I will have a longer post on this tomorrow (hopefully both my kids have soccer games so I’ll try) but today my son and I  made our maiden voyage to $iti Field and I’ll just say it was better than I expected. I admit I went in with a bit of reluctence as I’m trying to hold on to the Spirt of Shea but I’ll say this when I walked into the Jackie Robinson Rotunda (I pronounce it RA-TUN-DUH ) I was smitten.

I then met up with glitterari  of Mets fandom and blogdom. Charley Hagerly, Taryn Cooper, Zoe Rice, Greg Prince, Mike Silva his brother Chris and From SNY/Bronx Banter Alex Bleth 

I’ll just leave you with this quick thought on $iti. It has some flaws. Flaws that can be corrected and it will take a bit to get used to. There are things that annoyed me and things that were great about the place and I’ll go into detail on that tomorrow.

When the 7 train pulled up to the Shea, errrrrr Mets/Willets Point Station I go a bit weak in the knees seeing a pile of rumble that we used to call home but then I saw the shinny new house and I said to myself  time to let it go move on I think we all should Move On it’s a new era in Mets baseball

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  1. I’ve abandoned any effort to say anything other than Shea. I’m keen to hear more about the ball park. I get tired of the propaganda that you get from the announcers (at least Howie gives me the feeling that he wouldn’t have minded going to Shea for a few more years).

    Anyway, my family would have hated it, but I’d have loved to have been at yesterday’s game. Sounds like a great game. I didn’t hear the game before I heard the score so I don’t really know. I was listening to the Rangers and that ended with one out in the 9th. A fast 1-0 game with what sounds like a Santana gem. Envy.

  2. I sat in my Saturday seats (Prom 538) for the first time. Well, they’re near the Shake Shack and Blue Smoke, so that’s good. But, I lose all plays to medium and deep left and center. It kinds suck, because you have to wait for the crowd reaction and then look at the replay. Also, I can’t see the out-of-town board at all, even if I crane my neck. So, I guess you have to take the nice, new place for its ups and downs. I do like the view straight in from my seats, I can see pitch location which I never was able to do.

    Looking forward to more feedback from Steve.

  3. Great to meet with you on Saturday, Steve! That was one helluva day.

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