METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 4, 1997 GAME:straightjacketk
August 18, 2002
Fireworks night, also the day that NASA landed the rover on Mars. It was also an important night for the wild-card hopeful Mets, who defeated Al Leiter and the Marlins. A birthday present for myself and my friends, we sat in the field level down the first base line. Lousy seats, but we were treated to the debut of a little-known catcher by the name of Todd Pratt (I can remember my friends and I groaning at the absence of Todd Hundley from the lineup, then Pratt comes up and homers to give the Mets the lead). Crisp victory for the Mets, fireworks were great, and my friends and I made a sticky mess of cracker jack, Pepsi and peanut shells on the floor that had hardened by the eighth inning.
February 12, 2006
What a way to spend the 4th of July, by being at Shea and watching the Mets vs the Marlins. Me and my friend Kathy had traded our opening day rainout tickets for Fireworks Night! Rick Reed was great that night and Bernard Gilkey hits a home run. At the time, who would of thought that the Marlins would be World Series Champions three months later? And Bobby "Earplugs/I'll Show You The Bronx" Bonilla K'd three times!
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: