Tag: Shea Stadium

Frightening Moments In Mets History

An article by posted on October 31, 2009 1 Comment
Frightening Moments In Mets History

We’ve made it to another Halloween, Mets fans!  That means it’s time for my first annual “Frightening Moments In Mets History” blog.  It’s so scary that even Jose Reyes was not prepared for the shocking stories he was about to read. I’ve gone through the archives (and by archives, I mean Google and my warped […]

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Paul McCartney To Release Citi Field Concert CD/DVD

An article by posted on October 15, 2009 0 Comments

Paul McCartney has unveiled the tracklisting for his new live album and DVD, “Good Evening New York City”. Of course the concert was a reunion of sorts with the Mets and their ballpark. The first time Paul McCartney appeared at Shea Stadium he and the rest of his band introduced the rest of the country to the Beatles […]

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One Year Later: Still Hard To Shea Goodbye

An article by posted on September 28, 2009 0 Comments

One year ago today, on September 28, 2008, the Mets played their last game at Shea Stadium.  A day that fans were hoping to celebrate a playoff spot ended with a sad goodbye to the season and the ballpark.  I wasn’t writing for MMO back then, so I never got a chance to share my […]

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Does Anyone Miss Shea As Much As I Do?

An article by posted on September 22, 2009 0 Comments

The inaugural season for Citi Field ends in a few weeks and to say the least it was a very disappointing first year for the Mets new ballpark.  At the start of the 2009 season I was hoping that with a new ballpark that had not witness disappointments over the last couple of years the […]

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June 30, 2000: 10-Run Rally Capped By Piazza Blast

An article by posted on June 30, 2009 0 Comments

It was the year 2000.  The Y2K scare had come and gone.  Music fans were wondering who let the dogs out.  Mets fans were still cursing out Kenny Rogers for ball four.  The nemesis of the day wore a tomahawk on his chest. The Braves were the Mets’ chief rivals in 1999 and 2000.  The […]

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Citi Field – Where Homeruns Go To Die

An article by posted on June 29, 2009 0 Comments

 I read an interesting article on ESPN by Tristan Cockcroft entitled Shea It Isn’t. The piece is well written and well researched and is a fair comparison of the two parks. One of the interesting parts of his article was the following chart which shows exactly which non-homers would have been homeruns at Shea Stadium. Hitter […]

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The New Shea Stadium – View from the Caesars Club Seats

An article by posted on June 23, 2009 0 Comments

In 2007 – for the first time in my life I fulfilled a lifelong dream and became a Mets season ticket holder.  Some friends and I ended up splitting 2 seats 4 ways – and visions of playoff games after the stunning near miss of 2006 danced in my head. The last time I had […]

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June 15, 1983: The Magic Is Back

An article by posted on June 15, 2009 0 Comments

Before I begin, I’d like to thank my colleague, Rob (Tie Dyed) for writing an exceptional piece on Tom Seaver and for inspiring me to write this blog.  I’d like to consider it a companion piece to his blog.  Thanks, Rob! June 15.  It’s a date that many Mets fans will remember as the day […]

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First Concert At Citi Field

An article by posted on May 30, 2009 0 Comments

NY Daily News reports that Paul McCartney will perform the very first show at Citi Field. He played the very first concert at Shea Stadium 44 years ago. Last fall, McCartney appeared at the final concert held at the now demolished Shea, as a guest star for Billy Joel’s series of shows there. The proposed […]

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Look! Shea Stadium Bases, Home Plate, Pitchers Mound

An article by posted on May 11, 2009 0 Comments

Check out these great tributes to Shea Stadium that are located in the parking lot of Citi Field. These gorgeous plaques mark the spots of first base, second base, third base, home plate and the pitchers mound at Shea Stadium. Nice job by the Wilpons for preserving a little bit of our former and much […]

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