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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    If the Wilpons never do sell, and a similar thinking Mets fan stayed away in protest, and God forbid, passed away without ever seeing their favorite team live at home again...

    ...did he win?
    The Wilpon era Mets haven't been the same team I grew up rooting for. The laundry - only occasionally - is the same, but they've generally been bland, charmless losers. The organizational philosophy, from the top down, has been to milk and bilk the fans for as much as possible, while doing as little as necessary to piece together a contender. Lately even assembling a paper contender's been too much to bother with.

    Being a fan's a two way street. Any relationship is. If your spouse turns into a money grubbing, unfaithful parasite, would you be wrong in finally walking away after many years of abuse? Most would say no.

    Under certain circumstances I'll go. I'd like to be able to say I saw Strasburg at his peak. I have affection for many individual Mets players. If I'm given free tickets and have the time I'll go. Actually patronizing the team in any conventional way, however, sends the message fans are O.K. with the way they've been treated and how the team's been run. It invites more of the same behavior. As a result, it is wrong.

    As a former plan holder, I understand that the routine becomes a way of life. Even around 1992-3, it was difficult for me to walk away - and that was one of the hardest teams to watch you could imagine. Still, you find other enjoyable ways of spending your time. As a former plan holder yourself, I suspect you realize these people do not offer value for money. In my opinion they do not value Mets fans as customers or human beings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    If the Wilpons never do sell, and a similar thinking Mets fan stayed away in protest, and God forbid, passed away without ever seeing their favorite team live at home again...

    ...did he win?
    Tough question. Depends on how strongly he feels about the matter.
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    Related to my last question, to take such a position one would have to think about ownership quite often in the course of being a fan; while watching on TV, while listening on the radio, while thinking about games to go to. So,...

    How many folks here have the Wilpons as a constant theme in the course of being a Mets fan? Personally, I went to three games this homestand, and thought about ownership a total of about 10-15 minutes during all that time (entering the rotunda each time, the first time I saw the blue walls and other changes in person, and checking out the new food for the first time [pizza, etc.]). After that, virtually all baseball and the activity on the field. So, I wouldn't fit the definition of one whose fandom is scarred or even doomed by the Wilpons; an annoyance perhaps, but that's about it.

    Is it more serious with others? Do you go to StubHub and feel pangs of regret or outright anger that supercedes the simple joy of going to a ballgame when even thinking about buying a ticket? Squirming in your dark green seat if you ever make it to Citi that you may be contributing to the permanent downfall of an organization instead of just watching a young Met at bat? Skipping a good Shake Shack burger and getting a vendor's hot dog instead to take a stand against expensive designer food options? I'd be interested to find out how those with more severe opinions of the Wilpons translates into directly affecting or even damaging the actual experience of being a fan, and in reality who is really hurting whom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    Related to my last question, to take such a position one would have to think about ownership quite often in the course of being a fan; while watching on TV, while listening on the radio, while thinking about games to go to. So,...

    How many folks here have the Wilpons as a constant theme in the course of being a Mets fan? Personally, I went to three games this homestand, and thought about ownership a total of about 10-15 minutes during all that time (entering the rotunda each time, the first time I saw the blue walls and other changes in person, and checking out the new food for the first time [pizza, etc.]). After that, virtually all baseball and the activity on the field. So, I wouldn't fit the definition of one whose fandom is scarred or even doomed by the Wilpons; an annoyance perhaps, but that's about it.

    Is it more serious with others? Do you go to StubHub and feel pangs of regret or outright anger that supercedes the simple joy of going to a ballgame when even thinking about buying a ticket? Squirming in your dark green seat if you ever make it to Citi that you may be contributing to the permanent downfall of an organization instead of just watching a young Met at bat? Skipping a good Shake Shack burger and getting a vendor's hot dog instead to take a stand against expensive designer food options? I'd be interested to find out how those with more severe opinions of the Wilpons translates into directly affecting or even damaging the actual experience of being a fan, and in reality who is really hurting whom.
    When I was watching Tejada instead of Reyes; Cedeno at 3rd base because of lack of depth; Alderson's bullpen leak like a sieve - all panic signings done fast to divert attention from losing Reyes - I was thinking of the Wilpons.

    When sitting in my seat the batter was blocked behind a piece of plexiglass. Another reminder of the Wilpons

    While sitting in the Promenade Club due to the cold I tried looking at the field and was reminded, as you probably know, it was impossible to see the batter. Seeing the field was a non-priority in designing the place. Some other people remarked on the lousy design of the place. Naturally the subject of the Wilpons came up.

    I walked out into the upper deck food court and noted, by contrast, how carefully designed the stadium's concession areas were and how many there were. I also noted the cheapest slice of pizza was $5, and IIRC it was $10 for a foot long hot dog. More reminders of the Wilpons.

    I looked across the stadium and noted how dead the whole place felt in spite of reasonable attendance and a close game. I've noticed it before. Theories have been bounced around as to why. Bottom line: the new place somehow seems to suck a measure of energy out of the experience of watching the game. I'm not the only one that's noticed this. Could be the drab colors and drab architecture. Painting the wall only adds to the tangle of chaotic colors created by the tacked on signage. It really hasn't lifted the cloud, though. I actually reflected on how hard it must be to make such derivative, uninspired retro design look ugly... Which got me to thinking of the Wilpons again.

    As I said, there were less than 20,000 there at most. I then saw announced attendance was 34,000+, almost exactly double actual attendance. I was reminded how every bit of information from this team must be taken with a grain of salt.

    Finally, there's the hovering knowledge that if the team is ever good again ownership will use the same slimy tactics on fans as in 2008-9. This reminded me that the more easygoing current ballpark experience is a deception, and the 2009 experience - when my friend's son was asked to leave the Acela Club because they didn't want any 10 year olds standing around looking out the window - is really what this ownership is all about.


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  5. #2485
    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    The only correct way to deal with any abusive relationship is to distance yourself from it.
    I would not use the term relationship, it's a choice of spending or not spending to see a baseball game.

    You know where I stand. When Shea is rebuilt, that pile of junk in it's parking lot removed and there is new ownership, let me know.
    Until then Shea's parking lot beyond where left field was is the only toxic thing at Willets Point.

    They can keep their tickets and concessions even if free.
    Last edited by WEB; 04-12-2012 at 11:37 AM.

  6. #2486
    I noticed that the sandwiches in the Caesars club are no longer served with french fries. Too bad, the reuben with fries for 11 bucks last year was a really good deal. Also, no more Korean fried chicken. I really liked the chicken, it looks like they replaced it with a gyro and fries stand.
    Last edited by Met addict; 04-12-2012 at 07:45 PM.

  7. #2487
    I had a 6 game flex pack last season. My 'rep' just called me offering free field level seats to the Marlins series next week if I renew with another 6 pack.

    I might actually take him up on his offer since the secondary market isn't much better than what the Mets are offering and dynamic pricing isn't going to help much. I was planning on going to 6 games anyway this season.

  8. #2488
    Anyone have a print at home ticket with
    Delta club access I can view (you can obviously cross out the
    barcode) ... because someone has offered me a ticket for an
    upcoming game, and he says it includes Delta club, so I'd
    like to see what a legit one looks like so I can compare and make
    sure I'm not being scammed...

  9. #2489
    THIS SUNDAY ------

    The Mets may have a big issue on their hands come Sunday (Tom Seaver Bobblehead day)

    The forecast is for 12 hours of rain, starting in the morning. So, what are the Mets' options? A majority of the people got tickets simply for the promotion, and this is the Giants' only trip to Citi Field this year - and there's a game scheduled for Monday (so they can't make it up that night). What do the Mets do?

    -Cancel the game before the gates open?
    -Open the gates even if it looks like a rainout and allow people to get the bobbleheads?
    -Schedule the game as the early part of a DH on Monday, screwing over mostly everyone?
    -Try to reschedule for a common off day when the Giants are somewhere close (Philly)?

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    I have two tickets for Sunday's game, I'm concerned about the weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PartnerInGrime View Post
    THIS SUNDAY ------

    The Mets may have a big issue on their hands come Sunday (Tom Seaver Bobblehead day)

    The forecast is for 12 hours of rain, starting in the morning. So, what are the Mets' options? A majority of the people got tickets simply for the promotion, and this is the Giants' only trip to Citi Field this year - and there's a game scheduled for Monday (so they can't make it up that night). What do the Mets do?

    -Cancel the game before the gates open?
    -Open the gates even if it looks like a rainout and allow people to get the bobbleheads?
    -Schedule the game as the early part of a DH on Monday, screwing over mostly everyone?
    -Try to reschedule for a common off day when the Giants are somewhere close (Philly)?
    I would guess DH on Monday since the Giants don't come back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartnerInGrime View Post
    THIS SUNDAY ------

    The Mets may have a big issue on their hands come Sunday (Tom Seaver Bobblehead day)
    Unless the game is already called when I wake up Sunday AM, I will drive to the CitiField and park for free under the Whitestone Expy and get my bobblehead.

    Life is too short to worry about things one cannot control. The rain is supposed to being late afternoon Saturday.

    Cheers!
    -Doug

    p.s. - There is a single $5 Caesars Box seat on the hub. Cant' beat that for an in-the-door price... with Club access to boot.

    p.p.s - Oops! Gone in 60 seconds....

    p.p.p.s. - Sellers market today...
    Last edited by dstoffa; 04-20-2012 at 12:14 PM.
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  13. #2493
    Quote Originally Posted by mandrake View Post
    I would guess DH on Monday since the Giants don't come back.
    That would screw nearly every person who bought a ticket for Sunday for the promotion.

    If they did that, they'd have to order more bobbleheads and offer them to people with tickets who couldn't make the game. It wouldn't be fair otherwise, and they'd have a mess on their hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PartnerInGrime View Post
    That would screw nearly every person who bought a ticket for Sunday for the promotion.

    If they did that, they'd have to order more bobbleheads and offer them to people with tickets who couldn't make the game. It wouldn't be fair otherwise, and they'd have a mess on their hands.
    Fair's got nothing to do with it... Last year, they moved two Sat and Sun games against the Braves with cool promos due to Hurricane Irene at the end of August. The one game got rescheduled as part of a single admission DH and the other was played later in September. The promos didn't follow the rescheduled games, they were reassigned to other games at the end of September.
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  15. #2495
    I'm in even worse shape on this one. I used my blood drive free tix for Sunday's game. The tix say "no raincheck", would I even get to go to the makeup??

  16. #2496
    I just noticed my ticket I bought on craigslist also says no rain check. Damn.
    Guess I'll get there early in hopes the gates are open so I can at least get the Bobblehead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StadiumPage View Post
    I'm in even worse shape on this one. I used my blood drive free tix for Sunday's game. The tix say "no raincheck", would I even get to go to the makeup??
    Yes, as all tickets for Sunday would be... Unless they rescheduled to a single admission double header with the other game's tickets being valid. Then your comp ticket would become a bookmark.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StadiumPage View Post
    I'm in even worse shape on this one. I used my blood drive free tix for Sunday's game. The tix say "no raincheck", would I even get to go to the makeup??
    Considering the number of tickets that are available this season, I'd doubt they'd give you a hard time if the game is rained out & you wanted to go to another game. I think it's more a function of not giving cash refunds for comp tickets or to someone presenting a season ticket at a window (I'd imagine the credit would go directly to the account holder).

    And if a ticket agent on the phone gives you a hard time speak to a supervisor - they have more leeway to comp you.

  19. #2499
    This really stinks about the rain tomorrow. I hope they leave the gates open for a little while before calling the game so people with tickets can get a bobble if they choose. Due to my work schedule it will likely be difficult for me to go to the make up.

  20. #2500
    Quote Originally Posted by schnu View Post
    Considering the number of tickets that are available this season, I'd doubt they'd give you a hard time if the game is rained out & you wanted to go to another game. I think it's more a function of not giving cash refunds for comp tickets or to someone presenting a season ticket at a window (I'd imagine the credit would go directly to the account holder).

    And if a ticket agent on the phone gives you a hard time speak to a supervisor - they have more leeway to comp you.
    I'm not really worried about it or anything... I went today and am heading out to Denver to see the Mets on Friday and Saturday...

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