METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 1, 1980 GAME:
October 18, 2004
Final home game of the season. Fan Depreciation Day. Cold, rain, drizzle.
The Mets held their "All-Star Relay Rallye" of two balls, one marked "A", the other "N," racing across the instant replay screen. If your scorecard matched the winning ball, you usually got a small souvenir. This time, they gave away a free souvenir to all fans, but we couldn't hear what it was. So Andrew sent me down, down, down, the stairs in the upper deck, to the refreshment stand, where they handed me...a free cup of ice cream.
Then back, up, up, up, to our seats under the overhang, in the rain, fog, cold, and drizzle. I handed him the ice cream. "Bon appetit," I said.
"Team is crazy," Andrew said, echoing Choo Choo Coleman.
That was the 1980 Mets.