Yes I know there are many Mets fans out there with boiling blood because of the perceived inactivity of the Mets on both the free agent and trade markets.
I say if you want to see blood spill, donate your own two weeks from now .
As per the Flushing Flash newsletter
The Mets will host their annual Winter Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center on Thursday, January 6th, 2011 in Citi Field’s Caesars Club from 10am to 5pm (Donors should enter through the Hodges VIP Entrance). Donors must be 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 lbs and be in good health. Each donor will receive a pair of tickets to a 2011 Mets home game during the month of April. Bring ID with photo or signature. Patrons may use parking lot G at the corner of 126th Street and Roosevelt Avenue. Call 1-800-933-BLOOD for more information.
What could be a better present to give in this during this time of good will towards men. yes you will get two free ducats to a Mets game in April. But what is even better is that you will be giving the gift of hope and possibly life to a person who needs it most.
So I ask of you to come down on January 6th – hell bring a friend or seven or eight to help keep the tri state areas blood supply at full capacity. Just remember you would want someone to give that gift to you if you were in need.
And with that said… HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!
Mets alumni celebrating birthdays today are :
Mets spot starter/ middle reliever from ’65-’66, Rob Gardner is 66 today (1944).
Reserve catcher from the ’04 team, Tom Wilson is 40 (1970) .
Reserve outfielder from the ’07 team, Chip Ambres is 31(1979) .
Sadly on this day in ’08 , baseball lost one of it’s most colorful personalities when one time Mets, Rangers and Pirates Pitcher, Dock Ellis passed away. He will always be remembered for allegedly throwing a no-hitter while under the influence of L.S.D.
New York Mets signed free agent third baseman, Mike Cubbage of the Minnesota Twins on December 19, 1980. Cubbage would appear in 67 games for the Mets in 1981, batting .212 with one homer and four RBI’s. He would later on be the third base coach for the Mets and was a interim skipper for them in ’91 after the firing of Bud Harrelson. I still maintain that this organization still suffers from the ” Cubbage Curse” !
New York Mets released utility man, Bill Almon on December 19, 1980.
New York Mets traded outfield prospect, Al Shirley to the Kansas City Royals for catcher, Brent Mayne on December 19, 1995.
Cleveland Indians signed reliever, Danny Graves of the New York Mets as a free agent on December 19, 2005.
New York Mets released Japanese pitching export, Kaz Ishii on December 19, 2005. He will always be remembered for his heroics during the ’05 Subway Series against the Yankees.
New York Mets signed free agent outfielder, Chip Ambres of the Boston Red Sox on December 19, 2006. He would appear as a pinch hitter in three games for the Mets in ’07, even getting the game winning RBI against the Dodgers before he was sent back down to the minors.
And while you are home rooting for either the Jets or Giants, just remember there are just 103 days until the Mets open the 2011 season against the Florida Marlins in Miami and 110 days until the Mets 2011 home opener against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field.
BEWARE TAILGATERS !! Rumor has it that Mo Vaughn will attempt to crash tailgate parties at the new Medowlands Stadium today !!!!