— Days Without Shea —


Filed under: Baseball | Mets
by Kingman on February 28 at 8:34AM
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Someone needs to let the Phillies know they won the World Series last year. Apparently they didn't get the message.

It's the only viable reason to explain why these guys are still so hung up on the Mets. All off-season they continue to talk about the Mets. The latest deep insights came from Mr. Heidi Strobel.

He gave his definition of "choke" the other day:

"The word choke means you weren't able to fully come through when you were supposed to. I think the Mets had the top teams, they pretty much had the championships in the bag and they weren't able to come through.  A lot of guys will perceive them as choking in the end and not fulfilling their end of the bargain because they should have taken it.  You know what, it really does show the strength and hard work and I guess the deep down guts that we have to take it away from them."

There is no arguing the Mets choked in 2007. But lets get real about 2008 before I read another blood and guts account about the Phils. The Mets were lucky to even be in the running come September of last year. By mid-June, we lost our starting left and right fielders, our 1st baseman swang like a 90-year-old shut-in and our manager had been whacked. The Mets got a head of steam for a few months before we lost our closer (who had already blown six saves). It's amazing the Mets got as far as they did.

But who cares about last year anyway? Everyone has moved on, except for Mr. Strobel and his teammates. They're not even reliving the end of the season; the Phils are still stuck in April, 2008. Good luck with that.





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Shea Stadium, the blue and orange concrete coliseum that played host to Mets and Yankees, Beatles and Stones, Popes and wrestlers, Jets and Giants, the World Series and Ice Capades passed away today in Flushing, Queens. Shea was 44 years old.

No official cause of death was given. Shea had been noticeably thin in recent months and experts worried Shea was suffering from luxuryboxitis, a rare condition that attacks perfectly good baseball stadiums and their fans' wallets.

A wake was already held January 31, 2009. Shea Stadium is survived by millions of fans and their memories.

http://www.loge13.com/img/EndofShea_021809.jpg
See photos of Shea Stadium's final moments in NY Times slide show.

LONG LIVE SHEA STADIUM


[February 18, 2009 4:28 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron said

R I P Shea Stadium. A very sad day.

[February 18, 2009 6:22 PM]  |  link  |  reply
G-Fafif said

Long live Shea Stadium.

[February 18, 2009 7:09 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

We'll miss ya, Big Fella! Rest in Peace.

You'll live on forever in our hearts!

[February 18, 2009 8:42 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

well said. there will never be another Shea.

[February 19, 2009 6:32 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Johnny D said

I miss it already.The end of an era.Shea felt like home,CitiField already feels like Jeff Wilpon,(what a chilling idea!)

[February 19, 2009 9:37 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Jon said

Shea is dead, long live Shea.

[February 19, 2009 10:30 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Jeff Bernstein said

Thanks for the memories. So many of them....

[February 25, 2009 7:17 AM]  |  link  |  reply
GM-Carson said

Over the next few weeks WSBGM's will be breaking down each of the NL East teams' rosters. Last week we previewed the infield, with the Phils winning the poll by a large margin. Today we take a step backwards, to the outfield. Future installments include rotation and bullpen.

Link: http://pabaseball.blogspot.com/2009/02/nl-east-outfields.html

Give it a plug if you like it...thanks!

[February 27, 2009 12:53 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Don Hahn Solo said

This is a bit off topic but aren't those spectators standing stupidly close to several tons of crashing concrete, debris, and memories?

[February 27, 2009 10:15 PM]  |  link  |  reply
gav said

im sad

[February 27, 2009 10:16 PM]  |  link  |  reply
trish said

we will always remember shea in our hearts

[March 2, 2009 9:48 AM]  |  link  |  reply
jeanniez said

Google maps still shows Shea - pre Citifield construction. Street view has nice views of Shea too. Anyone know how we can get Google to archive these in some way?


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From WCBS's site:

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[February 17, 2009 4:48 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Jnetty said

That picture is so sad. Thanks for putting Shea updates on the deconstructions. This site was the best source.

[February 17, 2009 5:11 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Rick B. said

Progress, for the most part is usually good. C'mon, you have to admit that that picture is sad. Although I've been a Yankee fan all of my life, my first game was seen at Shea in 1972(My father was and is a Met fan) I remember coming off of the #7(remember the blue arrows)and walking through that gate !!!! (More needs to be preserved)

Baseball fan for life,
"Rick. B"

[February 17, 2009 5:45 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul said

I taught you said you would not post Shea's Slow Death....I'm glad you did. I have a house in Astoria and drive by the site once a week. The last few, the changes where unbelievable.I will keep an eye out for when the LOGE 13 sign goes up for auction and let you know. Got my Loge 10 sign 2 weeks ago and the wife still aint talkin to me.

[February 17, 2009 7:49 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

it's interesting to see how the area inside the construction zone (inside the blue tarp) is getting smaller than it was when we were all out there a couple weeks ago.

[February 17, 2009 8:35 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron Hunt said

When I saw this picture my first thought was to leave the ramps there as is, build around what Shea has become.

Then I got real sad, as dyhemet said, the completion of Citi is approaching as the plaza gets laid out and build. The parking lot will soon be enlarged by Shea's former imprint.

Gents, we need to move on, this picture convinced me , cause there will be nothing left in the next...to CitiField. As hard as this is.

Long Live Shea!

[February 18, 2009 3:45 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Ron said

Each time I would see a picture of them taking Shea Stadium apart I would get an empty feeling in my stomach. It is very sad we have an owner that cares more about the Dodgers past than his own teams. This stadium could have been renovated if he really would have wanted it to have been. Maybe it is the stadiums way of getting back at him for Mr Wilpons major money loss. (just a thought) I bought a pair of blue seats that are displayed in my office. Shea Stadium forever!


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Filed under: Baseball | Mets
by Kingman on February 14 at 3:01PM
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Brian, keeper of the Blogs By Fans network, has launched the Spring Training 2009 site.

Here you will find a breakdown on all 30 teams, from 30 different bloggers.

Stay tuned to the site all spring long for updates. Besides blogger reports, there are also feeds set up for each team, so you can follow every trade, rumor and A-Rod media implosion.

And if you are heading to any Mets pre-season stuff, please remember to e-mail Loge13. Last year, our own Ron Hunt sent back some great photos and observations from FLA.

Check out the site here.


[February 16, 2009 4:21 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Bill said

I was out there (PSL) this morning. It was great seeing the fans and ballplayers once again. Took some pictures as well.

[February 17, 2009 7:19 AM]  |  link  |  reply
B-Dizzle said

Hottest Fans of the NL East?

More Hardball wants to know who has the hottest fans in baseball. We'll be running a set of posts over the following weeks featuring images of each teams' hotties, with a voting poll to crown a champion. We've crowned champs of the AL East (BoSox), Central (ChiSox), West (Angels), and AL Wild Card (A's) already, and we're now moving on to the National League...NL East. Sticking true to Major League Baseball's roots, there will be an eight team playoff system where the winners of each division square off with the addition of a wild card team to determine who wins the pennant and represents each league in the World Series of Hotness.

Link: http://morehardball.blogspot.com/2009/02/hottest-fans-of-nl-east.html


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Filed under: Baseball | CitiField | Mets
by Kingman on February 11 at 3:39PM
So one of our cousins in this Blogs By Fans network is C70 at the Bat, a blog dedicated to all things St. Louis Cardinals.

Author Cardinal70 is asking other team bloggers their opinion of their respective teams in 2009. I sent along my responses, which you can check out here.

Earlier today, C70 posted Depressed Brian's thoughts on the 2009 Spankees.



[February 12, 2009 2:13 PM]  |  link  |  reply
john said

yes


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