August 2017

UniformLineup.com Mets July 2017 Uniform Recap

Here’s this month’s installment of the UniformLineup.com Mets recap:


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Here is a breakdown of the Mets July uniforms:

  • Home White Pinstripes: 9 games out of 12.  Paired with Primary cap.
  • Blue Home Alternate: 1 game out of 12.  Paired with Home Alt cap.
  • Road Grey: 8 games out of 13 paired with Primary cap.
  • Road Blue Alternate: 3 games out of 13 paired with road alternate cap.
  • **Special** Independence Day: 4 games out of 25

And here is a breakdown of the Mets July Caps:

  • Primary Mets cap: 17 games out of 25
  • Home Alternate cap: 1 games out of 25
  • Road Alternate cap: 3 games out of 25
  • ** Special ** Caps: 4 games out of 25

#ThePlusInMetsPlus: 2017 AAA All-Star Recap

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Another year, another All-Star Game. This year, in the 30th installment of the Triple-A game (the Seventh for MetsPlus), the Tacoma Rainers had theiR (more on that lateR)  moment in sun, as Cheney Stadium hosted the best from the Pacific Coast League and the International League.

It’s the best of both worlds: It’s a major league crowd with the national broadcast and cameras pointing in every direction, yet it’s a calm setting, very minor leagues, and accessible.

Our tickets were purchased in April, and I was already a little bit disappointed to see that the tickets for single-game ticket holders weren’t commemorative like they were in prior years, but commemorative copies were made for season ticket plan holders, and while I was disappointed as a single game ticket holder, I respect giving the guys that sit in the seats on cold April nights something extra special, so I hold no…

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A Video From Better Times….

Remember This?

If only our team chemistry was still like that.

Something has to change next year in terms of clubhouse presence, or else this Mets club will have a hard time making it back to the postseason in 2018.

Two Days in the Show, and Rosario has a Topps NOW Card!

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That didn’t take very long.

Two days into his big league career, and Amed Rosario has his first (hopefully of many) Topps NOW Cards. ThE card, which one can purchase HERE, commemorates the occasion of Rosario’s first big-league hit, and is only available now through Thursday at 3 p.m. ET. Only the number ordered through that time will ever be created.

I’m going to pick one up, and maybe do some other Rosario shopping while I’m at it….

 

How many Mets Blogs are out there?

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Yesterday, I read an interesting column on the history of print and web based journalism, and how written mediums are quickly getting replaced by multi-media tactics.

I knew this was prevalent in our society, but it’s becoming increasingly more clear nowadays when top-tier writers like Ken Rosenthal are linking to their Facebook to express their opinion.

However, the most shocking moment for me was when Matthew Cerrone, the king of Mets Blogs, talked about sharing and interlining content with other blogs during his book signing. He explained that he doesn’t do that nearly as much because “There aren’t many left”. Those words echoed to the back of the Barnes & Noble, and reverberated off the skulls of the blogger in me, now curious, unsure if my pursuit of become a more regular writer is something that won’t be available for me in 10-20 years, when I’m older.

It was a perfect bit of dialogue that captures how the media world is changing day by day. What used to be expressed in a 100 word blog post can now be just as easily described in a 100 character tweet, but it wasn’t always this way, oh no. When I was younger, I remember just how many Mets sites were out there, so many, that I thought (and still do) that the Mets have the most passionate and well-educated fans anywhere in the league. There were so many, that Mets360, made a comprehensive list of all the Mets related sites out there. He came up with over 25 and listed even more that were once considerably active that still share some Mets information.

However, the times have changed a lot since then, some new blogs popped up, and some older blogs disappeared, so I wanted to start a list to see how many Mets Blogs exist actively that share Mets information.

To qualify, I think a blog should at least have written five posts in the year 2017 and one post in the last 3 months, additionally 50% of the content be related to something Orange & Blue. That’s it.

So here is the list, feel free to add to it if you’d like by commenting below or tweeting @NikoMetsPlus. I’m actually curious to find the exact number of active sites left.


 


Simply put, I’m amazed. There are just about 25 sites that are active (most of which were started in the Shea Stadium days) and there are plenty more that I probably couldn’t find on my own.

While I’m pretty active on the Mets online-sphere, I didn’t know of a good chunk of these blogs until I composed this list.

It’s awesome to see how many websites share different types of information, and not just the lineups and recaps. Articles on unique baseball cards, the bullpen cart, uniform alterations, their podcasts, unique interviews, and all the other stuff one can’t get from a quick social media post is what makes the Mets blog network stronger than ever.

It’ll be interesting to see this list evolve over the coming years; and if there are any blogs left out, again, feel free to comment or tweet me, so I can add it. This list should be a place where one can discover new Mets sites and connect and network with their authors.