METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 30, 1987 GAME:
September 27, 2001
I was listening on the radio and tearing my hair out. This, I believe, was the game in which the Mets were oficially eliminated, thanks to a 10th inning HR by the immortal LUIS %$^@#$^!^AGUAYO!!!
August 27, 2009
After I got home from school this day I saw a certified US Mail envelope sitting on the table. What was in this envelope-1987 Mets playoffs and World Series tickets that I sent in money for at the beginning of September.
After Luis Aquayo went deep in the 10th for a walk off home run, I knew those tickets would never be used. The Cardinals had to lose the next night and we then had to sweep the final weekend series to force a 1 game playoff which would have been at Shea. Mets had won the coin toss for that. That never happened, so the tickets became phantom souveniers.
If there were wild cards then, this game would have just been a tune up for the playoffs. Mets would have clinched already under that format.
March 12, 2013
I am so happy I found this site. This game still tears at after all these years. I think this loss may have been just as bad for me to swallow as the infamous Terry Pendelton HR game that same year.