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Remembering Clarence Clemons' show at Shea

Updated: June 19, 2011, 9:27 PM ET
By Seth Wickersham

Clarence Clemons, who died on Saturday at 69, didn't just bring life to Bruce Springsteen's music. He didn't just set rock-and-roll's standard for on-stage sidekicks, and he didn't just flirt and wink and point to pretty women with their hands raised more than any other member of the E Street Band. The Big Man knew how to bring warmth to sad moments.

Lord knows the New York Mets had plenty of those through the years at Shea Stadium, where I attended the last show of The Rising tour ...

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