METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 5, 1981 GAME:
July 15, 2003
I was at this game with my brother. The Mets were down 9-0 in the bottom of the ninth, but I didn't want to leave early, as usual, being a die-hard fan, even keeping score until the end. They made the game quite interesting, scoring 7 runs and getting the tying run to first base before Mike Cubbage lined out to left field to end the game.
That's why I never leave any game early!
November 16, 2004
I look back at this game as an example of how great a game baseball is. I spent most of this night watching my beloved Islanders complete a four-game sweep of the hated Rangers in a hockey playoff series. During the third period,I switched to the Mets' game and noticed that something was going on.
They were down by a lot in the ninth inning, but had scored a few runs. As more guys were reaching base and more runs were scored, I kept watching. When the Giants' lead was cut to two, I forgot about hockey. I had to see if the Mets could pull off a miracle! I stayed with them until the final out.
When the inning ended, I switched back to the hockey game. As happy as I was to see the Islanders win (which was never in doubt), the Mets, in defeat, actually generated more interest. On a night that my team reached the Stanley Cup Finals, it was a baseball game that turned out to be the highlight of the night!
I like to think of this game as a reason why baseball is the greatest game of all.
January 4, 2010
One year after the greatest Mets game I ever saw (the Steve Henderson Game) I thought we were going to do it again against the Giants. The previous year my friend Chuck called me up and we couldn't believe the ending. After this game, Chuck called me up again with excitement as this game was clearly the second most exciting game, even in defeat.