We received an e-mail tip from Keith who pointed us to StadiumPage.com. We think these pictures speak for themselves...
original design (note the "Mets Ballpark" name)
We hadn't seen these early design pictures before... But it sure looks like the Mets initially planned to BRING THE APPLE AND TOP HAT and have since CHANGED THEIR MINDS. They've put in that concrete hole 408 feet away from what will be home plate to house either the same Apple or a new apple:
Photos courtesy Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880
But concrete is not that expensive. It's not too late for them to change their minds, fill in the hole with dirt and put the Apple (and TOP HAT) on the side of that hill, like in the original design pictures.
Thanks Keith and Tom!
Besides that, we have an air date. THIS SATURDAY, May 31st, at 12 noon, we will make our TV debut on SNY's Mets Weekly!
Please keep spreading the word. If you haven't, please Sign The Petition. Buy a t-shirt! But most importantly, make it out to Shea this summer, catch a game, and see the imperfect beauty that is Shea and is The Apple. Let's Go Mets!
Posted by: Andrew @ 02:35:37PM EDT on Tuesday, May 27th, 2008