METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 17, 1988 GAME:son of the bronx
June 27, 2003
Second of my two Met games at Candlestick.
Mets were on fire the night before, Cone was on fire all that year but this night he was all wet. So, I was treated to one of only three Cone losses that year. Early in his career, he didn't have a game face - he would just show his dejection to the world.
A Coincidence: I also saw one of Ron Guidry's 3 losses in 1978. (2-1 Balt @Yankee Stadium 2-run hr by DeCinces following a Dent error!)
I had better seats for the Cone loss to the Giants, a few rows off short left field where I think the visiting Mets had their Warmup mounds. And yes, it was true that you had to bring a jacket to night games at Candlestick.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: