Suggest Your "Dopey Moments In Shea Stadium History" (Update 3)

We are still accepting nominations for The Dopiest Moment In Shea Stadium History.    So far nobody has nominated any Yankees or Jets or concert moments so I’ve added a few.

Here are the submissions through Tuesday night:

  • Juan Samuel Trade For Lenny Dykstra & Roger McDowell
  • Not Protecting Tom Seaver 1984
  • “Swoosh jerseys” (the underlined ones)
  • Dave Magadan rots on the bench so Garry Templeton can play.
  • Fran Healey broadcasts games for over a decade.
  • ‘Mettle’ the donkey that the Mets trotted out as a mascot in the 70’s
  • Driving away the ‘Sign Man’ – early 1980’s
  • MERCURY METS – one of the most embarassing things I and many Met fans have endured.
  • ‘Who let the Dogs out?’ – I was at Shea when the Mets won the NL pennant in 2000. When they played that song I actually stopped cheering and started complaining. A genuine WTF moment.
  • Anything involving Bobby Bonilla, Vince Coleman, Bret Saberhagen, Doug Sisk, Victor Zambrano and Mel Rojas. There was genuine hatred among fans at the sight of these guys. 
  • Ignoring the Mets Hall of Fame for years… 
  • How they used to call the last home game of the season “Closing Day” (what’s the opposite of Opening Day) 
  • dumping Ray Knight after he won the World Series’ MVP in ’86
  • Signing Bobby Bonilla…twice!
  • “Show Up At Shea,” “Your Season Has Come” “The Magic Is Back”…they all qualify.
  • That dopey Mets rap song thing they came out with two years ago. Notice how fast it came…and went. 
  • Jeff Torborg reports on Mike and the Mad Dog. Brutal.
  • Bobby Valentine coming back to the bench with a mustache after being ejected.
  • Never happened but had Mookie’s ball not gotten past Buckner–Doug Sisk was coming in to pitch the next inning of the World Series with the score tied.
  • Bruce Springsteen allows Patti Scialfa to sing harmony (2003).
  • Jets leave for NJ to have “better bathrooms.”
  • People pay good money to sort of see The Beatles for twenty minutes with a hideous sound system.

Or perhaps it will be one of yours!  Nominate now!

Springsteen Much Better Than Mets Bullpen

Back in the mid-80’s an aging pitcher named Springsteen was bested by Nettles in the bottom of the 9th.   Last night Mr. Springsteen showed up at Giants Stadium and was awesome.  Click Bruce to hear how awesome that show was.

Since I stayed out until the wee hours I have nothing to say about the Mets.  Didn’t see it.  Read the paper.  Hope Maine’s OK.

Go see Springsteen if you can.   Thursday potentially could be the last time we see E Street in NJ.

Live From Springsteen

No I will not be blogging all night but i do want to report the umbrella threat. No umbrellas allowed in Giants Stadium. As you know, umbrellas are commonly used by the terrorists.

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Do You Want Manny Ramirez?

He would make the team better.

He would make for a fun dugout with Pedro, Manny and probably Reyes clowning around.

They would sell more tickets.

All that being said, I don’t want to root for the 2004 Red Sox.

No thanks.

What do you think?

A Complete Game!

Wow. An actual pitcher pitched nine innings! Unbelievable.

This Jerry Manuel clearly either:

a) made a deal with the devil


b) is a much better manager than Willie the Captain of the Yankees.

Two of three. First place. Big series (again) this week. Fun!