Back in August, I posted about a reader in Canada named Andrew
, who was planning a trip to see Yankee and Shea Stadiums before they both meet their makers.
Andrew asked what he should do in Shea to ensure he had the ultimate experience. I posted some ideas, y'all added more and the fine folks at Faith&Fear did the same
The bad news: Andrew's game at Shea got rained out.
The good news: sounds like he had a better time at Shea than Yankee Stadium anyway. Here is his report:Well, just back from NY, and sorry to report that the game last Friday
was rained out (and Santana was supposed to start - gah!). The makeup
game was, of course, scheduled for the time we had tickets to, ahem,
another baseball team in the city. Anyway, I can say that I enjoyed
hanging out at Shea for a couple of hours. Our seats in the mezzanine
section were covered, so the rain was no problem. Sat, had a sausage, a
couple of beers, and talked to folks around us. Nice people, everyone
we met. Got a Mets hat, took a ton of photos, ventured up to the upper
deck as you suggested, visited the Agee homerun marker. When they
finally announced the game was postponed, I said goodbye, and we went
out and caught a train.
But the best part of the experience was
that we were staying just a stop away from Shea, so everytime we left
our hotel and caught a train, we passed her. I said to my father at the
end of the weekend, Yankee Stadium feels like that cold, uptight,
popular girl who says hi to you once, but Shea feels like an old
friend. I loved catching glimpses of that orange and blue hulk as the 7
train sped by, those gaudy neon baseball players, and they way it
loomed over Citi Field.
Anyway, too bad there was no game, but I can honestly say I enjoyed my trip to Shea, thanks especially to your suggestions.