Loge13 is sad to present the first Shea Stadium Doomsday Clock.
Gather with us as we count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until Shea Stadium is with us no more.
The clock is currently set to count down to September 28th, 2008. On that Sunday, The Mets will play their last game ever under the historic eaves of the mighty Shea.
Of course, September 28th is not technically the last day Shea Stadium will exist.
So why did we choose that date? Because September 28th is the only official “last” date on the calendar for Shea. There is no official timetable for Shea’s demise. When there is, we will adjust accordingly, thus giving Shea Stadium a temporary stay of execution and a rare reason to celebrate next year.
So if the Mets make the playoffs, we’ll adjust.
And if I win the lottery, buy the Mets and scuttle the current construction plans, this clock will be gleefully rechristened the CitiField Doomsday Clock.
So sit back and watch Shea’s time fly.
And if you'd like your own version of the Shea Stadium Doomsday Clock on your site, here is the code for the widget:
The clock is configured to be 155 pixels wide, but I can reformat on request. The Shea Stadium Doomsday Clock Widget renders like this: