Friday comment contest winner
This week's comment contest winner, in a runaway, is Sandy, who responded to my request for Shea Stadium with a shockingly eclectic list of events witnessed there, including Grand Funk Railroad (video above).
I'm assuming it's all accurate and that these things really happened, because you can't make this stuff up.
Click below for the winning comment.I saw Grand Funk Railroad and Humble Pie there (total sell out)
I saw Larry Zbyszko vs. Bruno Sammartino there (not a sell out). I saw Pedro Morales vs. Bruno Sammartino there (ditto). I missed Bruno Sammartino vs. Stan Hansen (my bad)--another sellout.
I saw TWO Roller Derby World Championships there--the NY Chiefs with Bill Grohl and Judy Dunn beat the mighty San Francisco Bay Area Bombers with Charlie O'Connell and Joanie "the Big Blonde Amazon" Weston (sellouts 40,000).
I saw Jethro Tull there (sell out almost).
Oh yeah, I saw the Mets win the 1969 World Series, Playoffs, division title there too and I saw the games they played vs. Oakland in the World Series and we gave Mike Andrews a Standing Ovation after he was mistreated by Charlie Finley.