METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 9, 1982 GAME:DJ Johnny M.
May 29, 2002
How could I forget this game! Rusty wins the game in the bottom of the ninth with a pinch hit homer on a beautiful sunny and mild May afternoon at Shea!(I think it was Mothers Day.) The stadium crowd was on their feet screaming! I remember my buddy and I snuck down to the field level boxes on the third base side and saw none other than David Letterman standing in a concession line. (I guess he was at Shea as a spectator.) My buddy walks over to Dave and shakes his hand. Dave smiles back at my buddy. I didn't see anyone else go up to Dave but the Letterman show was kind of new in 1982 so no one really cared. Just another of the many magical memories I have of Shea Stadium.
July 30, 2003
This game was on my 19th birthday. It was the end of my freshman year of college upstate and my roommate (another big Met fan) and I went to one of the dorms that had washers to do our laundry. Once we got there, we commandeered the TV in the lounge near the laundry room and took turns guarding the TV set against poachers who wanted to watch the Islanders in the playoffs or something.
I vaguely remember being pretty excited about the Mets' surprisingly respectable start, and Rusty's homer (his first since rejoining the Mets) sent us into spasms of joy. A great memory.
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