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Postby Edgy MD » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:51 am

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I've got no problem with that usage, but knock yourself out.

Postby Willets Point » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:55 am

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And John Paul makes the catch for the final out! The monsignors storm the field to celebrate!
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Postby MFS62 » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:58 am

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When talking about a stadium or indoor arena, isn't the usual term "sight lines"?

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Postby Edgy MD » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:03 am

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Usual, perhaps.

Postby Vic Sage » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:03 pm

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while i was mocking the usage, i was really commenting more about the irony of discussing less than ideal eye or sightlines when discussing Shea, which has had less than ideal sightlines since it opened.

hopefully, that's one of the things the new stadium will fix. Also, why can't they fix the access to the subways and to the pedestrian bridge over to the LIRR/Tennis Center area, that links to the distant parking lots? The bottleneck at the 2 tiny staircases leading up to that area is even worse than the subway access.
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Postby metirish » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:03 pm

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Shea Sushi....anyone ever eat from here?

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it would take a braver man than i...
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Postby metirish » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:12 pm

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Postby soupcan » Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:06 pm

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Vic Sage wrote:hopefully, that's one of the things the new stadium will fix. Also, why can't they fix the access to the subways and to the pedestrian bridge over to the LIRR/Tennis Center area, that links to the distant parking lots? The bottleneck at the 2 tiny staircases leading up to that area is even worse than the subway access.


Ever experienced that after a concert? For some reason I think its always worse then.

I would really like to think they will address this issue.

metirish wrote:Shea Sushi....anyone ever eat from here?


Yup. Not nearly as bad as you might think.

When they first started serving sushi at Shea some years ago they had something called a 'Mets Roll', don't know if they still do. Anyway, I think the ingredients were those suspicious 'sea legs' some other crap and apple slices. Apple slices! With seafood! It was dis-gust-ing.

Postby Mets Guy in Michigan » Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:55 pm

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In the shots of the field all torn up in 2002, I love that the home run apple is out of the hat! Is that it's normal postion and just gets lowered for games?

Have they said anything about bringing it -- or a newer verison -- to the new yard?

It's goofy, but I like it.

Postby metsmarathon » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:04 pm

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um, this'll wreak havoc on anybody still using dial-up...

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Yancy Street Gang wrote:I don't remember that January 2002 excavation. What was the purpose?

I believe they needed to reinforce the field for the impending arrival of Mo Vaughn.

Or they were looking for Jimmy Hoffa.

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the first step is admitting you're a runner.

running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.

"i think that's why the marathon is so addicting. because you always want more." - shalane flanagan

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:21 pm

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Postby metsmarathon » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:24 pm

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that #1146 guy sure was fast...

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the first step is admitting you're a runner.

running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.

"i think that's why the marathon is so addicting. because you always want more." - shalane flanagan

Postby cooby classic » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:30 pm

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I love how people dressed up to do everything back then, I just love it...

Postby G-Fafif » Thu Oct 26, 2006 3:31 pm

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metirish wrote:Shea Sushi....anyone ever eat from here?

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This stand totally rocks, spun off from Daruma of Great Neck (talked up by Gary Cohen in one broadcast this year). I discovered it in '99 when it was in the left field corner and the Mets went like 9-1 when I partook. Only problem is the Sheastapo is very diligent about keeping you from it if you don't have field level tix. If you get to the park early enough, no problem, except in postseason when my wife and I were denied passage (because "we just want to go to the sushi stand" is obviously code for "we're cleverly going to steal us a seat upgrade"). I willingly made the tradeoff, no sushi in exchange for there being a postseason, but it was typically insulting of the way the personnel at our beloved Shea treats its fans.

Anyway, Daruma: decent prices, excellent rolls and they don't take the cap when you purchase a beverage.
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metsmarathon wrote:that #1146 guy sure was fast...

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Yeah, really! He appears to beating out that fifteen-year-old girl and that old guy! (insert comedic smilie emoticon here)

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i've really gotta start photoediting some kenyans into my race pics...
the first step is admitting you're a runner.

running is a mental sport, and we're all insane.

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Postby cooby classic » Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:25 pm

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metsmarathon wrote:that #1146 guy sure was fast...

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Yeah, really! He appears to beating out that fifteen-year-old girl and that old guy! (insert comedic smilie emoticon here)



#703 looks about 40
(insert noncomedic grouchy smilie emoticon here)

Postby SteveJRogers » Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:28 pm

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G-Fafif wrote:
metirish wrote:Shea Sushi....anyone ever eat from here?

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This stand totally rocks, spun off from Daruma of Great Neck (talked up by Gary Cohen in one broadcast this year). I discovered it in '99 when it was in the left field corner and the Mets went like 9-1 when I partook. Only problem is the Sheastapo is very diligent about keeping you from it if you don't have field level tix. If you get to the park early enough, no problem, except in postseason when my wife and I were denied passage (because "we just want to go to the sushi stand" is obviously code for "we're cleverly going to steal us a seat upgrade"). I willingly made the tradeoff, no sushi in exchange for there being a postseason, but it was typically insulting of the way the personnel at our beloved Shea treats its fans.

Anyway, Daruma: decent prices, excellent rolls and they don't take the cap when you purchase a beverage.


Greg, I always have that problem if I want to say hi, or even TALK to the people in the Aramark office. So basically having a complaint about merchandise also = "I wan't to steal a seat upgrade"

It used to be easier before 9/11, I used to call the bar that is now "The Hot Corner" the "Weakness in the Death Star" because no one was guarding it and I could just waltz in.

At points I don't blame them, but if its before the game and someone has a question or something to talk with the merchandise folks about, you would think that is a legit reason (how many people actually KNOW that the Aramark office actually IS on the Field Level, even if you are a regular on the field)

Then again it might just be they can't understand a word I said and just are too fucking lazy to ask me to repeat my self

Or I need to be a Hot Chick

Postby soupcan » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:01 pm

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SteveJRogers wrote:Or I need to be a Hot Chick


Well that would never hurt.

Does everybody already know the secret Diamond Club entrance for the Unwashed who don't have passes?

In case you don't (and you call yourselves 'Shea Denizens'?) you walk up the ramp to the D.C. Go past the main entrance where they check your stubs - a little ways down the hall is a door to the kitchen. It's always ajar - I suppose b/c it gets hot in there. Walk in hang a ralph and 'voila' you're standing at th bar in the Grill Room. I must have used that door 50 times, never been stopped and I'm not a hot chick. Well I'm not a chick anyway.

Don't mention it.

Postby SteveJRogers » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:08 pm

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I thought thats the "Death Star Generator" enterance I was talking about

Postby soupcan » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:11 pm

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Oh.

Well its called 'The Grill Room'

...and my post was better.

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