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1989 Regular Season Game 149
September 18, 1989
Cubs 10, Mets 6
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METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 18, 1989 GAME:

Metaphysical
April 15, 2003
When I look back at the career and life of Darryl Strawberry, the first thing that comes to my mind is dissapointment. The Mets are in my blood. I recall so many games and players it scares people. I fondly look back at the days of Straw, Carter, Keith, Doc, etc. However that fondness doesn't come without its fizzling feel of underachievement. I feel Straw epitomized the Mets underacheivement in the 1980's. On this day in 1989 during a season where the Mets dynasty and Darryl's life and potentially tremendous career were both unravelling, Darryl is called back from the clubhouse (he had gotten undressed after the Mets had falled behind 10-4, assuming a loss) after a Mets rally puts them within 4 runs with the bases loaded with two out. What I felt was the true beginning of the end of the greatest Mets era ever, Straw strikes out on 3 pitches, putting the Mets out of the race. When Straw went public not long ago and broke down in tears over his troubled life I too could not help but shed tears also. In a way I feel NY was awfully hard on him, too hard in fact. I also feel that he denied his raw talent which may never been seen in a Mets uniform again, by his inability to exorcise his personal demons. I'll always remember Straw for the great player he was, not the great person we wish he could have been.



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