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Wilpons Keeping Fans Money During COVID19 Pandemic

With MLB enforcing their end of the March agreement, every team is going to play a 60 game schedule, and they’re never going to leave their time zone. That means the original 2020 schedule has been officially scrapped.

That means even with Mets players at Citi Field for Summer Training, they won’t be joined by the Padres for the Fourth of July weekend. The Mets also aren’t going to host the Rockies at the end of August.

Even if those games were going to happen, to ticket holders it doesn’t matter. Under COVID19 restrictions, fans are not permitted to attend games at the ballpark. Seeing how New York is scaling back reopening, the chances of fans attending games is slim to none.

In total, the old schedule is null and void as it has been replaced by a completely new schedule which has yet to be released. When that new schedule is released, tickets will not be available for sale because fans cannot attend games.

Despite that, the Mets are keeping their fans money.

According to their recently released policy, they are only refunding games through the end of June. Even though they know the scheduled July, August, and September games aren’t happening, they don’t care. They’re keeping that money, and maybe in the future, you can request a refund.

That’s if you decide not to roll it forward for a 2021 game. Sure, they’ll keep that money for a year, but they’ll impose blackout dates.

It should come as no surprise this comes on the heels of reports the Wilpons had just laid off 25 employees. It also comes after news the Wilpons are desperate to sell the Mets.

This was a team purportedly losing hundreds of millions of dollars due to the Wilpons financial mismanagement. That was before the pandemic. They’re seeking extensions on payment of loan agreements. The Mets are among the teams who are anticipated to lose the most money during this pandemic.

Perhaps then, it is of no small accident they’re keeping fans money for games which are no longer scheduled and for games which will be played without fans.

The Wilpons are firing people and keeping your money. While not technically theft, it’s plain wrong, and it’s another example why the Wilpons need to be out of the business of baseball as soon as possible.

8 thoughts on “Wilpons Keeping Fans Money During COVID19 Pandemic”

  1. oldbackstop says:

    You are an idiot. Tell us how other teams are handling it. Are the Wilpon’s the only one one with this policy? How lazy can you be? Do something other than your juvenile Wilpon hatred.

    It’s old. It’s boring. It’s juvenile….

    1. metsdaddy says:

      So, your reaction to the broke Wilpons keeping money for games which will never be played is to attack me?

      Seriously?

  2. Reese Kaplan says:

    Personally, you’re both right. The point of the Wilpons’ tone deafness for business is valid, but so is the question about how other clubs are handling the same problem.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Other clubs doing the wrong thing doesn’t excuse the Wilpons for doing the wrong thing.

      That’s a juvenile point.

  3. David Klein says:

    Dom Smith’s exit velo was similar in 2018 and 2019 and just beating up on middle relievers and the juiced ball helped him while statcast says JD Davis’ breakout was real.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Statcast says astronomically high BABIPs are real and that the juiced ball Davis needed to eliminate his GB% was real.

      Please point me to that never before been compiled and released data.

      1. David Klein says:

        Look at all the red ink on Davis’ page on baseball savant, dopey.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          I’ve seen it a number of times. Nothing there says ignore 150 years of data, nor is it stabilized for the juiced ball.

          But hey, he was only effective for a few months last year, so disregard everything.

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