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Where are the farewell-to-Shea stories??

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TheSportsPredictor, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Shea tries just as hard!!

    And I suppose the Mets will have some home games after tomorrow. But still!
  2. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    You can simulate the destruction of Shea Stadium by taking a sledgehammer to a toilet.
  3. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    yeah, i could give two shits.
  4. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    who are you trying to kid, buck? nobody will care next week, either.
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    True, too. The place is a dump. Bring back the rotting Polo Grounds!
  6. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    and the giants.
  7. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Great anecdote about Shea. Don't know about its truthiness, though.

    During the mid 1980s, the Mets hired a plumbing company to install new urinals. After the plumbers finished, Mets officials found a sign in one of the bathrooms that read: "This piss is brought to you by John Gotti."
  8. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    now that's good stuff.
  9. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Not as good as the Opening Day when the plumbing went (late '90s, I think) and drenched both locker rooms in raw sewage.

    Or how the Wilpons had a deal to build a new park in August 2001, except cheap-ass Freddie decided he wanted more money, or wanted to spend less, or something, and pulled out of the deal. A few weeks later, the Twin Towers fell and nobody wanted to give the Mets money anymore. Alas, that sentiment passed, which is too bad, cause I'd like to see them playing in that well-deserved rathole forever.
  10. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Oh yea! I thought this was Shea's last weekend, too, cuz I read something about last homestand. I guess that meant next week!

    Who pays attention to anything about NYC anyway?
  11. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Shea Stadium memory:

    I went this summer. It was OK. Nothing special, nothing TOO horrible, except that the concessions workers in my section were slow as molasses.

    And it rained.
  12. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Believe it or not, I'm very interested in seeing the Mets' new digs one day. Love the homages to Ebbets and the rotunda.

    Had no desire to see Shea last time I was in NYC, and no interest in making a trip just to catch a game there (like I did for Yankee Stadium.)
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