Shea Stadium Memorabilia from The Rashbaum Collection
On view from October 8 to November 29, 2015 The objects and images in this front-room display at The City Reliquary offer a tangible history of the New York Mets and of Shea Stadium, the team’s former home from 1964 until its demolition in 2008.
Shea Stadium was the site of the Mets’ World Series wins in 1969 and 1986, but the fragments displayed here radiate the energy of every past victory and defeat that unfolded under the eyes of loyal fans. Items such as the home bullpen bench or a base from the last season played at Shea—still showing dust from the field—serve as relics and repositories of memory for this bygone location. They are especially poignant at this moment in Mets history, as the team makes its way to the 2015 World Series.
Now this one gave me a little chuckle. It was taken by a New York Islanders staffer a few days ago with the caption: “The Empire State Building lights up for the New York Islanders!” Umm… I don’t think so.
Speaking of the Islanders, several Mets were on hand last night at the game. Although word has it that Matt Harvey was asked to remove his NY Rangers cap before entering. Okay. I just made that last part up.
I loved this graphic by the New York Mets which they posted last night on Twitter. I’m so happy for this guy because I feel as though he really suffered and endured like the rest of us over these last several seasons.
David Wright, Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Wilmer Flores all joined Jimmy Kimmel on Friday night in Brooklyn for a special edition of Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC. During his opening Kimmel joked that the Mets are so hot right now, that the only people who can afford to go to but tickets to see them in the World Series are Derek Jeter and A-Rod.