I found some pretty cool footage a fan put up on YouTube from his home movie collection. The scoreboard has got to be my favorite part of Shea at the time. I’ve never seen it so small before. It was also cool to see Mays & McCovey in the footage as well – it makes them seem like real people to me being all I’ve ever know about them was through books, photos and MLB footage. To see them in home video format just gave it a little more realism…if that makes any sense.
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I saw my first game back in 1987 against the Montreal Expos. I can recall walking up those concrete ramps to the "Uppers" with my family at Shea. The banter of New Yorkers talking about their lives. The smell of hot dogs as the vendors passed by. The darkness of a 7:10 game right before you enter the short tunnel welcoming one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see as a young boy - the green grass of a major league baseball field.
August 11, 2017
June 1, 2011