Both the New York Mets and Yankees are getting new stadiums next year. As a final nod to both the House that Ruth built and Shea Stadium, the home of the Mets since their beginning as an upstart team in 1962, the teams have agreed to play one last subway series in both stadiums--only they don't travel by subway. They travel by luxury bus with a police escort.
Today's double header started at Yankee's Stadium and lasted a blistering four hours ending at 6 PM. The second game at Shae is scheduled for 7:30 leaving only an hour and a half for the players to change, travel, change again and start the game. Their police escorted buses will shut down traffic on the Major Deegan at the height of rush hour crippling the Friday night commute home for thousands of New Yorkers. Yay, team.
However, to the delight of my family, especially my brother Peter and sister Lisa who were at this afternoon's game, the Mets won a whopping 15 to 6--more runs than any team has scored against the Yankees all year.