METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 13, 1997 GAME:John K
October 21, 2008
A raw overcast day as the Mets and Giants played 2 making up the prior day's rainout. My father and I went to the game, and the place was largely empty. We sat in the field level boxes and as it was so empty figured we'd move up a few seats -- but nothing close to front row. At any rate, the Mets ran a 'moving on up' contest that day in which they awarded field level seats to a family seated in the upper deck. As chance would have it the family won the seats we had moved to. When my dad and I realized this we moved fast -- thinking what are the chances of that. Luckily plenty of other seats. Only other memory was of Olerud's first games at Shea as a Met. He got 4 hits that afternoon with his ultra-smooth left-handed swing.
April 29, 2011
This is the "Opening Day" that wasn't. The prior day was supposed to be the opener but it got washed out.
I got excited to be there and purchased loge box seats down the left field line expecting opening day ceremonies. Much to my chagrin there were no ceremonies. Joe McIllvaine was quoted as saying, "we just teed it up and played."
I count this as an "Opening Day" but in reality in 1997 there was no "Opening Day."
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: