— Days Without Shea —

Here are the last batch of photos I took as I left Shea Stadium for the absolute last time.

First of all (and Ross Jones this is for you), I went to alot of games in the early 80's with my high school pal Dan. We always sat in the upper deck, near the immortal Met fan Fuzzy and his cohorts. Here is Fuzzy at tonight's game:

Fuzzy at Shea Stadium, 092808.JPG
Here is the last view of Shea Stadium's field, just before I left for the last time:

Shea Stadium - field photo on last day - September 28, 2008 
As you might expect after such a heavy loss, the walk down the ramps to the exits was very somber. Here's what it looked like:

Shea Stadium on last day, September 28, 2008
As we descended, I snapped one final portrait of Queens and Manhattan from the breathtaking ramparts of Shea Stadium. Soon, only birds and dangerously low-flying aircraft will experience these glorious vistas:
Final view from Upper Deck September 28, 2008
As we walked out, this sign -which I have passed under hundreds of times - suddenly had significance:

Shea Stadium Exit sign 092808

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