By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury
No one expected too much from the New York Mets this year. Yet they really have exceeded our expectations thus far. The only reason why we are not acknowledging their over achievement is because the organization’s overall disarray is stemming from the top. With Fred Wilpon playing the role of Nero, CitiField is Burning. Continue reading
The latest Racial and Gender Report Card for Major League Baseball indicates that, after a steady 15-year decline, the percentage of African-Americans playing in the big leagues increased from an all-time low of 8.2 percent to 10.2 in 2008.
But that’s not going to stop former Mets star Mookie Wilson from trying to increase that number in the coming years. Wilson will host a free baseball clinic in Harlem tomorrow with the goal of introducing youngsters ages 5 to 19 to his favorite sport.
“I’m just trying to energize the communities into getting involved in baseball again,” Wilson said. “I know there’s more to [increasing the numbers] than that. But a least it’s a start.”
The New York Mets and the City of New York are giving all Mets fans the opportunity to purchase pairs of seats by seat color – orange, blue, green and red – for $869 per pair plus state sales tax. A limited inventory of seat pairs will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
The final regular-season game at Yankee Stadium will be Sept. 21 against Baltimore, and New York is raising prices for its best box seats by $100 to $250. The Yankees released their 2008 schedule and ticket prices on Monday for the last season in The House That Ruth Built, which opened in 1923. The team plans to move in 2009 into a new ballpark being built across the street in the Bronx. Continue reading
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