METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 2, 1970 GAME:Deadmet
August 20, 2004
This was my first Met game. I was 8. It was the banner day doubleheader. I with everyone else who brought a banner walked the warning track around the field between games. I remember passing in front of the Mets dugout and seeing Gil Hodges and Ron Swoboda. A huge thrill for me! Too bad we lost both games. Poor Jim McAndrew. That guy pitched his heart out always and never could have a winning record.
December 10, 2006
Sunday, August 2, 1970 was the date of my first Met games at Shea Stadium. It was a Sunny Banner Day doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. The Mets lost both games. I remember Ron Taylor pitching in both games. My father and I sat in the Mezzanine section right over the Mets bullpen. Between games I remember a drunk Hispanic man yelling down to Jerry Grote for an autograph. Jerry Grote told him "&*$@ you." The man later broke a Mets replica batting helmet that he had purchased for his son by banging it on the seats. I remember the smell of cheap cigar smoke, and my ears ringing for days after the game!
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