— Days Without Shea —

Piazza0901Mike Piazza will always have a seat in Loge13. He was a player and will one day be back with the Mets in some capacity.

Piazza was amazed at the progress of Citi Field construction since last year, when he returned to New York as a Padre. The NY Times reported today:

“In 1998, I saw a model of a new stadium that was supposed to be open in 2003,” he said. “Even though there’s been a little detour in those plans, all’s well that ends well.”

With Citi Field scheduled to open for the 2009 season, Piazza may never get the chance to play there. He said he was not sure when he planned to retire, but added that he was looking forward to catching a game there every once in a while.

I’ll put the word out to Mr. Wilpon to get a good seat,” Piazza said, referring to the Mets’ principal owner, Fred Wilpon. “They’re going to be expensive.”

That’s how tough it’s going to be to get a seat in Cit Field. We paid Piazza $93M and even he has to work connections to get a ticket. Good luck to the rest of us.

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