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  • Mets Will Honor Bill Shea 'On The Wall'

    The Mets will honor Bill Shea at the final opener by placing a 'Shea' logo along side the teams retired numbers.

    Found this on the Mets site -
    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/art...jsp&c_id=nymss
    Last edited by whoisonit; 04-04-2008, 05:55 AM.

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    http://www.queenscourier.com/article...ies/news16.txt

    Read this article this morning about Shea. Pretty interesting, as most people don't know too much about him.
    Last edited by whoisonit; 04-04-2008, 05:53 AM.

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    • #3
      This is excellent. Hopefully something like this will be done at Citi Field's opening as well.

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      • #4
        I'm glad Mr. Shea will be honored, but it seems pretty ridiculous to create a Shea Stadium logo now that Shea's days are numbered.
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        • #5
          I'm guessing it'll be more like a silhouette or illustration of Mr. Shea himself, not necessarily a stadium logo.

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          • #6
            It could very well be the 1964-2008 Shea logo.

            Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
            I'm glad Mr. Shea will be honored, but it seems pretty ridiculous to create a Shea Stadium logo now that Shea's days are numbered.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
              I'm guessing it'll be more like a silhouette or illustration of Mr. Shea himself, not necessarily a stadium logo.
              I think it will actually say " William Shea " and be in the round, identicle to the retired numbers.

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              • #8
                Do you think it could look like the hary carey patch the cubs wore?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                  it seems pretty ridiculous to create a Shea Stadium logo now that Shea's days are numbered.
                  Gee, I totaly disagree with you.
                  We have an entire season to go here !
                  How many kids, my own included, are going to point to it an say "who's that" ?

                  Alot of us have varying degrees of anoyance at what seems at times as Fred Wilpon's Dodger fetish. Bill Shea is METS history. Anything that celebrates our team is entirely appropriate.

                  I think Wilpon deserves applause for this very classy move.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
                    Gee, I totaly disagree with you.
                    We have an entire season to go here !
                    How many kids, my own included, are going to point to it an say "who's that" ?

                    Alot of us have varying degrees of anoyance at what seems at times as Fred Wilpon's Dodger fetish. Bill Shea is METS history. Anything that celebrates our team is entirely appropriate.

                    I think Wilpon deserves applause for this very classy move.

                    I agree 100%

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                      it seems pretty ridiculous to create a Shea Stadium logo now that Shea's days are numbered.
                      Originally posted by whoisonit View Post
                      Gee, I totaly disagree with you . . . Alot of us have varying degrees of anoyance at what seems at times as Fred Wilpon's Dodger fetish. Bill Shea is METS history. Anything that celebrates our team is entirely appropriate.
                      By editing my post the way you did you misrepresented my thoughts. You left out the part where I said "I'm glad Mr. Shea will be honored," which is important.

                      I just thought, and I clearly stated, that the idea of creating a logo for Shea Stadium now was kind of far fetched at this point in time, given the facility will only be in use for one more year. Is there an "official" logo for the current (1923-2008) Yankee Stadium? Is there an "official" logo for Ebbets Field?

                      However...

                      ...I may have misread the actual announcement as it appears on the Mets' website:

                      "Thirty members of the Shea family will be on hand to help unveil a new Shea logo, which will hang alongside the team's three retired numbers, and travel with the Mets to Citi Field next season . . . "

                      (You can see the quoted material in their original context, without editing, at the link whoisonit supplied in the first post in this thread.)

                      Upon re-reading the entire piece (not just the part I've quoted), it's more clear to me that they're talking about William Shea, not Shea Stadium. But given that 99% of the time when someone talks about "Shea" they're talking about the ballpark, not the man, it was very reasonable for me to presume the phrase "a new Shea logo" referred to a logo for Shea Stadium.
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                      • #12
                        I have no horse in this race, but I think it would be pretty neat if the Mets retired #62 in his honor.

                        Something like that isn't without precedent. The Cards retired 85 for Busch, and the Knicks have retired a number for Holzman (though it is 613). Plus, it's not like players are clammoring for #62.
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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=reh303;1155229]I have no horse in this race[QUOTE]

                          Sure you do, you're a baseball fan. It's great to see a NYY fan show interest in something other than 26 rings.

                          I think it would be pretty neat if the Mets retired #62 in his honor.

                          Something like that isn't without precedent. The Cards retired 85 for Busch, and the Knicks have retired a number for Holzman (though it is 613). Plus, it's not like players are clammoring for #62.
                          I always thought retiring "numbers" for non players was dopey and contrived. After reading your post I thought about it a bit. I can see now why it's done. It's a great way to pay an honor to a non playing, iconic franchise personality.

                          I think everyone at MSG & Busch Stadium knows instantly who Holzman & Busch are, but I would venture to guess that the majority of attendies at Shea haven't a clue what "Shea" means. I can see people sitting at Citi asking "who's 62 ?" & the answer being "I don't know !".

                          I think you've got a great idea, but they should put "Bill Shea" under the retired #62.

                          Would it not be the hieght of irony if they did retire #62 and the idea originated with a NYY fan ?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                            Is there an "official" logo for the current (1923-2008) Yankee Stadium?
                            ??? - Um, sure!



                            And of course your avatar is the official Shea logo.

                            So they both do have official logos. Of course, it did take them the last years of their existence to get them...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by reh303 View Post
                              I have no horse in this race, but I think it would be pretty neat if the Mets retired #62 in his honor.
                              Not bad at all! Let's get this done! (How about we slip in #17 too while they're not looking)

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