— Days Without Shea —

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.

See photos of Shea Stadium's final moments in NY Times slide show.


[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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