I asked Loge13 readers to send in pictures of Shea seats, if they bought 'em.. Author Matthew Silverman
provided these photos of his seats and the following note:I've finally
uploaded the pics. Unlike a recent experience I read about on Faith and
Fear, these seats came long before Christmas and arrived on a rainy day
when we had a couple of people on hand willing to help with the
cleaning. They were dirty with years of peanuts shells, but they came
with a stand that was relatively easy to put together. They have
transformed a room that didn't see much action into the rollicking
sports den. My son and I even sat in them for two Cardinals football
playoff wins, more rare than anything even the Mets can manage in the
postseason. Maybe there's something to these seats. (When I sat in
them for an UltiMET Classic, the Mets did, however, win that game.)
They also take up relatively little space for two chairs and go perfect
with a Mets rug that I was given as a gift a year or so ago (mainly
because it was too big for someone else's home) and my laundry room is
wider than it seems.
That's not to say all this was easy. To get orange seats I had to use
someone else's account number and keep calling back during the season
ticket grace period to buy the seats before I finally got an employee
who had no problem with me buying someone's else's seats. (Like I was
the first person to have this idea?)
While they were expensive, they're
still barely as much as my friend's new boring old green seats at Leper
Field (or whatever Rep. Kucinich would have us call it). My orange
seats are much more comfortable when there's no row in front of you or
someone sitting behind you talking on his cell phone the entire game or
someone booing a five-time All-Star.
It's as close as I'll ever get to Shea again.
Thanks Matt! Quick quiz: can anyone identify the subject of the black & white photo hanging on the wall behind the seats?