— Days Without Shea —

LogeSignToday’s Star-Ledger has a great poster tribute to New York’s two terminal ballparks. Here’s the intro:

When the turnstiles fall still at the end of this season, two gray ladies will end their tenure as homes
for the Mets and Yankees. While there will probably be more tears shed for Yankee Stadium’s closing, its counterpart in Queens is not without its charms — and quirks. So, as the metropolitan teams continue their latest round of regular-season Subway Series games in their soon-to-be former ballparks, we give one last salute to the qualities the ballparks held that any Mets or Yankees fan knows, loves and will never forget:

The poster may be a bit biased towards the Yankees. But give me Seinfeld and the Beatles over Crystal and Pink Floyd any day.

Download the PDF of the poster here.

[May 18, 2008 9:44 AM]  |  link  |  reply
wendy said

Not just a little biased, a lot biased. Didn't like it a bit.

[May 19, 2008 11:01 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Eli said

Not too bad! I liked it. When Ms. Jarvis gets a mention, it can't be bad.

[May 19, 2008 8:15 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Bobster said

"While there will probably be more tears shed for Yankee Stadium’s closing...."

I disagree. I've always contended that what is currently called Yankee Stadium is only 32 years old. The Yankee Stadium of Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Berra and Mantle disappeared after the 1973 season ended.

The renovation that followed was more than just a few tweaks. The ballpark was gutted, its dimensions and look radically changed. For those of you who never visited the pre-1976 Yankee Stadium, trust me when I say it was almost completely different.

Not that there haven't been plenty of memories during those 32 years, but Shea has been around for 44 years. So I don't agree that the demolition of that Bronx stadium will generate more sadness. Just my opinion.

[May 20, 2008 4:52 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

I totally agree w/Bobster! The old Yankee Stadium is long gone, the new Yankee Stadium has always been a disappointment, they didn't do much with the opportunity they had. It was dark, cramped and tight from the start. My guess is George didn't want to spend the bucks, not like now, since the city paid for that renovation.

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