Though I'm not yet up to counting the days to pitchers and catchers, I will crawl out of my post-Shea depression long enough to call your attention to the following.
• All-time Shea Stadium organist Jane Jarvis is making a public appearance at Saint Peter's Church, Lex and 54th, Sunday evening October 12 as part of the Jazz Ministry's All Nite Soul event. Great news for jazz fans. Incandescent news for Mets fans. Revisit a memorable Jane Jarvis interaction here.
• Gary, Keith & Ron has some nice-looking sweatshirts available here, proceeds going to their battery of good causes per usual. GKR has postponed its planned November 10 fundraising event but promises a silent auction in the near future and other offseason developments. Visit GKR often for updates.
• The Shea Goodbye ceremonies — that whole wonderful last game, actually — is available on iTunes for $1.99. SNY has been rebroadcasting just the ceremonies at odd intervals (next up Wednesday at 1:30 PM) but it's hard to say whether it will become the new Heartland Poker Tour and be on like wallpaper or disappear without warning soon enough so the network can show Beer Money a few thousand more times. (Mets Weekly has good behind-the-scenes footage from the Mets alumni on hand for the closing — it's rebroadcast this Wednesday at 1 PM and Thursday at 1:30 PM for your recording convenience.)
• Go Rays, albeit nothing against the Red Sox. Go Dodgers, albeit everything against the Phillies.