The Journal News updates us on some of the items that have gone home with those with the money to pay for it.
One of the last things to come out, from the upper deck, was the piece of concrete, which now looks like a memorial stone - the front painted and marked with Tommie Agee's name and No. 20, and the date April 5, 1969, when he hit the longest home run in stadium history.That's something that should head to the museum at Citi Field. Something that iconic should either be given to Agee's family, or stay with the Mets franchise.
Seems the Mets listened to me about the foul poles.
The foul poles didn't sell, so they will be cut into one-foot pieces and sold like that.I'm so smart. On Aug. 25, I wrote, in "What I would like to own from Shea Stadium": "Pieces of the foul pole. Something they could cut up and sell in small pieces, like 1x1 foot sections. Everyone could have a piece."
Also, the group stripping down Shea made some awesome discoveries. In the bathroom of the locker room used by the Jets, they found tile behind a wall inscribed with J-E-T-S. The Journal News relays it crumbled as the workers tried to take them down.
They also found a pallet of wood that was actually part of the original outfield wall, complete with green paint and "338" written on it.
Pretty awesome. What I would give for one last walk-through.