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  • StrawberryField
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    10 years old, First game at Shea in July 1988...G. Carter was stuck at 299 HR, Darryl Strawberry hit the very first HR I ever saw live, McReynolds hit the second HR I ever saw. Bobby Ojeda got the W in a 12-6 finale over the Astros. Will never forget coming out of the tunnel in Mez and seeing the green grass for the first time. It was love at first sight. Had a blast walking down the ramps at the end of game screaming Astros are A$$Holes with all the fans.

    Was lucky enough to be at the Todd Pratt division walk off HR in 1999....Unreal!!!

    Was lucky enough to be at the 2000 NLCS clincher in 2000. I remember the flyball thinking oh my god!!! we're gonna win the pennant!!! and then bedlam, hugging Mets fans I didn't know going crazy. Stadium was shaking like crazy, I thought we were gonna bring the house down. Me and my bud stayed at the stadium parking lot the whole night with a group of other fans cause we heard WS tickets were goin on sale the next morning. Fun crazy night with a bunch Mets crazies, then we all got disapointed as a Mets exec came out of the Stadium around 7 or 8 am and told us no tix were being sold that day. It was fun anyway!

    Sat in the bleachers of Yankee Stadium in Game 2 of World Series with my best bud (a Yankees fan). Saw Clemens throw bat at Piazza in a fit of roid rage....even Yank fans in the bleachers were shocked and thought he shoulda been chucked from the game. Mets lost of course, but I got to see Piazza hit a HR in the World Series at Yankee Stadium in the 9th, and on a cool note that I found out the other day, Jay Payton hit a HR off of Mo Rivera....The only HR Rivera has ever given up in a World Series game.

    Writing all this makes me miss Shea dearly.....A piece of my childhood disappeared when the stadium disappeared. Even during the losing seaons of the 90's in my teens it was my favorite place to go, nothing like a sunny day at Shea....It was my home away from home.

    Got many others but these stick out as my best.

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  • Gr8Beldini
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    I'll add Santana and Dickey back to back (and a belly to belly) after yet another Met embarrassment. Boy was it nice to get those 2 games from those 2 guys after all of this year's garbage. Haven't had anything to feel good about in a while. Now, I think that we may have a good SP (Dickey) for a long time. Of course, I'm sure that Omar has his sights on signing Livan Hernandez as next year's #3 pitcher (yippee kay yea for us). In fact, if Livan is not a Met next year, I'll eat a bug.

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  • NJMetfan4life
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    I did some digging an found that my first Mets game was on June 9th, 1999 against the Toronto Blue Jays. It was Rick Reed vs David Well and the game went to the 14th inning when the Mets won it. I really don't remember anything else about it.

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  • Olliemets
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    [QUOTE=Paulypal;1679874

    I remember 1980 at the All Star Break the Mets were exactly at .500 and only 4 games out of first place. Coming out of the break they dropped a full five game series to the Phillies and that was that.[/QUOTE]

    I remember going that Sunday after the break when the Phils swpet us. Carlton totally mowed the Mets down in Game 1, and in game 2 they got blown out early. There must have been about 10K Fans in the place. Wrappers blowing around, etc. I sat alone in the Fair territory in the RF Loge for a few innings and distinctly remember Joel Youngblood catching a shot to RF and dejectedly HEAVING the ball in to the Infield. They were already down by a lot early.
    Talk about the wheels falling off.....sort of like this year.

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  • theAmazingMet
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    Originally posted by milladrive View Post
    I honestly don't remember precisely what my first Met game was. I do know it was sometime during the '74 season and I was 10. Also pretty sure it was with my grandfather, who, born in 1902, was dodging trolleys in Brooklyn before even Ebbets Field had opened.

    I truly wish I could recall the exact details, like the date, score, pitcher, opposing team, etc. For some reason, I feel a kind of void inside due to not knowing that stuff.

    Then again, I don't remember living in Flushing for the first fifteen months of my life, with my birth taking place eight days before Shea's first hosted ballgame. My family moved further out on the island in Aug '65, fifteen days before The Beatles set the outdoor concert precedent shaking Shea. I guess it's just karma that I bleed both Mets and Beatles.
    Ah yes the Beatles! I danced to the Beatles with my mom during my wedding. Got alot of raves for that!

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  • milladrive
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    I honestly don't remember precisely what my first Met game was. I do know it was sometime during the '74 season and I was 10. Also pretty sure it was with my grandfather, who, born in 1902, was dodging trolleys in Brooklyn before even Ebbets Field had opened.

    I truly wish I could recall the exact details, like the date, score, pitcher, opposing team, etc. For some reason, I feel a kind of void inside due to not knowing that stuff.

    Then again, I don't remember living in Flushing for the first fifteen months of my life, with my birth taking place eight days before Shea's first hosted ballgame. My family moved further out on the island in Aug '65, fifteen days before The Beatles set the outdoor concert precedent shaking Shea. I guess it's just karma that I bleed both Mets and Beatles.

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  • m8644
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    Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
    O.K., Mets fans: What was the first time you ever attended a Mets game in person? And what sticks out in your minds about the experience? I know there's a solid group of core posters on this forum, and I know each of us would love to hear everyone's first Mets live baseball experience.

    Let's try some mass hypnosis... Are you with me? You're all here along side me... Milladrive, Paulypal, The Amazing Met, Mandrake, PVNICK, The gr8Beldini, Easily Found, Dalkowski110, MSULaxer, everyone...

    Ollie, Wright's regression, the Wilpons... They're fading into the distance... They no longer matter... I'm remembering myself as a smiling youngster at Shea now... I've got one of those half and half, chocolate and vanilla, ice creams cups in my hand now... We all have one... I'm even remembering what the wooden spoon tasted like... I'm going back... We're all going back... back... back...

    What was the first Mets game you ever attended?

    mine was July 27, 1989 (5 years old). We played pittsburgh....El Sid pitched. I dont remember much about the game.... I know we lost and the bullpen blew it. I THINK that was Aguliera's last home game before the Viola trade a few days later. I wish I remembered more about that game...but I remember SO much about all the other games at shea I attended. The first glimpe of Shea on the 7 train and the first glimpe of the field when you walked through the tunnel always stuck with me all these years.

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  • Mongoose
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    Originally posted by theAmazingMet View Post
    August 27, 1983, My cousin took me to my first Mets game. We Won 6-3 against the Giants. I remember alot of old NY Giants fans being there, and being torn over who to root for. Darryl Strawberry had 2 Homers, and I was hooked for life. What a way to be introduced to major league baseball. The hot young phenom jacking not one, but two homers in front of an impressionable 9 year old. I always look back to that game when this team has me in the dumps (which is more often than not). What was your first game that you attended, and how did the Mets do? How did you feel when you left the stadium? Lets hear your first game memories.
    O.K., Mets fans: What was the first time you ever attended a Mets game in person? And what sticks out in your minds about the experience? I know there's a solid group of core posters on this forum, and I know each of us would love to hear everyone's first Mets live baseball experience.

    Let's try some mass hypnosis... Are you with me? You're all here along side me... Milladrive, Paulypal, The Amazing Met, Mandrake, PVNICK, The gr8Beldini, Easily Found, Dalkowski110, MSULaxer, everyone...

    Ollie, Wright's regression, the Wilpons... They're fading into the distance... They no longer matter... I'm remembering myself as a smiling youngster at Shea now... I've got one of those half and half, chocolate and vanilla, ice creams cups in my hand now... We all have one... I'm even remembering what the wooden spoon tasted like... I'm going back... We're all going back... back... back...

    What was the first Mets game you ever attended?

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  • Gr8Beldini
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    Stanley's wild pitch / Trading for Keith / Piazza's post 9-11 HR / Doubleday buying the franchise / Wilpon selling the franchise (you didn't specify that my favorite moments must have happened in the past) / the entire 1984 season / the anticipation of '84 after the '83 season / Kingman in '76 before he got hurt / Trading for Willie Mays (I was 8 at the time - I thought we were getting the guy I had read about) / 9th inning game 6 v. Houston / Sid's relief appearance game 7 v. Boston / '99 playoffs pre Kenny Rogers / Jeff Wilpon ordering the lump crab cakes, opening day 2010 / Eliminating the Dodgers on the same day the Yankees were eliminated in the playoffs '06 / Calling up Daryl early '83 / Trading for Gary / Trading for McReynolds (okay, I was wrong on that one but at the time it looked great, plus we also got the coveted lefty Gene Walter in the same deal!) / Strawberry's monster HR off Ken Dayley late '85 and, of course Mookie-Buckner.

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  • Mongoose
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    Originally posted by theAmazingMet View Post
    August 27, 1983, My cousin took me to my first Mets game. We Won 6-3 against the Giants. I remember alot of old NY Giants fans being there, and being torn over who to root for. Darryl Strawberry had 2 Homers, and I was hooked for life. What a way to be introduced to major league baseball. The hot young phenom jacking not one, but two homers in front of an impressionable 9 year old. I always look back to that game when this team has me in the dumps (which is more often than not). What was your first game that you attended, and how did the Mets do? How did you feel when you left the stadium? Lets hear your first game memories.
    Great post and great idea for a thread. Might it be a good idea, though, to combine this with the larger Mets memories thread? I'd like to see a giant Mets memories thread stickied as a place we could all share cool stuff like this without having to worry about people kicking the thread all the time; something you can spend hours reading sort of like a miniature, omnibus Ultimate Mets Database.

    I actually remember the first Mets game I ever saw on T.V., which was my real first Mets memory - Willie Mays's farewell! I don't really remember it vividly, though. My father had to explain Willie Mays to me. I was already a long suffering Mets fan by the time Strawberry arrived... All of which brings the Mets-Giants thing full circle.

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  • theAmazingMet
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    My First Mets Game

    August 27, 1983, My cousin took me to my first Mets game. We Won 6-3 against the Giants. I remember alot of old NY Giants fans being there, and being torn over who to root for. Darryl Strawberry had 2 Homers, and I was hooked for life. What a way to be introduced to major league baseball. The hot young phenom jacking not one, but two homers in front of an impressionable 9 year old. I always look back to that game when this team has me in the dumps (which is more often than not). What was your first game that you attended, and how did the Mets do? How did you feel when you left the stadium? Lets hear your first game memories.

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  • milladrive
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    Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
    Memories listed here can be things we've seen on T.V., of course.

    The chances of any of us being lucky enough to be there when the no-hitter finally happens are small. There's also a lot of luck involved. A friend of mine who was a long time Field Level season ticket holder had to go a wedding and missed game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Of all the games to miss... Another friend who wasn't especially a baseball fan managed to attend David Cone's perfect game.
    Interestingly, the day Cone pitched that game was also the day the Yanks were honoring Larsen for his perfect WS game. Don threw out the first pitch to Yogi, then David went on to do his thing. Now that's coincidence!

    I wonder if I'm the only one here who remembers Randy Tate's almost no-hitter?

    I doubt it.
    I remember it.

    I was small, but I remember he had fine stuff and a lot of potential; good enough for another season in the big leagues anyway. I got to see him pitch live a couple times in 1975, which was his only year in the Majors; I missed his almost no-hitter by one start. I wonder why he never pitched in the big leagues again. Anyone know whatever happened to him?
    Tate tore a rotator cuff while pitching for the Pirates AAA team and was forced out of pro ball. Last I'd heard -- either '06 or '07 -- he was criminally charged with stealing copper from a chemical company.

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  • m8644
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    Originally posted by Mongoose View Post
    Memories listed here can be things we've seen on T.V., of course.

    The chances of any of us being lucky enough to be there when the no-hitter finally happens are small. There's also a lot of luck involved. A friend of mine who was a long time Field Level season ticket holder had to go a wedding and missed game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Of all the games to miss... Another friend who wasn't especially a baseball fan managed to attend David Cone's perfect game.

    I wonder if I'm the only one here who remembers Randy Tate's almost no-hitter?

    I doubt it.

    I was small, but I remember he had fine stuff and a lot of potential; good enough for another season in the big leagues anyway. I got to see him pitch live a couple times in 1975, which was his only year in the Majors; I missed his almost no-hitter by one start. I wonder why he never pitched in the big leagues again. Anyone know whatever happened to him?
    I vividly remember Cone's one hitter against Houston in April 1992.....a no no until the 8th when I believe Benny Destafano hit a little dribbler down the 3rd base line

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  • Mongoose
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    Originally posted by hartman74 View Post
    The day a Mets pitcher throws a no-hitter. That will be a favorite Met memory. 48 seasons without one. Maybe 2010 is the year for a Met pitcher.
    Memories listed here can be things we've seen on T.V., of course.

    The chances of any of us being lucky enough to be there when the no-hitter finally happens are small. There's also a lot of luck involved. A friend of mine who was a long time Field Level season ticket holder had to go a wedding and missed game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Of all the games to miss... Another friend who wasn't especially a baseball fan managed to attend David Cone's perfect game.

    I wonder if I'm the only one here who remembers Randy Tate's almost no-hitter?

    I doubt it.

    I was small, but I remember he had fine stuff and a lot of potential; good enough for another season in the big leagues anyway. I got to see him pitch live a couple times in 1975, which was his only year in the Majors; I missed his almost no-hitter by one start. I wonder why he never pitched in the big leagues again. Anyone know whatever happened to him?
    Last edited by Mongoose; 01-23-2010, 02:08 PM.

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  • hartman74
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    The day a Mets pitcher throws a no-hitter. That will be a favorite Met memory. 48 seasons without one. Maybe 2010 is the year for a Met pitcher.

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