Browsing Archive May, 2012

Blog Roundup: The True North Edition

After a brief homestand, the Mets head north to Toronto to take on the Blue Jays.  Yes, interleague play is here.  The Mets survived Brewing trouble and the Red scare to come away with a 2-2 homestand.  Now they venture not only into the true north (strong and free, apparently), but into the American League East.

Blogging about it…these guys:

  • MMO has pictures from the Mets latest “themed” road trip, as every Mets player dressed in hockey jerseys on their way to the home of the Leafs (Shouldn’t it be “Leaves?”).
  • ESPN NY Blog breaks down the white hot start of David Wright.
  • Patrick Flood wonders if Bobby Parnell is closer material.
  • On the Black has his own thoughts about the Mets closer situation.
  • B-Met Collin McHugh writes about a bat dog he saw in New Hampshire (Collin writes a great blog about his experiences in the minor leagues).
  • Rising Apple suggests combining to wrongs to set interleague play right.

So keep checking out Mets Today for full Mets coverage, eh?


Mets to Host All-Star Game in 2013

Today, MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Mets owner Fred Wilpon announced that the  All-Star Game is coming to Citi Field on July 16, 2013.

It will mark the first time the ASG has come to Queens since Shea Stadium’s inaugural season in 1964.  In that game Johnny Callison hit a walk-off home run to give the National League a 7-4 victory.

“The Mets have been great; this is really a very, very happy day,” Selig said. “I know for the citizens of this great city and state, they will enjoy this immensely.”

Wilpon joked that he wished Selig would let him host the World Series at Citi as well.


Free Tickets To See Joey Votto

So far, there is one entry for the free tickets to see the Mets and Reds tomorrow afternoon. ONE. Based on the lack of entries, I’m going to guess:

1. You’re unable to go to Flushing on a Thursday afternoon due to previous commitment (i.e., you work during the day, you’re in a hospital bed, you have a mani-pedi scheduled, etc.).

2. You haven’t had time yet to take or find a photo expressing your Mets fandom.

3. You can’t figure out how to post a photo to the MetsToday Facebook page.

4. You simply aren’t interested in watching the Mets and Reds engage in Our National Pastime at New York’s largest open-air restaurant.

Or, maybe you’re in the process of snapping that photo and getting it uploaded to the MetsToday Facebook page. In which case, you have until 7:00 p.m. EST tonight to execute.

Do you want to see a Major League Baseball Game featuring Canada’s greatest hitter of all-time (apologies to Larry Walker and Terry Puhl), for FREE? Then quickly, get a photo posted to the MetsToday Facebook page for a chance to win the tickets. At the time of this posting, you have a decent chance, since there’s only one other entry. Good luck!


Win Tickets to See Mets vs. Reds this Thursday

Would you like to see Joey Votto and the Cincinnati Reds play this Thursday afternoon at Citi Field against the New York Mets? Would you like to go for free?

One MetsToday reader will receive two tickets to this Thursday’s ballgame (May 17th), courtesy of the New York Mets. How will that one reader be chosen? It’s all about your image — literally.

Show me how badly you want to see the Reds and Mets by posting a photo that portrays what a great Mets fan you are. Maybe it’s you in orange and blue face paint. Maybe it’s your dog dressed in a Mets jersey. Maybe it’s a Chipper Jones bobblehead smashed into a thousand pieces.

Whatever it is, post it to the MetsToday Facebook page between now and 7:00 p.m. EST Wednesday (May 16, 2012). Then tell all your friends to go to your picture and “like” it. The picture with the most “likes” wins the two tickets. In the event of a tie, the MetsToday staff will pick the winner from a hat (or some similarly scientific method).

One rule: keep the photo family-friendly. If I deem a photo inappropriate it comes down.

FYI, game time on Thursday is 1:10 p.m.

What are you waiting for?
Snap a photo and post it to the MetsToday Facebook page (!