The Eddie Kranepool Society

Sunday, February 12, 2006

EXTREME MAKEOVER FLUSHING Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are looking at their new ballpark to be a cross between Ebbets Field and PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Not a bad combo. The biggest task that the Mets have is to get NYC goverment have to take over the chop shops next to Shea (the fines that these "mechnaincs" owe alone would pay for a good chunk of the city's part of the ballpark financing) by eminent domain and the develope it into a Mets village. Here is a gem from Heyman's column on Rickey and why Rickey is the orginal Manny: {Beyond providing baserunning and card-playing tips, Rickey Henderson adds a humorous touch to the Mets' spring coaching ranks. One Rickey story: When one Padre explained to another that Henderson always got the best seat on the bus because he had "tenure," Henderson corrected the fellow. "Ten year?" Rickey said incredulously and quite seriously. "What are you talking about? Rickey got 16, 17 years."} Com'on how can you not love Rickey.,0,2146568.column?page=1&coll=ny-sports-columnists (TO POST A COMMENT PLEASE CLICK ON TH ETIME OF THIS POST) < |