A Mets Usher for Five Decades Keeps His Eye on the Ball, and the Stands

The New York Times, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Mets Usher for Five Decades Keeps His Eye on the Ball and the Stands, by Corey Kilgannon

Showing fans to their seats since Shea Stadium opened in 1964

“Luke Gasparre is one of the most popular ushers at Citi Field in Queens, but he becomes even more popular during those rare seasons when the Mets manage to make the playoffs, as they last did in 2006.” People called Gasparre before the playoffs and asked for tickets.  “He said: Sorry, I can’t do nothing.  I got to play the game straight.”

“Mr. Gasparre has been a Mets usher since Shea Stadium opened in 1964.  ‘Back then, the team was so bad, a lot of people gave up their seats,’ he recalled….I told them, ‘Just have hope, and someday we’ll pull through.  And, sure enough, look where we are now.”

Well, the Mets lost the World Series to Kansas, but they were good.  Perhaps next year.

 

 

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