Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Why Not Actually Make It A "Shea" Bridge?

I was talking to handsome blogger Kerel Cooper from On The Black the other night at Social Media Night about this one.  The Shea Bridge at Citi Field is a nice aesthetic touch and a great place to watch a game, but unfortunately it is completely camouflaged and one of the dullest parts of the park visually.

It's Always Funny In Flushing

There's not much to say about the Mets right now, so in the meantime enjoy this:

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mets To Focus On "Undermentals" In 2012

When Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins took over the reins of the Mets they boldly stated that their version of the team would play hard and play smart.

Well, one out of two is batting .500 you could say.  The team plays hard, dies hard, and loses most of the time.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Weather Reporters Falling Down

We can pretend that we are watching TV news for information but let's be honest, we're all just hoping to see this.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Connecticut Girl Becomes First Victim Of Mets New Policy Of Banning "Unlucky" Fans From Citi Field

The next time you head out to Citi Field you may want to call first and make sure you will be let in.  Starting today, the Mets have instituted a new policy of not allowing unlucky fans to enter Citi Field.  So what is an unlucky fan?  You all know who I'm talking about; the fan that goes to dozens of Mets games only to see them lose every single time.  If the Mets get their way, those people will no longer be allowed into the stadium.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

OK Metsblog, Here Are Your Stupid Blue Walls, Now Release My Family

For the record, I am not a fan of blue walls at Citi Field.  Personally, I think when you throw around too much blue and orange it makes everything turn purple.  Unfortunately, when Matt Cerrone & Michael Baron want something they are going to get their way.  Apparently even if it means coming to your house and taking your family hostage.  So here you go Metsblog.  Here are your blue walls, now give me back my family. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Revision To My Left Field Wall Idea

Tried to make it more realistic as per some issues that were brought up.  The seating is now a single row "monster seats" style and terminates at the Verizon "hanger door" which allows the door to still function as a double gate.  The lower doors open followed by the larger original doors.  Every thing from the other side of the door to the apple will be empty space allowing OFers to try and bring one back.

And Now Something For You Mo's Zone Haters...

You guys really seemed to like my idea for the Left Field wall so I figured I'd take a crack at the hated Mo's Zone.  Unlike the LF wall I think this can actually be accomplished at a minimum of expense.  Under this plan, the Mo's Zone gets fenced in.  The fenced in area becomes an added picnic pavillion for Mo Zone guests with either picnic tables or some kind of bleacher seating.

East Coast Rocked When Angel Pagan's Violent Hotel Room Bowel Movement Causes Earthquake

Details are still coming in to The Apple's news desk but apparently at about 1:55PM today Mets outfielder Angel Pagan disappeared into his hotel bathroom. Moments later the city of Philadelphia was hit by a major quake that was felt as far south as North Carolina and as far north as New York City.  Though many early reports said the quake originated in Virginia it is now being confirmed that the epicenter was indeed Angel Pagan's bathroom. 

Pagan has released a brief statement which simply says, "Sorry about that, America. I felt a rumble in my stomach...and I guess you did too."

So far there have been no major injuries though the government is urging citizens to light a match or two just as a precaution.

Monday, August 22, 2011

One Possible Option For Left Field At Citi

There's been a lot of talk of fences these days.  More than usual.  So I figured I'd take a stab at reconfiguring the LF fence.  While I don't really advocate adding seating in LF, here is one possible option.  The logistics of getting those people in or out of that new section are beyond me.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Nick Cannon Fails To Break Hug Record When No One Shows Up To Mets Game

Celebrity Nick Cannon was on a mission yesterday to break the world record for most hugs in one hour.  In order to do it he was going to need an area where lots of people were already gathered so a New York baseball game seemed like an obvious choice. Surely he'd get the 1,750 needed to beat the record at an event like this.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Mets Ownership Says Moving LF Fence Would Anger The Wizard Who Lives Behind It

Aside from the lack of dividers in the mens room, the left field fence is the most hotly debated part of the Mets home ballpark.  Should it be moved in? Should it be lowered? Should it be lowered and moved in?  Every Mets fan seems to have an opinion, but ownership has remained mostly quiet on the subject.  Yesterday, in an exclusive interview with The Apple, Mets owner Fred Wilpon finally broke his silence on the subject and what he had to say may surprise you.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Mets Injury News: Nimmo Injures Hand Signing Contract, Ike Cleared To Resume Spitting

On most teams, a young prospect really feels like he is part of the group just by donning the team's cap.  But when the team is the NY Mets, one is not truly an Amazin' until your name is listed on some level of disabled list.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

US Postal Service To Issue An Isringhausen 300-Save Commemorative Stamp, Asks Fans To Vote On Design

In honor of Jason Isringhausen reaching 300 saves this morning last night in San Diego, the United States Postal Service announced today that they will be releasing a special stamp to mark the occasion.  Much like the Elvis Presley stamp vote of 1992, fans are being given a choice of the design.  Fans can choose between the young skinny Izzy and the older, fatter Izzy.  Cast your vote over at the poll on the right hand side of this page.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mark Sanchez's GQ Photo is Bad...But Kevin Burkhardt's Is Worse

Sure Mark Sanchez's GQ photo shoot was cringe-inducing, but I can't believe so many of you are letting Kevin Burkhardt off the hook for his. 

With Injuries Mounting, Mets Activate Terry Collins

The fan at Citi Field who held up the sign recently saying "We lead the league in MRI's" sure had it right. From Johan to Ike Davis, from Jose Reyes to Daniel Murphy, (Angel Pagan's back spasms, etc.) the injuries just keep laying low those feisty rarely-say-die Mets.

But it's gotten so bad and there is so little succor to be had at AAA-Buffalo, (what, you expect Fernando Martinez to be healthy?) that the Mets have had to take the extraordinary step of activating their 61 year old manager Terry Collins.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Not Doing Anything Today? Come Out To Douglaston And Meet The Mets

If you don't already have plans for today, why not join me at Strawberry's Sports Grill for Douglaston Community Day.  If you can find me there I've got some Apple stickers to give out. Darren from The 7 Line will be doing his thing and there is even a rumor that Media Goon from Mets Police will make an appearance. Details here & after the break...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Young Inventor Solves Problem Of Disturbing Commercials During Mets Games

It's happened to all of us at least once. You're enjoying a Mets game on SNY minding your own business when BAM, you get blindsided by one of those over the top, overly graphic anti-smoking ads.  A lot of Mets fans have told me they turn down the sound or flip away momentarily to avoid these ads.  Well thanks to a young man from Queens, you may not have to do this anymore.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Mets Step Up Field Level Security During Half-Price Ticket Promotion

"May I see your ticket stub? You have 15 seconds to comply"
It's no secret in NY that the Mets are having a hard time drawing fans to Citi Field this season.  Despite a scrappy team of young players, fans are staying away from the ballpark in Flushing.  In hopes of coaxing more people to the ballpark the team has been offering half-priced tickets for this week's games.  Unfortunately, this kind of promotion can also have a negative effect on your season ticket holder base.  However, the Mets say they were prepared for that this time.  This is where USH-209 comes in.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

MLB Investigation Reveals Jose Reyes Injury Was Fabricated By The Mets

When Jose Reyes went on the DL with his most recent hamstring injury, many around the league speculated that the injury was in fact a fortunate turn for the Mets hopes of resigning their star shortstop.  Major League Baseball had a similar thought and launched a full investigation into the injury.  What they turned up was shocking.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Choked Up David Wright To Reporters: I Never Learned How To Run Or Slide

The game was over.  The Mets had just completed a dramatic comeback to defeat the San Diego Padres 9-8 at Citi Field.  While the players celebrated on the field, home plate umpire Marty Foster limped awkwardly back to the clubhouse to get treatment.  Injured Mets first baseman Ike Davis, watching Foster from the dugout, turned to SNY's Kevin Burkhardt and quietly said, "I know what that feels like."  Foster was the latest casualty of Mets third baseman David Wright's inability to control his body on the baseball field.  After the game, fighting back tears, Wright finally opened up about the situation.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Due To Technical Difficulties The Apple Will Be On A Short Break

In case you're wondering whats up with the lack of posts lately, I am taking a little break to handle a few technical difficulties and off the field issues.  It should only be a few days and then you can expect more fresh posts about the team "that wins half of the time...every time".

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