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]

5 Responses to “You Like Apples?”

  1. 1 shatraw
    January 23, 2009 at 8:39 am

    new apple is cool and all, but there’s something about that dingy, dented old apple that says “yeah, this stadium is 2 blocks away from a bunch of chop shops and junkyards. whatta ya gonna do about it?”

    bets that the new apple has a corporate name/log on it somewhere?

  2. January 23, 2009 at 11:40 am

    I would be ASTONISHED if there aren’t at least 2 Citi logos somewhere on it.

  3. 3 shatraw
    January 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    i’m not sure citi can swing it right now and i doubt it was in the original stadium naming rights deal. if this were 1999, it definitely would have been “The DELTA Mets Big Apple!”

    other candidates from 2008 Shea advertisers:

    – The Azek Apple
    – The Budweiser Apple
    – The Pepsi Apple
    – The Time Warner Apple
    – The Canon Apple

    sadly, i almost like “The Azek Apple.” And now that it’ve introduced that suggestion to the universe, it shall be done.

    just like APPARENTLY, there’s an oscar nominated movie about smuggling through the Mohawk Rez in upstate new york. looks like i sat too long on that one!

  4. January 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Azek Apple does have a nice ring to it. Methinks that Citi, paying 20 mill a year can demand their name on anything at the stadium, at any time, although, maybe that’s horribly inaccurate. Now, tell them to erase my credit card bill!

  5. 5 myummers
    January 27, 2009 at 2:33 am

    good will hunting is on right now!!!

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