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    Quote Originally Posted by johnql View Post
    I'm pretty sure it's being repaired, having been damaged by Superstorm Sandy.
    How was it damaged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    How was it damaged?
    Sorry, I don't know any details, just repeating what I read here earlier. I believe someone indicated that it was damaged by the storm's wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnql View Post
    Sorry, I don't know any details, just repeating what I read here earlier. I believe someone indicated that it was damaged by the storm's wind.
    That would be SteveJRogers, and he was talking about the "HOME" in the Shea Stadium Home Run Apple (post #42688; picture in post #42657). There have been references to the Pepsi sign being "repaired," but you're the first to directly attribute it to Hurricane Sandy.
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    I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    That would be SteveJRogers, and he was talking about the "HOME" in the Shea Stadium Home Run Apple (post #42688; picture in post #42657). There have been references to the Pepsi sign being "repaired," but you're the first to directly attribute it to Hurricane Sandy.
    My bad. I must have misread or misremembered the discussion. I guess the reason why I believe the sign was taken down for repairs is that it's the only explanation that makes sense to me - both in terms of timing (right after the storm) and the fact that if Pepsi had removed it as part of a plan to cease their corporate sponsorship, I think that would have been news and, as far as I can see, there has been no media report of that.

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    The Pepsi sign could have been damaged by the hurricane. We don't have any evidence either way. We just have the one photo (post #42681) which shows the "S" in "Pepsi" being removed with a crane, but that doesn't really tells us anything.
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    I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    The Pepsi sign could have been damaged by the hurricane. We don't have any evidence either way. We just have the one photo (post #42681) which shows the "S" in "Pepsi" being removed with a crane, but that doesn't really tells us anything.
    As long as a month ago, and as recently as this last Friday when I went by and glanced over from the Whitestone Expressway/GCP connection, the entire Pepsi sign was missing (not just the S). The girders above the Porch were completely blank.
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    Post #42697 is evidence of the entire sign missing and everything else pretty much intact.

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    Cirque du Soleil coming to Citi Field in March:
    http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/sho...aps-infos.aspx
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    Who wants to bet that the Pepsi Cola sign was taken down so that they could install a 2013 HR Derby sign there just for this season.

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    What we do know is that as of recently, there is still nothing installed in place of the Pepsi sign...as seen in this video posted today by the Mets of "Mr. Met Attempts to go to Spring Training" you can see at the 1:13 mark that there is still no sign up. Not sure when it was filmed, but I would guess it was in the last week or even yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petemc1969 View Post
    Who wants to bet that the Pepsi Cola sign was taken down so that they could install a 2013 HR Derby sign there just for this season.
    My season ticket rep assures me the sign is not being replaced, only repaired or cleaned in some way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    Cirque du Soleil coming to Citi Field in March:
    http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/sho...aps-infos.aspx
    And maybe sometime later, a Shinnecock Casino where I guess the junkyards now are?
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    Quote Originally Posted by robardin View Post
    And maybe sometime later, a Shinnecock Casino where I guess the junkyards now are?
    Why don't more teams do this? I guess I know why, but just think its a good idea to have things to do before and after games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    Cirque du Soleil coming to Citi Field in March:
    http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/sho...aps-infos.aspx
    The Cirque shows happen under their own tents so it is unlikely that they will set it up in the stadium itself.



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    Quote Originally Posted by islandxtreme26 View Post
    What we do know is that as of recently, there is still nothing installed in place of the Pepsi sign...as seen in this video posted today by the Mets of "Mr. Met Attempts to go to Spring Training" you can see at the 1:13 mark that there is still no sign up. Not sure when it was filmed, but I would guess it was in the last week or even yesterday.

    Wow, the thought of Mr. Met driving on an Interstate scares me more than my Sisters driving! And that is saying something! Only by the grace of God, we never got into a major wreck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petemc1969 View Post
    Who wants to bet that the Pepsi Cola sign was taken down so that they could install a 2013 HR Derby sign there just for this season.

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    not unless pepsico. is buying that "event"...
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue387 View Post
    Cirque du Soleil coming to Citi Field in March:
    http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/sho...aps-infos.aspx
    hope they have the heating turned all the way up, winds should be good an gusty...
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    A few updates to report, as of yesterday afternoon (02-18-13):

    1) The Pepsi-Cola sign above the Pepsi Porch is still missing.

    2) New advertisement on the right field scoreboard, for Amway. It appears to the right of the board, where the Delta ad was last year.

    3) New storefront on 126th Street, between the Right Field and Bullpen gates - Amway. There were people inside but I don't know if it was open to the public and I didn't bother to find out.

    Will have pictures but probably not until sometime tonight at the earliest.
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    I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    A few updates to report, as of yesterday afternoon (02-18-13):

    1) The Pepsi-Cola sign above the Pepsi Porch is still missing.

    2) New advertisement on the right field scoreboard, for Amway. It appears to the right of the board, where the Delta ad was last year.

    3) New storefront on 126th Street, between the Right Field and Bullpen gates - Amway. There were people inside but I don't know if it was open to the public and I didn't bother to find out.

    Will have pictures but probably not until sometime tonight at the earliest.
    Gary, did you happen to notice whether the old Home Run Apple is still missing the "HOME" in HOME RUN? I believe it was blown off by Superstorm Sandy (based on a previous posting here on BBF). BTW, did you (or anyone else, for that matter) ever get a photo of the apple with the missing letters?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
    2) New advertisement on the right field scoreboard, for Amway. It appears to the right of the board, where the Delta ad was last year.

    3) New storefront on 126th Street, between the Right Field and Bullpen gates - Amway. There were people inside but I don't know if it was open to the public and I didn't bother to find out.
    Seriously? An organization that's been prominently associated for the past 4 years with being victimized from from Madoff's Ponzi scheme investment funds (in the best view of things), is now taking up a sponsorship or association with Amway, the MLM company frequently accused of getting the bulk of its profits from a large, rotating "base" pool of new sellers who pay for their own "sales training materials", earn money for a chain of referrers and then drop out after never earning close to anything to what they were told they would/could (well, with the proper "training")?
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnql View Post
    Gary, did you happen to notice whether the old Home Run Apple is still missing the "HOME" in HOME RUN? I believe it was blown off by Superstorm Sandy (based on a previous posting here on BBF). BTW, did you (or anyone else, for that matter) ever get a photo of the apple with the missing letters?
    The word "HOME" is back in place. I think somebody else posted a photo of the apple with the missing word.
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    I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.

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    Citi Field, Monday, February 18, 2013

    As promised, photos from Monday...

    The Amway storefront on 126th Street, between the right field and bullpen gates...




    The missing letters from the Pepsi-Cola sign are still missing...




    The afternoon sun shines on some of the plaques in the Mets Hall of Fame...




    A nice view of the ticket windows and the end of the rotunda...




    This view of a fan taking a picture of his buddy embracing the Shea Stadium Home Run Apple shows that the word "HOME," which was damaged from Hurricane Sandy, has been repaired and replaced...




    Finally, with the home opener just six weeks away, we see the Training Bus outside the Bullpen Gate, waiting to take the players to Spring Training...




    It should be noted that the factual value of the description of the last photograph should be taken with however many grains of salt as you like... it should also be noted that more photos can be found here.
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    I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.

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    I dont get what is taking so long with that Pepsi signage?
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    Did a little surfing and found that the Amway space on 126th Street is going to be an "Amway Business Center."

    Following a model which has proven successful in various Amway markets around the world, Amway North America has announced that the first US “Amway Business Center” will open soon at Citi Field, home of the famous Major League Baseball team, The New York Mets. According to a report in the latest Amway Business News, the experience center will offer -

    • Credible Opportunity Messaging greets all IBOs and their prospects as soon as they walk in the door.
    • Lounge Spaces where IBOs can meet and connect with their prospects and each other for one-on-one opportunity presentations and mentoring sessions, or just catch up on some business.
    • Brand Experiences to promote Amway’s biggest and best brands: ARTISTRY®, NUTRILITE®, LEGACY OF CLEAN™ (as well as the Healthy Living brands), and XS®. IBOs and their prospects can engage with the products and the brands for themselves through interactive and engaging experiences.
    • Training & Education through a variety of scheduled knowledge- and skill-building sessions held in the large training room. There will also be opportunities for IBO groups to reserve the room for education, leadership events, and business meetings.
    • Ordering and New IBO Registration can be done on the spot via on-site computers. A few products are also available for purchase in limited quantities.
    • Education and Activities will begin soon.


    Source: http://www.thetruthaboutamway.com/am...siness-center/
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    I wonder what it’s like after death. Prob’ly it’s like it is b’fore birth. Is it nothing? Non-existence? That’s not hard t’understand, but it’s hard for people t’accept. It’s hard for them to imagine not existing because all of their memories are of their existence, not non-existence. An’ people ain’t too crazy about the idea of themselves not existing. - Harvey Pekar, “Short Weekend: A Story About the Cosmic and the Ordinary,” American Splendor #3, 1978.

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