2008_09_homerunapple.jpgCiti Field will not be going apple picking in Shea Stadium's outfield this fall. The NY Daily News reports that the fancy new ballpark the Mets are moving into next year will get a brand new apple to rise up after the team's home runs in 2009 and beyond. The Mets had been keeping mum on whether there would be a new apple next year, but a team official spilled the beans during a late night special on Citi Field that aired on SNY. Save the Apple, the blog that garnered almost 9,000 signatures from Mets fans hoping the 28-year-old apple would make its way over to the new park, is naturally mourning the loss, but has now are turning their attention to simply saving the old apple from going anywhere. While rumor has it the team will auction off the current apple for charity, Save the Apple asks the club, "Mets officials...please PLEASE just leave the Apple where it is."