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  • Originally posted by met_dream View Post
    The Mets could have done so much better by picking a top name to make the pizza. Grimaldi's or Spumoni Garden's would have provided a far better product. In fact, 90% of the pizzaria's in Brooklyn and Queens would have done better than this Cascarino's crap.

    And they seriously need to lower the prices.
    It's funny -- I never considered pizza to be ballpark food. I know they always had some pizza-shaped object on the menu at Shea, but it never occurred to me to get it. Probably because I eat plenty of pizza (too much, actually), but I rarely eat things like hot dogs except at a ball game or BBQ.

    It's a shame the new stuff is so substandard with so much good pizza around.

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    • I cant believe a year ago we were looking at island's pics inside citi field.
      back then i was convince Citi field would be a bandbox but i was proven wrong.
      http://good-times.webshots.com/album/564130074SOvGLc

      now to the present
      hopefully the mets can add all some of those mets pictures from the suites to the field and promenade.
      I realized after the BBF suite night that most of the people in the suites could care less about old met photos.
      I feel they should be displayed to the public all around the ballpark
      Attached Files

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      • Originally posted by Rob R View Post
        Considering that Lobel's is prime aged meat from one of the most prestigious butchers in the country...
        It has always cracked me up when high quality meats are destroyed to make a sandwich or a hamburger. Give me the steak and a bib.

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        • Originally posted by StrawberryField View Post
          I hate the "Mo Zone" that creates this artificial overhang in right....ditch the overhang! move the apple back so the outfield wall doesn't have so many ups and downs to it, or just keep the wall height the same till it reaches the apple and let it lower once it gets past it. Love Left field though.
          Ditch the overhang? Hell no! I wish they extended it further over the bullpens. I actually like RF because it's unique and it creates crazy bounces off the wall. Hate the scoreboard in RF though.

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          • Originally posted by Dishy24 View Post
            I wasn't comparing the quality of the Lobel's to the Pulled Pork at the Shake Shack. I was just using it as a SIZE comparison. For those who were not familiar with the Lobel's sandwich, I didn't want them to think it was a full size sub... just a small little round sandwich. I said it was very good.. just very overpriced for the size.
            I understand what you're saying. But, with prime, aged cuts, that's going to be expected, unless you want to pay $125 for a hero...lol. But I hear ya. If you take a look at their site, even their uncooked meats, from their butcher shop in Manhattan, is ridiculously high-priced.

            Quite honestly, I can take a choice steak and cook it in a way that you'd hardly know the difference between it and prime. Like I said, I wasn't crazy about how they cooked it at NYS, and I know I could have done better with a less expensive cut.

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            • Originally posted by myeah View Post
              It has always cracked me up when high quality meats are destroyed to make a sandwich or a hamburger. Give me the steak and a bib.
              LOL..true.See my above post. I can take a choice porterhouse for a fraction of the price of an aged prime, and make it taste as good or better. Then I can cut it up (or destroy it as you say) and have a better, meatier sandwich for $4-5 bucks.

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              • Originally posted by met_dream View Post
                The Mets could have done so much better by picking a top name to make the pizza. Grimaldi's or Spumoni Garden's would have provided a far better product. In fact, 90% of the pizzaria's in Brooklyn and Queens would have done better than this Cascarino's crap.

                And they seriously need to lower the prices.
                Holy smokes...can you imagine an L&B Spumoni Gardens Sicilian slice at either park? And, their homemade spumoni? Oh yeah. It would take 4 innings before you get to the front of the line.

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                • Originally posted by majorleads View Post
                  Ditch the overhang? Hell no!
                  The people in right field reserved might have something to say about that

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                  • Originally posted by robardin View Post
                    Good on you! I followed the same path you did but not as far, I accumulated up to 16 tickets (not counting 4 I am using myself with some friends on the Field level). I've still got 8 left, all in Prom Side in 527/528, including a pair for Saturday. The ones for Friday 7/17 are Row 3 and Row 5, and I still have no bites even selling for face on CL (and even though one of the sets is a 4-bagger). StubHub listings expire today.

                    *Sigh*
                    Friday's tickets expire on Wednesday and Saturday's tickets expire on Thursday, no?

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                    • Originally posted by johnql View Post
                      Friday's tickets expire on Wednesday and Saturday's tickets expire on Thursday, no?
                      Hard tickets for Friday expired about an hour ago. E-tickets expire tommorrow. There were about 2600 tix available this morning for Friday's show, and now its down to less than 1200.

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                      • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
                        The people in right field reserved might have something to say about that
                        What do you mean?

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                        • Originally posted by foulpole View Post
                          Hard tickets for Friday expired about an hour ago. E-tickets expire tommorrow. There were about 2600 tix available this morning for Friday's show, and now its down to less than 1200.
                          Ah ha! Forgot about the hard tickets. Thanks for the clarification.

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                          • Originally posted by grandslamsingle View Post
                            I know they always had some pizza-shaped object on the menu at Shea
                            That's a good way to describe it.
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                            Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
                            Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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                            • Originally posted by therick View Post
                              Thanks for the tips about the Promenade Club. Again, the strangest thing was a couple weeks ago when I had an Acela Club ticket, and they wouldn't let me in, and the usher said only PC ticket holders get in, not even those with higher level tickets.

                              I think when it comes to PC and the Caesars Club, it depends on the usher and/or when you go. A few weeks back, I got to the PC an hour before first pitch and got in, even though I had LF reserved seats. My friend tried to meet me in a half hour later, and called me on my cell saying he couldn't get in. He waved to me from outside the door, the usher saw us conversing and then asked to see my stub, said I had to leave and asked "how did you get in"? Uh...because there was no one at the door and I walked in....

                              I guess it's all luck. The only real draw of the PC is the air conditioning. I can live without a chopped salad...
                              WRONG. Brooklyn Brewery beer is in there and nowhere else on promenade
                              FORMERLY Section 522 Row 2; Mezz Reserved Row E

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                              • Originally posted by Shea1012 View Post
                                WRONG. Brooklyn Brewery beer is in there and nowhere else on promenade
                                Hah! I agree! The main selling point for the PC, aside from shelter from rain, is the Brooklyn Lager on tap!

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