— Days Without Shea —

The latest round of the Shea Stadium auction ends January 5th.

Lots of stuff still available, from the obscure (Diamond Club check presenter. Price: $105. # of bidders: 4) to the sacred (Casey Stengel's retired number from left field. Price: $2,500. # of bidders: 1).

I have no problem with the Mets selling off stuff to charity and letting fans get a piece of their favorite stadium along the way. But all season long we wondered: what is coming to Citi Field? Beyond the Home Run Apple replica?

Jason over at Faith & Fear in Flushing wrote up a great post musing on this same subject. One choice excerpt:

"From the Shea sale to the Citi Field renderings to the Mets' statements, sometimes I get the uneasy feeling that the Mets see nothing wrong with rewriting or even restarting their history, casting aside the jumble of lovable futility, unlovable futility, championships won by an underdog and an overdog, ignoble chokes and noble failures for a simpler narrative: Once there were Brooklyn Dodgers, we won two titles, isn't Citi Field great?"

 Definitely take a trip to F&FinF and read the whole post.

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