Tag: Shea Stadium

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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If It Was Your Choice, Pitchers Park or Hitters Haven?

An article by posted on April 17, 2009 0 Comments

During Wednesday night’s broadcast, Gary Cohen talked about some of the drives he felt would have been homers at Shea Stadium, specifically citing Wright and Beltran’s long outs. He went on to say how Jeff Wilpon mentioned that the Citi Field was setup so that if necessary they could bring in the fences next season […]

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My Day At Citi Field

An article by posted on April 14, 2009 0 Comments

I had a different blog that I was going to do for my weekly piece but since last night was the first official game played at Citi Field and I attended the game I thought our readers would like an inside account of my experience at the new field.  For the last couple of years […]

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Out With Old And In With New

An article by posted on February 20, 2009

Here are some stunning pictures from CitiField taken this week. You can click on each image to view a larger picture. Thanks to Stadium Page for the new photos, and make sure you visit them to see even more shots of our new park.  With Shea Stadium gone, the focus now shifts to our new […]

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