METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 5, 2004 GAME:
July 13, 2004
Went to this game with my wife of 1 year. Our fisrt Met game together. We had great covered Loge seats, Which was big as there was a long rain delay. Barry Bonds didn't play as he was out with an illness. The fans were dissapointed, however the Mets played well and won the game after the long delay. We had a great time and came back to see Mike's record breaking homer against the Rockies.
June 17, 2005
This was the first game I attended in 2004. As has been the habit of my first game of each season, Mike Piazza has hit a Home Run. He successfully did this in 1999, 2000 and 2001 previously. In his defense, he did not play in my first game of 2003.
He would do it this year, in his first AB against Jerome Williams. however, and this one was memorable. This was #352.
Then the rains came, and some concern that the game would be called. My friend and I stood in the ramps and mused over, should the came be called, how many times we would have to hear Fran Healy say "He had to break the record...TWICE!"
But no, the game resumed, the Mets blasted the Giants pen in the 8th, and Mike did not have to break the record twice.