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  • Originally posted by Ralf View Post
    The Wilpons really just don't get it. Its so frustrating to watch and endure.
    I'm with you on that.
    STOP ABUSING COFFEE

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    • Originally posted by Shea1012 View Post
      So, now that the first offer has been made by the Mets, how many of you have already or will be paying up by early Decemebr?
      Spoke to my new rep today. He was firm about the Dec 4th payment for locking in to a full season (and not being able to back out), no exceptions (just like my old rep last year), so, although he said he'd scramble for the best seats he could find throughout my section, I'll probably go to partial - I keep my rep and FST's go to the "head of the line" for partials according to him. We'll see...

      I have a small amount paid towards my balance already, from some of my StubHub sales this past season going directly into my account. Unlike pre-paid playoff amounts from past years, I can apply it to any type of plan without risk of forfeiture, so that's good.

      He also told me the "early Saturday/Sunday" for FST's is likely being allowed in 3 to 3 1/2 hours early, he wasn't sure yet.

      I also asked about changes in Citi itself, re: satellite Shake Shacks, more drafts, etc. but he told me he had no idea about any of that, except of course the Club changes we already know about.

      Lastly, he expected partials info to be out in a week or so.

      That's it for now, I told him I'd keep in touch, lol.
      sigpic A different classic baseball blog https://twitter.com/behindthebagbtb

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      • Originally posted by RayNY View Post
        Haha I actually love Top Gun. One of my favorites. But I just couldn't think of any other movie that was so iconic in the 80's in all it's glorified cheesiness.
        "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

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        • Originally posted by citifaithful View Post
          Can't win. People complained ALL YEAR how bad the staircases look. I went to A LOT of games and heard that comment from friends or just overhearing other fans. I personally didn't mind all that much but could see what they meant. It felt incomplete. Now that they're putting some team colors on there, it's tacky. That's what some people have been saying all along! About staircases, especially with seats. The Wilpons are crazy and do some stupid things, no doubt. But fans give them crap for no reason fairly often. This new park represents that. Not that all complaints aren't accurate they are. But some aren't. And the staircases being orange is one thing. They're just listening to surveys and feedback. So the fans created this.

          Problem with the surveys and feedback is the majority of fans don't care enough about how the staircases look or whether or not Dwight Gooden's picture is slapped on the wall. Those surveys and feedback they get are from people who will make the Wilpon's life a living hell. Most fans are not filling out surveys. And complaining about obstructed views is one thing, but the color of a staircase is absolutely ridiculous.

          The same people who complain about the staircases are probably the ones who spend all nine innings walking around the park with a magnifying glass looking for something to complain about. (in between waiting on line for an hour to get that deliciously overpriced and highly overrated food) Watch the game!

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          • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
            No you wouldn't, 'cos you wouldn't be able to compete against the anti-trust exemption.

            The idea that pro sports is 'free market' is intensely laughable - it's as capitalist as the "companies" in Communist China. The fix is in.
            so why do you bother with it? I've heard there are other things to do in NYC.

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            • http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ball...ng_pricing.jsp
              http://citifieldofdreams.com/2009/03...ticket-prices/

              So, something like the Delta Club, that was half empty all year... the Mets only lower the prices there by about $5 per game?

              What are they smoking?

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              • I'd asked my rep if they were goign to raise the seats in the 1st row of the Promenade Reserved and got the following reply

                "I do understand your concern about the 1st Row in the Promenade Reserved. Unfortunately the space does not allow us to raise it up there because it would then affect Row 2"

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                • Originally posted by tugger View Post
                  so why do you bother with it? I've heard there are other things to do in NYC.
                  'Cos I'm a tormented Mets fan, that's why - since 1969.
                  Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                  • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ball...ng_pricing.jsp
                    http://citifieldofdreams.com/2009/03...ticket-prices/

                    So, something like the Delta Club, that was half empty all year... the Mets only lower the prices there by about $5 per game?

                    What are they smoking?
                    I took a look at the 2010 prices and pulled out some stubs from 2009 to compare.

                    On the tribute to 1969 nite, my wife and I sat in section 133 first row and the face was $84 because it was a 'gold' game. The price is the same in 2010. IMHO, not worth the price. Glorified bleacher seats.

                    On 5/27, I took my dad to a value game and since he is disabled, we sat in section 19 row 1 in Delta Club for $105. Those seats this year are reduced to $102.(big deal) Last year, to sit in the first row for a value game if you were not a DAP, the cost was $295. This year it was reduced to $250.
                    (I am not sure where the $460 platinum seats are for every game that are on the price lists, unless it is just over a few sections starting in section 16. Strange that the price is the same for value thru platinum !)
                    IMHO, the DAP seats in the front row are worth the price.

                    I took my daughter to build a bear night and sat in Bridge terrace. The face for a gold game was $54 and that is unchanged this season. IMHO, not worth the price unless you buy these seats at a huge discount and you are not forced to purchase $25 of Mets money (that is extortion)

                    Took my mom, wife and daughter to Mother's day and sat in box next to visiting dugout (also sat there in September for a value game). These are considered 'gold' seats but were priced for a DAP and their guests at $75 for value. These are now $60 for value ! IMHO, the best seats in the park for the money, but you need to accompany a DAP to sit in them.

                    If the Mets averaged 38,000 tickets sold last season, I can't imagine them averaging more than 33,000 this season at these prices. Still decent attendance, but still a hit of 400,000 tickets.

                    Up in Da Bronx, the place will be packed to the rafters with the exception of those legends disasters.

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                    • That looks horrible. It looks like the field level at Shea. Its very frustrating when you look at that and then go to the Target Field page and see how first class everything looks with that that stadium.

                      I give up!!!

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                      • @mandrake... It seems like they will lose a lot of those pre-paid customers this season... Tough to pull in 38K... Especially with prices as they will be. They are clearly tone deaf...

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                        • Originally posted by Shbmets View Post
                          That looks horrible. It looks like the field level at Shea. Its very frustrating when you look at that and then go to the Target Field page and see how first class everything looks with that that stadium.

                          I give up!!!
                          That's the problem with the Wilpons - they think a coat of paint or a paper "Lets Go Mets" on the scoreboard will satisfy the fan's desire for a stadium that reflects the team's history. They spent the most time and money on a stinkin' piece of fruit in center field that basically started out as a cheesy advertising gimmick in 1982.

                          Looking at the Target Field thread you can only gather that it was inspired by people who love the Twins and their history and are proud of it.

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                          • Originally posted by Shbmets View Post
                            That looks horrible. It looks like the field level at Shea. Its very frustrating when you look at that and then go to the Target Field page and see how first class everything looks with that that stadium.

                            I give up!!!
                            See what happens when you complain to the Mets... They go overboard and try to ruin a brand new ballpark to make it look like the toilet we left across the parking lot...

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                            • Originally posted by mandrake View Post
                              I took a look at the 2010 prices and pulled out some stubs from 2009 to compare.

                              On the tribute to 1969 nite, my wife and I sat in section 133 first row and the face was $84 because it was a 'gold' game. The price is the same in 2010. IMHO, not worth the price. Glorified bleacher seats.
                              Something I have been wondering since last year is when will the public will catch on that so many seats in CF are glorified bleachers.

                              And when will demand for them will shrivel up.

                              Then what?
                              Last edited by ribant; 11-17-2009, 12:34 PM.

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                              • Pro-Arab group rips Citi Field fete: The Hebron Fund hosting fund-raiser at home of Mets
                                BY Sergey Kadinsky
                                DAILY NEWS WRITER

                                Tuesday, November 17th 2009, 4:00 AM


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                                The first spring training game at Citi Field in the spring.

                                The bloody struggle between the Jews and Palestinians has moved to a local battleground - Citi Field.

                                A group that supports Palestinian causes is crying foul because The Hebron Fund, a Brooklyn-based organization that funds radical Jewish settlers in the West Bank city, is holding a fund-raiser Saturday at the home of the Mets.

                                The money they collect will be used to support some 700 Jews who continue to squat in the overwhelmingly Palestinian city, protected from their angry neighbors by the Israeli Army, the pro-Palestinian group says.

                                "The Palestinians have no rights," said Ethan Heitner, a spokesman for Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East. "The U.S. foreign policy and international courts consider the settlements illegal."

                                In their letter to the Mets, the group asked the organization to pull the plug on the fund-raiser, claiming that supporting the settlers contradicts the Mets' commitment "to diversity and opposition to discrimination."

                                The Mets said no - but insisted they weren't taking sides.

                                "The beliefs of organizations holding events at Citi Field do not necessarily reflect those of the New York Mets," the team said in a statement.

                                Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a staunch supporter of Jewish settlements on the West Bank, called the Mets' decision a victory.

                                "The Mets are doing the right thing," said Hikind. "For Jews not to live in Hebron is segregation. It is a city that goes back to the beginning of Judaism."

                                The Adalah-NY group plans a 12:30 p.m. protest Wednesday outside Major League Baseball's headquarters at 245 Park Ave.



                                Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/2009...#ixzz0X7nZpMKR

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