METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 28, 1999 GAME:
October 3, 2003
I remember this game well. My sophomore year of high school was coming near its end. It was a humid night. It was me, my cousin Dan, my uncle Dave, and my dad. Who would have known that a tight game like this would be the start of an eight-game skid? Rick Reed pitched a good seven innings. Too bad it went to waste.
The two keys in this game were Mike Piazza tumbling and not scoring in the ninth, and then the debated 3-2 pitch to Luis Lopez that was called a strike to end the game with the bases loaded.
On the way home, we were talking away about the sudden change in atmosphere among the fans when that 3-2 pitch was called strike three on Luis Lopez. It went from major excitment to major frustration with a few obscenities. Benny Agabyani hit one of what were many home runs at the time. Mets lost 2-1, the first of an eight-game losing streak.
May 30, 2014
Got seats from a co-worker of my father's: a mezzanine season ticket which was the only time I didn't sit in the upper deck at Shea.
Omar Daal outdueled Rick Reed and Benny Agbayani continued his seemingly unfettered march to Cooperstown (at least to my eight-year old self) with another home run.
I actually left the game early with my father, but I do remember the two keys Anthony described listening to the game on WFAN on the way home.