METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 8, 1988 GAME:Greg
July 26, 2002
This was Rick Reed's Major League debut. The Mets had been on and off stagnant all summer, but managed to keep the Bucs at bay. On the verge of sweeping them, they bring up this guy nobody's ever heard of, and on "Monday Night Baseball," he shuts us out for eight innings. One of our gracious guys, Backman, I think, said, "I'd forgotten what minor league pitching looks like." That was one of the few times during the glory days that I was embarrassed by the Mets--not that they lost, but that they were such jerks about it. When Reeder appeared almost nine years later, I couldn't help but chuckle at the thought that he was once a passing thorn in our side.
August 12, 2003
If you're into numerology... On 8/8/88, #8 Gary Carter, who had 8 HRs on the season at the time committed hist 8th error of the year.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: