Oct 2
The New York Mets and New York Yankees celebrate clinching their playoff berths

The New York Mets and New York Yankees celebrate clinching their playoff berths

For the first time since 2006, both New York baseball teams are in the playoffs!  That’s right, both the New York Mets, and New York Yankees have clinched playoff berth’s, and will begin their push toward the World Series on October 6th, 2016 when the New York Yankees play the one game wild card!  Tickets are now available for all of the MLB Playoffs, so make sure you get your tickets while there are still a great selection of seats available!

As of right now, the Yankees will play the one game Wild Card against either the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Angels, or Minnesota Twins.  The Yankees are on a quest for their unprecedented 28th World Series Championship.  Let by pitchers Masahiro Tanaka and rookie Luis Severino, and the power bats of Alex Rodriguez and Brian McCann, the Yankees exceeded all expectations this year with this playoff appearance.  Despite a slew of injuries to key players, and uncertainty in the offense, the Yankees overcame and locked up their Wild Card appearance, their first playoff appearance in 3 years.  If the Yankees win this game, they will move onto the NLDS to face division rival Toronto Blue Jays.

The New York Mets clinched their first playoff berth since 2006 just a week ago!  It marks only the 6th time in franchise history the Mets have won the NL East division title.  The Mets came in with high hopes, but exceeded everyone’s expectations this year!  Behind the pitching of Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and rookie stud Noah Syndergaard, the Mets pitching was quality all year.  Where the team lacked was in offense, but all that change when the team made a blockbuster trade for outfielder Yoensis Cespedes.  Since Cespedes joined the team, they have been the highest scoring team in the National League!  With the quality bats of Curtis Granderson and team captain David Wright, the Mets feel they have a team that could go all the way this year, and they will begin their series with NL West champions Los Angeles Dodgers next week!

Don’t miss out on seeing the New York Mets and New York Yankees try to bring a championship back to New York!  Tickets are hot and moving quickly, so be sure to lock up your seats while there’s still a great selection of tickets available.  Visit SelectATicket.com and we’ll be sure to get you great seats at great prices.

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Sep 16

Black Sabbath, Janet Jackson, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets On Sale Now!

This week some great new events have gone on sale, and there really are some great shows to make sure you don’t miss out on.  Below, you can check out the top events on sale, and see when they’ll be near you.  Some of these events include heavy metal legends Black Sabbath, as they embark on their final tour – with one of the hottest dates being February 25th at Madison Square Garden.  Another popular tour is Janet Jackson’s “Unbreakable World Tour”, in support of her upcoming 11th studio album, “Unbreakable”.  And one of the most popular every holiday season, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra, is on sale now for dates across the country!

Below you can follow the links for each show, and make sure you lock up your tickets while we have a great selection available!

  1. Black Sabbath Tickets
  2. Janet Jackson Tickets
  3. Trans-Siberian Orchestra Tickets
  4. The Weeknd Tickets
  5. Jingle Bell Bottom Ball
Sep 15
Me and my Dad at the Mets game for his birthday in June of 2011.

Me and my Dad at the Mets game for his birthday in June of 2011.

For as long as I can remember I’ve loved baseball. What many find boring and slow, I find exciting and incredibly deep. The little parts of the game, where you’re throwing an 0-2 pitch, how you attack each hitter in a lineup, defensive shifts, etc. Baseball season is my favorite time of year, even though the team that has my heart has done nothing but break it for the better part of my life.

That team would be the New York Mets. Flushing’s lovable losers. I was born after the incredible 1986 team, so the closest I’ve come to seeing a championship for my team is in 2000 when they lost to the New York Yankees in The World Series, and of course, Carlos Beltran looking at that Adam Wainwright curveball in game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. We all know where the Mets went after Beltran went down looking. The historic collapses of ‘07, and ‘08. Disappointing high payroll teams of ‘09, and ‘10. And more recently, the team’s ownership being mixed up with Bernie Madoff, and not having the finances to spend like a New York team.

Despite these bad teams throughout the years, I would always watch the majority of Mets games throughout the seasons. It didn’t matter if it was bad baseball, or good baseball, I love the sport, and the team. A team full of superstars or a team full of minor league level talent, I was locked in on them from April until October, and I always had one person that was my go to for anything Mets, my father, Joseph Pirozzi. We would watch almost every game together, from my youth until adulthood. If we missed a game together, we always discussed the outcome. If we disagreed on something, we let each other know. Sometimes our discussions got heated, as no two people can agree on things all the time. Regardless, baseball season, specifically the Mets season, was special for both of us, and it continues to be special for me, although bittersweet.

My father died suddenly in January of 2012, days before my 23rd birthday. He was, and remains, the best friend I’ve ever had, and I continue to miss him every day. At the beginning of every baseball season, I still have moments where I go to call him to talk about the team, or a divisional rival making a big move. I don’t know if that will ever change. He was as passionate, and angry about the team as I was. This is the same man that when I was in 6th grade let me stay home from school for two days after the Yankees beat the Mets in the 2000 World Series because I was so upset. I grew up going to games at Shea Stadium. We even broke off a piece of Shea in our last visit in 2008. For his last birthday with us in 2011, I took him to his first game at Citi Field, and since his passing, I go to a game every year on(or around) his birthday to celebrate his life, as he would want me to.

Unfortunately in his last years with us, the team didn’t have any seasons that stand out. From the collapses, to just plain bad teams, it was more about individual performances and moments. Among his favorite players were RA Dickey and Johan Santana. Both of those players put forth important performances in team history in the year of his passing. RA Dickey winning the 2012 Cy Young award, and Johan Santana pitching the first no hitter in Mets history.

I got to meet RA Dickey in April of 2012 as the season was just beginning and got to tell him just how big of a fan my father and I were, and told him of Dad’s passing. He took time to talk me and my sister at the autograph signing, and it meant a lot to me to see his genuine care. The Johan no hitter was wonderful to watch. As all Mets fans know, until Johan’s gem, the Mets were one of two teams to never have a pitcher throw a no hitter. This was a constant ongoing joke between me and Dad, as we both believed it would never happen. When it finally happened on June 1st, 2012, I let out a scream of joy, not just for my team, but knowing that Dad was there, in some sense, as elated as I was. Unfortunately this would be the highest points the Mets would reach since the 2006 season…

Until the 2015 season that is…

The New York Mets finally had some hope and buzz coming into the 2015 season. Behind a young pitching staff consisting of reigning Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom, the returning Matt Harvey, rookies Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard, and veterans Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese, Mets fans finally had something to look forward to. After a first half of inconsistency, and poor offense, the front office finally got aggressive, picking up veteran bats in Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, and trading for the unbelievable bat of Yoensis Cespedes, who is an MVP candidate despite the fact he’s only been with the team since August 1st. As of this writing on September 15th, the Mets are 83-61, with a 9.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals, and their magic number stands at 10.

For the first time since 2006, there will be postseason baseball in Flushing Meadows, New York. For the first time since it’s opening, there will be postseason baseball at Citi Field. And for me personally, the Mets will be playing postseason baseball without my Dad by my side to watch with me. This is truly bittersweet. The New York Mets this season have been special in so many ways. They have faced so much adversity, and come through stronger, and better. They were in one of the lowest points a franchise could be in for years, and they’ve come through on the other side of things, finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. In my own life, I feel that for the first time, since my father’s passing, I’m coming through stronger, and better. And no, it’s not because of a baseball team. It’s a number of things. Things I’ve done to better myself, a stroke of blind luck, and just the way things are falling into place. Between a new job, moving out of my childhood home, meeting an incredible woman who truly makes me happy, things are working out for the better, finally.

The Mets, are almost a microcosm of everything I’ve felt since my Dad passed away. It sounds silly to compare it to sports, but when this team was such a huge part of my relationship with my Dad, I can’t help but think that. When the Mets clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 in the next few weeks, I will be emotional, for sure. Knowing that my Dad is watching down, but not here with me to celebrate, or even go to a game with, hurts every time I think about it. I keep his David Wright jersey hanging in my closet, and have not worn it once since he passed. Come the first playoff game for the Mets this year, you can bet I’ll be wearing it even if it is two or three sizes too big. If I attend any of these playoff games, you can bet I’ll be wearing it then, too.

I don’t expect the Mets to win it all this year. Hell, I didn’t expect them to even make the playoffs, let alone win the NL East. It doesn’t matter. For the first time since my Dad passed away, I feel that same spark with the Mets that I did watching every game with him. I felt that spark watching BAD Mets teams with my father, and it was because of the bond I had with him. And since this season started, even before this magical run, I felt that spark watching this team. Something different, but familiar. It’s not about the players, the coaches, or opponents. It’s about the team. He would want me to be happy about this team, and I am. Now I’m just ready for the ride. I love and miss you Dad, and Let’s Go Mets!

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Jun 11

Terry CollinsIn what is often viewed as the “kiss of death”, it has been reported that New York Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has informed Manager Terry Collins that his job is safe.

The Mets were swept in back-to-back road series by the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants before breaking the slump with a 6-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers last night.

The Mets and Brewers return to action tonight at Citi Field. The Mets enter the contest with a 29-35 record overall and 1-17 record at home.

While Collins is safe for now, whether any other manager would have better results from this squad is hard to say. The beauty of baseball is it is a long season with many chances to turn things around. If the Mets go on a tear, they can erase this rough start and focus on making the playoffs.

The Mets finish the series with Milwaukee on Thursday before the San Diego Padres visit Citi Field followed by the Oakland Athletics.

With an extended homestand, now is a great time to grab some tickets via SelectATicket.com and head out to see the Mets in action!

Aug 8

The host New York Mets and Major League Baseball (MLB) have revealed the official logo for the 2013 MLB All Star Game.

The logo can be viewed here.

The game will be held at Citi Field on July 16, 2013 and marks the first time the game will be hosted by the Mets since 1964.

The Mets are excited to show off their relatively new ballpark to the rest of the league. The lure of New York City makes the 2013 event one to look forward to as there are countless other activities to do in the city in the weeks surrounding the All Star events.

Jul 16

Welcome back for our weekly installment of the Top 5 Events at Select-A-Ticket.

Last week saw a little shuffle in the events as Jay-Z and his extended run at the Barclays Center has drawn a lot of interest. He’s got 99 Problems but selling tickets ain’t one!

Baseball fans spurred on by the excitement generated this week by the Home Run Derby & All Star Game are already gearing up for the 2013 events at Citi Field.

Take a look at the top 5 and let us know what you think will make the list next week:

  1. 2013 MLB All Star Game Tickets
  2. New York Yankees Tickets
  3. Wrestlemania XXIX Tickets
  4. Jay-Z Tickets
  5. Chelsea FC vs Paris Saint-Germain Tickets
Jul 13

The New York Mets suffered a big blow to their starting rotation when Dillon Gee went down with an injury earlier this week.

Unexpectedly, Gee was hospitalized during the All Star break to clear a blood clot in his right shoulder and it was determined he needs surgery to replace a portion of damaged artery in that right shoulder.

Who exactly will replace him in the lineup is open to debate but it is clear that the Mets need to give their team a reliable starter in that slot to keep their post-season hopes alive.

Mets Manager Terry Collins said Miguel Batista is the most likely candidate to take the spot but he wouldn’t completely rule out the possibility of recalling a pitcher from AAA. The name on everyone’s list of course is 2010 1st Round Draft Choice and blue chip NY Mets prospect Matt Harvey.

For AAA Buffalo, Harvey has a 7-4 record to go along with an ERA or 3.39 thus far this season. Decent numbers for sure and he’s even made the International League all stars but the question is, would recalling him this early in his career be a help or hindrance to his long term development? The Mets cannot afford to rush him to the big leagues only to shatter his confidence should he be overwhelmed by big league hitters. He should be brought along at his pace, not accelerated just to fill a need for the big club because in the long run, the Mets need him to maximize his potential. If that means the team goes out and trades off other assets in order to acquire a pitcher who can right help, then so be it. It is a delicate balance that teams walk when dealing with the top prospects in the organization. One false move could turn a future stud into a career-long dud.

Despite the concern over the starting rotation, the New York Mets are entering the 2nd half of the season on a mission to keep the team rolling. With a record of 46-40 and just 4.5 games out of first place, the Mets are challenging for the National League East lead and with a strong second half, could finish in first place this season.

Be there at Citi Field for the race to the pennant, find NY Mets tickets for all home games today.

Jul 11

Just one day after the completion of the 2012 All Star Game (won by the National League by a score of 8-0), fans are already ordering tickets to the 2013 All Star Game, as well as the Home Run Derby. Keep in mind New York is home to two major league teams and this game will draw on both NY Yankees and NY Mets fan bases in addition to the normal annual crowd of travelers – there are A LOT of baseball fans in New York City, this is going to be one big event!

In 2013 the mid summer classic will be held in New York City at the home of the Mets — Citi Field in Flushing, NY. This is the first time since the 1960’s that the Mets will host the game and the first time it will be played at Citi Field as the previous game was of course at Shea Stadium.

In addition to the All Star Game & Home Run Derby there are also FanFest events which will be scheduled closer to the actual game date but right now is the best time to lock in on tickets, make travel and hotel arrangements if you need them and get ready to see the game played on the biggest stage in the world. If you are in town for a while, you don’t need us to tell you there’s a million things to do in and around New York City so this could turn into a great trip for the whole family with the HR Derby & All Star Game as the highlights of an unforgettable time together.

Fans can order All Star tickets for 2013 at SelectATicket.com and prepare themselves for a great time enjoying the best players in the world.

Jul 9

The top 5 events on SelectATicket.com last week were as follows:

  1. Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees Tickets
  2. Wrestlemania XXIX Tickets
  3. 2012 MLB Home Run Derby Tickets
  4. NY Mets Tickets
  5. Justin Bieber Tickets

The Red Sox vs Yankees series is traditionally a hot topic as it is one of the oldest and most heated rivalries in all of baseball.

Wrestlemania is coming to MetLife Stadium on April 7, 2013 and fans from around the world and looking to attend the 29th edition of wrestling’s biggest event.

You can find tickets to these events and just about everything else at SelectATicket.com.

Jul 3

Sports Illustrated is reporting that the New York Mets are exploring the possibility of re-acquiring former reliever Francisco Rodriguez.

“K-Rod”, as he is known, was arrested after an altercation with his father-in-law at Citi Field during his tenure as a New York Met, fans may recall.

Rodriguez is currently pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers and struggling somewhat thus far this season with a record of 1-4 with a 4.00 ERA in 39 appearances this season.

In an unexpected turn of events, the Mets find themselves 3.5 games in back of Washington in the National League East as they near the mid-point of the season and adding a veteran pitcher such as Rodriguez may help them take hold of first place and carry them into the playoffs, or at perhaps challenge for a wild card spot if they do not win the division.

With low expectations entering this season, it is a great story that the Mets are even considering moves for a playoff run. That is part of what makes baseball, and really all sports, so exciting — you really never know what is going to happen.

With half a season remaining there is still time to buy Mets tickets and check them out at Citi Field as they look to reach the postseason.

Jun 10

The New York Yankees completed a three game sweep of their crosstown rival New York Mets today by virtue of a 9th inning home run by Russell Martin. Martin’s 2nd home run of the afternoon game the Yankees a 5-4 victory, completing a comeback from a 3-0 deficit earlier in the game.

The Mets came out determined not to be swept in the Subway Series and took a 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning off a 2 run single by Jordany Valdespin but the lead would not hold up.

Mets fans may be down after this weekend but their team has had a terrific start to what was predicted to be a horrible season and they have nothing to be ashamed of at this point. Their team has played well today and are still only 4.5 games behind Washington for the NL East lead.

Over in the AL East, the Yankees currently stand half a game in back of Tampa Bay for first place.

The Yankees go on a six game road trip starting Monday with three games in Atlanta followed by three games in Washington and then come home for three more games against Atlanta at Yankee Stadium. Ironically, they can help the Mets in the standings by winning as many of their next 9 games as possible — Washington and Atlanta are both immediately ahead of the Mets in the standings.

Despite this three game setback, the Mets are still playing good baseball and exceeding expectations this season. The Yankees may have finally hit their stride and woken up their bats, just on time for another summer at Yankee Stadium. Find NY Yankees tickets or NY Mets tickets today to all home games for New York’s baseball teams.

Jun 17

The Mets are working hard to capture the lead in the NL East, and with the All Star break quickly approaching, they find themselves only three games out of the lead behind Philadelphia.

On Wednesday night, they hit a stumbling block in Baltimore, as the Orioles turned them back 6-4. It would have been a great opportunity for them if they had managed to win, as the Philies are currently riding a two-game losing streak.

The difference-maker in the game for Baltimore was Aubrey Huff, whose 7th inning two-run blast put the Orlioles in the lead for good. Reliever Pedro Feliciano took the loss for the Mets and fell to 2-2 for the year.

All things considered, the Mets are looking good this year and have a real shot at winning the East – of course a lead going into the All Star break would be a huge morale booster. Grab some Mets tickets and help them make their mark!

Jun 17

The Mets landed in Baltimore with an opportunity to cut into Philadelphia’s NL East league lead, and got of to a great start on Monday night with a 6-4 win over the Orioles.

Leadoff hitter Alex Cora was the star for New York as he went 3-5 on the night with a run scored. Pitcher John Pelfrey also pitched a gem in holding the Orioles scoreless through five innings.

The win is huge for the Mets as the Phillies were off – giving the Mets a free shot at the Philies lead. As the All Star break approaches, the Mets would love to capitalize on every opportunity.

Grab some Mets tickets and get out to the ballpark!

Jun 4

David Wright’s two run double, and incidentally his fourth hit of the night, broke 1-1 tie in the 10th inning on Friday as the NL East #2 Mets defeated the basement-dwelling Nationals in Washington 3-1. For the Mets, the win snapped a three game losing streak.

Luis Castillo led off the 10th inning for the Mets with a single off of Nats reliever Joel Hanrahan before Carlos Beltran walked. Wright then did his thing when he lined a 2-2 pitch into the right centerfiled gap to score both Mets base runners. This four hits, match his single game high.

Sean Green threw a perfect ninth inning for New York before Francisco Rodriquez polished off his 15th save opportunity of the season to remain perfect in his scoreless 10th.

Washington has dropped 9 out of their last 10 games and have fallen even further down the food chain in the NL East. The Mets are sitting three games out of first behind the Phillies, and would miss the playoff by one game in the Wild Card, if the season ended today.

Grab some Mets tickets now and enjoy the summer!

Jun 3

Though Livan Hernandez had the flu this week, he was able to shut down the Nationals by throwing seven shutout innings while, his offense supported him with seven runs.

“I was sick and threw up before the game,” Hernandez said. “I don’t care. I like to pitch. I didn’t sleep good last night. … I didn’t feel good, but I like to pitch, no matter what.”

With the much needed win, the Mets improved to 7-2 on the season against Washington. It was a huge series victory for New York who now must play host to league-leading Philadelphia for a three game series, before heading across town to face the Yankees.

Both of these series are bound to be phenomenal. Grab your New York Mets tickets today and join go out and meet the Mets!

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