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Scrapbook: Shea New

Observed at the Mets’ Opening Day

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  • Two words in English that Cuban shortstop Rey Ordonez knows how to say: “Hiya, cutie.”

  • Food you cannot buy at Shea Stadium anymore: green-meat heroes and gray-tuna sandwiches. Food you now can buy: dry pulled-pork barbecue and wilted green salad.

  • Relief pitcher John Franco on which radio stations are not among the clubhouse boom-box pre-sets: “No metal, no hard rap, no techno.” And who made the rules?
    “Me -- it’s my radio.”

  • Attention, Senator Pothole. The only area of the entire stadium parking lot to be repaved over the winter: the Diamond Club section for luxury-box-seaters and club personnel.

  • Mr. Met, call your agent: According to stadium concessionaires, the supply of Mr. Met stuffed dolls ran out last year. And there are no plans to order more.


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