As we inch ever so closer to opening day I have the same thought. How are they going to remove all of that mess that is now Shea Stadium? That is a lot of steel, iron, and other building materials to remove. Since I live right by the stadium, I am privy to seeing this cookie cutter stadiums demise. Unfortunately, I am not able to take the pictures that Tom Kaminski of WCBS 880 took while flying in a helicopter over the rubble. Take a look at what has been going on.
I sat in the upper deck in this photograph more times than I could ever imagine. It is crazy to see exactly what is left of that area. Wait until you see the next one. Try and make out what is on the wall…
If you said that is where it used to say Shea Stadium, then you are correct. See my people for your gift prize. The Mets actually auctioned off the letters from the sign. Act fast and you too can own a piece of Mets history (I’ll stick with my scorecards). I would have had the S, but where the heck would I keep giant, white, captial, letter with a baby coming. So, Emma your father couldn’t buy you a playpen, but here play on a piece of Shea history. Could you see her mother’s face???
Back to the task at hand a tour of Shea’s demise…How about this one??
FIRE!!!! Oh wait, its just one of NYC Union Steelworkers…Always employ union workers..
Last, but not least let’s look at a time lapse photo from one week ago. This was taken on January 22.
Now, let us zoom forward to January 29. Make a wish because there it goes….
Wow, who would have thought you could take a bulding down that fast in that short of time. It won’t be long until I am parked right where Agee hit his big homerun, the ball went past Buckner, or where Mike Piazza drove that homer after 9-11….
Till next time. I’m out like Mo Vaughn scoring from second.
**GATE C was the answer**