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  • Shea Stadium Countdown

    this is a list of the people the mets are having pull down each number, before the start of each game. i have found this information online, so all may not be correct

    Numbers Revealed – Shea Family (Phillies, 4/8/08)
    81-80 - Mr. Met (Phillies, 4/9/08)
    80-79 - Peter Spina & Kenneth Toscano – Lincoln/Mercury (Phillies, 4/10/08)
    79-78 - Member of New York Mets Kids Club (Brewers, 4/11/08)
    78-77 - A Lucky Fan (Brewers, 4/12/08)
    77-76 - Gabe Cohen & Caitlin Fichtel of SNY’s Kids Clubhouse(Brewers, 4/13/08)
    76-75 - Ed Charles -1969 Met (Nationals, 4/15/08)
    75-74 - Howie Rose, Mets broadcaster (Nationals, 4/16/08)
    74-73 - Jack Fisher (First Pitch), Ron Hunt (First Run), Tim Harkness (First Hit) (Nationals, 4/17/07)
    73-72 - Bob Mandt – Original Employee thru 2004 (Braves, 4/25/08)
    72-71 - Randy Lang, Craig Lang, Brian Lang, & Victoria Lang, children of Longtime Mets beat writer Jack Lang (Braves, 4/26/08)
    71-70 - Bob Reid of Bayside Little League (Braves, 4/27/08)
    70-69 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Pirates, 4/29/08)
    69-68 - Mr. Met and Cyber Chasers (Pirates, 4/30/08)
    68-67 - Representative from Premio Italian Sausages (Reds, 5/10/08)
    67-66 - 2 Lucky Fans (Reds, 5/10/08)
    66-65 - Gretchen Randolph and Willie's Kids, for Mother's Day (Reds, 5/11/08)
    65-64 - Dr. Ewart F. Brown, Bermuda’s Premier (Nationals ,5/12/08)
    64-63 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Nationals, 5/13/08)
    63-62 - Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton of WFAN morning show (Nationals, 5/14/08)
    62-61 - Mr. G & a kid for Weather Appreciation Day (Nationals, 5/15/08)
    61-60 - _____________ (Marlins, 5/26/08)
    60-59 - Pete Flynn, original member of Mets Ground Crew (Marlins, 5/27/08)
    59-58 - Rusty Staub (Marlins, 5/28/08)
    58-57 - Art Shamsky (Dodgers, 5/29/08)
    57-56 - Tim Robbins (Dodgers, 5/30/08)
    56-55 - Luke Gasparre, Mets longtime Shea Stadium employee (Dodgers, 5/31/08)
    55-54 - Ron Swoboda (Dodgers, 6/1/08)
    54-53 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Diamondbacks, 6/10/08)
    53-52 - Representative from the Starlight, Starbright Children's Foundation (Diamondbacks, 6/11/08)
    52-51 - Bill & Jim Germanakos, Stars of NBC's "The Biggest Loser" (Diamondbacks, 6/12/08)
    51-50 - George Foster (Rangers, 6/13/08)
    50-49 - The Alomar Family, Sandy Sr., Sandy Jr., Roberto (Rangers, 6/15/08)
    49-48 - Mr. Met (Rangers, 6/15/08)
    48-47 - Juan Alicia, Mets Spanish Radio & Mets employee since 1969 (Mariners, 6/23/08)
    47-46 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Mariners, 6/24/08)
    46-45 - Mark McGraw, Tug McGraw's Son (Mariners, 6/25/08)
    45-44 - _____________ (Yankees, 6/27/08)
    44-43 - _____________ (Yankees, 6/28/08)
    43-42 - Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars & Alumni (Yankees, 6/29/08)
    42-41 - Members of the New York Jets (Giants, 7/8/08)
    41-40 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Giants, 7/9/08)
    40-39 - Joe Pignatano, former Mets player & coach (Giants, 7/10/08)
    39-38 - Cal Lieper, original Shea season ticket holder (Rockies, 7/11/08)
    38-37 - Gary Cohen, SNY Broadcaster (Rockies, 7/12/08)
    37-36 - Mike McNamara, original Shea Stadium Vendor (Rockies, 7/13/08)
    36-35 - Jesse Orosco (Phillies, 7/22/08)
    35-34 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Phillies, 7/23/08)
    34-33 - Brian McNamara, original Shea Stadium vendor (Phillies, 7/24/08)
    33-32 - Steve Somers, WFAN Radio (Cardinals, 7/25/08)
    32-31 - _____________ (Cardinals, 7/26/08)
    31-30 - _____________ (Cardinals, 7/27/08)
    30-29 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Padres, 8/5/08)
    29-28 - American Heart Association Representative (Padres, 8/6/08)
    28-27 - Clarence Irving (Padres, 8/7/08)
    27-26 - Ralph Kiner (Marlins, 8/8/08)
    26-25 - Joy Murphy, wife of Bob Murphy (Marlins, 8/9/08)
    25-24 - Jane Javis, former Mets organist (Marlins, 8/10/08)
    24-23 - Lincoln Mercury Representative (Pirates, 8/11/08)
    23-22 - Abigail & Spencer Breslin, actors (Braves, 8/19/08)
    22-21 - Mike McNamara, an original usher (Braves, 8/20/08)
    21-20 - Jonathan Plummer, son of longtime Mets Employee Jim Plummer & Maxine Agee, wife of former outfielder Tommie Agee (Astros, 8/21/08)
    20-19 - Bobby Ojeda (Astros, 8/22/08)
    19-18 - Darryl Strawberry (Astros, 8/23/08)
    18-17 - Keith Hernandez (Astros, 8/24/08)
    17-16 - Lee Mazzilli (Astros, 8/25/08)
    16-15 - Mets Employees w/ 25 years or more of service, Juan Alicea, Tony Carullo, Jay Horowitz, Bill Ianniciello, Roland Johnson, Charlie Samuels, Tod Tillotson, Bobby Yost (Phillies, 9/5/08)
    15-14 - Joan Hodges, wife of Gil Hodges (Phillies, 9/7/08)
    14-13 - Harry Minor (former scout) & Al Jackson (former player) (Phillies, 9/7/08)
    13-12 - Ron Darling (Nationals, 9/9/08)
    12-11 - Representatives of NYPD & FDNY (Nationals, 9/10/08)
    11-10 - Military Appreciation Day Representatives (Braves, 9/13/08)
    10-9 - Howard Johnson (Braves, 9/13/08)
    9-8 - Sterling Award Recipients (Braves, 9/14/08)
    8-7 - Ed Kranepool (Cubs, 9/22/08)
    7-6 - Howard Johnson (Cubs, 9/23/08)
    6-5 - Ed Charles, 1969 Met (Cubs, 9/24/08)
    5-4 - Lenny Dykstra (Cubs, 9/25/08)
    4-3 - Buddy Harrelson (Marlins, 9/26/08)
    3-2 - Jerry Koosman (Marlins, 9/27/08)
    2-1 - Tom Seaver (Marlins, 9/28/08)
    1-0 - Mr. Met (Marlins, 9/28/08 post-game) revealed Citi Field Logo
    Last edited by bigworm_122; 10-16-2008, 09:10 AM.

  • #2
    added 2 more.

    really not that great of a list of people getting the honor

    would appreciate input on missing dates

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    • #3
      the list so far seems like anyone with money can get their photo taken

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      • #4
        Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bigworm_122 View Post
          really not that great of a list of people getting the honor
          Two dates for Lincoln/Mercury already...they have to try a little harder than that.

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          • #6
            The Mets could've made this special, bringing in former Mets and really make this about the team, but this is just cheezed-up and corporately whored-out for publicity shills...oh, I unfortunately see this as a big part of the Mets future.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by CitiFieldIsNoShea View Post
              The Mets could've made this special, bringing in former Mets and really make this about the team, but this is just cheezed-up and corporately whored-out for publicity shills...oh, I unfortunately see this as a big part of the Mets future.
              Well thats just it, get used to it. And its not just the Mets, its everyone else as well. Thats just sports and the world we live in today.

              I do though like how yesterday the broadcast team did their broadcast from the upper deck and brough in a few of the 69 Mets. All 3 of them said they liked the set up and will probably broadcast more games from the upper deck with the fans around them.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by CitiFieldIsNoShea View Post
                The Mets could've made this special, bringing in former Mets and really make this about the team, but this is just cheezed-up and corporately whored-out for publicity shills...oh, I unfortunately see this as a big part of the Mets future.
                Correct my if I'm wrong, but aren't there 62ish games left. I think we may see some Mets greats before this is all said in done. For example, 41 Tom Seaver, 17 Keith Hernandez, 8 Carter..., I think we need to wait out the season before we say the Mets aren't making this special. I think common sense says we will see some great people from this organizations history pulling down numbers.
                But like I said I could be wrong. I doubt it though.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Jim Vaz View Post
                  I do though like how yesterday the broadcast team did their broadcast from the upper deck and brough in a few of the 69 Mets. All 3 of them said they liked the set up and will probably broadcast more games from the upper deck with the fans around them.
                  That was alot of fun. I love that Cohen is just one of us, he brings a great perspective to the broadcasts. I hope they do it his way next time & put them way, way up in the nosebleeds.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by piazza3142 View Post
                    Correct my if I'm wrong, but aren't there 62ish games left. I think we may see some Mets greats before this is all said in done. For example, 41 Tom Seaver, 17 Keith Hernandez, 8 Carter..., I think we need to wait out the season before we say the Mets aren't making this special. I think common sense says we will see some great people from this organizations history pulling down numbers.
                    But like I said I could be wrong. I doubt it though.
                    When the Cards did it for their last year at old Busch they used a variety of people, including all their living Hall of Famer's, past fan favorites, ex-football Cardinals and current Rams and Blues players. They usually pulled off the number that they wore as a player. For Opening Day during that last year Jackie Smith, Hall of Famer for the old St.Louis Football Cardinals pulled the 81 off the wall, which was his old number. Also, Keith Hernandez pulled down his old number 31. The Cards kept it very traditional with very few corporate people or "no-names" involved that I can remember. Hopefully for Mets fans it will get better as you near the half way mark.

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                    • #11
                      I loved Keith complaining about the $5 hot dogs.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
                        I loved Keith complaining about the $5 hot dogs.
                        Yea. I liked too that he actually pulled out his wad & paid for them. It kept it from feeling like it was contrived. I wish he bought a beer too !

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                        • #13
                          I Hope that a number of Mets players from the Past will be there for the Last Regular season Game Sept 28th. I will be there the day before on the 27th I cant wait. C60 P.S. I coulnt get a ticket for the last game they were all sold out. :atthepc

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                          • #14
                            It was great listening to Krane talk about playing for Hodges, etc. Why they never retired number 7 is beyond me.

                            I hope the Mets do things like this more often, bringing in oldtimers.

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                            • #15
                              Agreed. Mets should and I think will do this more and more.

                              As long as they don't do it like the Yankees and try to make old players look really bad by trying to play a silly old timers game, thats fine by me.

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