Shea Stadium – Final Baseball Game EverSeptember 29, 2008
The last game ever at Shea Stadium was a bitter-sweet experience. The Mets not only lost the game, but were knocked out of post season play for the second consecutive season. There will be plenty of time for me to absolutely kill the Mets but now is not the time. I’m 32 years old and I’ve been going to Shea for as long as I can remember and as someone who loves the history of baseball, I was glad I was there. After the heart breaking loss, it was tough to stick around for the post game ceremony but I’m glad I did because it was great to see all the players that came back one last time.
I would say if there was one moment where I got goose bumps it was when Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry were introduced and met behind second base and shook hands. Those two guys are two of the most celebrated players in Mets history. They both came up very young with alot of excitement, lead the Mets to the 1986 World Series Title and then both left New York as somewhat fallen heroes. It was good to see them both back as well as all the other all time great Mets. There isn’t much about Shea Stadium itself I will miss (after all it’s a complete dump). I’m looking forward to taking all my memories over to CitiField.
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