You can see the last piece of Shea Stadium coming down in this video from Yahoo:
The video was taken on February 18, 2009 at 11:25am. So long Shea…
The Atlanta Braves have now played their last game ever at Shea Stadium. I’ve heard a lot of people talking about the great rivalry of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. And it really was a great one. It’s lost some luster in recent years but I have a feeling it’ll be back in the very near future.
I have to give a plug to my friend JB from the Braves Launching Pad. In my mind, it’s the best Braves site out there. I try to keep up with enemy blogs as part of my research.
JB put together a list of his five best Braves-Mets games at Shea and it’s certainly worth a read. Check it out here.
I’ve made no bones on this site about my feeling that Shea is the worst stadium in baseball and the fact that we deserve better. But now that the final regular season games are nearly over, I am getting a little sentimental about the end of Shea especially when I read about the great games this stadium has seen since 1964.
The Mets are selling the seats in pairs when Shea closes for $869 plus tax. You can order a pair here and season ticket holders will get priority.
I can just see myself now… sitting on my upper deck seat watching a game at Citi Field on TV. Sounds good.
ESPN’s Jim Caple is at Shea with Mets fan to say goodbye to the stadium.
Bart Hubbuch of the NY Post posted this video of the Mets bus ride from Yankee Stadium to Shea Stadium yesterday between games of the double header. It’s amazing to see the highway with no traffic at rush hour on a Friday afternoon.
The rainout at Shea Stadium last night didn’t stop the Texas Rangers from having fun. They used the infield tarp as their own slip and slide and Mets crowd loved it. The crowd was chanting the familiar “Let’s Go Rangers”. Take a look at this video from Optimistic Mets Fan.