Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mets General Manager Shifts Focus To David Wright After Striking Out On Cyber Monday

Reports began surfacing Tuesday that the New York Mets have stepped up negotiations with their All-Star third baseman David Wright, offering a multi-year deal worth over 100 million dollars. But why the sudden urgency? We did a little digging and uncovered the real reason the Mets are suddenly so interested in re-signing their star player.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Mets Fans Count Their Blessings On Thanksgiving

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I asked Mets fans to put their bitterness aside for one day and tell me what things about the team they are genuinely thankful for. I received a lot of great replies. Here are some of them. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Mr. Met Explains Mets New Ticket Prices To Children

Mets Fans Speak Out on Ticket Price Increases And The All-Star Game

Last week I posted some of my frustrations with my Mets 15-Game ticket plan. I took particular exception to $63 upper deck seats for Opening Day and games vs. some team from the Bronx. The post got a huge response and I received a lot of feedback both on and off the site so I thought I would share and respond to some of it.

Jaime D. via Facebook writes: 
63 dollars for upper deck for ANY regular season game is utterly ridiculous. And this is from someone who always finds a way to get to games.

No argument here. I'm pretty sure it would have been hard to even get 63 bucks on Stubhub for last year's "marquee" tickets which carried a $36 face value.  I guess one way to beat the secondary market is to eliminate the primary market and create a ticket price equally unattractive to both scalpers and actual fans alike?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

R.A. Dickey Wins!

Congratulations to the 2012 NL Cy Young Award winner, the Mets very own R.A. Dickey. A true ace both on the mound and off the field, Dickey becomes the first knuckle ball pitcher in history to win the award. Well done, Robert Allen!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Checkmate: How The Mets Used The All-Star Game To Slip A Price Increase Past Plan Holders

As the holiday season approaches it serves as a reminder that the 2013 baseball season is only a few months away. That's right, another season of the whirling dervish of uncertainty that is Mets baseball is hurtling towards us and if you're a glutton for punishment like me this means it's time for me to get pissed about my ticket plan.

If you're a Mets 15-game plan holder like me you probably received an email this week laying out the renewal process. If you opened this email you no doubt noticed the prices have gone up. Let's do some math, shall we?

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Upcoming Events: 7 Line Calendar Release Party & Mets Food Drive

Saturday, November 10, 2012: 7 Line Calendar Release Party/Fundraiser & Canned Food Drive
For those of you lucky enough to have gasoline in your tank, why not come down to McFadden's Citi Field this Saturday night for The 7 Line's 12 Months of Orange & Blue calendar release party. In the wake of Super Storm Sandy, the event is now doubling as a fundraiser and canned food drive to benefit the victims of the devastating storm. This year The Apple is an official sponsor of the calendar so stop by and say hi if you can. Look for the giant banner!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

How To Help: Some Organizations That Need Your Help Aiding The Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

With so many people needing help right now in our area, you may be wondering how you can help. Here are some organizations that could use your help in various ways. If you know of any organization that also needs help please email me at and I will gladly spread the word. 
Red Cross donations will provide shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance to those affected by the storm. To donate, visit, call 800-Red-Cross or text the word "Redcross" to 90999 to make a $10 donation.

The New York Blood Center is urging people to donate blood for those in the New York/New Jersey area. To donate, call 800-933-2566 or visit

The Salvation Army has dozens of mobile feeding units and shelters along the East Coast that are working to serve thousands in the most heavily hit areas. Visit to donate.

Feeding America has thousands of pounds of emergency food, water and supplies in the disaster zone that it is working to distribute to the storm's victims. To donate, visit or call 800-910-5524.

AmeriCares is providing medicine and other supplies to people affected by Hurricane Sandy. To donate, visit

World Vision is distributing flood clean-up kits, personal hygiene items and emergency food
kits to people hit by the hurricane. To donate, visit

Save the Children is also working to provide relief to families and their children. Visit to donate.

Samaritan's Purse is asking for volunteers to help storm victims. To volunteer, visit their website

Island Harvest is working hard to get supplies into the hands of those who need it most on Long Island. They are in need of volunteers and supplies. Visit their website or their facebook page for more info. To make donation please call 631-873-4775 or 516-294-8528. 

If you know of any organization that also needs help please email me at or tweet me @readtheapple and I will gladly spread the word. 

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