28 May

As I walked across the Shea Bridge last night, it felt like it was missing something.

Then it dawned upon me that the bridge was black.

Black? Why black? The only thing black about Shea was that cat that ran in front of the Cubs dugout in the summer of 1969.

The Mets should paint that bridge the same purple-blue that Shea featured in its’ mature years.

It wouldn’t interfere with the batter’s eye so there is no reason for the Mets not to color it purple.

If they need someone to do it, I will be there in 10-minutes with brush in hand.

Maybe this will bring me the closure I am still searching for since our old friend crumbled to the ground.


2 Responses to “MAKE SHEA BRIDGE SHEA”

  1. keithosaunders May 28, 2010 at 12:34 PM #

    That purple/blue color didn’t turn up until the late 80s/early 90s. Wasn’t the origianal Shea color green?

    • jim walters May 28, 2010 at 10:05 PM #

      It was. In it’s mature years it was blue. Those mature years happen to be the only years I knew of Shea.

      We could paint one side green if it helps pay a more appropriate tribute.

      Thanks for your readership!!!

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