These are statements that I think most fans consider to be blasphemy. What statements are on your Mets Blasphemy List?
Jose Reyes will not be a Met his entire career.
David Wright will not be a Met his entire career.
Yadier Molina is not the Anti-Christ.
It was probably time for Seaver to go anyway.
It’s okay to root for the Yankees too. After all, this is New York right?
Darryl Strawberry and Dwight Gooden are True Yankees™.
Blue and Orange don’t look good together.
#17 belongs to Kevin Appier, Fernando Tatis, or Luis Lopez.
The tomahawk chant that the Atlanta Braves Fans do is kind of cool.
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I came across some old Mets (and generic Hall of Fame and Yankees) stuff this off-season. I scanned a few of my favorites to share. This is the first set. Here’s the scoreboard shot after Seaver set the NL record with seven consecutive 200 K seasons.
Here’s the back of the 1974 Mets schedule. Box Seats for $4? I’ll take it.
Here’s the front of the schedule, with the rarely seen Lady Met.
Wayne Garrett and his wife Donna scouting the competition. Apparently the Mets and Phillies used to have their wives play a couple of innings of softball occasionally. Seems like a cool idea.
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A thoughtful reader has emailed me and told me that they do in fact sell GTS Vineyards wine at Citi Field. It’s in one of the pricey clubs at $85 a bottle. Seaver apparently doesn’t have any wine much cheaper than his fastball speed. Oh well.
Another Idea For Citi Field: Vineyard Mound
This idea stems from the beer island in the Taste of the City concourse out in left-center field. I think this place is awesome, and I make it a destination almost every time I’m there. With 30 different bottles of beer at a fairly reasonable price it very well may be the best place to get beer in the major leagues.
There are also a couple of places that sell wine. Most people you talk to will tell you that they can’t imagine drinking wine at a ballpark, and many of the people that actually go to ballparks don’t drink wine anywhere. Other people say you can sell anything if you market it well, and the Mets are not taking advantage of a prime marketing tool in this regard. Their sole Hall of Famer, and Ace pitcher of the 1969 Mets, George Thomas Seaver, makes wine.
None of the wine made by GTS Vineyards is sold at Citi Field however. What better person to sell wine to Mets fans than Seaver? GTS Vineyards isn’t huge, but the new “Vineyard Mound” doesn’t have to sell exclusively GTS wines, just have them available.
To further connect wine to Mets baseball I’d suggest that this Mound be the location for a statue of Seaver. Put him in a pitching stance, but instead of having him hold a baseball, give him a wine bottle. Place the Mound on a slight hill, or pitcher’s mound, so that just as Seaver served fastballs to batters from up on the hill, so will he serve wine.