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Teen who ran onto field at All-Star Game faces year in jail
Teen who ran onto field at All-Star Game faces year in jail
Police Liam La Guerre 7/18/2013 at 2:19PM

The truth is that this dare landed him in hot water. The teenager who ran onto the field during the Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field as part of a Twitter dare may pay big for that error in judgment. District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that Dylan McCue-Masone, 18, has been arraigned [...]

Boy attends All-Star Game in dad’s memory
Boy attends All-Star Game in dad’s memory
Sports Cristabelle Tumola 7/17/2013 at 3:29PM

When Brandon Krol’s neighbor asked him to go to the MLB All-Star Game, the 11-year-old had a dilemma. He could miss his own baseball game, or miss out on the opportunity to see the sport’s top players compete in his hometown. The Tuesday, July 16 New York Warriors game would have been the first Brandon [...]

Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest
Baseball meets art at All-Star FanFest
News Terence M. Cullen 7/15/2013 at 6:05PM

It was a bright day at Citi Field, Mr. Met on the JumboTron and traffic on all surrounding parkways was bumper-to-bumper. Then the sky fell dark as artist Charles Fazzone took a paintbrush to the heavens and made it a midnight blue. A group of people gathered around his work station and marveled as Fazzone [...]

MLB to donate $250K to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
MLB to donate $250K to Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens
South Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 4:24PM

Major League Baseball stepped up to the plate for south Queens. The league announced it will donate $250,000 to build an all-star teen center in the new wing of the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Queens as part of its $5 million legacy project. The Boys & Girls Club is currently undergoing an $11.5 [...]

Former MLB players, celebrities compete in All-Star softball game at Citi Field
Former MLB players, celebrities compete in All-Star softball game at Citi Field
News Liam La Guerre 7/15/2013 at 2:04PM

Former Major League greats mixed with A-list celebrities for the annual All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game on Sunday, July 14 at Citi Field. Many local recognizable stars participated in the game, while the Mets had four former franchise players on the field including Mike Piazza, Dwight Gooden, John Franco and Darryl Strawberry. The legends [...]

Mets’ Captain David Wright to start in All-Star Game at Citi Field
Mets’ Captain David Wright to start in All-Star Game at Citi Field
Sports Liam La Guerre 7/06/2013 at 6:45PM

The ballots are counted and it appears fans around the country made the Wright choice. Mets third baseman  David Wright will be starting for the National League team in the MLB All-Star game, which will be played at Citi Field on July 16. The Amazing’s captain outpaced San Francisco Giants Pablo Sandoval, who bested Wright [...]

PHOTOS: Fireworks light up Citi Field
PHOTOS: Fireworks light up Citi Field
News Queens Courier Staff 7/04/2013 at 12:04PM

On Wednesday, July 3, following the Mets game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field, a fireworks display lit up the skies above the baseball stadium.   

Mets offer fans tickets, other rewards for participating in volunteer projects
Mets offer fans tickets, other rewards for participating in volunteer projects
News Queens Courier Staff 5/22/2013 at 5:10PM

BY LUKE TABET The Mets are asking their fans to step up to the plate and help out their community. The MLB team and volunteer organization New York Cares announced the launch of their new “Mets Volunteer Challenge,” Tuesday. The program, which ends on September 1, allows fans and concerned New Yorkers to receive game [...]

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 [...]

Mets stars announce Sandy relief efforts, offer sneak peek of Queens Taste 2013
Mets stars announce Sandy relief efforts, offer sneak peek of Queens Taste 2013
News Queens Tourism Council 5/13/2013 at 10:08AM

Legendary former New York Mets pitcher Ron Darling and current outfielder Mike Baxter, a Whitestone native, headlined a small business luncheon at the Irish Circle Tavern in Rockaway Beach on May 7. In addition to signing autographs and posing for photos, the athletes discussed Citi’s local efforts to help rebuild after Hurricane Sandy and plugged [...]