When baseball stadiums close, they usually find a way to sell off artifacts, especially seats. My old roommate in Hoboken even had some from Veterans' Stadium in our living room. With Shea Stadium closing, the Mets are doing the same thing- but they're also auctioning off the two foul poles.
The NYT's Jim Luttrell asks the obvious question: What in the world would someone do with a 100-foot-tall foul pole? I mean, you can't just stick in your back yard, can you?
A commenter on Shysterball, though, had the best idea:
I have a GIANT stripper living in my back yard. She'd love it.