The Kingman boys and I took a Sunday trip to Shea Stadium, in the Upper Deck, to watch the Mets Marlins game. We were in sction 44, just shy of the Tommie Agee sign. How was the view? Breathtaking. Take a look:
Sadly, the Mets left us gasping as they lost 8-2 to the Fish.
Still, we had a great day at the park. We arrived about 95 minutes before the first pitch. The sound system was blaring "Every day is like Sunday" by Morrisey. Excellent choice of music on a threatening day, with some sadly appropriate lyrics as Shea's days tick down (Come Armageddon, indeed).
The highlight was probably the guest of honor. Jane Jarvis got to roll back the number of games (we're down to 24). She was in a wheel chair but looked thrilled to be at Shea. In the middle of the third, the Mets made another mention of Jane and she enjoyed another round of applause. It was nice but frankly, Jane deserves an entire day, where they play nothing but her music and try to recreate that Jarvis vibe at a game. Too bad that won't happen.
Meanwhile, the game itself stunk. Pelfrey had nothing. The low light was the 4th, when the Marlins scored three runs on 1 hit. I have been trying to teach my kids how to do a scorecard but when there's 4 walks, a hit by pitch, a passed ball and a pitching switch all in one half-inning (top of the 4th), you kind of run out of room.
Here's a little video of our trek to the top of Shea Stadium. It gets blurry in places but at least you get the vibe of what an elevator ride to heaven feels like: