METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 11, 1986 GAME:
January 30, 2002
The final brawl game of the year. On NBC, Gary Carter hits a 3 run HR in his 1st AB and a grand slam on his 2nd. Palmer decides to take it out on Straw who charges the mound and that wuss Palmer throws his glove at him! Pretty weak move
July 12, 2006
Jose Valentin's seven RBIs by the second inning in Mike Pelfrey's debut reminded me of this game. I was there. Not only did Carter and Straw have their moments, but Sid Fernandez did too. He pitched a two hit shutout and won 11-0. He had three hits of his own. It was one of the best Met games I'd ever been at. They were clicking on all cylinders and the stadium was rocking.
January 23, 2013
Living in PA, this was the first game my dad and I ever saw in Shea. Gary was my favorite player, and seeing that grand slam (second dinger of the day!) was one of the greatest moments of my childhood. I'll never forget how electric the crowd was, and how the upper deck shook like there was an earthquake!
Straw rushing the mound somehow added to the raucous excitement level, and it felt like the stands could burst at any moment.
This was truely one of the greatest days my father and I ever had.