Unfortunately this thread is mostly a ripoff of
The team & date in the caption are wrong in the very first photo at the top of this thread. The Milwaukee Brewers were an American League team from 1970-1997 & did not join the National League (via realignment) until 1998. The visiting team depicted in the photo - (at a "pre-1998" Shea Stadium) - as indicated on the scoreboard would be the Milwaukee Braves, which played in the National League through 1965 until the franchise moved to Atlanta for the 1966 season. Through research (using some of the info on the scoreboard: Mets uniform numbers/lineup, Braves lineup, American League out-of-town scoreboard while using boxscores from Mets/Milwaukee Braves games from 1964-1965), the photo would be from Tuesday, May 12, 1964 @ approximately 9:45PM. Milwaukee batting, top of the 9th inning, 2 outs, runner on first (Hank Aaron), Joe Torre batting, Al Jackson pitching for the Mets. The Mets would go on to lose the game, 2-0.
Wow what a jerk, do you tell everyone who takes all your hard work and puts its on his own thread without attribution to get a life?
Last edited by GordonGecko; August 21st, 2008 at 11:23 AM. Reason: Objectionable language removed
I've checked both threads, and see no evidence of this one "basically being a ripoff" of the other.
I looked at a few identical photos from both threads, and they are hosted at different websites.
Do you hold copyright for any of the photos, or are any hotlinked from your site. If so, identify them I'll have them removed.
Other than that, what's your complaint?
Also, calling someone an a-hole isn't tolerated.
It's not the images that are copyrighted from the other thread, it's the collection of them that was assembled by several people which ethically should require some sort of attribution. I just had a look at the Yankee Stadium thread Radiohead started, and in that one he does give credit to baseball-fever. I guess he just neglected to mention it on this thread.
Sorry about the word I used, I just edited my previous post
The Final Goodbye: Shea Rests in Pieces
The last piece of Shea Stadium was brought down on Wednesday morning in Flushing, Queens.
By JOSHUA ROBINSON
Published: February 18, 2009
Shea Stadium, the site of the Mets’ two World Series victories, their many seasons of futility and a few historic concerts, met the fate of Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds on Wednesday morning. At 11:21 a.m., a demolition crew pulled down the final section, and what remained of the old blue stadium was gone in a cloud of dust: the final collapse at Shea. It was 45.
Besides several months of work by a wrecking crew, what killed the stadium was the need for a sprawling parking lot for the Mets’ gleaming new home, Citi Field. Shea is survived by a team that would prefer to forget its most recent memories of the place, two seasons that ended in mind-boggling failure.
From about 9 a.m. on, about three dozen fans gathered around the fences of the demolition site to pay their respects despite a bitter February chill and funereal gray skies over Queens. All they had to look at was the column of ramps that used to lead to the press gate towering over the piles of rubble.
Wearing Mets gear, many chronicled the proceedings on video cameras and cellphones. They cheered when the ramps suddenly pitched forward, as if bowing to Citi Field, and started a brief chant of “Let’s go, Mets” as the dust settled.
But a few treated it with far more solemnity. Tears were shed, and one fan even crossed himself as he walked away from the fence and into the arms of a loved one.
Word of Shea’s agony had spread over a few Mets blogs and even on Shea Stadium’s Wikipedia page. Peter McDonnell brought his 7-year-old son, Jason, and stood for about two hours to watch the 30 seconds it took for the last section to crumble. That moment was originally scheduled for Tuesday. The McDonnells, who attended the final game at Shea and have tickets for opening day at Citi Field, had been there for three hours then.
“It’s one last chance to say goodbye and let my son witness history,” McDonnell said. “Maybe someday he’ll bring his son to watch Citi Field being torn down.”
Joe DeAngelis, a construction worker who has been a Mets fan for 40 years, fought back tears as he stared at the pile of rubble. Even though he believed the stadium’s last moments were fairly anticlimactic — there were no explosions or wrecking balls as in some other stadium demolitions — they felt just as painful.
“It’s like watching a slow death,” DeAngelis said. “All we can do now is reminisce.”
Can anyone confirm the approx. time and the team the Mets are palying in the first two photos?
The title Mets vs Brewers, 1973 has 2 errors...
1. The Mets never played the Brewers until 1998, when the Brewers switched from the AL to the NL...thus, that couldn't have been a Mets-Brewers game in 1973, and...
2. That photo actually was taken c. 1965, before the OF fence was painted green and transparent panels were installed in front of the bullpens...
Referring to the earlier photos of The Beatles concert at Shea Stadium on August 23, 1966:
There would be 3 more concerts on the North American tour after New York, the last one being on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco (their last public performance; not including TV appearances & the impromptu "concert" on the roof of the Apple Corps Headquarters in London, England on January 30, 1969).
The list of The Beatles 1966 tour dates & venues (from Wikipedia):
TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA, 1966
12 August International Amphitheatre, Chicago
13 August Olympia Stadium, Detroit
14 August Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
15 August D.C. Stadium, Washington DC
16 August Philadelphia Stadium, Philadelphia
17 August Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
18 August Suffolk Downs Racetrack, Boston
19 August Mid-South Coliseum, Memphis
21 August Crosley Field, Cincinnati (afternoon)
21 August Busch Stadium, St Louis (evening)
23 August Shea Stadium, New York
25 August Seattle Coliseum, Seattle
28 August Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
29 August Candlestick Park, San Francisco
Referring to the earlier photos of The Beatles concert at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965:
This was the first concert ever held at a stadium of this size, thus the lack of knowledge about staging, sound, lighting, audience seating, crowd control & field preparation that is now become common practice with outdoor/stadium concerts/events over the past 30 years or so. Now even grass fields can be covered with seats placed on top without ruining the turf during a sports season - not to mention the bonus of added revenue that's obtained via the extra seating.
The list of The Beatles 1965 tour dates & venues (from Wikipedia):
TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA, 1965
August 15 - Shea Stadium, New York City
August 17 - Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto
August 18 - Atlanta Stadium, Atlanta
August 19 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston
August 20 - Comiskey Park, Chicago
August 21 - Metropolitan Stadium, Bloomington
August 22 - Memorial Coliseum (Portland), Portland
August 28 - Balboa Stadium, San Diego
August 29 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
August 30 - Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
August 31 - Cow Palace, San Francisco
Odd that both Toronto dates were August 17.
On the DVD of McCartney's concert at Citifield, he stated that the sound was routed through Shea's PA system.