Monday, September 29th, 2008 at
It looks like the Mets are starting to adopt the Gestapo tactics favored by Yankees security.
“My time with Mr. Miller was cut short by a security guard, who called other security guards who surrounded me and took my Mets press pass away for speaking to people in the stands, which they said was a no-no. They walked me to an exit and told me to wait while they called the Mets’ public relations office. They came back and told me the spokesman said that interviews with fans or employees were off limits.”
Via Fark by way of The New York Times.
Update: How could I leave a post about the Mets without saying anything about Sunday?
See you in Port St. Lucie next February!
Tuesday, November 13th, 2007 at
Well, not literally, but the guy who started up the website A Piece of Shea Stadium says that his father, a steel worker, helped build the famed home of the Amazin’ Mets and put the initials of his entire family on a steel column in the stadium. Now, with the stadium set to be dismantled, he wants that column to be his.
The initials that were punched on the steel beam are said to be “JPL” (his dad) “CTL” (his mom) and “RNL” (this guy who wants the beam).
The markings are near eye level (I was about 13 years old at the time), on one of the ramps that people use to go to the upper decks and I think that the column that has our initials is near the end of a ramp, as opposed to the middle of a ramp.
The Deuce thinks its pretty neat that this guy’s dad put his whole family on a beam in the stadium. Its sort of a modern twist to people carving their names in trees. Still…its vandalism, and it should not be condoned in any way shape or form. Someone should find this beam, find this man, and fine him for turning the great Shea Stadium into a ghetto slum. Have you no honor?!?!?!
Link to A Piece of Shea Stadium