Sunday, April 13, 2008

Shea Stadium - 4-12-08

I went to the New York Mets game yesterday. There was alot of excitement in the stadium at the start of the game because it was Johan Santana's Shea Stadium debut. Unfortunately, he gave up five runs and was outpitched by the Milwaukee Brewers' ace, Ben Sheets. The Mets ended up losing 5-3.

Despite this subpar performance, I expect Johan to have a great season with the Mets. I watched him for years when he played for the Minnesota Twins and have no doubt that he will continue to be one of the best pitchers in baseball.

On another note, I was happy to see the progress of the construction of Citi Field. This is the last season for the Mets in Shea Stadium. Next year they move into a new stadium which is being built next to the current stadium. Citi Field is expected to be a smaller stadium with architectural aspects reminiscent of the old Ebbets Field in Brooklyn.

Here is a picture I took yesterday. If you look in the distance, behind the outfield, you can see Citi Field.

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