Your Last Chance : CSTB Day At Shea, July 3

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ONE MORE TIME : The clock is ticking on your once in a lifetime opportunity to hobnob with the best and the brightest interweb patrons in the Tri-State Area. Tickets are shipping tomorrow morning. Details below :

I know, it™s hard to believe. There aren™t enough days on the calendar for the New York Mets to acknowledge every blog that routinely takes them to task for any number of crimes against baseball and the paying customer, let alone those that feature little to no original content.

(DISCLAIMER : The Mets haven™t actually proclaimed July 3 as CSTB Day. But I™m confident that once management gets wind of how many tickets we have set aside for this special afternoon, they™ll be rolling out the red carpet, if not asking David Roth to throw out the first pitch.)

Your attendence is requested at The First annual CSTB Salute To Silver Tier Ticket Pricing, when the Mets take on the Marlins at 1:30pm, Sunday, July 3 at Shea Stadium.

Tickets are $14 which entitles the bearer to :

a) an unobstructed view of the diamond from Sec. 5, row F of the upper reserved deck.
b) free use of Shea™s restroom facilities throughout the day
c) œAn antique pewter-styled Baseball Glove Key Chain (admittedly, this isn™t much of a sellng point)
d) if you™re one of the first 25,000 fans in attendance, a Mets Stars & Stripes cap, œsponsored by Delta Airlines”. There™s nothing more patriotic than an airline that lets you use your cell phone on the runway.
e) the opportunity to hurl vicious, xenophobic invective at Carlos Delgado when he refuses to show proper respect for the playing of œGod Bless America”.

If Danny Graves makes it into the game, you might be present for the longest home run ever hit. You don™t know for sure what™s going to happen.

If you™d like to atttend, please reply with the number of tickets you™d like, along with your shipping (UPS) address, to

[email protected]

The Management on behalf of The New CSTB.

9 responses to “Your Last Chance : CSTB Day At Shea, July 3”

  1. Jon Solomon says:

    Two important things to consider:

    Can I bring a sign into Shea with me?
    Fans are welcome to bring signs into the stadium to show support for their favorite player or team. Signs may not be hung in fair territory or block the view of any fan. In addition, signs and banners may be carried through the stands between innings only. Fans are not permitted to post or carry their banners on levels or in areas other than where their ticket admits them. The Mets reserve the right to remove banners containing inappropriate or commercial messages.


    How do I request a message on the scoreboard?
    Welcomes are available to groups of 25 or more that purchase through the Mets Group Sales office. Please call (718) 565-4348 for group information.

    Fan birthday and anniversary announcements are displayed on the Shea Stadium scoreboard during designated innings of each game.
    Requests are accepted by mail (only) at::
    New York Mets
    Attn: Scoreboard
    123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
    Flushing, NY 11368

    The first 25 message requests received for each game will be displayed, subject to approval. The Mets will not approve messages that are commercial in nature, or that contain inappropriate language or nicknames.

    The following is a list of scoreboard announcement guidelines:
    Only Birthdays and Anniversaries are accepted
    We only accept the first 25 requests
    We do not allow nicknames
    All messages are subject to editing for space or content
    We do not confirm scoreboard requests
    There is no cost for scoreboard requests
    Marriage proposals are not permitted
    Welcomes are only available for groups of 25 or larger when the tickets are purchased through the Group Sales Office.

  2. Skip Lockwood says:

    Is it true that purchasing a ticket also gets you: a) the special “I must be in the front row” pass to the Matador July 4th Shindig and b) a shout out on the Big Dipper reissue liner notes?

  3. CSTB says:


    I’ve already been told by The Mets that the message “Happy Birthday, Donald Manes” is unacceptable.


    No and no.

  4. Skip Lockwood says:

    Darn! And I thought Waleik was a big Skip Lockwood fan.

  5. ben schwartz says:

    If I can get to Dodger Stadium, can CSTB set up a “Live AID” style satellite hook up? If not, forget it.


  6. CSTB says:

    Sorry, Ben. The entire day’s budget was blown on the medium who will be conducting the seance with Gil Hodges.

  7. Skip Lockwood says:

    Just to hear what Gil thinks of Scooter beating him to the Hall Of Fame is worth the whole budget and then some.

  8. d. mosurock says:

    Great, my 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper with “METS” written on it meets sign regulations. Fret no more.

  9. d. mosurock says:

    Well, my tickets arrived … as did the keychains, which have the Yankees insignia on them. I’m confused. Weren’t these for a Mets game?

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