— Days Without Shea —


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by Kingman on April 10 at 9:07AM
The Kingman family made its now annual trek to BeatleFest. We first attended two years ago and got to meet Met great Art Shamsky, who was there signing his book.

As always, Shea Stadium was well represented amongst the Beatle memorabilia. We spoke with the collector who owns the jacket Paul wore at Shea Stadium. Those threads are valued at $300,000. Apparently, George's estate owns his coat and Ringo may have his. Not sure where John's is.

The all-day Beatle jams are a highlight. Here is a sample from this year, featuring a puppet singalong as well:




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by Kingman on April 5 at 8:57AM
Thumbnail image for sheajets.jpgAmong the few items not auctioned off by the Wilpons when Shea was demolished...the patent on Shea Stadium's innovative "Convertible Stadium."

This cutting edge technology patent covered the movable seats that let Shea host both baseball and football games. Sadly, this patent did not ensure the teams you watched from your movable seat would be good.

In honor of opening day, the good folks at The Essential Patent Blog have published the Convertible Stadium patent. If you are keeping score at home, that's patent # 3,002,234. Enjoy the details here.

The drawings, filed 53 years ago, are especially interesting.




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by Kingman on April 4 at 9:08AM




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by Kingman on April 1 at 8:13PM
The Kingman Klan was at Citi Field for Opening Day. And what a day we had. The Mets took apart the woeful San Diego Padres 11-2. Among the highlights:

* Collin Cowgill made his Met debut memorable with a grand slam in the 7th

* John Buck earned fan respect calling a great game and going 2-3 with a walk. Most impressive, Buck chugged 1st to home on a Tejada triple in the second.

* Jon Niese pitched like an Ace, going 6.2 innings and even cranking out two hits...

...which is two more than Ike Davis hit. In fact, Ike went 0-5 with FOUR strikeouts. Lets hope that's just a case of 24-hour cactus fever.

Missed the game? Here is the Opening Day lineup. Kingman is a realistic but i honestly think this team could go 162-0 if they play like this all year:





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by Kingman on April 1 at 8:06PM
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