December 14th, 2015
This makes me feel old.
With the trade of Jon Niese, David Wright becomes the last signed player that played a game in Shea Stadium. Of course, Wright didn’t just play a few games. He played four and a half full seasons in the Mets classic home. Wright put up his best numbers in Shea, numbers that many proclaim he will never come close to again.
Of course, there are still some hopes for some more Mets from the Shea era. One of the players that has ties to Shea is Daniel Murphy, who made his debut in August of 2008. However, with the additions of Cabrera and Walker, the Mets aren’t even looking at Murphy.
The other option is Bobby Parnell, who many forget made his debut in late September of 2008. Parnell is a free agent, but id healthy, he could become a important asset to a questionable bullpen other than Familia.
Yes, Shea closed back in 2008, but that doesn’t feel like that long ago. I still remember going walking the Subway ramp to our gate, and walking down the stadium ramp seeing Mr.Met thanking me as I leave….
A few weeks ago, we reported that the Pepsi Porch will no longer be sponsored by Pepsi. What we didn’t know, however, was that the entire line of Pepsi products will be leaving Citi Field in favor of the Coca Cola family of products, some of which, are featured above. Mr.Met and the “Coca Cola Polar Bear” made it official a few days ago, in what will be the only sponsorship changes that fans will actually notice when the head on out for a Met game.
For one thing, the iconic “Pepsi-Cola” right field sign is out, which is a signature landmark in any Citi Field photo. But, a Coca-Cola sign wouldn’t look that much different. Next, there is the fact that we won’t have Aquafina water anymore, which sounds silly, but from a guy that hasn’t tried a carbonated drink in my sixteen year life, I know good water and bad water.
Aquafina – GOOD
Dasani – BAD (Unless if they bring in those lemon waters….)
Again, it’s not the biggest deal in the world, but the Daniel Murphy and Jon Niese-less Mets are starting to become more foreign from a team that hasn’t changed much in the last seven years.
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