Author: Niko Goutakolis

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

Opening Day 2019 is Here!

Otherwise known as the only day that I actually want to be in Washington D.C, the New York Mets season begins in just under an hour, as hope springs eternal comes once again. This team has rejuvenated energy, camaraderie, and I’m so excited to watch this team succeed in 2019.

Playing Pepper 2019: New York Mets

Every year since 2009, Daniel Shoptaw from Cardinals Conclave spends some time before the season starts trying to find out what fanbases are thinking about their team.  It’s so easy to get myopic, especially with Twitter, so it’s a good chance for us (and by us, I mean me) to

My Trip to Spring Training… 2019 (Part 1)!

I’ve been making the trip down to Spring Training since the year 2013, each year re-energizing me into the spirit of America’s pastime. This year, I decided to take a three day trip down in to the heart of the Treasure Coast in Florida, and take in games at both

I Went To Spring Training: Three Things I Wanted To See

I just got back from my three day venture to Port St. Lucie in Florida. The trip was full of palm trees, fun, and lots of baseball. Before the trip, I compiled a list of three things I wanted to see, and see if my perception on these questions would

2019 is Upon us, Is It Time for Citi Field to Bring Back the Organ (Tracks)?

Do me a favor. Close your eyes, and picture you are at the game. When you’ve done that, click play on the video below (you might have to open your eyes for that). “No, Niko, the seventh inning stretch was never played on the organ at Citi Field” And you’d

Welcome back to MetsPlus (on Wednesdays!)

Hey everyone! Long time, no talk! It’s me, Niko Goutakolis. Need I re-introduce myself? I’m a little bit different from who I was when I was blogging in High School under the original MetsPlus title, so quick primer: In brief, I’m a college student that works two jobs, and does

Thank YOU, Everyone.

This postseason marks five years since I launched this blog (then known as Pepper: a MLB Blog) with two of my friends, Borja and Pablo, as a freshman in High School. The blog started on Blogger with a super-generic theme, but we had a lot of fun with it. That

Thank you, David Wright.

One thing that not many folks know about me is that when I was very young, I was actually a Yankee fan. It could be due to the fact I never had the opportunity to make a choice for myself, or that the elementary school I went to in Westchester

David Wright Pinch-Hitting Tonight; Taking a few at-bats Tomorrow

LIVE: 🗣️ Mickey Callaway’s pregame press conference. — New York Mets (@Mets) September 28, 2018

Meet & Greet Tomorrow At Brooklyn Book Festival: Art Shamsky

There’s an exciting opportunity coming up tomorrow for any Mets fans looking to meet sports legend and World Series champion Art Shamsky! Tomorrow, at the Brooklyn Book Festival in Borough Hall, Art will make an appearance in booth 634. Borough Hall is accessible by using the 2, 3, 4, N

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