With all the missteps that came with the new park, I am amazed and thankful that they at least did one great final thing with Shea, setting up these plaques. God willing I will take my future grandchildren there and run them around the bases, maybe muff a grounder near 1B.
It's a little Twilight Zone-y, but I'd prefer a marker signifying where Citi Field's home plate once was, with Shea Stadium in the background.
I'll turn 43 later this month. With health I suppose Citifield will outlive its usefulness in my lifetime. You would think that they'd build GoogleField on the same footprint as Shea so as not to interrupt business (unless by then nanotechnology allows building to go up in a week or something),. So maybe one day Mets will run the same bases.
I took a picture of Shea home and “Pitcher's plate” when I was there last homestand. The picture of Shea's home plate is on my Facebook page.
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