Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mets Lose Last Opener at Shea 5-2

I took a personal day off from work to watch on TV the last opening game at Shea Stadium.  I attended the second game ever at Shea on April 18, 1964 when I was 15 years old in the 9th grade.  I remember I went with classmate Alan Metzger and his friend Yak.  We brought a banner to the game which said "Casey for Prez."   The Mets took a 2-0 lead but the bull pen could not hold it so the Amazins lost 5-2 to drop their record to 2-4.  The box score can be found at http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=280408121.  There were 56,350 fans at the game including the Distinguished Professor of Saturday Night Oldies who reads this journal religiously.  I better be careful not to make any typographical errors, because if I do, he will nail me.

3 comments:

bucknelludad said...

Any truth to the rumor that they may name the new Mets stadium after Sidney Fields?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sidney_Fields

wapp1035 said...

Bruce, two items....there's a woman who regularly takes out books from the library to read. Has the library card, etc. I was looking at one of her books and the library has this cardboard strip which runs throughout the front cover. It says do not remove. I'm guessing the library won't accept any book for return should this cardboard strip be damaged and removed. Is this standard practice?

Secondly, I have asked our friend Alan Berman to submit an article for The Journal and so far nothing. As you well know, it isn't hard to do.

Perhaps Alan could write a memo on Saturday Night Oldies. You and I write regularly. Frank does as well on Yahoo S.N.O. I hope A.B. submits something soon.

bucknelludad said...

Like Saturday Night Oldies, Ed Sullivan too was on WABC Radio.
(really???)

The Museum of Broadcast Communications says in 1932, Ed Sullivan launched a "radio program over Columbia Station WCBS (then WABC), showcasing new talent."

Wikipedia also tells us: The WABC call signs were used "previously on CBS Radio's New York City outlet, before adopting their current WCBS identity in 1946."

Guess this explains the bond that Saturday Night Oldies listeners have for the late great Ed Sullivan.

 
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