Cool Mets Stuff
Folks, as hard as it is to believe, there’s more to life than baseball. And the New York Mets organization recognizes that. This Wednesday, September 19th, the Mets will host Breast Cancer Awareness night at Citi Field. The first 10,000 fans receive pink compact mirrors, sponsored by Delta Air Lines. The Mets wil also be [...]
Here’s a symbol from some better times (1998-2000, at least). It’s the bobblehead version of Mike Piazza that the Mets will be giving away this Saturday, when they play the Astros at 1:10 PM.
In honor of his bobblehead day on May 26th, the Mets Media Relations department was kind enough to hold a conference call between the great Rusty Staub and several Mets bloggers. Rusty was very nice and accomodating. A range of subjects was covered, from his career, to today’s players, to grilling tips. Here’s a sampling: [...]
In my last post I mentioned “cabin fever” getting the best of me. Trying to write about the Mets during a winter of inaction led me to do some reading. For the past few weeks I’ve been re-reading favorites from my own shelf and borrowing books from the library. What I’m reading this weekend is [...]
If you are a loyal reader of MetsToday, please read on. Otherwise, please skip to the Game 88 recap.
It’s time for another installment of “Playing for Peanuts,” starring current Brooklyn Cyclones manager Wally Backman. Of course, “Playing for Peanuts” is a TV show about Wally’s team in 2007 – the South Georgia Peanuts. It’s a quirky, crazy story about Wally’s attempted comeback as a professional manager. In retrospect, it was a pretty good [...]
Let’s get down to brass tacks (and not of the Bronx type): for the past few months, the content on MetsToday has not been nearly as prolific as you remember. The reason for the relative lack of frequency in posts is simple: I started a new, full-time job that is taking most of my time. [...]
The holiday shopping season is upon us, so I’ll be making recommendations here and there over the next few days — should be a nice break from the insanity of the hot stove rumors. Note: the images and product links go to Amazon.com, and include a MetsToday code. So if you buy something there after [...]
Father’s day is ten days away … what did you get for your dad? If your dad is a backyard chef or a bookworm, then you may want to check out the new and improved Mets Today Store – Beta, where I’ve just added a short selection of Mets-inspired grilling gifts and books. More father-specific [...]
This week’s heat wave has me thinking about the beach, where I tend to do a lot of reading. Here are three Mets books worth considering for your beach reading this spring / summer. From my blogging friend Greg Prince is Faith and Fear in Flushing: An Intense Personal History of the New York Mets. [...]
Finally, a T-shirt to show your support of Mets phenom Daniel Murphy! These shirts come in several styles, in all sizes, and made from comfortable, breathable, 100% cotton. A portion of the proceeds goes toward the MetsToday server costs, the rest is swallowed by the production and delivery. Be the first on your block to [...]
With the first day of summer upon us, and a day without a game, I invite you to check out a page full of Mets-themed summer items I found on eBay. If you place bids and/or buy anything after clicking on any of the items, you’ll also be sending a few cents toward the server [...]
After reading over that Keith Hernandez had given a class on baseball (hat tip to MetsBlog) at Cornell Adult University in Port St. Lucie (Ivy League in FL … who knew?), I vaguely remembered that Keith had written a book on baseball a while back. Here it is — Pure Baseball — and if you [...]
Hopefully you have the sense to stay away from the shopping malls today, aka “Black Friday”. It’s a lot easier to sit home, eat cold turkey and stuffing sandwiches, and do your shopping online — dontcha think? For the Mets fan in your life (or yourself), there are plenty of gifts available right here through [...]
The chilly weather of this past weekend was a reminder of how cold it can get in the New York City area in the fall. Since we’re assuming our beloved Mets will be competing come October, it’s time to start choosing cold-weather gear to wear to Shea during the playoffs. Even if you don’t have [...]