— Days Without Shea —

SheaPatchBack in September, we first reported that the Mets would be unveiling a commemorative patch to honor Shea Stadium during the 2008 season.

It’s now official: The Mets announced the details yesterday. There were a few other tidbits in the press release:

The Mets will wear this logo as a patch on the right sleeve of their uniforms during all 2008 home games.

Central to the design is a side-by-side artistic rendering of Shea's original and current exterior set against a backdrop of the New York City skyline from the Mets logo. The Mets will use the new graphic in many 2008 promotional and collateral materials, including schedules, tickets, the Mets Media Guide, Yearbook, and Mets Magazine.

The Mets, in the weeks ahead, will announce plans for a season-long "Salute to Shea" that will include a series of special events and promotions.

Good job by the Mets in recognizing Shea Stadium and its unprecedented cultural history. We in Loge13 hope the Mets will also salute long-time season-ticket holders during this year of tributes.

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