Catching up on some comments from the week as we kill time until 7:10.
DyHrdMET has left a new comment on your post “Are The Shea Stadium Markers Misplaced By The New …“:
Alex is NOT crazy at all. I thought that a) the bases looked too close together, and b), the infield diamond wasn’t positioned correctly. I posted something on May 13 describing where to find this for yourself and similar thoughts that it wasn’t right.
When I found the markings, two things seemed wrong to me. It’s probably just my perception and inability to judge distance. The bases seemed less than 90 feet apart from each other. But I’m looking in an open parking lot and not in the context of a baseball field/stadium (which I haven’t been on an MLB size diamond on the diamond itself in a long time). They diamond as a whole seemed too close to Citi Field. Again, same perception or lack thereof. I know that the batter’s eye from Shea almost bumped up against Citi Field, on what is now the big sidewalk outside the ticket windows. I need to find aerial shots of them together and Citi by itself to judge better. The one thing I wouldn’t want to see, but would help greatly with the perception would be a chalk outline of Shea, marking the playing surface features and the exterior wall of the stadium. I could have walked 410 feet from home plate through second base towards the new ballpark (where it’s a perfect 90 degree angle with the outside wall), but I stopped counting at 14 paces and got on line to go inside. I did exit from the stairwell that lets out right in that line, probably 450 feed from Shea’s home plate.
Hmmm very interesting. Can’t wait until one of the bigger blogs or newspapers notice this whole discussion.
Schoey has left a new comment on your post “Helping The New York Mets Get Rid Of Black Uniform…
First thing they need to do is fire Charlie Samuels or at least not let him choose what jerseys they wear. The black jerseys have been killing me since day one. The Mets have absolutely no tradition as a team. If you have been to Citi Field this year you know what I mean. (more below)
The Mets should have one cap – Royal Blue
And two Jerseys – Home – Pinstripes
Away – Grey
They can also toss that ugly two color cap that they wear 10 times more at home then their actual home cap (royal blue)
Went to Citi Field a couple of weeks ago and I thought the Mets were an expansion team playing it’s first year….Give me any 50 feet in the new Yankee Stadium and you will see more pictures and memorabilia than all of Citi combined.
BTW, I’m still calling it Shea!!!! And would the Mets please put Ralph Kiner & Bob Murphyâ€™s name next to the retire players (you could also throw Lindys name in there also)
And thatâ€™s another thing…they have only retired one players number in 47 years…Ughhhh
It sure is odd. I think 17 should be the next one retired. For Monday I will have an article (already pre-posted) that speculates that they would not have retired #14 had Gil lived. Great idea about Kiner, Murph and Lindsay.
On Monday I mentioned that “2009 Reminds Me Of the 1987 New York Mets
” which led to this comment.
The expectations for a dynasty make 1987 the worst season ever followed by 1988 and then the last two years. We expect bad things to happen now after the last two years so it can’t possibly feel worse than when Pendelton hit the HR and then in 1988 when Scioscia hit his.
has left a new comment on your post “New York Mets Uniform Survey Part 2
Whatever they do, they have to name it after an older met – especially to quell the gripes from the #42 naysayers (the folks saying crap like, “Robinson wasn’t even a met”). Hodges is good since his number is retired (hodges crossing?). I think in keeping with the historical nature of the stadium, the older the player, the better.
Regarding today’s post “A Curious List Of New York Mets Players
Excellent point…to a point. Even though the correlation isn’t 1-1, a strong argument can be made that championships should be played at the *end* of the season.
It’s been said before… let them play the WBC in the winter leagues. Then they can recover before the season.
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