Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Shea will Sleep with the Fishes

Forgive me for writing about something that will not happen for just over a year, but with the Mets division lead back up to it's season high of 7 games it's looking like there won't be too much "A-Material" from the Mets until the post season rolls around.

Anyhow I just read over at ESPN that the Mets' final regular season game at Shea stadium will be played against--you guessed it-- the Florida Marlins. Now in the grand scheme of things this really isn't that big of a deal, for starters I'm sure the league doesn't plan around every stadium's farewell tour, and particularly since it's extremely likely that the final game at Shea stadium will be of the post season variety. There's also the fact that once ALL the baseball has been played in 2008, Shea will get a grand send off from Piano Man Billy Joel. You've really gotta give the Wilpons credit for that one, not only for wrestling him away from the Yankees clutches but for also booking the best possible music act for Shea (That isn't a Salsa Band) considering the Beatles are unavailable. But for what it's worth, I can't say I'm too thrilled with the way the schedule worked out, but admittedly for silly fan-ish reasons.

On the bright side, in the same way the Mets end this year at home against the Marlins hopefully it will provide an unneeded cushion for the post season.

Oh yeah, and apparently there's another baseball stadium in New York hosting it's final game next season. That one is against the Orioles.

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