01.12.09

Is The Wilpons’ Monument To Greed & Avarice Already Rotting Away?

Posted in Baseball, Ugly New Stadiums at 9:41 am by

(Citi Field luxury suites are almost ready for Opening Day)

Coming just days after the New York Mets announced a $25 postage fee and $40 service charge for a $269.00 mini-plan, the following item from the New York Post’s Ikimulsia Livingston and Rich Calder does just a bit to raise my spirits.

A Post reporter spotted brown water from a rusty beam creeping down the wall of the front entrance of Citi Field’s main gate in Flushing, Queens, on 126th Street. The Mets are set to move there in April.

Rob Bedelis, a mechanical engineer who helped build the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park, said Citi Field shouldn’t be rusting a little over two years after the start of construction.

“It’s a sign of the quality of workmanship,” he said. “If I were a fan, I wouldn’t be too thrilled. This might be cosmetic and not structural, but fans are paying a lot of money for baseball tickets.”

The contractor, Hunt-Bovis, didn’t return phone messages.

One Response to “Is The Wilpons’ Monument To Greed & Avarice Already Rotting Away?”

  1. Carl says:

    Hey Detroit textbooks, I recognize you.

    Anyway, I’m glad my alma mater (Michigan) got Wilpon’s money before he lost it all. Hopefully our shiny new park remains unrusted.

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