Jan 11, 2015

The Second Annual 2015 Queens Baseball Convention - A Big Hit at McFadden's Citi Field


The 2015 Queens Baseball Convention at McFadden's Citi Field turned out to be another big winter hit. Mets fans from all generations came out to talk Mets history & current state of the team. 

1986 Mets stars; Wally Backman & Mookie Wilson told stories, took photos & signed autographs for the fans. 1969 Met; "The Glider" Ed Charles was also on hand to receive a Gil Hodges Award.

Mets broadcaster Josh Lewin was on hand with ESPN's Adam Rubin, filmmaker Heather Quinlan (1986 Mets The Movie). Mascots- Mr. Met, Sandy & Pee Wee (of the Brooklyn Cyclones) the 7 line calendar girls  & a whole lot of Mets bloggers & internet people involved in Mets related web sites. 

Special thanks to the Shannon Shark of the Mets Police for getting this thing going & having centerfieldmaz involved.

     http://metspolice.com/2015/01/11/qbc15-thanks-thoughts-whats-next/

Mets Police- Shannon Shark inspects '69 Tom Seaver jersey

I was involved in a Mets Decades Panel, with my focus on the seventies, especially the 1973 N.L. Champion Mets. 

Thanks to Darthmaz, Cousin Dan, "Mets Uniform Expert" Sean O'Shea, The Infelice Monster & Shallie for supporting me as well as my parents.

Thanks to fellow Mets Decades Panel crew: moderator Jared Diamond (WSJ) -Michael Geus, Sean O'Shea, Kevin Connell & Darren Meenan. It was great to talk to all the people I met on the day, thanks for all the kind words and following centerfieldmaz.com. Send in your photos, stories or anything you want me to write about while sharing your Mets memories.

centerfieldmaz on Mets Decades Panel
 
Darthmaz & The Infelice Monster

Brooklyn Cyclone's "Pee Wee" & Sean- Mets Uniform Expert
The day also featured panels on The State of the Mets with team execs, Numbers the Mets should retire, A special presentation on legendary Mets broadcaster Lindsey Nelson, The Mazzy Awards, Uni Watch & the Jersey Parade. (which was won by a 1983 George Foster jersey- although the early 80's John Stearns jersey worn by centerfieldmaz fan & the worlds biggest Danny Heep fan (last years winner) was my choice)

Wally Backman

"The Glider" Ed Charles & Greg Prince
 
Jared Diamond (WSJ) -Michael Geus, cfmaz, Sean O'Shea, Kevin Connell & Darren Meenan (the 7 Line)- Mets Decades Panel

3 comments:

David Giwner said...

Thanks for the Stearns-Heep Plug. I missed the jersey parade. I was guess I was listening to a panel and missed it. I did not not hear them announce it.. Oh Well. I almost wore my 82 Foster autographed jersey..... I won it at a Verizon store contest.

Dave.

David Giwner said...

Also, The 86 Heep Jersey did not win last year...

Dave.

Hotrod said...

I was a pleasure meeting you at the QBC. Besides the panels and the players, the nicest part of the day was just talking to fans and sharing our thoughts and experiences. I'm the guy that went to the 9/20/73 game that you knew much more about than I did.