METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 17, 1973 GAME:Paul M
April 17, 2013
I remember this game as it was one of the first of many 1-0 Mets losses. I was 8 and went with my brother and grandfather, "Daddy Frank," which is what we called him. Monday hit a homer over the center field fence and the Mets did not threaten all game. What I remember most, though, is going into school the next day with an absence note explaining I had missed school to go to a game with my grandfather. My 3rd grade teacher (who was, quite frankly, evil) said something along the lines of a ballgame is no reason to miss school. Note to all you teachers out there: there is no better reason for a boy or girl missing a day of school than to go to a ballgame with their grandfather! I am almost 50 now and still cherish the memory.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: