This is from 'Duk over at Big League Stew, who visited Shea a few times in his life. It's an interesting read from a Chicago native who got to Shea only four times in his life, a much higher number than I expected. I urge you to check it out.
So in its final week of the regular season, here's to Shea. Here's to a pile of concrete and steel painted orange and deep blue, an absolutely unremarkable building in the world's most remarkable town. Here's to Shea, to its two World Series trophies and four pennants. Here's to acting as the canvas for the forever young beauty of Gooden and Strawberry and Seaver and Wright. Here's to its big ridiculous apple in right-centerfield that puts exclamation points on home runs.As these pour in over the next few days, I'll try to post links to the good ones.