What’s Citi2Shea

Welcome to CITI2SHEA.

The purpose of this blog is to follow the New York Mets and their attempt to grab back this city. After a heartbreaking 2009 season when the injury bug had more hits than the Mets offense, 2010 is a time for redemption.

The recent history of this team has been painful. Ever since Yadier Molina put a dagger in the Mets hearts that tragic October night in 2006, this franchise has been on a downward spiral. In 2007 and 2008, September collapses led to more heartache and more irrelevancy.

New York enters 2010 depending on starting pitching that is filled with “what ifs.” Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel will live and die with Oliver Perez, John Maine and Mike Pelfrey. Why Minaya didn’t bring in a mediocre starter to eat innings will only seal his death sentence this summer.

If all breaks right, New York will have a chance. Yet recent history shows that life in Shea will likely repeat itself in Citi. It’s March so we hope they can pitch. One month until April when we realize they really can’t.

Why Is It Called Citi2Shea

Except for two years, the greater majority of the Mets history ended in sorrow at Shea Stadium. With a new ballpark, many fans hoped the ghosts would crumble with the 46 year-old stadium. Many also hoped that Citi would provide a fan experience that Shea couldn’t provide.

As it turned out, as new and shiny Citi Field is, it has more in common with good old Shea than ownership would like to admit.  There are still dozens of complaints. While they are often different, they are still complaints (however the flooding continues in the new sandlot).

As for the results on the field, well, you know how that played out.

So while this site could’ve been called Shea2Citi, it is more appropriate to call it Citi2Shea, connecting this team’s old and new ball parks.

Who’s Behind CITI2SHEA

Thanks for visiting CITI2SHEA. My name is Jim Walters, a life-long Mets fan who like all Mets fans, has an opinion on everything from the starting rotation to the bright yellow shirts the vendors wear.

I have contributed to  the Forum South and Forum West throughout 2009 and 2009 and worked for the  The Forum and Forum Courier from 1999-2002.. I was the Sports Editor of this paper at that time. I also held the title of Assistant Sports editor of The Torch, the official newspaper of St. John’s University.

I have covered the NCAA Final Four for Men’s Soccer and games for the New York Mets. I also had the great privilege to interview Joe Torre, Mookie Wilson,  and Dave Masur.

2 Responses to “What’s Citi2Shea”

  1. pmp rita mulcahy July 12, 2010 at 8:24 AM #

    “hey dude whats the haps”

  2. health December 5, 2010 at 8:45 AM #

    Whats next, the coming of common sense. Flooding and drought parish the tought. With proper care the better we fare. A precipitous fog, now a noxious smog. Pure clean air without political impair…

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