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Andy Grammer To Play New York Mets Postgame Concert June 18th

The New York Mets just announced the first performer for their postgame concert series for the 2016 season!  Andy Grammer is kicking things off on June 18th following the Mets game against the Atlanta Braves.  The concert is included with your ticket and takes place about 20 minutes following the game from a stage behind second base.  Artist typically play full sets (around 10 songs or more!) and recent performers have included Boyz II Men and Austin Mahone.   Baseball & a concert under the stars sounds like a perfect Summer night to us! Tickets for the game are on-sale now.  Stay tuned for more artist announcements!

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves
Andy Grammer Postgame Concert
Saturday, June 18th 2016
Citi Field – Flushing, NY
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Watch Andy Grammer’s video for “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)” and pickup a copy of his album “Magazines or Novels” on iTunes now!

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The Friday Five: Australian Open Preview (Fangirl Style)

The Australian Open kicks off this weekend in Melbourne!  It’s time for our annual bae-watch list. Here are some of the (many) players we’ll be rooting for for the next two weeks.

1. Borna Coric

Coric finished 2015 as the youngest player in the top 100. He is definitely one of the top young guns to watch in 2016 – he already has a win over Rafael Nadal, and played his first ATP World Tour final last week in Chennai. And is it just us or does anyone else get a little Jake Miller vibe from him?

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Ice bath after good match!!!!

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2. Jack Sock

The young American has started 2016 with a bang, beating top players Kevin Anderson and David Ferrer en route to the finals in Auckland. Jack has a powerful, aggressive forehand and the game to match. But he’s also known for his great sportsmanship, suggesting his opponent Lleyton Hewitt challenge a call during Hopman Cup last week.

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just about sums up the week 🤗😜 #hopmancup

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3. Pierre-Hugues Herbert (AKA P2Hugz)

P2Hugz is p2cute. He teamed up with fellow Frenchman Nicolas Mahut to win the US Open doubles trophy last Fall. The duo also made it to the finals of the 2015 Australian Open, so they will be confident playing on these familiar courts. Pierre-Hugues is also looking to qualify for the singles draw (ALLEZ!!!)

4. Taylor Fritz

Taylor is another young American player on a hot streak. Since winning the US Open Juniors title a few months ago, he has gone on to win 3 ATP Challenger titles and risen to 154 in the rankings. Fritz is also playing qualifying st this years tournament.

5. Benoit Paire

We’re not sure which Benoit will end up at this year’s tournament: the one who beat Nishikori at the US Open or the one who has on court meltdowns. But we can guarantee he’ll be entertaining to watch either way! We also suggest following him on Instagram for heart- eyes worthy photos.

 

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BONUS: Lleyton Hewitt

The Australian Open is sadly Hewitt ‘s last tournament as a professional. We’ll be cheering Aussie Aussie Aussie OY OY OY until the last point. We expect him to go down fighting in some epic 5 set matches.

Hockey for Fangirls…A Mighty Ducks Sequel in the Works?

Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs are tonight at Madison Square Garden!  While tennis is generally the only sport we watch (it is the ultimate fangirl sport), we have been known to tune into a hockey game now and then.  Especially when our home team, the New York Rangers, is playing a must-win game against the Los Angeles Kings.   As casual hockey viewers, we like to break things down into terms we can understand.  And as 90s fangirls, this means “The Mighty Ducks” trilogy.  Especially now we hear that there are talks of making a Mighty Ducks 4!  (Check out this amazing Oral History of “The Mighty Ducks” Trilogy on Time.com!)

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Unfortunately, none of the players are as adorable as Team Captain Charlie Conway or Adam Banks, AKA the original Bansky.  And you generally won’t see many closeups of Coach Gordon Bombay, stressed out and cheering the team on from the bench.  You also won’t be seeing Julie the Cat Gaffney or Connie on either team – men only in the pros!  Most goalies, like Goldberg, will fall down.  A lot.  Don’t be afraid to sub in a new goalie – it just might win you the tournament!

We have some advice for the Rangers:  Try a flying V!   It works every time.  And if you’re in trouble, you can always call in Randy, AKA Kenan Thompson, to hit one of his infamous knuckle pucks!

Just whatever you do, don’t mess with Iceland, they play dirty. (The Kings even have a player with the last name Stoll – look out for him)   Learn from the Bash brothers – it may seem like a great idea to knock out anyone that gets in your way, but that will land you time in the penalty box.

And Remember:  Ducks Fly Together!

Maybe a little “We Will Quack You” will pump up the team?

Watch the Stanley Cup playoffs between the New York Rangers & the Los Angeles Kings tonight on NBC at 8pm EST!   Or you can just rewatch The Mighty Ducks trilogy on Netflix.

Tennis: The Ultimate Secret Fangirl Sport

We aren’t big on sports, but we do LOVE tennis!  The first grand slam of the year kicked off last week in Melbourne, Australia in record-high temperatures of 107F and up.  Now that’s HOT but not nearly as hot as some of the men that play tennis.

We could tell you all the reasons why we love the sport, but instead just enjoy some photos of our favorite young players.  And if you aren’t a secret fangirl of tennis yet, this just might be enough to convince you to tune in for week 2 of the Australian Open.

1.  Grigor Dmitrov
The 22 year old Bulgarian, dating Maria Sharapova, just made it to the 4th round of a slam for the 1st time in his career.  We’re hoping to see more of Grigor in the 2nd week, especially if it means him sharing more photos like this:
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2. Ryan Harrison
Or, as we like to call him “Chino,”  thanks to his uncanny resemblance to one Ryan Atwood of The OC.  The 21-year old Louisiana native, is also really great at Twitter and has a self-confessed love of the song “Call Me Maybe.”  He can call us anytime.
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3. Milos Raonic
Hypothetically, Milos would be the Seth Cohen to Ryan “Chino” Harrison, but technically he is not.  The 6-foot-5 Canadian does have a fast serve to rival Cohen’s quick wit.
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4.  Jack Sock
The 21-year old American has on edge over his fellow players – he an already call himself a Grand Slam champion, after winning the Mixed Doubles trophy with Melanie Oudin in 2011.  He also has an awesome name – “Advantage, Sock.”
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5.  Quisner
Just look at these lovable dorks and occasional doubles team.  Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey are bearing the flag of US Men’s tennis, following Andy Roddick’s retirement in 2012. (WE MISS YOU ANDY!!)
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The Australian Open is airing now on ESPN and the Tennis Channel nightly from 7pm EST, with Men’s Quarterfinal action in play today.   The Men’s Singles Final will be played on Sunday, January 26th.