From our friends in the Mets Media Relations office:
The Mets will host their annual Winter Blood Drive for the New York Blood Center on Thursday, January 5, in Citi Field’s Caesars Club from 10 am to 5 pm (Hodges VIP Entrance). Parking is available in Lot G located on 126th Street.
Donors must be 17 years of age (16 with parental permission), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Fans donating blood will receive a voucher redeemable for a pair of tickets to a select Mets game in April 2012 (bring ID with photo or signature) and a coupon to receive 15% off regularly priced merchandise at the Mets Team Store on January 5, 2012, only. Season Ticket Holders who donate blood will get 20% off regularly priced items upon showing their Season Ticket Holder ID card. The Mets Team Store will be open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Call 1-800-933-BLOOD for more information.
Give the gift of life, give blood
And with that said…. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!!
Mets alumni celebrating a birthday today includes:
Mets pitching coach from the ’01-’02 seasons, Charlie Hough is 64 (1948).
Sadly on this date, the Mets lost 2 members of their extended family. First was Hall Of Fame hitter, and the Mets first hitting coach, Rogers Hornsby in 1963.
And legendary Mets reliever, Tug McGraw succumbed to brain cancer in 2004. I still get misty when I see footage of Tug.
The New York Mets traded outfielder, Vince Coleman to the Kansas City Royals for outfielder, Kevin McReynolds on January 5, 1994. Coleman proved to be a malcontent in his 3 seasons with the Mets, and they brought back the past his prime McReynolds.
The New York Yankees signed utility man, Miguel Cairo of the New York Mets as a free agent on January 5, 2006.
The New York Mets signed free agent reserve outfielder, David Newhan of the Baltimore Orioles on January 5, 2007.
The New York Mets traded minor league prospects, outfielder Corey Coles and pitcher, Ryan Meyers to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder, Angel Pagan on January 5, 2008. Angel was a streaky player who when he was on his game was excellent. But he was often injured in his 4 seasons with the Mets, and was prone to making mental errors both in the outfield as well as on the base-paths.
The New York Mets signed free agent outfielder,Jason Bay of the Boston Red Sox on January 5, 2010. This seemed like a decent signing at the time, but just like 99% of the Mets big free agent signings, Bay has proven to be a bust thus far.
Mo Vaughn is donating blood today just because he likes cookies and orange juice !!!