The entry process for our 2015 calendar is now over!
We had over 90 amazin’ ladies submit this year. Our panel will now have the tough task of narrowing down the field to a group of top finalists over the next week. Once that is set the voting will be up for 2 weeks for the fans to decide. The top 12 vote getters will make our 2015 edition! Finalists should be posted by next Friday.
It’s not easy putting yourself out there and we truly appreciate you sharing your passion for the team with us.
GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL!
Our Hit Towels came in yesterday and our online inventory sold out in just a handful of hours! We were unsure of how many to make at first but it’s clear that you guys are in to it. For whatever reason, it’s fun. There are still some left at our Citi Field stand, but they’re moving fast. If you want one of this first batch, get to the game tonight! The next stack won’t be ready by the end of this home stand.
We dropped off a bunch before the game to the players and they made their way to the dugout. I was reluctant at first since we didn’t want to mess with the mojo. They’ve been using Gatorade towels and last night the majority of them still did. Some made their way to the “car wash” which was definitely cool. If the players use them, that’s great. If they’re supersticious and don’t want to, that’s totally fine too. This is about the fans connecting with the team from the stands. Nothing more than a little towel waving to celebrate a hit and hopefully win!
MORE ARE ON THEIR WAY. SIT TIGHT!
(Dugout photo: Andrew Harts)
Love it or think it’s silly, this is a thing. The Mets wave towels after hits and even form their own “car wash” in the dugout after home runs. Curtis Granderson brought the idea to the team; it’s caught on with the players and spread to the stands. After some players get on base they look to the dugout and wave their hand. It’s cool. That’s what the game is about right? FUN. We’ve been bringing our own grimy dish towels to games lately to get in on the fun. Now we have something official! Many fans asked if we’d start producing something for them… so here they are.
Plenty of teams have “rally towels” that they wave before, during or after games. That’s not what this is. This is a HIT TOWEL as blatantly plastered along the front. We’ll have these available soon and we encourage you to get in on the action. Not quite sure why, but something about waving a white towel is fun; which in this instance means the complete opposite of surrendering. Some say they’re even subliminally sticking it to the opposing team. The Mets aren’t backing down.
The size is 15″ x 18″ which is perfect for fans to bring to games. You can toss it in a bag or fold it in half and hang out of your back pocket, just waiting for the right time. Price will be $7 on our website and go up for sale this coming Monday at noon! They’ll also be available at Citi Field ($7.99) starting Monday night (9/27)!
PLENTY OF BASEBALL TO BE PLAYED. GET IN TO IT AND LET’S GET BEHIND OUR DUDES IN THE SECOND HALF. LET’S WAVE MORE TOWELS!
Prior to this season we heard about Luke and instantly wanted to find a way to help. We decided to turn one of our outings in to a fundraiser. Hope you can make it out to this amazin’ outing for a great cause. Luke and his family will be on hand for the game and afterwards we’ll be hosting a fundraiser in McFadden’s with tons of great raffle prizes up for grabs. $5 from each game package will go directly to the Lang’s along with every penny raised at the fundraiser. McFadden’s has also graciously agreed to donate a portion of their sales during the fundraiser as well. To learn more about Luke we asked his Mom Jeannine to write a few words.
“Luke Lang was diagnosed at the age of 5 on March 28, 2013 with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Positive Philadelphia Chromosome (ph+ALL). He has undergone many rounds of adult dose chemotherapy, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, and numerous amounts of spinal taps (18) with chemotherapy injections. Luke has had many stays at the hospital he is being treated in (Winthrop University) for weeks at a time. Luke has three more years of treatment left. Luke missed three months of Kindergarten and half of first grade. While his friends were playing outside, Luke was either in the hospital or homebound without contact from people because his levels were so low he had no immune system.
What has helped Luke was all the love and support from family and friends. He also made a lot of new friends in the New York Mets. While in the hospital Luke watched the games and then watched the reruns the next day. When he was well enough we went to a game and he then became friends with Anthony Recker, John Buck, Justin Turner, Josh Satin, Matt Harvey, just to name a few. Justin Turner and John Buck still keep in contact with Luke. Lukes passion is baseball and the Mets. His room is Met themed. Luke is their biggest little fan. Luke is a true fighter and his motto is “LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION “. It’s the motto we live by everyday.
LOVE4LUKE. LOSING IS NOT AN OPTION!
- Jeannine Lang “
Donations so far include:
Boomer & Carton package (Winner and a guest can hang in the producer studio from 9-10 one morning. Pics with B&C in the on air studio. They can bring whatever they want to get signed. Date has to be mutually agreed upon)
Signed Matt Harvey jersey
Signed David Wright bat
Signed Zack Wheeler hat
Signed Daniel Murphy ball
Signed Dwight Gooden photograph
Artwork by Dave Majo
McFadden’s gift card
The 7 Line basket (Assorted t-shirts and two tickets to the final home game with The 7 Line Army)
Raffle tickets for the fundraiser will be purchased during the event. The fundraiser will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
If you can’t make the event, or would like to donate additional funds, you can do so online through GIVEFORWARD.COM by clicking HERE.
Some of the players were recently quoted as saying “The 7 Line is like a party in the outfield”. We feel this makes for a great t-shirt for our outing in August. We’re torn between the shirt color. Help us pick by voting below!
Every game down at Marlins Park the team holds a 50/50 Raffle for local charities. Fans can take their chance at winning half of the pot while helping a local charity. Quite a few ballparks partake in this. Winners so far this season have walked away with between $310 and $2,546.
On Saturday June 21st when The 7 Line Army was in town, the winning ticket won $2,336 and has yet to be claimed. So far this has happened 7 times this season and this is the largest pot without a winner. Thanks to our fellow “The 7 Line Army” member Barbara Abatiello Talbot for the heads up!
M-83223. Do you have it? With the amount of us in attendance there’s a good chance one of us bought the winning ticket. Bad thing is, once you buy, there is no record of your name in their system. Do you still have your receipt? I hope so. I just double checked mine which was still crumpled up in my luggage. No dice.
There’s $2,336 up for grabs. Go find your receipt. GOOD LUCK!