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22
Jan
09

You Like Apples?

Long a fan favorite, Mets fanatics were worried about whether or not the Big Apple would slide over to the team’s new digs at Citi Field. Never fear, not only will there be the Apple, but there will be an newer, bigger, badder Apple to celebrate every Ramon Castro garbage home run.

The old Apple was a mere 9 feet tall, while the new one will stand in at a hearty 16 feet tall and 18 feet in diameter. Supposedly size doesn’t matter, but when the old Apple was 582 pounds and the new one checks in at 8,500 pounds, I think we can agree that sometimes the size DOES matter.

The new Apple will rise 15 feet to celebrate every Mets home run, reaching such lofty heights in a mere 3 seconds. Made of fiberglass with a foam core, the new Apple is all due to be installed in the new stadium in February, most likely followed with a publicity seeking session from the Mets.

How ’bout them apples.

[NY Daily News]




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