— Days Without Shea —

by Kingman on November 14 at 8:58AM

SheaInnards_053107Found this awesome Web site, APieceOfShea.com.

The purpose of the site: One of the construction workers at Shea Stadium embedded the initials of his family onto one of Shea’s girders. Now, before Shea gets torn down, the man’s son wants a picture of his dad’s handiwork.


From the site:

Shea Stadium is scheduled to be torn down at the end of the baseball season and, unlike so many other large structures that have outlived their usefulness, it will be disassembled instead of being imploded. My quest is to preserve this little bit of family history and I especially would like to have that piece of steel. I no longer live in the New York area and my hope is to enlist the help of someone in New York (maybe you?) to locate and photograph this unique piece of steel before the demolition and that I could convince the demolition contractor to cut the piece out and save it for me.

Millions of memories and stories were birthed in Shea Stadium. But here’s an example of a memory physically burned into Shea’s innards, that will be reduced to dust in a year’s time. More to come…

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