A woman is suing the Mets after an intoxicated 300-pound fan comically tumbled down several rows of seats, and not-so-comically landed on her and broke her back.
The New York Mets are not the worst team in baseball. They are not even the most ineptly run franchise in their own division. Yet, their 2009 campaign may have forever redefined the concept of losing.
This is a weekly feature in which I (and maybe you, too, readers) detail the various reasons for hating your ballpark. This week: The New York Mets' Citi Field.
Shea Stadium's three-ton wrecking ball, the one that would look great on the mantle? It's up for auction. Starting price: $35,000, the cost of a seat at Yankee Stadium, give or take. Free shipping, too. [Home Run Derby]
The New York Times gives us a look inside of City Field today, so take your time and enjoy the photos. It's the closest many of us will ever get to actually being there.
They've begun tearing down Shea Stadium, so hopefully that men's room sign you bid on at the auction will be arriving any day now. But some concerned citizens are worried that the stadium's notorious feral cat population may be left behind; they actually want the kitties relocated to the new park.
The Beatles played there, Pope John Paul II took a spin around the infield in the Popemobile, Spider-Man married Mary Jane Watson there, and one day in 1986 Bill Buckner rather famously had a ball roll through his legs. On Friday we asked you to send us your Shea Stadium memories, and you came through. Another…
Not since Cosmo Kramer fished the entire Merv Griffin talk show set out of a dumpster has there been a bigger opportunity than this: The Shea Stadium Memorabilia Auction. I know you've always wanted your very own Mets dugout, and now is your chance: Starting bid $100,000. How about Moises Alou's locker? That'll run…
We attended our first baseball game of the season last night, a sloppy, ugly, slightly comical 8-2 Mets win over the Phillies. We tried to attribute it to a cold April night, but seriously, we're not sure the Phillies were actually wearing gloves.
We were at Shea Stadium last night, wearing our Rick Ankiel jersey, of course, and we noted that we were 100 percent unmolested. We chalk this up partly to the fact that Mets fans are about 60 times nicer to visiting fans than Yankees fans, but mostly, Shea Stadium was a morgue last night. The Cardinals are lousy…