Sep 09

Register for playoff tickets

The Mets will have a random drawing on Mets.com for the opportunity to purchase playoff tickets at
Shea Stadium. Registration to purchase National League Division Series tickets runs through next Monday, Sept. 15.

Drawings for other rounds will be announced later.

Registration does not guarantee fans will purchase tickets, but only those who do register will have the opportunity.

Winners will be notified by e-mail on Sept. 18.

Sep 09

Burgos not the answer

For those thinking Ambiorix Burgos could be the closer next year in place of Billy Wagner, I’d guess again. He was reportedly arrested this morning for beating up his girlfriend at a hotel near Shea Stadium.

He is to be arraigned today in Queens on assault and harassment charges.

Stuff like this infuriates Fred Wilpon and I can see the Mets figuring out ways to get rid of Burgos.

Sep 09

Your first Shea memory

We are down to 12 games for Shea; a dozen opportunities to create a memory, and for some, a first memory.

Many of you have said your last good-bye to the park. Some will do so in the coming weeks.

For now, I’d like for you to tell us about your first memory of Shea. Not the most dramatic. Not the most spectacular, but your first. Was it with your dad? Maybe the Mets lost that day, who cares? Was it just going to see the park you saw on TV?

Get mushy if you want.

Sep 09

Life without Wagner ….

There a couple of ways at looking at Billy Wagner’s injury.

One, the Mets are without their closer down the stretch, but so far the committee has worked.

Two, and most importantly, they know the severity of the injury and can prepare not only for the remaining three weeks of the season and possibly the playoffs, but the next year. I never liked the waiting they did for Pedro Martinez and Orlando Hernandez (a Met trivia question), and now they are spared it with Wagner.

They don’t have him. They won’t have him next year. Fine. Now they know they need a closer. How bad would it have been had Wagner closed out the season only to blow out his elbow next year in spring training?