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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 [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 5/09/2013 at 7:26AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Overcast with thunderstorms and rain showers, then thunderstorms and a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 68. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon. Chance of rain 60%. Thursday night; Mostly cloudy. Low of 54. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT [...]

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. [...]

Rumored NHL outdoor games snub Citi Field
Rumored NHL outdoor games snub Citi Field
Sports Terence M. Cullen 4/22/2013 at 11:17AM

It looks like Citi Field has been “shut out” from an outdoor NHL game next season. The Sports Network (TSN) reported the league plans five outdoor games on top of the traditional Bridgestone Winter Classic – slated between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year’s Day, 2014. NHL officials first have [...]