Sunday, February 19, 2012

Welcome Back Veterans NYM

I was recently contacted by a member of the Wounded Warrior Project who was contacted by the New York Mets and on my behalf.  This is a pretty amazing program.  During every game of the 2012 season the New York Mets will honor one veteran at the end of the third inning.  The veteran will appear on the Jumbo Tron and be thanked for his or her service.  They will be sitting in the first row behind the 3rd base dugout.  I will be taking part in this program on April 20th when the New York Mets take on the San Francisco Giants.  I am incredibly excited to have the opportunity to experience this when I am on my trip. 

If you know of any Veterans who would also like to take part in this program please pass on this information to them. 

Dear Warriors, Active Duty Members, Veterans( of all generations and era’s) and Supporters;

Wounded Warrior Project is fortunate to once again be working with the New York Mets and their “Welcome Back Veterans” program (

The NY Mets would like to honor you and/or a family member that served (or is currently serving) in the United States Military. With this opportunity, the honoree will receive a total of four tickets for free (seats are located in the front row, on the 3rd baseline). During the 3rd inning, the honoree will be publicly recognized by the NY Mets. Your picture will be displayed on the play-by-play screen in center field and the announcer will read your military biography. Please note: this is for veterans from any era.



In order to be considered for this opportunity, please send four (4) pictures via email along with your military biography and information requested below to Tony Ntellas, WWP Alumni Manager, at or 386.867.1955.

The pictures must be high resolution and, if possible, taken during your time in the military.

Your military biography must include the following information:
Mailing Address:
List of Awards and Decorations:
Date of entry in service:
Date you were discharged:
Do you have an honorable discharge?
Where were you stationed?
Brief description of military duties:

We will also need the following, additional information:
Will you be driving to the stadium?
Have you been honored by the NY Mets in the past?

What are your top three choices of games you would like to attend? (please specify the dates from those listed below)
4/9 Monday 7:10 pm Nationals
4/10 Tuesday 7:10 pm Nationals
4/23 Monday 7:10 pm Giants
4/24 Tuesday 7:10 pm Marlins
4/25 Wednesday 7:10 pm Marlins
4/26 Thursday 1:10 pm Marlins

5/5 Saturday 1:10 pm D-Backs
5/6 Sunday 1:10 pm D-Backs
5/14 Monday 7:10 pm Brewers
5/15 Tuesday 7:10 pm Brewers
5/16 Wednesday 7:10 PM Reds
5/24 Thursday 7:10 pm Padres
5/25 Friday 7:10 pm Padres
5/26 Saturday 7:10 pm Padres
5/27 Sunday 1:10 pm Padres
5/28 Monday 1:10 pm Phillies
5/30 Wednesday 7:10 pm Phillies

6/1 Friday 7:10 pm Cardinals
6/4 Monday 1:10 pm Cardinals
6/17 Sunday 1:10 pm Reds
6/18 Monday 7:10 pm Orioles
6/19 Tuesday 7:10 pm Orioles
6/20 Wednesday 7:10 pm Orioles

7/3 Tuesday 7:10 pm Phillies
7/4 Wednesday 1:10 pm Phillies
7/5 Thursday 7:10 pm Phillies
7/6 Friday 7:10 pm Cubs
7/7 Saturday 7:10 pm Cubs
7/8 Sunday 1:10 pm Cubs
7/20 Friday 7:10 pm Dodgers
7/22 Sunday 1:10 pm Dodgers
7/23 Monday 7:10 pm Nationals
7/24 Tuesday 7:10 pm Nationals
7/25 Wednesday 12:10 pm Nationals

8/7 Tuesday 7:10 pm Marlins
8/8 Wednesday 7:10 pm Marlins
8/9 Thursday 12:10 pm Marlins
8/10 Friday 7:10 pm Braves
8/11 Saturday 7:10 pm Braves
8/12 Sunday 1:10 pm Braves
8/20 Monday 7:10 pm Rockies
8/21 Tuesday 7:10 pm Rockies
8/22 Wednesday 7:10 pm Rockies
8/23 Thursday 1:10 pm Rockies
8/24 Friday 7:10 pm Astros
8/25 Saturday 1:10 pm Astros
8/26 Sunday 1:10 pm Astros

9/7 Friday 7:10 pm Braves
9/8 Saturday 1:10 pm Braves
9/9 Sunday 1:10 pm Braves
9/10 Monday 7:10 pm Nationals
9/11 Tuesday 7:10 pm Nationals
9/12 Wednesday 7:10 pm Nationals
9/17 Monday 7:10 pm Phillies
9/18 Tuesday 7:10 pm Phillies
9/19 Wednesday 7:10 pm Phillies
9/21 Friday 7:10 pm Marlins
9/22 Saturday 1:10 pm Marlins
9/23 Sunday 1:10 pm Marlins
9/24 Monday 7:10 pm Pirates
9/25 Tuesday 7:10 pm Pirates
9/26 Wednesday 7:10 pm Pirates
9/27 Thursday 1:10 pm Pirates

Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Trip

I've been working on the details of this trip.  I know where I'm going to be when and how long it is going to take to get to each park.  What I am still working on is where I'm going to stay when.  If you know any good places to stay in any of these cities or anywhere between them send me an email at  Here is where I will be on game day and the finer details of the trip.  If you would like to come along or meet me for a game let me know as soon as you know!

Detroit Tigers
Day Thursday April 4th
Distance: 64.5mi  
Drive Time:  1:14  
Game time 105 

Cincinnati Reds
Day Saturday April 7th
Distance: 263mi
Drive Time: 4:28
Game time: 7:10pm

Pittsburg Pirates
Day: Sunday April 8th
Distance: 288mi
Drive Time: 5:08
Game Time: 1:35pm 

Cleveland Indians
Day: Monday April 9th
Distance:  133 miles
Drive Time: 2:19
Game Times:  7:05pm 

Toronto Blue Jays
Day: Wednesday April 11th
Distance:  294.9 Miles
Drive Time: 5:05
Game Time: 12:37PM 

Boston Red Sox
Day: Friday April 13th
Distance:  546.5 miles
Time: 9:34
Game Times: 2:05
Philadelphia Phillies
Day: Saturday April 14th
Distance:  319 miles
Drive Time: 5:39
Game Times:  1:05

New York Yankees
Day: Sunday April 15th
Distance: 106
Drive Time:  2:05  
Game time 8:05 

Washington Nationals
Day: Tuesday April 17th
Distance: 237
Drive Time:  4:27  
Game time 7:05 

New York Mets
Day: Sunday April 20th
Distance: 239
Drive Time:  4:39  
Game time 7:10pm 

Baltimore Orioles
Day: Sunday April 24th
Distance: 203
Drive Time:  3:48  
Game time 7:05 

Tampa Bay Rays
Day: Sunday April 26th
Distance: 968
Drive Time:  16:10  
Game time 1:10 

Miami Marlins
Day: Friday April 27th
Distance: 266
Drive Time:  4:13  
Game time 7:10 

Atlanta Braves
Day: Saturday April 28th
Distance: 662
Drive Time:  10:44  
Game time 7:10

St. Louis Cardinals
Day: Tuesday May 1st
Distance: 554
Drive Time:  9:28  
Game time 8:15 

Kansas City Royals
Day: Thursday May 3rd
Distance: 241
Drive Time:  4:01  
Game time 6:00

Houston Astros
Day: Saturday May 5th
Distance: 762
Drive Time:  12:38  
Game time 7:05 

Arizona Diamondbacks
Day: Monday May 7th
Distance: 1,176
Drive Time:  15:53  
Game time 9:40 

San Diego Padres
Day: Tuesday May 8th
Distance: 356
Drive Time:  6:00  
Game time 7:05 

Los Angeles Dodgers
Day: Wednesday May 9th
Distance: 124
Drive Time:  2:09  
Game time 7:10 

Anaheim Angels
Day: Monday May 14th
Distance: 30
Drive Time:  42
Game time 7:05

San Francisco Giants
Day: Wednesday May 16th
Distance: 409
Drive Time:  6:50  
Game time 10:15 

Oakland Athletics
Day: Monday May 21st
Distance: 15
Drive Time: 0:25
Game time 10:05 

Seattle Mariners
Day: Thursday May 24th
Distance: 807
Drive Time:  13:37  
Game time 7:10 

Colorado Rockies
Day: Monday May 28th
Distance: 1,368
Drive Time:  21:02  
Game time 1:10 

Texas Rangers
Day: Wednesday May 30th
Distance: 882
Drive Time:  13:35  
Game time 7:05 

Chicago White Sox
Day: Friday June 1st
Distance: 980
Drive Time:  15:42
Game time 7:10 

Milwaukee Brewers
Day: Sunday June 3rd
Distance: 95
Drive Time:  1:48  
Game time 2:10
Minnesota Twins
Day: Sunday June 10th
Distance: 334
Drive Time:  5:56  
Game time 1:10 
Chicago Cubs
Day: Tuesday June 12th
Distance: 407
Drive Time:  7:20  
Game time 8:05 
Detroit Tigers
Day: Friday June 15th
Distance: 288
Drive Time:  4:57  
Game time 7:05