METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 26, 1968 GAME:kevin
January 4, 2008
I was at this game. My older brother and his wife took me to see the Mets and the Reds because my sister-in-law was a Ron Swoboda fan. During the middle innings Jerry Buchek made a nice backhand catch on a hard hit line drive. A few innings later Buchek was replaced by Al Weis. My brother who wasn't much of a baseball fan asked me why they made this move and I said it was made for defensive purposes. Some wise ass know-it-all sitting in front of us must have overheard my remark, turned to his friend and said "the guy makes a great defensive play and they take him out." He said this with the dreary smug arrogance of the typical no nothing "expert" fan. It still amazes me forty years later how little fans know about how this game is played and won.
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