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Citi Field Gets New Nickname After ESPN Slip-Up

NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Fans walk outside of Citi Field before opening day on April 13, 2009 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. This is the first regular season MLB game being played at the new venue which replaced Shea stadium as the Mets home field.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Christopher ChavezAnalyst IIJuly 29, 2010

The New York Mets are making a new habit of losing games in extra innings or walk-offs. Fans are starting to get tired of it, and apparently so are the ESPN announcers. Well, the announcers may just be tired of seeing Citi Field. The bad thing about it is that it has only been around for one and a half seasons. There will be plenty of more moments in Citi Field history, which may be unfortunate for ESPN analyst Anish Shroff.

On Wednesday night, the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets faced off in free baseball as the game entered extra innings. ESPN was tracking Alex Rodriguez and his hunt for home run No. 600 while they broadcast the Mets game. 

When the live look-in was done Shroff turned the air over to the ESPN booth in New York's Citi Field, but in the process drops a curse word.

Many fans miss Shea and some hitters dislike the spacious cavern that is Citi Field. An analyst may not like Citi Field due to personal reasons. The easiest solution would be to rename it Shea. 

Fans remember broadcasts where Keith Hernandez and the SportsNet New York crew would pay a dollar if they called the stadium "Shea." A season later, even a few fans here and there drop the S-word. 

Before the S-word was Shea, and now Shroff changed that. 

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