METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 14, 1989 GAME:
April 30, 2004
Sid Fernandez struck out 16 in this game, and maybe more amazingly, did not walk anyone. But his record fell to 7-3 when Lonnie Smith led off the bottom of the ninth with a home run.
Sid struck out everyone in the Atlanta lineup at least once. In fact, Smith had struck out in all three of his previous at bats in this game. Oddibe McDowell also was a K victim three times.
June 11, 2007
Mets fans (or Braves for that matter) may find this funny or bizarre. I needed to make a "party tape" of music for a Summer get together I was having.
Well, instead of recording tunes to a cassette tape, I decided to record a 3 hour continuous mix of music to a Betamax (remember those VCR days!) tape.
However, even though I was only going to play the audio, I needed a video control track to stabilize the recording.
Well, the Mets at the Braves on July 14th 1989 was a good video source as any. I recorded that game on SuperStation TBS as the video source.
It is funny to watch because it is essentially a 3 hour music video baseball game. The big, round eye glasses of the day are a real hoot to watch in 2007!
Lonnie Smith's top-of-the-ninth solo shot to win it for the Braves 3-2 was even set to music.
Looking back, it is a visual study in baseball anthropology.