Baseball

Singers compete in Mets annual Anthem Search
Singers compete in Mets annual Anthem Search
Sports Liam La Guerre 11/21/2013 at 8:12PM

O say can you sing? The New York Mets hosted the first round of their 2014 Anthem Search on Thursday to find the person who will sing the national anthem at opening day next year. More than 150 contestants auditioned for the position, giving 60 seconds of their best vocals to a panel of judges. [...]

Connecticut man arrested for threatening Mets
Connecticut man arrested for threatening Mets
Police Cristabelle Tumola 10/24/2013 at 1:03PM

A Connecticut man has been charged for allegedly making threats against the New York Mets. Aryn Leroux, 42, of West Haven, was arrested Wednesday for making threats against the baseball team’s players, coaches, executives as well as Citi Field, according to the AP, and charged with misdemeanor threatening and breach of peace. He reportedly made [...]

Mets’ Matt Harvey to undergo elbow surgery, miss 2014 season
Mets’ Matt Harvey to undergo elbow surgery, miss 2014 season
Sports Liam La Guerre 10/04/2013 at 6:33PM

As if not making the playoffs wasn’t bad enough for Mets fans, the team announced Friday that rookie sensation Matt Harvey will undergo Tommy John surgery, which will force him to miss the 2014 season. “After further consultation with doctors, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has elected to have surgery to repair a partial tear of [...]

Mike Piazza inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Mike Piazza inducted into Mets Hall of Fame
Sports Liam La Guerre 9/30/2013 at 12:18PM

It was a Piazza palooza at Citi Field. The New York Mets inducted legendary catcher Mike Piazza as the 27th member in the Mets Hall of Fame on Sunday before the team played its final game of the year. Piazza received a proclamation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, which declared September 29 as Mike Piazza Day. [...]

Ozone Howard Little League eight and under team wins tournament
Ozone Howard Little League eight and under team wins tournament
News Liam La Guerre 7/27/2013 at 2:07PM

The Ozone Howard Little League eight and under team defeated Oceanside National Little League, 7-5, in a tournament hosted by Oceanside on July 25, after an explosive comeback effort. Trailing Oceanside in the 4th inning, Ozone Howard’s Chris Kollmer cleared the bases with a two-out double to take the lead. Following the comeback, John Sapia [...]

Spend the night with Mr. Met: Citi Field Sleepover announced
Spend the night with Mr. Met: Citi Field Sleepover announced
News Liam La Guerre 7/25/2013 at 11:35AM

The Mets are hoping to make fans’ dreams come true— with a sleepover. The team announced its first-ever “Citi Field Sleepover” will be on Saturday, August 10 at the ballpark. Tickets for the sleepover started to go on sale today at 10 a.m., and a presale was available yesterday for Mets season ticket holders. Only [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/05/2013 at 7:03AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 73. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 59. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Long Island City to Old Astoria Guided [...]

Mets players move into Long Island City luxury buildings
Mets players move into Long Island City luxury buildings
Sports Queens Courier Staff 5/22/2013 at 10:29AM

BY CHARLES OSBORN LIC has become Citi Field West. Several members of the New York Mets have been living in Long Island City since the start of the 2013 season, though their neighbors may have no idea. “I really wouldn’t even know who they were if I ran into them,” said one resident of Center [...]

City unveils MLB All-Star week festivities
City unveils MLB All-Star week festivities
News Terence M. Cullen 4/24/2013 at 1:28PM

The 2013 MLB All-Star Game, at Citi Field on July 16, will feature a slew of events throughout the city in the week leading up and will be spread throughout the borough. Citi Field was cited as a potential venue for the mid-summer classic since opening in 2009, with the rumor becoming official last May. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 3/29/2013 at 8:01AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Friday: Partly cloudy with rain showers in the afternoon. High of 52. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. Friday night: Partly cloudy. Low of 37. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Disco Inferno II Due to popular demand, Disco Inferno [...]