The Mets will wear a commemorative patch on their uniforms this summer honoring their stay at Shea Stadium. Of course, the team will have the patches available for sale at Shea, but no word yet on whether they will market the patch on T-Shirts and caps.
Can you imagine them passing up that opportunity? Not me.
The patch got me to thinking about the first game I saw at Shea. In 1966, the Mets routed the Dodgers and Sandy Koufax, 10-4. My father took me to the game. He said “you have to see this guy pitch before he retires.’’
I ran into Koufax years later at the Yankees spring training complex in Tampa and told him the story. He laughed and said he remembered the game.
Hey, we have a lot of time before the Winter Meetings. If you’d like to chime in on your first Shea game, go for it.
By the way, here’s the patch ….