METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE APRIL 13, 2003 GAME:
April 14, 2003
I live in California and while I was listening to the Angels' game on the radio, I heard the update: Mets 1, Expos 0 in the bottom of the ninth. I got a terrible feeling in the pit of my stomach. I knew it was time for the inevitable Armando Meltdown. I wouldn't trust this guy to lock my front door, or pet-sit my cat, let alone close a Major League Baseball game. Even Mel Rojas, Rich Rodriguez and Donne Wall are laughing at this guy. The back of Armando's jersey needs to have "Benitez" replaced with the word that best describes his performance: "Flammable."
July 11, 2012
I believe this was the infamous Rey Sanchez haircut game, where he got a trim in the clubhouse during game play.
November 28, 2014
Working for an airline helps when traveling to Mets road games! I flew to San Juan for the game. I was surprised there was not an official scorecard; however Banco Popular had their own, featuring all of the Puerto Rican players from the visiting teams. Although, he was not good with the Mets, Sandy Alomar was still the featured visiting player for the local fans. I was almost squashed against the infield fence trying to obtain an autograph. I managed to have Sandy sign his pic on the program and that was the highlight of the day! The Mets lost 2-1. I also recall the intense heat of the afternoon sun! The following day, before leaving the Island, I persuaded a local liquor store employee to give me the Expo banner with all of the team logos; including the Mets! It's amazing what a $20 bill will buy!