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  • Originally posted by GordonGecko View Post
    I was going to cancel my season tickets, but then I got this email saving me 9 bucks on a paul mcartney CD. Now I'm going to renew!
    Hey between that, the new bullpens and all that shiny paint in the stairwells, it's looking up!
    Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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    • Originally posted by Dishy24 View Post
      See Gordon-D??? One of the many, many little perks we all take for granted being a full STH!
      You only get 1 copy for the discount... Any additional ciopies are at the full price... Yeah, I checked...

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      • I was at Citi for an interview today so I took a pic of the stairs from the street level... looks like the same tacky paint as the field level at Shea. Also, every staircase that I saw was orange, no signs of any blue yet.

        I would've gotten a pic of the bullpens, but there's nothing really to see. The area's just a bunch of dirt right now.

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        Last edited by esternberg387; 11-16-2009, 12:58 PM.

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        • Originally posted by esternberg387 View Post
          I was at Citi for an interview today so I took a pic of the stairs from the street level... looks like the same tacky paint as the field level at Shea. Also, every staircase that I saw was orange, no signs of any blue yet.

          I would've gotten a pic of the bullpens, but there's nothing really to see. The area's just a bunch of dirt right now.

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          I see some blue in that picture on the side of the wall and the ceiling.
          Don't recall seeing them there before.
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          I have been to:

          Citi Field, Shea, NYS, RYS, PNC, Fenway, AT&T, CBP, Rangers Ballpark, Minute Maid Park, Wrigley, Dodger Stadium, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, PETCO Park, Coors, Chase Field, Turner, Miami, OP@CY, U.S.F., Comerica, Nationals Park, GABP, Progressive, Trop, Miller, Oakland-A C., Dolphin, RFK, Olympic Stadium, Metrodome

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          • The McCartney CD comes out tomorrow. Beast Buy has an "exclusive" where, in addition to the 2 audio CDs and 1 DVD, you get an additional DVD and "an expanded booklet with high-quality exclusive photos." According to Beast Buy, the bonus DVD includes the complete David Letterman (Ed Sullivan Theater) marquee performance (seven songs), personal footage of Paul and crew back stage, en route to Citi Field, exclusive footage of Paul performing the Beatles "I'm Down" commemorating the 1965 Historic Shea Stadium Concert, and Flip camera photos taken by fans in and around the stadium surrounding the concert. Price for the whole kit and kaboodle is $19.99.

            As much as I'm loathe to promote Beast Buy, I think the "exclusive" package is a good deal.
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            Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
            Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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            • Can't win. People complained ALL YEAR how bad the staircases look. I went to A LOT of games and heard that comment from friends or just overhearing other fans. I personally didn't mind all that much but could see what they meant. It felt incomplete. Now that they're putting some team colors on there, it's tacky. That's what some people have been saying all along! About staircases, especially with seats. The Wilpons are crazy and do some stupid things, no doubt. But fans give them crap for no reason fairly often. This new park represents that. Not that all complaints aren't accurate they are. But some aren't. And the staircases being orange is one thing. They're just listening to surveys and feedback. So the fans created this.

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              • Originally posted by esternberg387 View Post
                I was at Citi for an interview today so I took a pic of the stairs from the street level... looks like the same tacky paint as the field level at Shea. Also, every staircase that I saw was orange, no signs of any blue yet.

                I would've gotten a pic of the bullpens, but there's nothing really to see. The area's just a bunch of dirt right now.

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                esternberg387 thanks for the pics and welcome to baseball fever.
                For me give me the tacky orange and blue
                If citi field is the home of the mets lets make it look like our home.

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                • Originally posted by esternberg387 View Post
                  I was at Citi for an interview today so I took a pic of the stairs from the street level... looks like the same tacky paint as the field level at Shea. Also, every staircase that I saw was orange, no signs of any blue yet.

                  I would've gotten a pic of the bullpens, but there's nothing really to see. The area's just a bunch of dirt right now.

                  ]

                  Just as I imagined. Tacky, ugly, doesn't fit with the overall design of Citi Field. And this is what so many of you guys were crying for. What's next - alternating orange and blue stairs? Hell let's just all perm our hair, wear acid washed jean jackets, and watch Top Gun on the big screen and call it a day.
                  STOP ABUSING COFFEE

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                  • That looks terrible, as expected.

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                    • Originally posted by RayNY View Post

                      Just as I imagined. Tacky, ugly, doesn't fit with the overall design of Citi Field. And this is what so many of you guys were crying for. What's next - alternating orange and blue stairs? Hell let's just all perm our hair, wear acid washed jean jackets, and watch Top Gun on the big screen and call it a day.
                      Hey, take it easy on Top Gun! say what you will about anything else, but leave Top Gun out of it!

                      But in all seriousness, this is the first coat, things might look a lot better when everything is finished. I wish they could put up some team murals or pictures in the stairwells, that would be a lot cooler than just some team colored paint.

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                      • The Wilpons really just don't get it. Its so frustrating to watch and endure.

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                        • Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                          That looks terrible, as expected.
                          Yes, it does. But at the end of the day it's still a stairwell. A stairwell that isn't gray anymore, which is good, right?

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                          • Originally posted by piazza3142 View Post
                            Yes, it does. But at the end of the day it's still a stairwell. A stairwell that isn't gray anymore, which is good, right?
                            Relax, it's clearly left over from the Halloween decorations out there...
                            Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                            • Originally posted by Gary Dunaier View Post
                              The McCartney CD comes out tomorrow. Beast Buy has an "exclusive" where, in addition to the 2 audio CDs and 1 DVD, you get an additional DVD and "an expanded booklet with high-quality exclusive photos." According to Beast Buy, the bonus DVD includes the complete David Letterman (Ed Sullivan Theater) marquee performance (seven songs), personal footage of Paul and crew back stage, en route to Citi Field, exclusive footage of Paul performing the Beatles "I'm Down" commemorating the 1965 Historic Shea Stadium Concert, and Flip camera photos taken by fans in and around the stadium surrounding the concert. Price for the whole kit and kaboodle is $19.99.

                              As much as I'm loathe to promote Beast Buy, I think the "exclusive" package is a good deal.
                              Hey Gary...whats the matter with Best Buy? They are the reason I am able to attend any games to being with. I have been employed by them for almost 7 years. Good company to work for I must say.
                              The NY Mets - We do have a pretty good history!

                              World Champions 1969 & 1986
                              NL Champions 1969, 1973, 1986, 2000
                              NL East Champions 1969, 1973, 1986, 1988, 2006
                              NL Wild Card Winner 1999 & 2000


                              Quest to see them all: The Trop, Sun Life, Metrodome, Fenway, The Ted, Camden Yards, The Vet, Citizens Bank, New Yankee, Minute Maid, SkyDome, Nats Park, The Jake, PNC, Old Yankee, Shea, Comerica, Great American

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                              • Originally posted by Anubis2051 View Post
                                Hey, take it easy on Top Gun! say what you will about anything else, but leave Top Gun out of it!
                                Haha I actually love Top Gun. One of my favorites. But I just couldn't think of any other movie that was so iconic in the 80's in all it's glorified cheesiness.
                                STOP ABUSING COFFEE

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