Mike Piazza had made it known, as the plan for Shea Stadium was unveiled, that the apple of Shea was now a part of the team forever. Because of this, he campaigned heavily... knowing full well that when the Mets finally moved, he may no longer be a part of the organization... to bring the apple to the new ballpark. The Apple itself did survive the move, though it is no longer practical. It has been replaced by a bigger... grander...