Monday, April 11, 2011

More on the Mets

1964 was an exciting time for baseball fans in New York. While the Mets players were a big box office attraction, not for all the right reasons, there was also a great new stadium in town. I had been to a number of games at Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds, and both of them looked pretty tacky when compared to the wonders of Shea Stadium. True, Yankee Stadium was full of history, but it was also full of really annoying steel pillars that all too often blocked your view. Shea was quite a contract, with clean lines of sight and a modern, uncluttered look.

This wooden walkway, which is still there, linked the 1964-1965 New York World's Fair with Shea Stadium. Sadly both of those aren't still there as well. I was back there a few weeks ago and it sure looks strange to look out and not see Shea there...

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