Your Obligatory Shea Stadium Demolition Porn

I really have to apologize to Mets fans for today. First came Adam’s post on the Phillies’ celebration, when every Utley f-bomb must’ve felt like a dagger in the heart. Now I have to show you some pretty rad videos of the demolition of Shea Stadium.

Mr. Met

Because of New York City’s buzzkill law against building implosions, there won’t be any Michael Bay-esque footage of the stadium being vaporized, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t memories to be painfully pulled down by heavy machinery. I’m not sure an entire baseball season can be captured in a 41-second video, but this does seem to be a pretty good metaphor for the 2008 New York Mets:

It’s not all sunshine and bulldozers. The innards of the stadium have to be disassembled seat by seat, urinal by urinal. You might opine that this is slower and less efficient than just taking a wrecking ball to the place, but then you’ve probably never had to negotiate with New York’s unions.

Mets fans shouldn’t be sad. Veterans Stadium came down 22 years after the Phillies’ last title, just like Shea is coming down 22 years after the Mets’. So, 2012 for the Amazins?