September 28, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- By the way, Shea Stadium is closing, too. Yankee Stadium's nostalgic goodbye garnered enormous attention across town, but hardly anyone seems affected by the New York Mets moving into a new ballpark next season as well. Hello, sparkling Citi Field. Good riddance, dreary Shea Stadium. "The ballpark really didn't wear well. I thought it got old in a hurry," Dodgers manager Joe Torre said. Opponents haven't exactly been toting tools to the mound so they can scoop up souvenir dirt, the sort of scene that became familiar at Yankee Stadium this year.
August 14, 2008 |
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is going on the road to New York -- the city that spawned hip-hop and gave Bob Dylan and the Ramones their start. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that the Cleveland-based museum was opening an annex in downtown Manhattan. It is the first of several planned outposts that will take its collection of artifacts to a wider audience. Billy Joel and Clive Davis joined the mayor at the location in SoHo where the branch will open in November. Joel, who said he was donating some memorabilia to the museum, recalled how he has played every New York venue from Carnegie Hall to Shea Stadium.
July 17, 2008 |
The razing of Shea Stadium later this year marks the end of an era for baseball fans, but it's also closing the door on a chapter of pop music history that began in 1965 when the Beatles became the first pop group to play a concert at a U.S. sports stadium. Billy Joel will play the final notes at Shea on Friday in a performance to be documented for a film and DVD titled "Last Play at Shea," slated for release next year. Several guest artists are expected at the concert, which is one of only a handful that have been held at Shea in the 43 years since the Beatles played.
June 1, 2008 |
NEW YORK -- Two months of the season are complete and the Dodgers are a game under .500. Rafael Furcal remains on the disabled list because of back problems and the team doesn't know when he can play again. The lineup isn't producing many runs, limited to two or fewer in six of their last nine games. And the back end of their bullpen has cost them two wins in the last four days, including Saturday, when setup man Jonathan Broxton blew a two-run lead in the eighth inning and put the Dodgers on course to drop a 3-2 decision to the New York Mets at Shea Stadium.
October 4, 2006 |
DODGERS' DEREK LOWE (16-8, 3.63) vs. METS' TBA Update: The Mets left Shea Stadium on Tuesday without naming today's starter. Orlando Hernandez, the scheduled starter, is doubtful after injuring his right calf while jogging Tuesday. Possible substitutes are John Maine and Tom Glavine. Maine is a rookie; Glavine is 40 and would be going on short rest. Lowe has never started a game at Shea Stadium. Shawn Green is hitting .417 against Lowe, Paul Lo Duca .381, Carlos Delgado .174 and Jose Reyes
October 3, 2006 |
The New York Mets seemed almost indifferent when asked about their potential playoff foes on the final day of the regular season. They figured the statistics and scouting reports could wait until the team regrouped at Shea Stadium for today's workout, and even then, the Mets don't believe they can find the key to October success on videotape. What else is left to prepare?