It’s a slow day so here ya go – the nominations for the
Dopiest Moment In Shea Stadium History. Vote right here at www.metspolice.com by clicking the vote on the left or just adding your comments below.
The final result will be revealed at 1pm on September 28th unless ESPN makes me move the announcement to 8pm. Or if they do something so stupid that last day.
1. Dykstra and McDowell traded for Juan Samuel.
I still remember where I was when I heard about this trade on the radio. I thought the Mets were insane. I was right. The Phillies thank you for their playoff run.
2. The Mercury Mets uniforms.
Teams with integrity refused to go along with this promotion. Some, like the Braves were like “fine we’ll wear silver.” The Mets went out of their way to look hideous. Expect the Mets to leave Citi Field after the 2020 season for their new home on Mercury.
3. Not protecting Tom Seaver in 1984.
We were young and naive and didn’t realize Tom doesn’t love us the way we love Tom. The Franchise was back, and they left him unprotected to go win his 300th game with the Chisox, and to stand in the opposing dugout in 1986.
4. Swoosh Jerseys (The Underlined Ones)
Emblematic of a franchise with no clue. There was nothing wrong with a Mets uniform, yet they kept tinkering and tinkering. Racing stripes, fake Yankee road uniforms, bizarre road script….these ugly swoosh jerseys….white hats, black hats. What was wrong with what they wore in April 1962? Of all the dopey things they’ve worn, this is up there – depends on if you hate Mercury more.
5. Signing Bobby Bonilla….Twice!
Another example of a franchise that does not understand the fan base. Bonilla was one of the most hated Mets of all time, so what do they do – they bring him back for round two, Guess what, we still hated him. The mistake the first time was the same problem I had with Glavine – beat them don’t sign them.
6. The Jets leave for New Jersey…because of bathrooms?
Of all the lame reasons the Jets could have given for wanting to spend two decades in Giants Stadium, they claimed the bathrooms at Shea were lousy. Sure they could have complained about always being on the road in September or a hundred other things, but they went for bathrooms. Twenty years later you’ll get to pay for a personal bathroom license. I bet Shea would look good to a lot of you right about now.