As mentioned the other day, the Mets are honoring Chipper Jones
Loge13 does not condone this behavior but we are pleased to see any references to Shea Stadium in the news.
Here is the Chipper/Shea tribute painting the Mets commissioned for Jones in recognition of his relentless torment of Met fans:
At a press conference, Chipper was asked about his eight-year-old son Shea
and whether it was difficult for the boy to understand why he was named after a demolished stadium for a one-time hated rival team:"It wasn't very hard for him, because his room has been decorated in
orange and blue from the very get-go. He has murals on the wall of
baseball players and Shea Stadium. I've given him replicas of Shea
Stadium throughout the years. He had two stadium seats in his closet,
bolted to the floor so he can sit in them and get dressed every morning
for school. Whenever a stadium flashes up on TV, he goes, 'Is that my
"He just turned 8, and he's a pretty good athlete. He was hitting a
pitched ball before he was 3 years old. So his hand-eye coordination is
there. He's one of the best football players on his team. ... He's paid
me back for a lot of the bad things that I've done in my life up to this
point. He's my one that I have to go get out of the principal's office
from time to time. He's a great kid."
At this point, I am wondering if Chipper will go into the Hall of Fame as a Met.