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    Quote Originally Posted by metsforever7515 View Post
    Guys - It just took us 10 minutes to fill a page. I don't think we've ever filled one faster.
    Ha I was thinking that....we would've done better on a conference call.
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    Wikipedia has already been updated:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_Stadium

    Demolition

    In accordance with New York City law, Shea Stadium is currently being dismantled, rather than imploded.[17] Stadium fragments and memorabilia were sold to fans; the company with the rights to sell memorabilia was given two weeks after the final game to remove seats, signage and other potentially saleable/collectable items before demolition was to begin. The seats were the first ($869 per pair plus tax, a combination of '86 & '69), followed by other memorabilia such as the foul poles, dugouts and other equipment. The final piece of exterior ramps was brought down on February 18, 2009 to complete the demolition project.

    [edit] 2008
    Demolition in progress, November 2008

    After salvaging operations concluded, actual demolition of the ballpark began on October 14. On October 18, the scoreboard in right field was demolished, with the bleachers, batter's eye and bullpens soon to follow. [18]

    By November 10, the field, dugouts and the rest of the field level seats had been demolished. [19]

    By mid-December, all of the Loge level seats and a good portion of the Mezzanine level seating were gone as well, leaving only the outer shell remaining.


    Http://imgsrv.wfan.com/image/DbLiteG...22.jpg/Goodbye Shea

    ===2009===

    Demolition work on the upper deck began by January 1st. By January 2, 2009, all that remained of sections 26-48 of the upper deck were the steel framework. By January 8, the steel framework for sections 36-48 of the upper deck had been completely removed; all that remained of the "Live & In Person" advertising banner at the top above Gate A was the extreme right portion with the Shea Stadium Final Season logo. As of January 15, the far left field portion of Shea was completely demolished and the left field upper deck (sections 25-47) was stripped to its steel framework. The remaining letters at the top of the ballpark behind home plate ("ADIUM") were taken down on January 21. Approximately two-thirds of the stadium's outer superstructure was gone by January 24.

    On January 31, Mets fans all over New York came to Shea for one final farewell to Shea Stadium. Fans took a tour of the site, told stories, and sang songs.[20] The last remaining section of seats were demolished on February 17, and the remaining structure (two sections of ramps) was torn down on February 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kentucky Bomber View Post
    Which leaves me only to say the demolition was 44 years too late.
    Why would you come troll over here and post that ? We did not try to find a Louisville thread and remind you that the St Louis Cardinals thought your city was such a dump that their AAA team left and went to Memphis. (Were you even there when the Redbirds drew over a million???) .....losing a team to Memphis, now that's rich.

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    I'm leaving velones and a 40 at the fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichieA13 View Post
    While I agree with your comment, Island .... lets not let the sorrow of today's happenings spew into our posts today (as I MYSELF learned today by replying back to JJJ's assinine request for a photo just MINUTES after the ramps had fallen!)
    Indeeed...i'm over it...it's a day of mourning not fighting with Yankee fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyNYC View Post
    Wikipedia has already been updated:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_Stadium
    Okay who was it? Reveal yourself.
    "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bpt'sbiggestmetsfan1116 View Post
    this thread will not die...
    ever...we owe it to ol' shea to keep this puppy rolling!!! Who's with me?!?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by curb my enthusiasm View Post
    If anything, Yankee fans should be sad about the demolition of Shea Stadium. It's the place where their last World Series Championship was clinched. Come to think of it, out of the four championships that the Yankees won from 1996-2000, baseball is not being played in any of those places anymore. (Shea Stadium, Qualcomm Stadium, Renovated Yankee Stadium) And even in 1996, which was clinched at Yankee Stadium, Games 3 through 5 were played in Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, which has long since been demolished.
    And, they have A-Rod so they are definitely cursed!

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    Just got back. Uploading my video now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralf View Post
    Just got back. Uploading my video now.
    And the award for most anticipated video of the thread goes to.....
    "You're killin' me Smalls!"

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    Okay, this one hurt a bit...

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    Confession time:

    After a brutal Mets loss I said that G*d hates the Mets at Shea Stadium. Whether he does or not I may never know, but I regret saying it.

    Goodbye Shea


    D-Rex!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandrake View Post
    Did you see John Belushi in Animal House?????
    Funny! One of our columnist at The PD used that line a couple months ago, and the sports editor got all these calls from readers! He didn't know the reference and went off on the copy desk for not catching the "error."

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    shea goodbye...

    yep, it does...
    trying to get thru to the 'fan

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    You'll all pardon me for double posting this...I had it up a few weeks ago, but I feel it appropriate to have it up again today....Goodbye Shea...Ill miss you...

    There Used To Be A Ballpark
    Frank Sinatra
    And there used to be a ballpark where the field was warm and green
    And the people played their crazy game with a joy I'd never seen
    And the air was such a wonder from the hot dogs and the beer
    Yes, there used a ballpark right here

    And there used to be rock candy and a great big fourth of july
    With the fireworks exploding all across the summer sky
    And the people watched in wonder, how they'd laugh and how they'd cheer
    And there used to be a ballpark right here

    Now the children try to find it
    And they can't believe their eyes
    `cause the old team just isn't playing
    And the new team hardly tries

    And the sky has got so cloudy
    When it used to be so clear
    And the summer went so quickly this year

    Yes, there used to be a ballpark right here



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    Feel like i've lost a family member

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltzy23 View Post
    You'll all pardon me for double posting this...I had it up a few weeks ago, but I feel it appropriate to have it up again today....Goodbye Shea...Ill miss you...



    Now the children try to find it
    And they can't believe their eyes
    `cause the old team just isn't playing
    And the new team hardly tries


    This song was allegedly written about the Mets being the new team and the Brooklyn Dodgers being the old team. Ironically, it was written in 1973 when the Mets went on to win the pennant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saltzy23 View Post
    You'll all pardon me for double posting this...I had it up a few weeks ago, but I feel it appropriate to have it up again today....Goodbye Shea...Ill miss you...

    There Used To Be A Ballpark
    Frank Sinatra
    And there used to be a ballpark where the field was warm and green
    And the people played their crazy game with a joy I'd never seen
    And the air was such a wonder from the hot dogs and the beer
    Yes, there used a ballpark right here

    And there used to be rock candy and a great big fourth of july
    With the fireworks exploding all across the summer sky
    And the people watched in wonder, how they'd laugh and how they'd cheer
    And there used to be a ballpark right here

    Now the children try to find it
    And they can't believe their eyes
    `cause the old team just isn't playing
    And the new team hardly tries

    And the sky has got so cloudy
    When it used to be so clear
    And the summer went so quickly this year

    Yes, there used to be a ballpark right here



    Here's a nice visual to go with your post, Saltzy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mandrake View Post
    This song was allegedly written about the Mets being the new team and the Brooklyn Dodgers being the old team. Ironically, it was written in 1973 when the Mets went on to win the pennant.
    I knew there was a reason why I never liked Sinatra!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoreyNYC View Post
    Wikipedia has already been updated:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shea_Stadium
    You're welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandxtreme26 View Post
    Okay, this one hurt a bit...

    Where/Who's the photo from? it looks like maybe from the subway car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dyhrdmet View Post
    Where/Who's the photo from? it looks like maybe from the subway car.
    It's from bluenautica's twitter page (taken from a subway car)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henderson24 View Post
    It's from bluenautica's twitter page (taken from a subway car)
    thanks. I just saw that. I was behind on my Twitter feed.

  25. #8275
    Quote Originally Posted by islandxtreme26 View Post
    Indeeed...i'm over it...it's a day of mourning not fighting with Yankee fans.
    True enough. And you deserve a medal, my friend. Thanks for caring about our home. Too bad we can't pass the plate and scrounge up enough money to buy the Mets. I will stay with this thread!

    But KBers' post is so predictable. In all the years I went to Shea, I saw countless fans dressed inappropriately (i.e. in gear from the team from the Bronx). Invariably, they would start up with the Met fans. Never once did I ever see a Met fan start trouble. The Y****ee fan would talk trash, and end up inciting a chant from the Met fans. Now here, even as our stadium is being demolished, they can't help themselves do it one last time.

    I post over there in the YS threads. Go read them, I am always good naturedly courteous. I even appreciate the history of YS. Some of the work being done by the adult Y****ee fans is remarkable. Go check out Kaplanski's 3d model, it is breathtaking. But this guy is a microcosm of why we hate those ********. I have proposed saving a piece of YS, because I am a baseball fan. Not today. Not after I read that crap. Nuke that toilet. It was a toilet in 1973, which is why it was renovated, and their time overusing Shea as forced co-tenants hastened Shea's demise. When it reopened, YS was a 1970's architectural plastic disaster. It was visited by the most obnoxious, self absorbed, "fans" in sports. The upper deck at YS has been in a permanent cloud of marijuana smoke since 1978. So inadequate that they feel the need to lord it over Met fans to reassure themselves that they are such pretty girls. It will be quite a spectacle of rended garments, gnashing of teeth, and wailing when they bring down that dump. I cannot wait.

    Goodbye Shea. Hello New Shea.

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