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Greg Prince discovered the Mets when he was 6, during the magical summer of 1969. He is a Long Island-based writer, editor and communications consultant. Contact him here.

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A Seller You Should Buy From

The Mets aren't sellers at the trade deadline. If they're gonna be buyers, now or later, they're keeping it quiet. Manny Ramirez has been traded and untraded several times* since last night, since he signed with the Red Sox actually, so I never know what to make of July 31.

But you know what you can make of August 22? A good choice. August 22 is the next Gary, Keith and Ron Night at Shea, when the organization that has formed to help others can help you see the Mets play the Astros. Mezzanine tickets are $12 apiece for those who have bought GKR t-shirts, net proceeds — as with their now famous tops — go to the charities supported by each of our three SNY announcers:

• Gary Cohen: Women's Center of Greater Danbury, which “provides free and confidential services to prevent or lessen the trauma associated with domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life transitions.”

• Keith Hernandez: Cobble Hill Health Center, “a nonprofit skilled nursing facility located on Henry Street in the historic Cobble Hill section of Brooklyn…at the forefront of innovative and progressive treatment for the elderly and disabled for almost 30 years.”

• Ron Darling: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International, dedicated to finding a cure in its role as “the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide.”

Those are the causes GKR was set up to aid and, judging by the proliferation of their shirts around Shea, they're making some inroads. Help them make some more by checking out and buying a t-shirt or two. They're pretty sweet, actually, as you can see for yourself. Plus they have some other other neat stuff. I'm an “It's Outta Here!” man, but you might be all about the mustache or something else altogether.

As Ron Darling himself has been known to say, wherever he goes, he makes sure he's comfortable. You'll be comfortable in one of these shirts and you'll feel good about who it's helping.

*Manny did get traded, to the Dodgers in a three-way with the Pirates that sends Jason Bay to the Red Sox. On behalf of 1776 fans everywhere, I formally request Boston's new leftfielder be referred to as Massachusetts Bay.

5 comments to A Seller You Should Buy From

  • Anonymous

    What he said.
    Great day out, great causes. Go do it.
    We were out there on the 10th and will be there again on the 22nd. What a great time.

  • Anonymous

    Not to be a stickler here, but one should check out Gary's charity if one is pro-life. It seems to me that 'womans' organization does offer some of those services.
    Again, if this does not concern you – this would seem to be a wonderful charity. Just a thought for those who are sensitive to these issues.

  • Anonymous

    Gary on why he chose his cause:
    “I chose the Women's Shelter of Greater Danbury because of the enormous life-changing impact a safe house has on a women and her children. They are greeted unconditionally, often after they are forced to flee from their homes with only the clothes on their backs. They are provided with clothing, food, toiletries, as well as safe housing for up to 90 days. They are cared for and nurtured with the goal of establishing a new and violence-free life. These women are not just in need of shelter, but also in need of counseling and support. The Women's Shelter of Greater Danbury provides critical safety planning, individual and group support, counseling and advocacy. Domestic violence does not discriminate. It touches everyone, be it a close relative or an acquaintance.”

  • Anonymous

    If only there was a place to look up such information, a network of computer information, maybe a web of some sort…..I know! a WorldWide Web!
    Thanks, Greg, for going the extra click.

  • Anonymous

    Will Bay get hit by a lot of pitches in Beantown?
    In the words of New New York Mets pitcher Turanga Leela: “As a pitcher, I serve plenty of bean balls, so I know good beans when I see them. Bean Bay Beans, they're the beaniest.”