My Grandfather was a die-hard Brooklyn Dodgers fan until they left for Los Angeles, then he became a Mets fan and thus started the multi-generation fandom for the New York Mets.
I grew up a die-hard Mets fan, every day they had a game, it would be on our TV. My Grandfather, my Father and I were three generations of men who went to Shea Stadium to see the Mets play every season. We were fans through the good and bad. It wasn't always easy being a Mets fan, but we always stood by our team!
You could imagine my disappointment when I learned they were tearing Shea Stadium down. I finally knew how my Grandfather felt when they tore down Ebbets Field. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy Citi Field, I love the fact that it was built right where Shea Stadium once stood, but it's really more about the memories I had at Shea.
I think of taking the 7 train with my Father and Grandfather to the game. Seeing the 1986 World Series winning game. We even spread some of my Grandfather's ashes after he passed.
Now that I have a son, my father and I started taking him to Citi Field to start new memories.
Outside of Citi Field.
Old photo my Grandpa took at Shea.
Inside of Citi Field.
The fans lining up to get in.
The Mets' famous Home Run Apple.
Citi Field is beautiful at night.
Taking the 7 train to Shea Stadium.
“Three generations of men going to see the Mets play.”
A vintage baseball scoreboard.
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