Saturday, August 22, 2009

A Miracle 40 years later

Can you believe it's been 40 years since that magical summer and fall of 1969, with the Moon landing, Woodstock, and the Miracle Mets? I wasn't born yet, so I can't answer that one.

Going into the ceremony I had a thought. It would have been great if the backdrop for tonight's festivities had been Shea Stadium, but it dawned on me that it was really a different Shea, going from the 60s-looking ballpark to the blue version that we all said goodbye to last year.

Watching the show on SNY, a few thoughts.

  • Have you ever seen more joy in Howie Rose than what we saw tonight while he's talking about the beloved 1969 team? I'm wondering if he's working from a script or just making it all up as he goes along.

  • More Mets history tonight on the field than there is in the walls and halls of the ballpark.

  • Nice touch with some 60s music in the background as the players and coaches are brought out

  • I do like the way the players/coaches were brought out to the field from the ramps in the stands, but I have to say I liked it better 3 years ago when they came through the crowd to get to the field

  • Good work by SNY to get players' reactions to Nolan Ryan coming out

  • Well done. Knowing the Mets this year, I had my doubts

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