Hot Stove League: Memorabilia packages, more Mets tickets added to Jan. 26 event at library

Gary Cohen will offer his insights and answer audience questions about the upcoming 2019 major league baseball season at the Ridgefield Library's second-ever Hot Stove League discussion. The program will run from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 (seating begins at 1).
Gary Cohen will offer his insights and answer audience questions about the upcoming 2019 major league baseball season at the Ridgefield Library’s second-ever Hot Stove League discussion. The program will run from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 (seating begins at 1).

Can’t make it to the nearly sold-out 2019 Ridgefield Library Hot Stove League conversation with award-winning New York Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen Saturday, Jan. 26? Don’t worry: There are other opportunities to step up to the plate and participate in a series of auctions for rare game-day experiences and exclusive signed memorabilia packages at the library over the next several weeks:


Attendance at the Hot Stove League event is not required to win any of these packages, but bids must be placed in person at the Library’s circulation desk before 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 26.

In addition to the auctions, the Hot Stove event will also feature raffle drawings for New York Mets and SNY memorabilia, including an official MLB baseball signed by SNY’s broadcasting team of Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling, as well as t-shirts, caps and jackets.  Raffle ticket packages will begin at $5 and will be available at the Library on Saturday, Jan. 26, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Winners will be announced at the end of the Hot Stove program. (All raffle prizes courtesy of SNY.)

During the Jan. 26 Hot Stove event, SNY’s Gary Cohen will entertain questions from the audience, share anecdotes from his 30 years broadcasting the Mets and provide his take on the upcoming Major League Baseball season.  He was recently inducted to the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame alongside his broadcasting partner and former Mets player Keith Hernandez. The event takes place from 2-3 p.m., with seating available starting at 1 p.m.  Donation prices are $30 for adults and $15 dollars for children. Attendance is limited to 200 people, and an extremely limited number of tickets are still available online at www.ridgefieldlibrary.org or in person at the Ridgefield Library.