The Twi-Nighter: Will any tears be shed for Shea?

So here's what I'm wondering as both New York teams prepare to enter new stadiums in 2009: At any point will any one feel a bit of sadness that Shea Stadium will be no longer?

Will anyone write even one fawning and longing tribute like the thousands Yankee Stadium will undoubtedly receive?

Obviously Mets fans are excited to be moving into the new and updated facilities that Citi Field will provide. Shea's always been more of a punchline than something to be waxed poetically over. That's understood.

But there have to be a few people who were sad that today was the last ever home opener at Shea? Doesn't there?

Anyway, if you're out there, let's hear from you.

In the books ...

Phillies 5, Mets 2Chase Utley gets hit with three pitches, one short of a league record.

Orioles 8, Rangers 1 — Six in a row for Baltimore.

Red Sox 5, Tigers 0 — Not-so-bold prediction: Detroit will see 0-10.

In progress ...

Royals 3, Yankees 2 (5th)

Tonight's matchups (All times EST)


Reds (J. Cueto) at Brewers (Suppan) — 8:05

Cardinals (B. Thompson) at Astros (S. Chacon) — 8:05

Braves (J. Jurrjens) at Rockies (U. Jimenez) — 8:35

Dodgers (C. Billingsley) at Diamondbacks (D. Davis) — 9:40

Padres (R. Wolf) at Giants (T. Lincecum) — 10:15


Athletics (C. Gaudin) at Blue Jays (A.J. Burnett) — 7:07

Mariners (E. Bedard) at Rays (M. Garza) — 7:10

Indians (J. Westbrook) at Angels (E. Santana) — 10:05

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