NEW YORK -- Most of the crowd of 56,059 that packed Shea Stadium for what turned out to be the final time were still standing and cheering over an hour after the game, and the Mets' season, came to a disappointing and all-too familiar end. Of course, they weren't mourning the loss by the 2008 Mets, but celebrating the players who had starred at Shea over the course of its 45 seasons.
At least they had something to celebrate on Sunday.
Here are some final thoughts from Shea after the Mets' 4-2 loss to the Marlins, while wondering if the Mets should have tried to coax
After the game, Mets center fielder
There was no more telling statistic of the Mets' offensive shortcomings on Saturday than this one: the Mets had just two plate appearances with runners in scoring position. It came in the eighth, when Beltran followed a Reyes double with a walk, only to have
"We're a streaky offensive team," said general manager