As previously mentioned
, Jim from Joisey sent along some tasty visual treats from his time at Shea two weekends back.
Here are some studies of the folks who really make Shea run:
I have always loved coming to Shea Stadium early and watching these guys transform the field. I wrote about this a few months back
but it's worth repeating these wonderfully trivial facts about Shea:
The outfield grass is kept at seven-eighths of an inch, down from 1
1/4 inches a few years ago, because the Mets want to emphasize speed.
– Ever wonder how they get those stripes and patterns in the
outfield grass? The color of the stripes depends on the mower path: a
dark stripe indicates that the grass has been mown toward you; a light
stripe indicates that it has been mown away from you.
– Home plate and the pitcher’s mound are heavy clay. The infield dirt is 60 percent sand, 25 percent clay and 15 percent silt.
– Grounds crew guys get paid around $21/hour.
I don't know how much the ushers make but our Loge13 dude is retiring this year. Here's to the men in Orange!