Author: Niko Goutakolis

I’ve been writing about the Orange & Blue since 2013 on MetsPlus.com, and I can be found talking about Baseball, Transit and Aviation on Twitter and Instagram @NikoMetsPlus.

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a fun time of year. Of course with the Coronavirus pandemic, everything is diluted to a certain extent. I hope you and yours are enjoying a happy thanksgiving, as we tumble (or spike) into the Christmas season. I’m thankful that I’m able to have this blog to reflect

New Look For MetsPlus

I took to the WP-Admin and decided to change the theme from MLB Fan to MLB Retro. Nice clean look!

Digging Through The Past…..

A little early for Spring cleaning? Maybe. But then again, Major League Baseball has Spring Training in the middle of Winter, and the Winter Meetings in the Fall, so anything is possible…. I was looking back at my credit card charges, and one of them was the domain for this

Catch me on MetsPolice this June & July!

Hey Everyone, just a quick heads up: You’ll be seeing me pop-up on MetsPolice.com once again this year, for two weeks. I’m looking forward to it, and it should be a lot of fun! If any of you have suggestions or ideas, feel free to email me at Niko@MetsPlus.com, I look

Why I Fail to Understand the Mets new Backpack Rule

Effective last homestand, the Mets implemented a new bag policy for fans entering the stadium. Previously, the Mets had a rather reasonable policy, allowing anything soft-sided provided that the dimensions do not exceed 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches. Briefcases, coolers and other hard-sided bags or containers were not, and

Trip Around the League: PNC Park, Home of the Pirates

As the Mets ventured into the West Coast for the week, MetsPlus also traveled west! Instead of the 2,500 mile cross-country trek to San Diego, we went less than 500 miles away, to the steel city: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; home of Pittsburgh Pirates, to take in some newfound sights and sounds.

Worth a Read! After The Miracle, by Art Shamsky

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of picking up a copy of 1969 Mets champion Art Shamsky’s book, titled After The Miracle, with additions from longtime famed sportswriter Erik Sherman. The book, the second in Shamsky’s collection (the first being The Magnificent Seasons) perfectly depicts the camaraderie that we are celebrating 50 years

Holidays are Here! Mets 2019 Holiday Cap Review

As I get ready for Greek Easter this Sunday, I’m starting to get into the festive mood, and with festivities comes lots of color, extravagance and uniqueness. The same qualities can be said about the Mets Holiday uniforms for 2019, undoubtedly the best since this relatively new tradition was introduced

Mets Home Opener 2019 Review

Last Thursday, I traveled east to Flushing, Queens to see the Mets take on the Washington Nationals, the game, a one o’clock start, was the Mets Home Opener after a very impressive 5-1 roadtrip to start the season. I entered through the Jackie Robinson Rotunda at around 11:30am, with moderate

Six Good Signs We Saw In the First Six Games

To start the 2018 season, the Mets went 11-1. Didn’t think we could beat that? Well, the 2019 New York Mets are 5-1 in their first six games, and this team (arguably) looks better than they did last year! So let’s tale a closer look at the start of this

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