But along with the seemingly bad luck, the new stadium seems to possess special powers.
Not only can it suck all the power out of David Wright's bat, it also picks up the tendencies of the life that inhabits it: much like the Mets roster, Citi Field is already falling apart.
Less than a season old, Citi Field has been plagued by water damage to several luxury suites -- including Jerry Seinfeld's -- as well as mold, falling signs and concrete, flooding in outfield seats, faulty electrical wiring and shoddy tile work, sources said.The damage in Seinfeld's box was so severe that while the Mets were on a road trip repairmen literally tore down the walls in search of the leak. No word on whether or not they ever found it, but I'm guessing that, wherever it was, that crazy Kramer caused it.
Perhaps the biggest bungle is a water leak that sprang in early August, the source said, creating mold in Seinfeld's lavish suite and three others nearby.
Of course, it's not just Seinfeld's luxury box that's suffering. Last week Fred Wilpon had to climb four flights of stairs to his office because an elevator wasn't working, Mo's Zone in the outfield completely flooded after some pipes collapsed, a 24-square foot sign fell on the promenade during a day off, and then there's the falling concrete just for good measure.
Maybe if Wilpon hadn't lost all that money to Bernie Madoff he wouldn't have had to cut so many corners building the place.