|Breaking Ground in the Fight for the Apple...:
Unless you've been without access to the internet, television, and newspapers for the past week, you know by now that the Mets have officially broken ground on their new stadium, newly named: Citi Field. Mets players Jose Reyes, David Wright, and John Maine were all present for the ceremony.
Of course, if you've been to Shea any time since early August, you'd have seen all of the construction equipment and large piles of building materials, and you'd know that an "official" groundbreaking is just something they do for the cameras.
But it's now more important than ever to help us in our fight to Save the Apple. It can be hard in all of the excitement of the new stadium to remember the small (ok, really big) things like the Apple. But, what would a New York Mets ballpark look like without the Apple? Would it feel the same?
Our beloved Mets are a team that thrives on history. The Mets NY logo is a combination of the Giants' and Dodgers' logos. Citi Field's facade is meant to bring back the great days of Ebbets field. And even before Cow-Bell Man, there was Hilda Chester banging her cowbell in the bleachers of Ebbets field. And as far as we're concerned, there's only one piece of Shea Stadium that needs to be at Citi Field. Bringing the Apple from Shea to Citi Field (a trip of approximately 75 yards) would tie it all together. Past, present, and future all in the same place.
We've got 'til Opening Day 2009 to Save the Apple. Please keep checking back in the following weeks and months as we discuss why we won't stand for a new apple, how to Save the Apple, and maybe other Mets-related things.
Let's Go Mets!
Posted by: Andrew @ 11:06:06AM EST on Thursday, November 16th, 2006