METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 25, 2002 GAME:
April 25, 2005
Sloppy and disgusting game. Played in a steady mist all night. There were no more than 1,000 people in the stadium. I was unemployed at the time and one of the Mets suits came around in the 4th or 5th inning and gave everyone in the Upper Deck seats in the Loge under the overhang to get them out of the rain. When he brought us downstairs, he asked if there was anything else he could do for any of us. I asked him if he could offer me a job. He told me to contact the HR department. I never did. Maybe I should have...
Trachsel got lit up early, but the Mets came back against Josh Pearce. Valentin and Vaughn had key hits in a 5-run 5th. Mark Johnson pinch-hit the GW HR in the last of the 8th and Benitez struck out the side, impressively, Rolen, Pujols and Edmonds, to close out an otherwise miserable evening.
April 15, 2013
One of the most miserable, cold, dreary games I've ever attended, and I was so sick I had missed a day of high school and couldn't taste food, but my dad scored some good front row mezz tickets for free so I felt I had to go. Thick mist over the stadium all night but good news came from it.
John Valentin fouled a sharp ball straight back in the mid-innings (probably fifth or sixth) and my dad's hand suddenly closed, and he had palmed the ball! The entire section gave him a standing ovation and people congratulated him individually when they left the game. Wild, crazy moment... I wonder if it's on tape somewhere.