Shea Goodbye

For the second season in a row the Mets were eliminated from the play-offs on the last day of the baseball season.  Unlike last years September collapse, while the Mets blew a lead again this year, they really lost this season with 29 blown saves tying a team record.  Think about it, the Mets finished one game out of the play-offs, if they could have closed out one or two more games there would still be baseball left for the Mets to play this year. Since the season is over today’s game was also the final game ever at Shea Stadium the Mets home since 1964.  While clearly Shea does not have anywhere near the history of Yankee Stadium which saw it’s final game last week, it has been the scene of many great moments in Mets history (or at least the few great moments there are) including both their world series victories in 1969 and 1986.  Of course even the Mets send off to Shea was done in backwards fashion, as they held the ceremony at the conclusion of the game.  Sure they trotted out all the Mets legends, had Tom Seaver throw out the “last pitch” to Mike Piazza but was anyone really excited about this after watching the Mets lose? I know I wasn’t and from what I saw on TV it seems that many fans left when the game was over and did not stay for the ceremony. For the first time since 1994 the baseball play-offs will not pay a visit to NYC with Mets and Yankees both done for the year.  Next year the Mets are off to Citifield, hopefully with a more complete team that can make the post season. Who knows maybe it is finally the Cubs year?

2 Responses to Shea Goodbye
  1. Tully Rubin
    September 28, 2008 | 8:16 pm

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  2. Curt Carlson
    September 29, 2008 | 9:02 am

    IMHO…the best thing that could happen to Major League Baseball would be for the Cubs to win the World Series. Those poor fans have suffered long enough.