Mets Merized Online » FREE http://metsmerizedonline.com Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:00:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.18 MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Rangers, 2:05 PM (It’s The Final Countdown!) http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/04/mmo-game-thread-mets-vs-rangers-205-pm-its-the-final-countdown.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2015/04/mmo-game-thread-mets-vs-rangers-205-pm-its-the-final-countdown.html/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 16:27:06 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=178169 dillon gee

The New York Mets wrap up their spring with a final exhibition game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington on Saturday as 2:05 PM.

The game can be seen on MLB.tv for FREE, yes that’s right, FREE. Or you can tune into WOR 710 am your radio.

Dillon Gee will start for the Mets and he’ll be opposed by lefthander Ross Detwiler for the Rangers. Sean Gilmartin and Alex Torres are also expected to pitch in the game.

Jon Niese, who was also scheduled to pitch today, will instead throw two bullpen sessions before his first start next weekend in Atlanta. The Mets southpaw said he wasn’t comfortable entering a game in relief today and asked out.

Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson was back in the lineup Friday after being hit on the knee by a pitch and leaving the game the day before. He says there’s still some swelling but he’s fine. Granderson leads all Mets regulars this spring with a .435 batting average.

New York Mets

  1. Juan Lagares, CF
  2. Curtis Granderson, RF
  3. David Wright, 3B
  4. Lucas Duda, 1B
  5. Michael Cuddyer, DH
  6. John Mayberry Jr., LF
  7. Wilmer Flores, SS
  8. Anthony Recker, C
  9. Danny Muno, 2B

Texas Rangers

  1. Leonys Martin, CF
  2. Elvis Andrus, SS
  3. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  4. Mitch Moreland, 1B
  5. Ryan Rua, LF
  6. Nomar Mazara, DH
  7. Carlos Corporan, C
  8. Adam Rosales, 3B
  9. Rougned Odor, 2B

This is it baby… The Mets are off on Sunday then start the regular season on Monday against the Nationals in the nation’s capital. It’s The Final Countdown!

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MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2013/07/mlb-all-star-twitter-contest-win-a-25-itunes-gift-card-for-your-pics.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2013/07/mlb-all-star-twitter-contest-win-a-25-itunes-gift-card-for-your-pics.html/#comments Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:08:43 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=124627 mets-all-star-game

In conjunction with the 2013 All Star Game, fans are invited to share their love of the All Star Game by submitting a TwitPic, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #iTunesMLB.

Pictures can include pics from a past game, this year’s tickets, a collection of their All-Star gear, a picture in front of the apple statues around NYC, etc.

Contest runs from now till 7/17 and 5 random winners will score a $25 iTunes gift cards and downloads from the MLB Store on iTunes (http://www.itunes.com/MLB).

Don’t forget to include the hashtag:

#iTunesMLB

Also, the following FREE episodes from MLB Productions are being offered for a limited time only.

  • “The Best of the Home Run Derby,”
  • “This Week in Baseball” Season 1 – 2 Episodes (#108  &  #109)
  • “Prime 9: All-Star Moments.”

Download them today from the iTunes store http://www.itunes.com/MLB  and upload them to your iPad, iPhone or iTouch.

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And The Mystery Met Is… http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/09/and-the-mystery-met-is.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/09/and-the-mystery-met-is.html/#comments Fri, 14 Sep 2012 04:02:30 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=95991 WHO AM I?

CAN YOU NAME THIS METS PLAYER?

You get one hint…

He once led the Majors in Strikeouts per Nine Innings (K/9) as a Met when he was 22 years old.

IT’S SID FERNANDEZ!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO JOHN DORN!

John was one of three fans who answered correctly out of 46 different entries!

John will get a a FREE T-Shirt and a FREE pair of tickets to see the New York Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at beautiful Citi Field on Wednesday, September 19th courtesy of our friends at Seat Crew!

Seatcrew.com is the ONLY online ticket marketplace that features NO FEES for buyers or sellers!

THANKS TO ALL WHO PLAYED ALONG!

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Congratulations To These Five Awesome Mets Fans! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/08/congratulations-to-these-five-awesome-mets-fans.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/08/congratulations-to-these-five-awesome-mets-fans.html/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2012 04:13:20 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=89590 CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE 5 WINNERS!

1. Mike A. from East Northport, NY

2. Ryan M. from Knoxville, TN

3, Anna D. from Port Washington, NY

4. Gregg R. from Fort Lauderdale, FL

5. Dan V. from Manassas, VA

The five of you have shown yourselves to be the best of the best and true die-hard Mets fans! :-)

Your Brand New DVD’s will be shipped out to you by A&E Entertainment this week.

Thanks for playing and supporting out site!

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A&E Home Video Presents

New York Mets Baseball’s Greatest Games

Johan Santana’s 2012 No-Hitter

It only took 8,020 games, but the Mets finally have a no-hitter! On 6/01/12 Johan Santana became the first player in Mets franchise history to ever accomplish this remarkable feat. Now relive every moment of this instant classic on DVD.

On June 1, 2012 at Flushing’s Citi Field, ace Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history when he blanked the St. Louis Cardinals and shocked Mets fans on a magical, unforgettable night.

Featuring close calls, gutty pitches and terrific defense, this Friday night thriller takes a prominent place as one of the greatest moments in Mets history.

This month, Major League Baseball Productions and A&E Networks Home Entertainment will anoint it as such when they release BASEBALL’S GREATEST GAMES: NEW YORK METS FIRST NO-HITTER.

Re-live all the excitement of Santana’s 8-strikeout tour de force with this classic game on DVD. Direct from the Major League Baseball archives, this extraordinary television broadcast includes the historic and masterful pitching performance of Santana, an unforgettable baseball game 50 years in the making.

SPECIAL BONUS: A special audio feature allows fans to watch the television broadcast and listen to the Mets Radio Network announcer Howie Rose!

A must-have for Mets fans everywhere, it will be available at Mets.com, and will be in stores, including the Mets Team Store. Buy your copy now for only $12.95 or….

WIN A FREE JOHAN SANTANA NO-HITTER DVD

HERE ON METS MERIZED ONLINE!

MMO is pleased to announce that we have 5 Brand New copies of this OFFICIAL MLB and A&E DVD that commemorates Johan Santana’s amazing feat in all its glory!

I will be giving three of them away here on our site, and two of them on our Twitter @Metsmerized. So if you’re not following us on Twitter yet, now may be a great time to join the 4,100 Mets fans that already do. ;-)

So lets give away three copies to whomever emails us the correct answer to the following two questions:

1.  Before Johan Santana threw his No-Hitter, who was the last National League East pitcher to toss one?

2. What players made the first and last outs in Santana’s historic and memorable Mets classic?

  • This is a ONE-DAY ONLY CONTEST…
  • Only one email entry per contestant…
  • Include your full name and shipping info…
  • You must answer both questions correctly…
  • Deadline for entering is 10:00 PM Tonight..
  • Three winners to be randomly chosen at 11:00 PM tonight…
  • Winners will be contacted tomorrow morning…

EMAIL US AT GETMETSMERIZED@AOL.COM

Congratulations to the three lucky winners!

During tonight’s game we will also be giving away two more copies on our Twitter Page. Follow us at @Metsmerized.

THE ORIGINAL AND #1 METS FANSITE ON THE WEB!

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Gotham Baseball Winter Issue Is Here! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/01/gotham-baseball-winter-issue-is-here.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/01/gotham-baseball-winter-issue-is-here.html/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2012 20:16:23 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=69962

My good buddy Mark Healey, who does an incredible job running Baseball Digest, together with Joseph Lara, have just released the latest edition of Gotham Baseball magazine.

The issue is packed with great articles ranging from the aftermath of Jose Reyes leaving to the impending return of Mets ace Johan Santana and a wide variety of other interesting reads that will keep you busy until pitchers and catchers report.

You will also find some excellent features on Jorge Posada and C.C. Sabathia, suggested Hot Stove reading, and even a great piece entitled “For the Love of the Game” that features Edgardo Alfonzo and Carl Everett among others.

The best part is that it’s all FREE and available to read online…

Click here and enjoy!

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Mets Home Opener Trivia Contest! Five Lucky Winners! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/04/48070.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/04/48070.html/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2011 18:30:38 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=48070 Time for another Mets Trivia Contest to celebrate today’s Home Opener at Citi Field…

WE ARE GIVING AWAY FIVE FREE BOOKS!

162-0: Imagine a Mets Perfect Season

A brand new release by author Howie Karpin that just came out this week and includes a foreword by David Wright. It imagines the unimaginable by bringing to life 162 of the best and most memorable Mets wins in franchise history. Need I say more?

The book is aptly organized into monthly chapters from April to October plus a chapter for the post season.

Each chapter includes a month full of the Mets’ most memorable wins!

162-0 is every Mets fan’s dream come true. Imagine an entire season in which the Mets never lose. No blowouts, no midseason slumps, and no heartbreaking losses to division rivals. Just 162 of the greatest victories in Mets history or in other words, the perfect season!

WE ARE GIVING AWAY 5 FREE COPIES!

162-0: Imagine a Mets Perfect Season

Just answer these three questions correctly and if you’re entry is one of five chosen from all the correct entires, you will win a FREE copy of this must-have book!

1. What starting pitcher started the most ”Home Openers” for the Mets?

2. What were the most runs the Mets ever scored in a “Home Opener” and who did they beat?

3. How many shutout victories have the Mets had during their “Home Opener”?

Email your answers to us at:

Only one entry per email address is allowed, and be sure to include “Get Metsmerized!” in the subject line. Your email entry must be received by 11:00 PM EST on Friday night That is tonight!

Five winning entries will be randomly selected and announced tomorrow or after they have been contacted.

We want to thank Howie Karpin and Triumph Books for allowing us to participate in this wonderful promotion.

You Can Buy “162-0″ Now By Clicking This Link!

Thank You for supporting Mets Merized Online, the Ultimate Mets Fansite!

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162-0 Imagine A Mets Perfect Season – We’re Giving Away Five FREE Copies! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/03/162-0-imagine-a-mets-perfect-season-were-giving-away-five-free-copies.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/03/162-0-imagine-a-mets-perfect-season-were-giving-away-five-free-copies.html/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:24:12 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=46272

Update #2: So far we have 221 people who entered and 41 correct entries. The deadlin for entering is 11 PM tonight and we will choose five winners and announce them on Friday! 

Thanks to Susan Rose for sending us a picture of the Billy Joel DVD she won from MMO last week! I love these pics our winners are sending in!

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It’s time for another great Mets Merized Online Free Giveaway Contest and this time we are going completely bonkers as we are giving away not one, but FIVE FREE BOOKS! 

162-0: Imagine a Mets Perfect Season

A brand new release by author Howie Karpin that just came out this week and includes a foreword by David Wright. It imagines the unimaginable by bringing to life 162 of the best and most memorable Mets wins in franchise history. Need I say more? 

The book is aptly organized into monthly chapters from April to October plus a chapter for the post season. Each chapter includes memorable wins that took place in the corresponding month. (That was genius by the way.)

162-0 is every Mets fan’s dream come true. Imagine an entire season in which the Mets never lose. No blowouts, no midseason slumps, and no heartbreaking losses to division rivals. Just 162 of the greatest victories in Mets history or in other words, the perfect season!

WE ARE GIVING AWAY 5 FREE COPIES!

162-0: Imagine a Mets Perfect Season

Just answer these three questions correctly and if you’re entry is one of five chosen from all the correct entires, you will win a FREE copy of this must-have book!

1. Only one Mets player wore uniform No. 62 in a regular season game. Who was it?

2. Which Met often went by the nickname, “The Hammer”?

3. When R.A. Dickey pitched his complete game one-hit shutout last season, which player got the only hit off of him?

Email your answers to us at:

Only one entry per email address is allowed, and be sure to include “Get Metsmerized!” in the subject line. Your email entry must be received by 11:00 PM EST on Thursday night. Five winning entries will be randomly selected and announced on Friday.

We want to thank Howie Karpin and Triumph Books for allowing us to participate in this wonderful promotion.

You Can Buy “162-0″ Now By Clicking This Link!

Thank You for supporting Mets Merized Online, your Ultimate Mets Fansite!

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New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History – We Have A Winner! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/03/new-york-mets-the-complete-illustrated-history-we-have-a-winner.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/03/new-york-mets-the-complete-illustrated-history-we-have-a-winner.html/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2011 15:25:32 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=45809 Congratulations to Dave Jennings of Watertown, CT who won himself a FREE edition of this wonderful new book spanning the 50 year history of the New York Mets!

Dave was one of 67 entires that answered correctly from the over 200 responses we received. I’m going to have to make these contests harder in the future! ;-)

 SHE‘S METSMERIZED!

Here is a picture of Kristina who posted a picture of her FREE Jose Reyes signed baseball on Twitter a few days ago.

Tomorrow will be a very special treat as we raffle off 10 MORE FREE METS BOOKS!!! That’s right, TEN!

Original Post 3/8 8:00 PM

WIN A FREE METS BOOK!

New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History

This is a wonderful new hard-covered book that pays tribute to the New York Mets in a brilliant and Amazin’ way by celebrated Mets author and historian, Matthew Silverman.

The book covers the team from its formative years and never misses a beat as it brings to life the miracle of 1969 and the glory of 1986. No stone is left unturned as Silverman goes into the Players, Managers, Owners, Broadcasters and even a nostalgic look at much of the Memorabilia over our rich history.

Complemented by more than 300 photographs of players, game scenes, stadiums, fans, bobblehead dolls, programs, scorecards, and other assorted memorabilia, as well as an appendix of the New York Mets all-time records, New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History, is the book every Mets fan will want to own.

The book is a true treasure and I encourage all of you to get a copy for yourself and relive all of the memorable moments of the first five decades of the Orange and Blue.

WIN A FREE COPY OF THE

New York Mets: The Complete Illustrated History

Just answer these five questions and you can win a FREE copy of this must-have book! 

1. Who was the first Met player voted to start in an ALL Star Game?

2. Who was the last Mets pitcher to win both games of a double header?

3. Who had the game winning hit on Opening Day in 1983, but never played in another MLB game after that?

4. Which team did the Mets beat in 1962 for their first ever win and who was the winning pitcher?

5. Who was the only Mets player to hit a home run into the upper deck of Shea Stadium?

Email your answers to us at:

♦  Only one entry per email address is allowed, and be sure to include “Free Mets Book” in the subject line!

♦  Your emails must be received by 11:00 PM EST on Thursday night!

♦  Winning entry will be randomly selected and announced on Friday.

We want to thank Matt Silverman and Quayside Publishing for allowing us to participate in this wonderful promotion. By the way, we will have a dozen more FREE book giveaways all month long.

If you’d rather buy your own copy now and help our site out as well, you can get one for under twenty bucks right here!

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FREE 3 DVD Blu-ray Set of Billy Joel: Live At Shea Stadium! Enter Our Mets Trivia Contest! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/03/free-3-dvd-blu-ray-set-of-billy-joel-live-at-shea-stadium-enter-our-mets-trivia-contest.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/03/free-3-dvd-blu-ray-set-of-billy-joel-live-at-shea-stadium-enter-our-mets-trivia-contest.html/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2011 00:00:52 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=45416 WIN A FREE CD/DVD BLU-RAY SET OF

BILLY JOEL: LIVE AT SHEA STADIUM – THE CONCERT!

Just answer the following five questions correctly and you can win one of the most highly anticipated music releases of the year! 

1. What Mets player hit the last home run at Shea Stadium?

2. What Mets pitcher tossed the last complete game shutout at Shea Stadium?

3. What future Hall of Famer named his son after Shea Stadium?

4. When the Beatles invaded Shea Stadium in 1965, what hit song did they open with?

5. What Grammy winning recording artist was signed by Steve Phillips and received a Spring Training invitation?

Email your answers to us at:

♦  Only one entry per email address is allowed, and be sure to include “Billy Joel” in the subject line!

♦  Your emails must be received by 11:00 PM EST on Thursday night!

♦  Winning entry will be randomly selected and announced on Friday.

We want to thank Billy Joel, Sony and BillyJoel.com for allowing us to participate in this wonderful promotion!

Live At Shea Stadium contains two and a half hours of hits and album favorites, featuring special guests Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Garth Brooks, John Mayer, John Mellencamp, Steven Tyler and Roger Daltrey. It captures the music and memories of a generation.

CD Disc 1 – Track Listing
1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
2. My Life                  
3. Summer, Highland Falls
4. Everybody Loves You Now
5. Zanzibar
6. New York State Of Mind (with Tony Bennett)
7. Allentown
8. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
9. She’s Always A Woman
10. Goodnight Saigon
11. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
12. Shameless (with Garth Brooks)
13. This Is The Time (with John Mayer)
14. Keeping The Faith

CD Disc 2 – Track Listing
1. Captain Jack
2. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
3. The River Of Dreams/A Hard Day’s Night
4. We Didn’t Start The Fire
5. You May Be Right                  
6. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
7. Only The Good Die Young
8. I Saw Her Standing There (with Paul McCartney)
9. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
10. Piano Man
11. Let It Be (with Paul McCartney)

DVD / Blu-Ray – Track Listing
1. Prelude/Angry Young Man
2. My Life
3. Summer, Highland Falls
4. Everybody Loves You Now
5. Zanzibar
6. New York State Of Mind (with Tony Bennett)
7. Allentown
8. The Ballad Of Billy The Kid
9. She’s Always A Woman
10. Goodnight Saigon
11. Miami 2017 (Seen The Lights Go Out On Broadway)
12. Shameless (with Garth Brooks)
13. This Is The Time (with John Mayer)
14. Keeping The Faith
15. Captain Jack
16. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
17. The River Of Dreams/A Hard Day’s Night
18. We Didn’t Start The Fire
19. You May Be Right
20. Scenes From An Italian Restaurant
21. Only The Good Die Young
22. I Saw Her Standing There (with Paul McCartney)
23. Take Me Out To The Ballgame
24. Piano Man
25. Let It Be (with Paul McCartney)

DVD/BLU-RAY BONUS PERFORMANCES
Walk This Way (with Steven Tyler)
My Generation (with Roger Daltrey)
Pink Houses (with John Mellencamp)

On Sale March 8. For more information or to pre-order this Amazin’ CD/DVD set go to BillyJoel.com.

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Get Ready For Some FREE Mets Give-Aways! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/02/get-ready-for-some-free-mets-give-aways.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/02/get-ready-for-some-free-mets-give-aways.html/#comments Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:02:07 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=45076 It was a heck of a year for Mets Merized Online in 2010, and we are already off to an even bigger year in 2011. It’s been about 10 months since the last time I shared some information about MMO, and I’m very excited to share some of our year end and current stats with you.

In 2010, we tallied over 30 million page views for the year and averaged over 10,000 unique users per day. Our readers are among the most interactive in the Mets blogosphere and they truly love to discuss and debate the Mets. We had over a quarter million comments on MMO last year.

So far in 2011, we are still growing exponentially and are now averaging 131,417 daily page views, from over 11,500 unique users each day. If those averages hold, and I believe they will, we can surpass 50 million page views in 2011. Wow!

Those are remarkable numbers for a fan site that basically covers just one team. We now have 2,839 followers on Twitter –  doubling in size from a year ago, and we added 500 new friends on Facebook last year.

By now you must have noticed how much faster the site loads. That’s because we have outgrown the shared hosting and virtual servers we’ve used since 2006 and have now splurged for a dedicated server for 2011. Yes, it’s a costly proposition for us each month, but you’re all worth it and your donations keep this site chugging along. We are happy to say that we haven’t had our site crash once since January 1st. It’s a wonderful feeling, after experiencing over a dozen crashes in November and December alone due to traffic spikes of 5,000 or more users at the same time.

To grow as big as we have. and to have done it without the benefit of a large corporate sponsor or giant blog network is a testament to our commitment to delivering all Mets opinions regardless of how popular or unpopular they may be, and always keeping our content fair and balanced. Our goal has always been to represent the entire fanbase and not just a segment of it. When you go to a ball game, they don’t separate the young and the old, the saber and non saber, or the optimists from the pessimists. We roll the same way here at MMO.

We go into a new baseball season with some great new bloggers like Jim Mancari, Craig Lerner, Ben Yoel, Brandon Butler, Robert Knapel and Clayton Collier who will add even more depth and diversity. They join a solid lineup that includes notable Mets bloggers like Taryn Cooper, Ed Leyro, Joe Spector, Stephen Hanks, Rob Johnson, Michael Branda and Rob Silverman, just to name a few. They keep our site constantly updated with unique and original content, and compelling dialog.

Our lifeblood is you - our Amazin’ readers. You keep this site alive with non-stop interaction and the most engaging debates you won’t see anywhere else. That’s the beauty of our community. Our rich diversity in opinions reflects the passion of an “entire” fanbase and not just “a part” of it. We are truly Metsmerized!

On behalf of everybody at MMO, I want to thank all of you for your tremendous support this past year. I am so honored and privileged to be part of a Mets fan site that is supported by some of the most passionate, knowledgeable and articulate fans in the Mets Blogosphere. You have helped transform a simple fan site into a thriving Mets community that continues to grow each day, and I can’t thank you enough for that.

As a way of saying thank you, we will be giving away some Amazin’ Mets Prizes all week long beginning later today!

We have a few great contests lined up and all of you will get a chance to win some great Mets Prizes including some autographed baseballs from the players, Mets caps, some great Mets books and cool Mets merchandise, and several gift certificates and discount coupons to some of the best Mets eateries in the city!

It’s our way of saying thank you for all of your tremendous support!

Lets Go Mets!

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Cool Mets Stuff, Bobby Jones, Best Mets Ticket Plans Ever! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/02/cool-mets-stuff-bobby-jones-best-mets-ticket-plans-ever.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/02/cool-mets-stuff-bobby-jones-best-mets-ticket-plans-ever.html/#comments Thu, 10 Feb 2011 16:38:29 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=44205

That’s the the new locker plate design that the Mets are rocking down in Port St. Lucie this Spring. Pretty cool looking design for our boys… Thanks to the New York Mets for sharing it on their Twitter feed.

They also reminded us of one of the all-time great Mets moments:

Happy Birthday to RHP Bobby Jones! Remember when he tossed a one-hitter in Game 4 of the 2000 NLDS vs. the Giants?

Uhhh, yeah, how can any of us ever forget that game!

Damn you Jeff Kent for taking that no-hitter away from us! As a former Met he must have known just how deeply that 5th inning double stung for all of us Mets fans. (And Bobby Jones too I would imagine!)

Yesterday, the Mets sent us out a press release announcing their brand new ticket plans aptly named, Flex Packs.

Mets Flex Packs provide fans access to games of their choice before single-game tickets go on sale.  Flex Pack holders will also receive access to potential postseason games at Citi Field.

Fans can build their Flex Packs in three ways:

  • Five-Game Packs consist of one game of your choice within the “Marquee” pricing designation, two “Classic” games, and two “Value” games.  Fans will also receive a bonus “Value” game of their choice.  Packs start at $99 per seat.
  • 11-Game Packs consist of one game of your choice within the “Marquee” pricing designation, four “Premium” games, three “Classic” games, and three “Value” games.  Fans will also receive a bonus “Premium” game of their choice.  Packs start at $243 per seat.
  • 17-Game Packs consist of one game of your choice within the “Marquee” pricing designation, six “Premium” games, five “Classic” games, and five “Value” games.  Fans will also receive a bonus “Marquee” game of their choice.  Packs start at $360 per seat.

The Press Release also said that each plan comes with a FREE Bonus Game as well as your choice of either an Opening Day or Subway Series ticket!

Starting at just $99 bucks, these Flex Packs just might be their best ticket plans ever. Go to Mets.com or call them at (718) 507-TIXX.

Support your team! – Lets Go Mets!

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An Idea For A New And Very Cool Mets Promotion http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/12/an-idea-for-a-new-and-very-cool-mets-promotion.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/12/an-idea-for-a-new-and-very-cool-mets-promotion.html/#comments Tue, 28 Dec 2010 19:00:59 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=40573 Sorry for my infrequent posting in the past few weeks, but lately it’s been a real struggle to try and find something worth writing about without sounding a tad bit redundant.

That said, I recently had an opportunity to think about a discussion I had during a Christmas dinner a few years ago with one of my cousins. No doubt, this thought was spurred on by a recent post by Greg Pomes about bringing back Old Timers Day, an idea whose time has come again, and one I whole-heartedly support.

Anyway, the topic of conversation was how boring some of these Mets promotions had become lately and that we needed to jazz things up a little. It was then that a light bulb went off in my head and an incredible idea for an amazing promotion started to come to fruition.

How would you love to go to Citi Field some day or night and see the Buffalo Bisons or the Binghamton Mets take the field?

How awesome would it be to actually see some of the top prospects we always hear about, actually playing before our very eyes at Citi Field?

We could call it something silly like “Meet The “Other” Mets”, or why not bring back that classic slogan, “Take Your Kids Out To See Our Kids”. (We know the Mets love their slogans!)

I think fans would be absolutely thrilled with the promotion, and I don’t believe it would be that difficult for the Mets to set it up and pull it off either.

You can pick one weekend in June or July when the Mets are on the road, and have one of our minor league affiliates play a regular three-game series with Citi Field as their home park.

It would be a great way to increase revenue while the Mets are on the road, and also put that brand spanking new ballpark to some additional use in the process.

You could even leave ticket prices the same as they are for regular Mets games, that way not only can you reimburse our affiliates handsomely for their troubles, but you should have plenty left over to donate to a charity like the Make A Wish Foundation, or one of the Mets official charities.

How stoked would the fans be to see Captain Kirk making a diving grab in centerfield, Reese Havens lashing a double down the left field line, Matt Harvey striking out the side, or Alderin Rodriguez launching one into the Pepsi Porch?!

Also look at it from the players perspectives; they get a chance to walk out onto a Major League field and get a small taste of what it would be like to fulfill their lifelong dreams. How’s that for motivation!

You want more???

How about this…

As an additional part of the promotion, lets get one of our sponsors to fund a fantastic give-away that will truly mark the memorable occasion and also become an immediate Mets collectors item; FREE Baseball Card Team Sets for the first 15,000 fans! (Hello Upper Deck and Topps - are you reading?)

Bring the mascots too!

A promotion such as this one would really tighten the bond between the team and their loyal and loving fans.

There is so much you can do with this and so many different ways you can run with it and the best part is that the fan enthusiasm for it, will be all you need to fuel the marketing aspects of it.

I have no doubt that this can become the Mets promotion that launched a thousand tweets (and blogs), and all of them 100% positive!

You can choose one affiliate each year and rotate them… Instead of a three-game series you can have three different affiliates playing one game each that weekend… Or you can have each affiliate each play one three-game series each month when the Mets are on the road… The possibilities are endless, the benefits are immeasurable, and fan enthusiasm would be unrivaled. I wouldn’t be surprised if other Major League teams soon followed suit.

So what do you say Fred and Jeff?

Can you contact us and let us know that you’ll at least consider the idea?

I truly believe that with this promotion, you could really knock it out of the park… and yes, even in Citi Field….

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Win Subway Series Tickets! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/06/win-subway-series-tickets.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/06/win-subway-series-tickets.html/#comments Mon, 14 Jun 2010 18:04:44 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=29028 Hey Mets fans, here’s a chance to win yourselves a pair of FREE tickets for the Friday, June 18 th Subway Series game at Yankee Stadium.

Head on over to our good friends Lisa and Jon at the Subway Squawkers for more details.

The rules are simple, and the contest sounds like great fun, and while you’re there, stick around and check out their amazing site.

Oh, and if you’re not following them already, make sure you add them on Twitter and follow them of their Facebook.

The contest will end at 11:59 p.m. on today, Monday, June 14, so act fast.

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ONLY ONE MORE WEEK TO WIN A FREE FATHEAD!!! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/04/only-one-more-week-to-win-a-free-fathead.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/04/only-one-more-week-to-win-a-free-fathead.html/#comments Sat, 24 Apr 2010 18:22:23 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=24996 Last week, I was contacted by Smile.ly at www.smile.ly which is a social media community that promotes brand awareness and allows you to receive free products and then give your opinion about them. They also offer some pretty cool contests and prizes, and it’s a great place for bloggers to get product to review for their readers.

They gave me some information to share with MMO about a contest and promotion that Fathead is running for the 2010 baseball season. They will be giving away one MLB Junior Fathead daily for 30 days at fathead.com/sweepstakes/mlb plus the chance to win a $500 Fathead gift certificate at the end of the promotion. But it gets better for readers of MMO!

WIN A FREE FATHEAD JR. WORTH $39.99

To help drive traffic to this great Fathead promotion, Smile.ly is joining forces with Mets Merized Online and we are going to give you the chance to win a FREE FATHEAD JUNIOR!  Enter to win a Fathead Junior worth $39.99 by emailing MMO at GetMetsmerized@aol.com with your full name, mailing address, and the correct answer to the following three questions:

1. Which four Mets players currently have their own Fatheads?

2. Who did Ike Davis drive in when he collected his first Major League RBI?

3. Who was the last Met to win the Rookie of the Year award?

Quantities are limited so act fast, and remember the promotion ends on April 30th. After that, you’ll have to pay $40 bucks just like everybody else.

A Special Offer for MMO Readers!

While your checking out all the great Mets merchandise at Fathead.com, here’s an opportunity to save even more on your Mets memorabilia. Receive 15% off your next Fathead purchase when you use coupon code SML15C or you can get Free Shipping using the coupon code SMLSHP1. This special offer is valid only at Fathead,com.

Checkout Smile.ly where you can win free products!

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If You Like Ike, You’ll Love These New Buttons! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/03/if-you-like-ike-youll-love-these-new-buttons.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2010/03/if-you-like-ike-youll-love-these-new-buttons.html/#comments Sun, 07 Mar 2010 18:19:29 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/?p=22155 A little over 50-something years ago, “I Like Ike” buttons were as popular as MTV was in the Eighties and grunge was in the Nineties.

With the ever-growing popularity of Mets prospect Ike Davis, a resurgence of those “I Like Ike” buttons have made their way across the Mets blogosphere. And while they’re kind of interesting and somewhat nostalgic, they don’t scream METSMERIZED like these do!

Away with those old relics and cast your eyes on these beauties courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Metsmerized!

They are FREE for all you of to use on your sites, home pages, Twitter, Myspace or whatever your heart desires. Knock yourself out and plaster your walls with them if you so desire…

You can get the codes to these and many more of our Amazin’ Buttons by heading over to our “one-of-a-kind” Exclusive Graphics Pages and selecting “Buttons”.

Or for those of you strapped for time, just click here.

We love you guys and please keep those graphics requests coming in!

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WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE THE NEW YORK METS! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2007/07/win-free-tickets-to-see-the-ne.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2007/07/win-free-tickets-to-see-the-ne.html/#comments Sun, 01 Jul 2007 14:38:47 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/wordpress/?p=1487 Mets Merized is doing it again!

We are giving away another pair of FREE Mets Tickets as part of our 4th of July Grand Slam Ticket Giveaway!

Win two tickets to see the Washington Nationals take on the New York Mets at Shea on Monday, Septemeber 24.

All you need to do is correctly answer the following questions and post both of your answers in our comments right here at myspace.com/MetsMerized.

At 8:00 PM tonight, we will randomly choose a winner from all the correct entires, and announce that winner tomorrow morning!

Answer the following questions:

1. Last season Carlos Beltran hit 3 Grand Slams, who was the last Met to accomplish that feat prior to that?

2. This Met hit the first Grand Slam ever hit in Coors Field?

POST YOUR ANSWERS HERE! 

Good Luck and everyone enjoy the game today as the Mets look to complete a sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies!

We will contact the winner through their Myspace page tomorrow morning!

LETS GO METS!!!

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Mets Merized Is Giving Away FREE METS TICKETS! Guess Who This Mets Player Is! http://metsmerizedonline.com/2007/04/mets-merized-is-giving-away-free-mets-tickets-guess-who-this-mets-player-is.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2007/04/mets-merized-is-giving-away-free-mets-tickets-guess-who-this-mets-player-is.html/#comments Sun, 15 Apr 2007 20:28:34 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/wordpress/?p=1438 Here is your chance to win a pair of FREE TICKETS to see the Mets play against the Florida Marlins on Monday, April 30th!

During our first two Mets Tickets Contests, we asked you questions about the 2006 Mets. This time we will take you back to the magical season of 1986. Here goes…

I was born in 1962 in Honolulu, Hawaii. I broke into the major leagues at age 20 with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1983 and was traded to the Mets soon after. In 1986 I started 31 games for the New York Mets and went 16-6 with a 3.52 ERA. I also had a career high of 200 strikeouts that season and was elected to my very first All Star Game. During Game 7 of the World Series that season, I came out of the bullpen and retired seven straight Red Sox hitters including four by strikeouts. Who am I?

We hope you have fun with this!

Enter your answer right here by leaving a comment on this blog. Make sure you include your URL or your name so that we can contact you if you win. A winner will be randomly chosen from all the correct answers received. Deadline for submitting your answers will be 12:00 PM EST on Monday.

We hope you think of Mets Merized whenever you need tickets to see the Mets or any other sporting event or concert!

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Mets Merized Is Giving Away Tickets To The Phillies Series! Who Started On Second Base Last Year On Opening Day? http://metsmerizedonline.com/2007/04/mets-merized-is-giving-away-tickets-to-the-phillies-series-who-started-on-second-base-last-year-on-opening-day.html/ http://metsmerizedonline.com/2007/04/mets-merized-is-giving-away-tickets-to-the-phillies-series-who-started-on-second-base-last-year-on-opening-day.html/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2007 01:39:18 +0000 http://metsmerizedonline.com/wordpress/?p=1431  

Mets Merized is doing it again! We are giving away another pair of FREE Mets Tickets! Win tickets to the Philadelphia Series on Thursday April 12th!

Answer the following question:

Who was the Mets Starting Second Baseman Last Season On Opening Day?

Comment on this blog with your answer and we will choose one of the correct answers tomorrow morning. Make sure to include your email address so we can contact you. Or check back on this blog tomorrow to see if you won!

In Game Analysis: Julio Franco just pinch hit for John Maine who pitched an absolute gem tonight in St. Louis. Maine shutout the Cardinals for 7 solid innings.

Carlos Beltran homered twice and Jose Reyes added a homerun himself as the Mets are routing the Cardinals 10-0 as we head into the 8th inning.

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