There was no cable. No internet game tracker. Just a kid, his baseball cards and the radio. And he was in heaven.
Shea Stadium will see its final game later this year. Like the neighboring Yankees, New York's National League club will bid farewell to the home it has known since the early 1960s.
Growing up with the Mets was special if you were a kid who had little or no memory of the Giants and Dodgers. It was the start of the space age, but technology hadn't quite found its way to the old game.
Connecticut Post writer Mike Mayko spent the first week of the 2008 season waxing nostalgic for his old transistor and those stacks of '60s Mets baseball cards.