— Days Without Shea —

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Every few weeks, it seems, the Mets invite some journalists into Citi Field for a tour and a chance to get some good press. And every few weeks, journalists oblige.

The New York Times has yet another story today about how great Citi Field is. Look, even Kranky old Kingman is getting somewhat excited...or at least very curious...for Citi Field. But reporters have to start doing some reporting, not recording.

Lets start with not calling Citi Field the Anti-Shea. The fact is, this stadium holds 15,000 less fans (a number glossed over in the opening grafs and never alluded to again). And ticket prices are higher. That means it will cost the average fan MORE money to go to a game and there will be less opportunities.

Instead we hear about the Acela Club, "a restaurant in left field that will have 550 seats, table service, a bar and wine cabinets for frequent patrons." Yeah because that is what real baseball fans go to games for: wine cabinets.

[March 5, 2009 11:29 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Mikey said

God forbid the Mets try and make money in a new stadium. Maybe they should just put 70,000 seats and have 10,000 of them 400 feet high and then charge $5 per ticket. Yeah that makes sense, why cant the Wilpons use that logic?

[March 5, 2009 12:29 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Andre said

What kind of wine goes with hot dogs? I am left to wonder this now.

[March 5, 2009 2:35 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Kranepool Society said

I usually go with a nice Thunderbird or a Boones Farm Apple wine with my weiners

[March 5, 2009 7:37 PM]  |  link  |  reply
dyhrdmet said

if they're gonna have wine, shouldn't they have Tom Seaver's wine?

But seriously folks, and I think I've blogged about this and made remarks to people, what are the Mets trying to sell us at Fred Wilpon's Stadium?

Maybe it's an baseball-luxury box-economic thing that I'll just never understand. If Shea was about watching baseball, they're making this new place out to be the anti-Shea.

[March 5, 2009 9:28 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Kingman said

A good wine with hot dogs? I would go with a Cabernet Seavergnon. Or perhaps a Chateau Del Unser, circa 1975.

[March 6, 2009 3:54 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Paul said

Going to the St. Johns Game and I hope to have a Menu/Wine list with prices to report later that Sunday so you know how much cash to bring to your first game.

[March 7, 2009 2:44 AM]  |  link  |  reply
Brian said

If the Acela Club misses out on the most obvious route with their wine cabinet, I'll be disappointed.

The MLB wines collection.

[March 7, 2009 5:16 PM]  |  link  |  reply
Steve_B said

"The fact is, this stadium holds 15,000 less fans (a number glossed over in the opening grafs and never alluded to again)..."

This was common knowledge from day one.It was made very clear that the new stadium would have less seats(mostly those of the nosebleed variety).

Shea Stadium is dead and gone,get over it and move on.

[March 8, 2009 2:54 PM]  |  link  |  reply
rustyjr said

unfortunately thats the way our society is - the wealthy and the corporations want more creature comforts to placate themselves while doing buisness deals - while us schlubs buy 15 game packs and sit in the outer tank of the stadium

[March 9, 2009 7:54 AM]  |  link  |  reply
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