Dog Day at Shea Bark Deux

Lola the Italian Greyhound at NY Mets game during Dog Day at Shea Stadium in April 2007
Please bring your Michael Vick jerseys to Shea on September 14th, as we will be burning a stack of them in centerfield during Dog Day at Shea.

OK, maybe the Mets officials and Shea security team won’t allow that to happen, but I can dream, can’t I? Sheesh … whatever happened to the good old days of burning at protests and demonstrations, in the name of good against evil? We can’t even say a bad word about a convicted criminal without a mongering NAACP leader jumping down our throats and turning it into a race issue. (And no, I have nothing against blacks, yellows, reds, whites, or Shawn Greens — but I do have a really major issue with “people” who execute unspeakable acts against domestic animals.)

Anyway, let’s get back to the nice part of this story … Dog Day at Shea! Bring your dog to the game on Friday, September 14th, in a 7:10 PM game against the Philadelphia Phillies. If you came to the event with your dog in April, then you know what a blast it is. Arrive to the park early, as you and your dog will have the opportunity to parade around the field on the warning track prior to the game (it’s about as close to players you’ll ever get — please don’t let your puppy pee on Scott Schoeneweis’ leg, OK?).

Tickets are $34 for humans and $5 per dog, and are good for unassigned seats in the bleachers (no, the dogs cannot sit in any other sections). All of the dog ticket proceeds, as well as a portion of the human fees, will be donated to the North Shore Animal League. Also, the NSAL will have their “Rescue Rover” mobile adoption vehicle outside the stadium.

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. isuzudude September 4, 2007 at 3:56 pm
    I’m going to the game on September 16th vs Phillies and I’m interested in meeting with anyone on this blog who is willing. Just to put a face to a name and talk about the team for a few minutes. If anyone’s going to that game and feels like catching up with this die-hard blogger, name your time and place and I’d like to make it happen.
  2. sincekindergarten September 4, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    Unfortunately, ID, I won’t be there. Sorry, because I’d like to meet all of you (yes, Joe, even you 😉 ) and shoot the breeze as we cheer the Mets on to sweep the Phillthies out of October . . .