METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 1, 1976 GAME:Jim K
October 23, 2008
This was Banner Day at Shea! My friends and I made a banner saying how great Dave Kingman was (I was nine and naive). The first game went into extra innings and we had to wait for what felt like eternity to get on the field. As we were parading, some one asked us for our number. I thought we were going to win a prize. The man took our number, handed it to another man, who handed it to someone else who subsequently threw it in the trash with the rest of the losers. We then walked through the Mets bullpen (saw Bob Apodaca up close) and through the tunnel connecting the dugout and the bullpen, Jerry Grote ran past me, prompting me to yell "Hey Jerry!" raising my hand for a High Five (if that's what they called it then). With eyes fixed straight ahead, he kept running, leaving my high five suspended in mid air. Mets were swept in the double header, but that didn't matter. I was on the field.
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