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"Opening day is a month away, and the Mets are already falling apart"

Mar 1, 2010, 1:20 PM EDT

Signs. Portents. An irresistible opportunity for me to get in my recommended daily allowance of Mets bashing:

Opening day is a month away, and the Mets are already falling apart.

A giant piece of the marquee Citi Field sign came crashing down on Jan.
25 — more evidence for beleaguered Met fans that the sky really is
falling.

The cover of the sign’s C flew off and plummeted
nearly 200 feet to the empty seats below, sources said. The sign towers
over center field and is the centerpiece of the year-old stadium. Photos provided to The Post show the 15-foot-long, 35-pound acrylic
sheeting landed in a field-level section to the right of the sign.

“Once it hit the ground, it shattered into a bunch of pieces,” a team insider told The Post.

Despite the obvious damage, Mets doctors say the sign is doing just fine and will be ready to go by opening day.

  1. GimmeSomeSteel - Mar 1, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    Omar must have stolen Jobu’s rum.

  2. YX - Mar 1, 2010 at 1:46 PM

    I’d give Mets a pass on this considering the wind last week. A chair flew through my kitchen door on the same day and I’m still trying to get it fixed.

  3. BostonDave - Mar 1, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    the chair or the window? ;)

  4. YX - Mar 1, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Door pane, the chair is not even mine…

  5. belichick's cheat codes - Mar 1, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    good job, Craig. i mean, if it was my (Braves Fanhouse) blog, i probably would’ve mentioned the fact that the Post sat on (?) this story for a whole month before spewing it out there for all the world to read (or use as a blanket on the street). and i’d also point out the Post is to journalism what ebola is to disease prevention. where’s Pouliot and Gleeman? this warm-up band sucks.

  6. Benny Blanco - Mar 1, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Surprising it took a month for the Post to get a hold of this story.

  7. YX - Mar 1, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    Actually thought it’s feb 25 and post made a typo, since that day was when wind was all crazy in Bos-wash corridor

  8. Dan in Katonah - Mar 1, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    It’s the Am-Met-tyville Horror (good Post Headline). If you were there that day, you could hear the stadium whispering; “Get out. Omar, get out!!!”

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