Our own Ron Hunt forwarded this AP news item via CBS Radio’s site: Shea Stadium is putting a ban on smoking in 2008.
Don't even think about lighting up at Shea Stadium this year.
The New York Mets announced Tuesday that the entire stadium will be smoke-free during the Mets' final season there. The team said the new policy applies to the stadium's ramps.
Shea's seating area has been smoke-free since 1995.
The Mets will continue to provide a smoke-free environment next year when they move into Citi Field, their new home next to Shea.
This year, fans who can't sit through nine innings without a cigarette will have to go to a designated area reserved for smokers.
I thought the ramps were the designated area for smokers. Good thing Keith Hernandez switched to lollipops.