Saying Goodbye to Shea…


In all honesty, I never been to Shea Stadium before. Understand, I’m a Bronx boy through and through so let it be known I attempted to buy a Yankee ticket first! Shit, I almost did. Fortunately I didnt press the PAY button because it was for the Angel game on the west coast (Ticketmaster needs to work on their site..LOL) Imagine paying 20 dollars for a ticket and $300 for a plane ticket not mentioning the hotel stay. Anywho after giving up on them New York Yankees tickets… assuming they were all sold out, I went for the New York Mets’ Shea Stadium and purchased a $10 ticket! I had no idea tickets were that low.. seriously. Think about it a New York Yankee brew costs more than my Shea ticket did. I’m kidding.

Of course the tickets were nose bleeders, all the way up in the orange section but from here you can see all! You can take in all of Shea for all it’s worth. I mean Tom Seaver, Ed Kranepool, Rusty Staub, Doc Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza etc. all called Shea home at one time or another. Yeah, it’s not Yankee Stadium but come on this is Queens… it’s the METS. They deserve to be honored too.

So, CLUBBUTTS honored the Mets and Shea Stadium on September 25th as they played the Chicago Cubs… in the rain. Yeah, it was cloudy all day, I initally thought it would be rained out and I was ready to take a lost but the rain never came. Yeah, it waited for me to get to Shea for that. Arriving at Shea by the bottom of the 3rd, the drizzle showed up soon after. Pedro Martinez striking Cubs out (a season high 9K’s)and pitching for the season (They done fucked up AGAIN and they can’t blame Willie Randolph this time), tying the game up 3-3 in the 4th. Falling behind 6-3 after Pedro exits. Soon that drizzle becomes nice steady light rain. That means it’s time for me to upgrade my seat! Fortunately the Mets tied it up again by the 8th and winning the game in the bottom of the 9th as Beltran bats in the winning run. A very exciting game with a great ending.. this night.

The L.I.S.T. (Life Is Short Tour) continues.

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