— Days Without Shea —

The Mets and market woes have soured my mood so forgive my snarkiness. But The Voice has published an innocuous, insipid, and uninspiring piece about  innocuous, insipid, and uninspiring Shea Stadium.

It's worth posting about just for some of the comments from former Met/Yankees such as Lance Johnson and Ron Swoboda as they remember both ballparks. But really, there have been dozens and dozens of guys who played for both teams. They could have gotten some better folks to comment. then again, The Voice isn't exactly known for its sports coverage.

I'm a bit surprised by Swoboda's answer to "Is there anything better at Shea":

No. You know, the skeleton of Yankee Stadium harkens back to the Roaring '20s, for God's sake. And the franchise has existed so much longer and has been through several different eras. The Mets have been through eras—some good, some bad, some in between. It's like America and Europe, you know. Europe has history; America has a couple hundred years." —Ron Swoboda

I'm pretty sure no one in NY would recall the name "Swoboda" if it were not for a couple of catches he made in SHEA stadium. Did his tenure with the Mets team end badly?

[September 17, 2008 2:06 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

Rocky might be bitter because the Mets are moving their AAA team to Buffalo from New Orleans for next season. Swoboda has worked a a sports head for the local news and lately as a color commentator for the AAA team in New Orleans.

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