Archive for: RIP

Apr 8th, 2008

SHEA STADIUM.

Now defunct. In honor of the last season, for those of you out-of-towners headed for Flushing to see the old gal before they knock her down (can’t implode buildings in the NYC limits any more), I present to you The MetsGrrl Guide To Shea Stadium. Obviously, this is not for the people who are out in Flushing every week. BUYING TICKETS Unless you’re trying to come to see the Subway Series, a Saturday game, or flying thousands of miles, you probably don’t need to buy tickets months in advance if it’s just important for you to be in the stadium. Keep in mind, however, you’re not the only one thinking this – there are hundreds of thousands of people in the Tri-State area who want to take Grandpa or the kids or their nephew to Shea one last time.… [more]

Jul 1st, 2006

YANKEE STADIUM (OLD)

It was my first trip to the old Yankee Stadium. I wasn’t going to include it but it still rings very, very true to my experience of that place. I didn’t even bring my good camera the first time. What a major let-down. No, seriously, this is Yankee Stadium. This is the team with the largest payroll. This is supposed to be a monumental fucking event, attending a game there, it’s supposed to be so incredible and so much nicer and the Ultimate. Instead, it’s not much better than Shea. (No, come on, it’s not.) And, at least Shea has decent concourses and enough bathrooms.… [more]