MLB Parks Tour #3 – Shea Stadium, Queens, NY – 2008

When Yvette and I began discussing the possibility that we might like to visit all of the Major League Baseball parks, the conversation quickly turned to New York, New York. It’s not as though we had any real connection to the Mets or the Yankees, far from it truth be told. Rather, we knew that both the Mets and Yankees were entering into their final seasons at their historic ballparks, and this would be our final opportunity to see games there. It was too much to pass up.

Truthfully, the game was very forgettable amidst the fun we had on the subways, and wandering around the streets of the Big Apple. In fact, the score itself is a testament to the forgettable nature of this one. Nonetheless, there are worse ways to spend a day than with Mr. Met on a beautiful Thursday afternoon in New York.

The game:

Washington Nationals – 1
New York Mets – 0

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 1:10PM
Time of Game: 2:22
Weather: Cloudy, 69 degrees

Attendance: 51,769

Winning Pitcher: Jay Bergmann (1-1)
Losing Pitcher: Mike Pelfrey (2-4)
Save: Jon Rauch (9)

The hot dog:

(Hot Dog ratings are for entertainment purposes only.  Any resemblance to hot dogs, either real or fictional, is purely coincidental.)

New York comes in a close second to Chicago for the world’s best dogs, and that alone earns you a couple of dogs on the scale. Unfortunately for Mets fans, they aren’t setting the stage for the rest of the city. Nevertheless, still a better than average dog.

Score: 3.5 Dogs

3.5 Hotdogs

Cheers, and play ball!


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