Despite loss, Mets fans stay for Shea...

Despite loss, Mets fans stay for Shea closing ceremony

There are 8 comments on the Newsday story from Sep 29, 2008, titled Despite loss, Mets fans stay for Shea closing ceremony. In it, Newsday reports that:

John Lennon , a pretty big star who once played at Shea Stadium, had some words that aptly describe the scene for Shea's farewell party.

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Flushing Resident

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Sep 29, 2008
George Foster was not a Met during the "dark days of the mid-1970s". He was a part of the Big Red Machine during the mid-1970s and was traded to the Mets prior to the 1982 season in hopes of bringing them back to respectability.
Flushing Resident

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Sep 29, 2008
Not only that, but Mr. Staple's reference to Yogi Berra as "coach and manager with the 1969 and 1973 runner-up teams" is partially incorrect as well. Only the 1973 team, which lost the World Series to Oakland, can be described as a "runner-up team". It may be hard to believe after yesterday's game but the 1969 Mets WON the World Series, which hardly makes THEM a "runner-up".

Please, Mr. Staple- we Met fans suffered enough this weekend. Don't deny us half of our two World Championships!
working stiff

Raleigh, NC

#3 Sep 29, 2008
This "Celebration of Shea" had to be the lamest thing I have ever seen. George Theodore?!? I thought they should have brought back Don Hahn too so they could crash into each other again. I was watching this on TV and when they were intorducing some of the family members they didn't even have a head on camera shot of them. All I saw was the back of their heads. Poorly designed ceremony, poorly broadcast ceremony, poorly played last month of the season. Seems fitting, actually.
working stiff

Raleigh, NC

#4 Sep 29, 2008
One other thing, Mr. Met tearing down the last number?!? What the heck was that all about? Couldn't find anyone else willing to do it?
give it a try

Valley Stream, NY

#6 Sep 29, 2008
working stiff wrote:
One other thing, Mr. Met tearing down the last number?!? What the heck was that all about? Couldn't find anyone else willing to do it?
More fitting it should have been the family of Wm A Shea for whom the stadium was named..
i dont know

Staten Island, NY

#7 Sep 29, 2008
The crowd didn't boo Mr. Met, they booed the Citi field Park Logo it revealed
Jim

East Quogue, NY

#8 Sep 29, 2008
Sounds like it was a great ceremony. Too bad I didn't see it. Who's the genius that decided to schedule it after the game? If they lose the game, the ceremony is overshadowed, and if they win the game, it's not the last game anymore.
Dewey

Simsbury, CT

#9 Sep 30, 2008
Of course we booed Mr. Met. After sitting through a horrible game, hoping that the post-game ceremony would cheer us up, we have Mr. freekin Met taking down the last number? Mr. Met? That's it? Are you kidding me!!?? My brother and I figured that whoever was supposed to do it cancelled at the last minute, and they couldn't get a replacement.
And seriously - cardboard triangles in the outfield? And did they have to spend 35 minutes with a tape measure getting them set up so precisely?

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