eBooks, Podcasts, Tickets

Shannon Shark of Metspolice.com has released an eBook entitled Send The Beer Guy.(Hey wait, aren’t I the beer guy?) I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, got a library book under the gun, but it’s on deck. I’ve heard it’s good, and Shannon was teasing some of the stories at the Mets Police awards in January.


I’ve joined Jeff Paternostro and Rob Castellano on the Amazin’ Avenue Audio the past two weeks. This week we talked about a whole bunch of stuff, from Sandy’s culpability for the current roster, the catchers, Stub Hub, some Mets prospects, and a bunch of other things. Check it out. If you haven’t been paying attention, I’ve been writing for Amazin’ Avenue a bunch too, so check that out as well.


Opening Day tickets will go on sale next Friday at 10am. There will be various pre-sales earlier in the week as well, and while most games won’t be that high in demand it’s still nice to get your tickets in hand sooner rather than later, especially if you know you want to get to one of the promotion dates such as Banner Day or David Wright Bobblehead Day. Of course, Opening Day tickets will be expensive as well given that it’s one of three premium games. Expect the cheapest seats to be at least $50. Dynamic pricing may make the price spike as tickets go on sale, and certain sections may drop in a couple of days after the initial rush dies down. Last year’s Opening Day was a record crowd though, so if you’re set on Opening Day or the Subway Series, don’t hesitate.


I’ve been kind of quiet this offseason, but baseball season is so close I can smell the Shake Shack so expect more posts, both here and at Amazin’ Avenue, which you can find a link to my posts on the right sidebar. Follow me on Twitter (), and you can find Optimistic Mets Fan on Facebook and Google+ as well. I’ve also been known to post a lot of Mets pictures to Instagram.

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The Mostly Mets Podcast: Just the right amount of bacon

Most of the Mets logoThe Mostly Mets Podcast, with Toby Hyde, Patrick Flood, and Ted Berg is a succulent weekly podcast that’s, oddly enough, mostly about the Mets. It’s really _all_ about the Mets they just occasionally wander off the train of thought to tackle other appetizing stories around baseball, sports, or the world of awesome sandwiches.  They record once a week for about an hour, usually a little more, and occasionally mix in an interview with a Mets player or coach, or another interesting party if it’s topical to the theme of the week. They even take listener feedback! Even mine!


It’s what I always envision sports talk radio should be.  All three of them know what they are talking about and present their points not with arrogance or yelling, but with some forethought and research.   They all have different areas of expertise, which makes them perfect blend of ingredients.   They know the prospects, they can crunch the numbers, and they have a good sense of the strategy of the game itself.  They usually release new episodes on Thursday afternoons, and they’re usually just foot-long enough for the final three legs of my work commute for the week.


It’s a delicious show and I always found my brain sated after listening.  Whether it’s pondering the upside of a pitching prospect, discussing defensive positioning, or trying to figure out the next time I’m going to be near that sandwich shop Ted is raving about, I always walk away from the podcast with something to chew on.



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