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David Wright leading teammates in charitable fantasy football

David Wright is among a handful of Major League Baseball players turning fantasy football into charity.

Wright will lead a charity fantasy football draft Aug. 27 at Citi Field, allowing fans to compete against Mets players in a live draft and play against them throughout the NFL season. He, Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy and Jon Niese will each compete in a separate division, with space for 11 fans in each division.

“I try to do as much charity work as I can, and obviously I really enjoy fantasy football, so it seems like the best of both worlds,” Wright said. “I appreciate Adam thinking of me to represent the New York market. It should be a good time.”

Fans can purchase the right to manage a team for a $3,000 donation, and can bring along a co-manager for an additional $1,000. Yet another optional $1,000 allows fans to select the division in which they will compete.

Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Long Island and New York, the Mets Foundation and Big League Impact.

The latter is the personal charity of Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, who is organizing the event throughout baseball. After launching the inaugural event last year in St. Louis, Wainwright called star players around the league this year to expand it. That’s where Wright comes in.

League managers in New York will be invited to participate in a live draft at Citi Field, with complimentary food and beverage available. Managers will also receive autographed memorabilia signed by all participating players, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Met, VIP access to batting practice, a behind-the-scenes tour of Citi Field and tickets to that night’s game against the Braves.

More information is available at bigleagueimpact.org/events/wright.

“It’s an easy sell, because you’re talking about hopefully a lot of money going to four really, really cool causes,” Wright said. “They were really excited to be a part of it.”

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How to eat healthy at Citi Field

The folks over at One Medical Group forwarded along the following map to eating healthy at Citi Field. Check it out:

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Merry Christmas from Mets Cetera

Christmas photos courtesy of the Mets:

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Mets single-game tickets go on sale Saturday

Mets Single Game Tickets for all 81 home games, including Opening Day and the Subway Series at Citi Field, go on sale Saturday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets will be available on Mets.com or by calling 718-507-TIXX.

Highlights of the 2014 schedule include Opening Day against the Nationals on March 31, as well as two Subway Series games against the Yankees on May 14-15. Sixteen of the Mets’ 25 April games will take place at Citi Field, including matchups against the Reds, Braves and Cardinals.

The Mets use dynamic pricing for their Single Game Tickets, meaning prices can be adjusted on a real-time basis based upon market demands.

Home Run sunset over Citi Field

Check out this photo tweeted by @Mets from the Home Run Derby:

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The scene: Subway Series Game 1

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Mets owners reportedly pined for Willets Point casino

Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz reportedly lobbied to bring a Las Vegas-style casino to the Willets Point area around Citi Field. From today’s New York Post:

While team owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are still having trouble opening their tight pockets for high-priced free agents, that didn’t stop their development arm, Sterling Equities, from betting on a proposal that called for bringing a massive casino with gaming tables and slots, a 500-room, full-service hotel, 1.8 million square feet of retail and other amenities to the Willets Point development site in Queens.

The Southampton-based Shinnecock Indian Nation signed on to operate the casino, and the Wilpons and partners even offered the city $100 million for the 62-acre site, according to the development team’s proposal, which was first obtained by project opponents Willets Point United and NYC Park Advocates.

With live-dealer casino gambling currently illegal in New York, except on tribal lands, the Wilpons and partner Related Companies were awarded a consolation prize.

In June, the Bloomberg administration handed them 23 of the 62 acres of city-owned land they sought in the September 2011 casino proposal — most of which is now used for parking — to build a $3 billion retail and entertainment complex without a casino.

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Bubba Watson = Roy Hobbs?

You decide. Here’s the 2012 Masters champ talking about parking a golf ball over the outfield signs at Citi Field:

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Lining up to watch the Mets

The scene outside Citi Field’s Jackie Robinson Rotunda, 5 p.m. Tuesday:

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The road can be a lonely place

Just ask the Mets, who entered Tuesday’s play with seven road victories, fewest in the National League. They are 7-17 on the road, 19-9 at home. They are hitting .235 on the road, .272 at home. They have produced a 5.25 ERA on the road, 2.80 ERA at home.

Um, why?

“For the most part, we’ve had our chances to win on the road and have come up short,” manager Jerry Manuel said. “But I do think at some point it will come to a place where we’ll get that hit on the road, we’ll make that play on the road, we’ll make that pitch on the road.”

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