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Seattle Pre-game

Here we go! Our third away game of 2017. Overall, this will be our 15th different ballpark we're hitting, and our 74th MLB outing. We're now 42-31 all time and 8-3 this season. Can’t wait to cheer with you all!

Pregame party at Pyramid Brewing Co: On Saturday before the game, we’ll be pre-gaming at Pyramid’s beer garden. They’re located just outside the ballpark’s left field entrance, and opening the doors special for us at 10am. There is a “hot dog shack" at the beer garden that sells dogs, garlic fries, and chicken fingers, among a host of other finger foods that you can enjoy there, or to-go food items from the game day menu, which can be ordered in the retail store of Pyramid's restaurant. DRINK SPECIAL: $5 PINTS FROM 10AM-11AM.

Since the game is at 1:00 PM, we’ll work on a post-game meet up spot as well. Keep your eyes peeled to our social media for that info as we get closer to the weekend. We’ll wrap up from Pyramid around 12:15 to be in our seats by the National Anthem.

A huge part of our crew is unity and if you're sitting with us we urge you to wear the special event t-shirt. If not, just rock any orange Mets tee. A unified crew not only looks great, but feels great, too. If you own one of our jerseys, many of us will be wearing those over the event t-shirt. Your call if you’d like to wear it. The orange will contrast nicely against the home team's navy-and-white.

Why “Queens Court”? The King's Court is a fan section located in left field of the ballpark whenever "King" Felix Hernandez is pitching. This is a play on that, since our squad is of course from Queens. Hopefully it ends up that he’s on the mound that day. Would be pretty epic.

Please keep in mind we are visitors in the Mariners’ ballpark. Cheer for our guys, but be respectful. Always keep in mind that when you wear our shirt or jersey, you’re representing not only T7LA, but the Mets. Let's do them proud, and make the outing a success and a blast for everyone involved. Make signs and bring our flag if you’d like, but NO FLAGPOLES. They’ll be confiscated. Anything else you need to know, don’t hesitate to reach out. When packing for the trip, it’s smart to make a checklist.

The most important to remember: YOUR WALLET, TICKETS, SUNBLOCK, AND T-SHIRT. See you in Seattle!

 

T7L x METS x New Era "RALLY CAP"

On July 26th 1987 the Mets released the best (in my opinion) giveaway in the history of the game. The Rally Cap was never again available, until now. The 30 year anniversary is this Wednesday, and we're bringing it back to life. 

That's 6 year old me on the right, 30 years ago at Shea Stadium. The cap came with a velcro ball that could be placed anywhere on the cap. I stole my friends, and growing up always thought it was supposed to have two. To this day, I still have the cap in my closet. The velcro/fabric combo wasn't the best back then, but I somehow hung on to the ball as well. Wish I still had that t-shirt. It would probably fit now. 

When I signed the MLB licensing deal in 2014 I was able to start working with the fine folks over at New Era, and I always had it in the back of my brain to bring this one back. It was wildly popular in the 80's, and is still one of those crowd favorites that you'll occasionally see at the ballpark. 

The cap itself was a little tricky to re-make. The fabric, ball and velcro had to be just right and we went through a couple samples to tweak it. The original in '87 was a snapback. No, we won't be making a fitted, stretch fit or any other style. We wanted this to be as close to the OG as possible while only updating the fit. The original was HUGE for some reason. 

Like the Home Run Apple beanie, I'm really not sure how popular this will be until it goes live. Especially 30 years later. We have 1,500 ready to ship and they go up at exactly midnight on 7/26/17. 

As always, thanks for supporting T7L all these years. It's because of you that we can do what we do, and without you guys backing it, we'd have been dead in the water before ever really getting started. LGM!

-Darren 

OABT Ep 30 with Curtis Granderson

 

Ep 30: Curtis Granderson, Greg Prince, Rally Cap, voicemails and more Mets talk

It's guest galore on Episode 30 of Orange and Blue Thing. Greg Prince joins the boys (17:30) to talk about his book, Piazza: Catcher, Slugger, Icon, Star. Then, Darren and Brian welcome in Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson (39:00) to talk about the trade deadline, his plans after baseball, and his Grand Kids' 10 Years of
Giving event. Also, an exclusive offer is announced that'll get you in for half price! A perk from Curtis for T7LA. Pop a couple of brews and settle in for the most fun hour of Mets talk around.

Pick up tickets to Curtis' event on CurtisGranderson.com/GK10 and use the promo code THE7LINE during checkout for 50% off! Special offer good for the first 100 fans to use it while supplies last. This party is gonna be a great time. Come hang and help raise money for a tremendous foundation.

VOICEMAILS:
Poppy (Brian's Grandpa) calls back for some more words of wisdom about "old time baseball".
Is raising your 2 year old as a Mets fan considered child abuse?
Hypothetical trades with the Red Sox.
What is the Boardy Barn? 
When are tickets to the final regular season home game with T7LA going up?
A wresting question for Brian, a BMX question for Darren.

OABT is co-hosted by Darren Meenan and Brian Erni and we're a pretty visual show. Try to catch the live episode next week at 6pm on Facebook.com/The7Line. An "Orange and Blue Thing" is something that Mets fans can relate to, so that's what we talk about. The comments section turns in to a live chat room, and the fan engagement is super cool to see. Join us next week.  

We also post the audio after the live broadcast, so if you're more of a listener, check us out one iTunes. Subscribe to the podcast HERE and make sure to leave a review. 5 stars if you think we're worth it. 

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE AND SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES: HERE

IF YOU DON'T HAVE iTUNES, LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON SOUNDCLOUD: HERE 

To be a part of the show, send us a question for a future episode. We'll answer pretty much anything. Mets or whatever. The line is open 24/7/365 so feel free to call whenever the mood strikes you. Save 631-760-7722 in your contacts and give us a ring. 

Here's the replay of the live show. Check it out, share with your friends and join us live next Thursday night. LGM! 

7/22 Tailgate Party

We're undefeated at tailgating. Get to the ballpark this Saturday 7/22 to hang before heading in for the game against the A's. 

If you're new to the group you're highly encouraged to hit the tailgate party. DIVE RIGHT IN. Introduce yourself and get the camaraderie started before we even get to the seats. 

We'll get there around 4pm. (GAME IS AT 7:10), so try to be early to make sure you get in to secure a spot. The lot can fill up quickly especially since it's Noah Syndergaard "Thor" bobblehead night.

We'll be set up at our normal spot just past the train station platform. The MTA "Southfield Lot" is located on Roosevelt Avenue just next to the steps to the 7 train. Great location with plenty of room. Check the below map if you're not in the know.

Our season ticket members will be rocking their 2017 jerseys. If you're joining us just for the day,  we ask that you wear orange. We know not everyone was willing or able to pick up the jersey separately, which is totally cool, just wear your favorite orange Mets gear. Some jerseys are still available at our kiosk behind the seats in center field.

Even if you're not sitting with us, you're welcome to come by. More the merrier, so tell your friends. You're encouraged to bring your own grills, drinks, snacks... but make sure you CLEAN UP after yourselves. Nobody likes a mooch, so please don't go rummaging through anyones coolers that don't belong to you. If you're feeling generous and you'd like to share, that's totally your call. Come prepared. 

Even if you're shy, try to say hi. We're all friendly. 

The game is at 7:10pm so prepare to head in around 6:30pm so we're settled in our seats in time for the and National Anthem. 

LET'S GO METS!

OABT Ep 29

 

Ep 29: All Star break, new T7L drink specials in NYC, STL recap and more Mets talk

No breaks for the OABT boys! We chat about the All Star game, recap the STL outing, Darren almost got jumped, announce some new exclusive T7L drink specials at McFadden's in NYC, attempt some LIVE calls, Darren invented a new baseball game, Brian's grandfathers calls in, play clip of the week and get to some voicemails.

VOICEMAILS:
What food options from Shea would you bring to Citi Field?
Have any fans from the Mets documentary "Mathematically Alive" ever joined T7LA?
What AL teams would you enjoy seeing the Mets beat in the playoffs?
What one band would you like to see play a concert at Citi Field?

OABT is co-hosted by Darren Meenan and Brian Erni and we're a pretty visual show. Try to catch the live episode next week at 6pm on Facebook.com/The7Line. An "Orange and Blue Thing" is something that Mets fans can relate to, so that's what we talk about. The comments section turns in to a live chat room, and the fan engagement is super cool to see. Join us next week.  

We also post the audio after the live broadcast, so if you're more of a listener, check us out one iTunes. Subscribe to the podcast HERE and make sure to leave a review. 5 stars if you think we're worth it. 

LISTEN AND SUBSCRIBE ON iTUNES: HERE

IF YOU DON'T HAVE iTUNES, LISTEN ON SOUNDCLOUD: HERE 

To be a part of the show, send us a question for a future episode. We'll answer pretty much anything. The line is open 24/7/365 so feel free to call whenever the mood strikes you. Save 631-760-7722 in your contacts and give us a ring. 

Here's our latest episode. Give it a watch and share with your friends. LGM!