- First is in a series from Author/Professor/Mets fan Dana Brand, from the books "Mets Fan" and "The Last Days of Shea". He's an English Professor at Hofstra, and when I was a student there in the late 90s, the English Department and I had a mutual understanding that I wouldn't bother them, and they wouldn't bother me. He's written two blog posts so far in what looks like a series. His blog is one of those listed on the left, but I'll link to the first two parts of his review. Part 2 points out some of the architectural and physical differences between Shea Stadium and Chez Amazin' and how they play out.
- The other came from a comment to a blog post by Newsday Sports Media Columnist Neil Best. His blog itself I consider a must read and very informative for anyone into sports, not just criticism of what's said on TV. The specific post was some explanation from Mets Executive VP Dave Howard over the sightlines at Chez that was given to Mike Francessa on WFAN. The comment that I'll link to is from someone who used the moniker "13,000 Less Affordable Seats". It's also put into context in Neil's later post as the winner of his weekly comment contest. The commenter was able to break down the obstructed views over the Promenade section.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Some reviews of the new ballpark
I don't want to beat the topic to death. That would be like digging my grave and then having to watch baseball from inside it from the next 45 years. But I do want to point out a couple reviews that are more objective, and DON'T cover the idea of a lack of Mets stuff that I seem to be fixed on.