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Shea Stadium- this Mets fanatic will miss you.

By Frank Barone- Metsmix writer

Being a lifelong Mets fan and having grown up watching them playmany times at Shea Stadium, a little bit of me is sad at the demise of Shea Stadium. Last week the last piece of Shea Stadium was taken down to make room for parking at the new Citi Field. I knew this was coming and I still have the memories of watching my Mets and those memories are something I will always cherish.

I grew up watching on Channel 9, Met games announcers, Ralph Kiner, Bob Murphy and Lindsey Nelson (colorful jackets and all) calling the games,. And going with my father to Met games, by all things a bus that used to run from Staten Island to Queens for the games. Yes there used to be a bus that ran on certain days that took you there from Staten Island- hard to believe this actually happened in those days.

I can remember going to Met games after sending in Borden milk cartons stubs to get Met tickets and sitting in the nose bleed sections of Shea Stadium with my father. When you love baseball like I do and were young all you cared about was seeing your team live and in person. In those days it did not matter to me that you were way out in left field three rows from the top deck of the stadium.

Going with my father to the Mets games are the bonding I had with him- it was me and him in our own little world watching our Mets play. Getting some soda, dogs and a pretzel, and sitting watching the Mets play at Shea Stadium as a kid. What could be better than that in life?

So Shea was not perfect- there was no fancy food courts and not enough restrooms and some sight lines were not perfect. It was my Shea Stadium with all the memories- Thanks again for those memories. Lets go Mets and start some fresh memories in Citi Field.


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