Loge13 is starting to come around again. Seriously, it has taken me this long to gather myself since the Mets' September unraveling.
Meanwhile, my mailbox has overflowed with Shea tributes. Apologies to all who I've kept waiting. I will slowly dig my way out. The good news is we have a long winter ahead of us so there's plenty of time to post everything y'all have sent in.
First off, here's some cool video shot (I believe in 1998) by the great Bob Bobster:
And as the sun sets over Shea Stadium, I bid a fond farewell to the ballpark of my youth.
I always thought Shea was most beautiful at night, and this video backs me up.
I made a point of filming from that subway platform that leaves fans off almost at the gates of the stadium. I watched a fair amount of baseball from that platform over the years. Has it been demolished yet?
Last time we were at Shea, the platform was standing. However, the plan was for it to come down in order to complete construction so it may gone this winter. I took some extra photos of the platform in September and will post.