New York Yankees and Mets Unveil Stadium Patches for 2009 Season
This season both of New York's Major League Baseball teams will be moving into new stadiums. The Yankees are leaving the historic Yankee Stadium after calling it home for 85 seasons. The Mets are leaving Shea Stadium behind after 44 seasons. Heading into the new season and new stadiums, both franchises are going to be wearing an inaugural sleeve patch celebrating the new stadium.
The Mets patch has caused some uproar and is not getting positive reviews.
What shall we compare it to -- an elementary school computer project?
So let's skip the metaphors and jokes and just proceed straight to the simple, declarative truth: This is the worst sleeve patch in MLB history.
The Yankees have had more success over the years at Yankee Stadium and here are some fun facts about both stadiums:
- The Yankees won the World Series in the innaugural season
- In 1965, Pope Paul VI leads mass
- In 1990, Billy Joel was the first artist to perform a rock concert at Yankee Stadium
- Has hosted 37 World Series' with the Yankees winning 26 titles
- One of only a few stadiums that still uses an organ to lead chants and for "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" during the 7th inning stretch
- Was the home of the New York Giants of the NFL for 17 seasons
- The old plate and pitcher's slab have been transplanted into the new stadium
- First Home Run -> Babe Ruth
- Last Home Run -> Jose Molina
- Hosted 4 World Series' with the Mets winning 2
- Was the home of both the Mets and Yankees during the 1974 and 1975 seasons while Yankee Stadium was being renovated
- Home of the New York Jets of the NFL for 20 seasons
- The Beatles were the first major concert
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