg Prince has a star studded line up of guests to talk Mets baseball on a fine spring evening. The festivities get under way at 7PM, so adorn yourself in your finest Mets threads and join your fellow Mets fans at Two Boots tonight.

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“WE ARE THE CORE, WE ARE THE METS FANS”

I had the pleasure of attending the first of three AMAZIN’ TUESDAY’S at Two Boots last night and right about the time Paul Lukas started his Mets uniform exam, I realized that the “core” of the Mets is not David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, or Johan Santana. Not even close, the real “core” of the NY Mets is you, me, Lukas, Greg Prince, Matt Silverman, Jon Springer, Caryn Rose, Phil Hartman and Mike Stefanos.

There should be a venue like Two Boots in $iti Field that is if the ownership of our favorite team even gave two shits about us. There were no corporate types at our gathering just fans with Mets shirts and in Lukas’ case a fan with blue Mets stirrups. This wasn’t a wine and cheese crowd that arrived by limousine, just a bunch of folks who work real jobs by day and took the subway to enjoy some great pizza and beer and discuss their favorite baseball team.  In fact this was a hardcore fan fest last night.  Imagine if the Skill Sets had the foresight to open up the Ebbits Club and name it “Le Shea” and serve beer, pizza, burgers and allow fans to bring in a piece of Mets memorabilia to decorate the place. By the way Phil Hartman gave me a great idea. He is trying to cover the walls of the restaurant with baseball cards. My wife wants me to re-wall paper our downstairs bathroom, so today I will go through about 10,000 baseball cards and find the cards worthy to be used as a wall covering.

You knew this wasn’t for the fly-by night Mets fan when Lukas began to hand out answer sheets for his Mets Uni Quiz (what is the stiching used on the Mets uniforms called? What player’s name couldn’t fit on his uni shirt when the Mets wore Mercury Mets uniforms? ) and boy did he mean business. I drifted in and out of the quiz along with Mike Stefanos as Mike and I were fixated on the big HD screen watching Ollie P try to gain control of his run away fastball and fall behind on just about every batter. We also marveled at the mind boggling approach the Nationals batters were taking like swinging on 2-0. Our commentary during the game was Keith Hernandez-esque:

Me: “look at Dan Werthen on that top step ready to bounce to the mound”

Mike: Yeah, he looks like he’s ready to kill Perez

Me: True, he’s thinking “should I shoot him, strangle him, or just beat his brains in with a blunt object”

The next scheduled AMAZIN’ TUESDAY is set for August 25th, if you  doubt  your passion for the Mets ,if you’re fed up with inept ownership, you have to know you are not alone. There are a lot of people with the same feelings you do. So if you are losing your Mets religion you need to come to Amazin Tuesday just to save your Mets fan soul and to embrace the fact that you are a Mets fan.

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