On The Various "Save" Movements
I've never been in favor of saving the place, we of Red Sox Nation, affectionately call "The Toilet." Between the Casual Fan Asshats & the usual drunks & the small bathrooms, which in some cases send you to peeing in a janitor's closet, it'll be good to say goodbye to a place where many a fan has experienced their 1st case of Food Poisoning, not to mention, Baseball poisoning from the morons who call themselves Yankees Fans, at least until their 1st Post-Season Free October;
To Red Sox Nation in NY & New England, can you imagine a "Save Shea Stadium" movement? The organizers of that movement would be carted off in straightjackets, in a NY Minute;
However, it does serve as a home in exile for RSN, until more tickets become available for Red Sox Games, because both fan bases have a mutually-nurtured hatred for the NY Yankees. Where else, for $5 to $22, for Upper Level, can you spend an inexpensive evening, chanting "Gay-Rod...Jeter's Lover" & not get beaten up? You can even wave to pilots on incoming flights into LaGuardia Airport, it's so high up. Sometimes, I think that RSN-New England is drawn to the place where Game 6 of the '86 World Series was played, in order to see the place of much-misery in the Nation, perpetrated on Saturday, 10/25/86;
When Shea's replaced by that nouveau-Ebbet's Field Clone, I think that both RSN & Mets Fans should witness the end of the 1st Multipurpose Outdoor Stadium in America & the Last One in operation in MLB, watching it implode. It may bring out gales of laughter, followed by a toast to the memories, both good & bad, with perhaps a tear shed. It will have as many MLB Years of CONTINUOUS Service, as Ebbet's Field had with the Brooklyn Dodgers;
Shea has to go, but the memories will be etched, for years to come.