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We're at a total loss here at SaveTheApple headquarters. We have no idea what to do, we're walking around like chickens with their heads cut off.

Yesterday afternoon we received an e-mail with the following pictures attached...


We don't know what to say. We don't know what's going to happen to the Apple (although it is certainly NOT too fragile to move...). We continue to hope that the Mets will leave the Apple where it was (maybe they're moving it for safety reasons while they tear down Shea?).B

And we'd like to take a moment to apologize to everyone. We only reached 9,000 signatures. A fine number, but we were aiming for much more.

But on to the apology. We are Apple fans, yes. Huge Apple fans. But we are Mets fans first. And the last two seasons just kept taking the wind out of our sails.

It is hard to run a campaign to save a giant fiberglass piece of fruit and have fun doing it, when the team that we love is failing each September, which is definitely not fun. How can we fight to Save The Apple when we're so preoccupied with hoping that the Mets can squeeze their way into the playoffs? And the answer is, we couldn't. We should've been to games all summer with signs and fliers and t-shirts and Cathie in an Apple costume, but the stink of last year never fully left this team, and we couldn't do it. And for that and for those of you who signed the petition, who truly wanted the Apple saved, we're sorry. We're truly sorry. We know we could've done more, and we didn't.

We don't know what next year will bring for the Apple, but this site will serve as a memorial to the Apple in the future.

Posted by: Andrew @ 09:24:15PM UTC on Thursday, October 9th, 2008
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