[JPL] background on the Mets/A's

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Tue Oct 10 15:43:36 EDT 2006

While it's refreshing to get away from some of the topics that have 
been beat to death here lately, haven't we drifted a trifle off 
subject?   Could this discussion be handled in personal emails?   I 
feel like I've taken a wrong turn and ended up in a sports bar!


On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 12:37  PM, Arturo wrote:

> As we watch the action between the white lines of the old ballgame to 
> see
> who wins the friendly wager between Dr.Jazz and myself, I was 
> pondering the
> most likely rematch of the Athletics and the Mets. For those who may 
> not
> know the Mets or Metropolitans' uniform and colors represent the 3 NY
> baseball teams in existence before the Mets began play in '62. The
> pinstripes are for the Yankees, orange is for the Giants of the Polo 
> Grounds
> and blue is for the Bums of Ebbets Field. The Atheletics began in
> Philadelphia before moving first to Kansas City and then westward to
> Oakland.
> The Tigers and Cardinals are 2 storied baseball franchises with new
> stadiums, Oakland-Alameda Stadium is best suited for football and the
> Raidahs but it is light years ahead of Shea Stadium which ranks as 
> perhaps
> the worse baseball stadium of the big leagues in one of the worse 
> locations
> to boot.  I don't understand why NYC has not provided better facilites 
> for
> the Mets either at Flushing or somewhere else....
> Arturo

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