From a Ruth descendant – Thoughts on the Babe’s “presence” at the and “Should there be a statue?”
Jackie Robinson night and the Rotunda brought up a lot of frustration from Mets fans about the team ignoring their own history.
The following is direct form the Mets own website.
The Mets’ colors are Dodger blue and Giant orange, symbolic of the return of National League baseball to New York after the Dodgers and Giants moved to California. Blue and Orange are also the official colors of New York State.
So…on a night when the Mets honored a Dodger, did they wear the official color Dodger Blue hats? Nope..they wore black. Why?
The below was a comment posted to Mets Police article Why Are Mets Uniforms a State Secret?
The “hybrid” cap (blue/black) is ugly. I actually hate it more than the all-black hat from the Bobby V days.
What’s going to happen in ten years when that Jackie Robinson loop has played for the 10 millionth time. Maybe then they can add some Mets stuff to the video. Maybe they could hang some Mets stuff up around the park.
Mets fans, this week has been great. As the Mets Police site grows, I realize there are lots of fans like us. We’d all like the Mets to be honorable, be honest (cough, obstructed seats) and dress like the traditional Mets.
Robert…on Yankee Stadium reviews.
There are but a handful of people speaking about this atrocity. Hats off to you guys. What happened at Queens could only be an upgrade. The bad news for the Yankees is that they MOVED SHEA to THE BRONX! 1.5 Billion dollar frieze (and someone tell me how to pronounce this word). Everyone is too far from the action (unless you forked over 2500 for the seat) and the outfield/beachers is symmetric poured concrete. How could they screw this up? They only had since the 80s to think about it….
What they should have done was raze the old stadium, move the Yanks to Shea for two years, and then build around the field of Ruth, Gehrig,, and Fred (the chicken) Stanley.
The stadium looks nice on TV (well except for the netting) but when you’re there it’s just not great. As I’ve been observing, it’s Yankee fans saying it!
Sad Yankee Fan has left a new comment on your post “New Yankee Stadium: Just Seems Wrong“:
Met Fans, You have the better stadium. Those green seats make it more real and baseball like. It’s more New York City. It’s a true baseball park feel. Your place will rock in the playoffs! We sacrificed one of the great places you could ever be at for sports in our country. We now have a bogus theme park that could have been built on the Las Vegas Strip. Mr Wilpon really gave thought to old time baseball from his childhood in . The Yankees only cared about maximum earnings potential!
The Mets may ignore their own history…but this guy doesn’t. We can argue about Cuban politics another day.
From The Hub
The fact that the new home of the Mets is named for its corporate sponsor rather than William Shea, the man who brought the team to New York, is another disappointment to Croatto.
“It certainly put in its time and paid its dues, but it’s still sad to see it go, because it was the only stadium I knew and the only stadium the Mets have known, really,” Croatto said.
“It’s the end of an era, and the fact that it’s Citi Field, the fact that it’s a corporate name, is disappointing.”
As the season wears on, Croatto is hoping that those who purchase his T-shirt will wear them to Citi Field.
For more information on the “Viva Shea” T-shirt, visit Croatto’s Web page at Toast of Manhattan