Shea Stadium, Age 44, RIP

February 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm (Baseball, New York Mets, News & Politics)

I noted today that Shea Stadium has now been completely demolished. I played hooky from Newtown High School to attend opening day in 1964. Joe Cristopher played right field for my beloved Mets against the Pirates. Time goes by fast, whether you’re having fun or not. I had a lot of fun at Shea that day, and many other days afterwards. Yes, it was “cookie cutter,” and the wind blowing through was as severe as Candelstick Park. It brought the Beatles and the Jets [formerly the Titans] to Queens. I will miss it very much.

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