With all of the teary-eyed farewells being given to the ballpark in the Bronx, few outisde of New York seem to realize that Shea Stadium is perhaps seeing its last weekend of baseball as well. But, as far as I can tell, ESPN didn’t shoot a stirring tribute to the stadium featuring a wistful Ron Swoboda embracing a feral cat.
While most aren’t going to miss the big lug, Shea’s pending demolition is going to throw the wrench in the day-to-day life of a very specific group of people who really don’t need a wrench thrown in their day-to-day lives: airline pilots. If you’ve ever been to a Mets game, you’ve heard the planes. Seems that Shea is one of the visual landmarks used to land them at La Guardia Airport, and its demolition might make things a little hairy.