August 4, 2007
SAVE THE APPLE!:
Fans fight to save old Mets' home run apple (Associated Press, August 4, 2007)
There's the Big Apple -- and then there's the little apple that pops up at Shea Stadium when the Mets hit a home run.
When the New York Mets leave Shea Stadium in 2009, they may well get a shiny new apple for their shiny new ballpark, not the dented, faded and rickety home-run emblem beloved by some fans. [...]
But some fans can't bear parting with the old apple, and have started a Web site and a petition imploring the Mets owners to take the original along when they move to Citi Field. [...]
The Mets introduced the 582-pound piece of red plaster with a green leaf in 1980. It emerges from a plywood top hat.
Leave it to the suits to get rid of the only feature that gave Shea any character. Posted by Orrin Judd at August 4, 2007 4:53 PM