Jan 19, 2014

The First "Queens Baseball Convention" - A Big Hit At Citi Field

It was a great day at the First ever Queens Baseball Convention, in McFadden's Restaurant & Saloon at Citi Field. A huge success for friend & the main organizer; Shannon of the Mets Police. Good job to all those involved in organizing the event & all those who participated in the festivities.

Former Mets Pitcher & Broadcaster
Ron Darling
A great day to celebrate Mets baseball, past & present. Mets legends; Ron Darling & Ed Kranepool were the stars of the day. They told stories, posed for pictures & signed autographs.

All Time Met Legend: Ed Kranepool

Various Bloggers held discussion panels & hosted presentations. A few Mets executives also participated in a panel chat with the Mets Police Chief himself.

The Mascots were there as well, a big cheer went up as Mr. Met made a grand, much anticipated entrance. Sandy the Brooklyn Cyclones Seagull & King Henry from Coney Island's Mets A Ball team, were both on hand to greet the fans as well.

Another big hit, were  the 2014 calendar girls from "the 7 line" blog/line of clothing. They were there, smiling for pictures with fans & selling their calendars.

the 7 Line 2014 Calendar Girls
Various vendors lined up selling items, there was a dunk tank, a children's play area, & a Banner Parade. Citi Field reps were there to promote ticket plans. There were discussions on Mets uniforms, Mets Trivia, the Mets in Pop Culture, Mets Marketing & of course various presentations on Mets history.
The Mets Police & the Mets Execs.
There were the Mazzy Awards, the Gil Hodges Award & a Dating Game to win a date with a calendar girl. All in all a great day for Mets fans to share with other Mets fans.

the Sound Man "Cousin Dan"
 I got to help out cousin Dan "the sound man" at the event with various tasks. I got to see some fellow bloggers / authors like Shannon Shark, Media Goon, Mathew Silverman, Greg Prince & a bunch of others. I also got to meet & greet some centerfieldmaz fans, including the worlds biggest Felix Millan & Danny Heep fans.
Faith & Fear In Flushing- Greg Prince

Mr. Met & Calendar Girl

Sandy (Cyclones Mascot) Browsing the Vendors
centerfieldmaz & Ron Darling
Cant wait for next years QBC, expecting it to be a bigger event & one that will continue on an annual basis.


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