METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 31, 1990 GAME:
September 27, 2001
One of the best games I've attended. Mets trailed 3-1 in the last of the 9th, with 2 out and 0 on vs Giants closer Bedrosian when Jefferies singled. Magadan followed with a double to score Jefferies. Bedrosian intentionally walked Strawberry, a move which would later be the subject of controversy, as it was the winning run. McReynolds banged a single up the middle, scoring Magadan to tie the game, and sending Straw to 3d. The miracle comeback is capped off when Ho-Jo lofted a fly ball down the right field line which dropped in, barely fair and barely out of RF Mike Kingery's reach, Straw scores, and pandemonium erupts at Shea!
December 19, 2003
Sadly, in retrospect a day of false starts so typical of the late 80's Mets. I remember the game started out with the aquisition of Charlie O'Brien and Tommy Herr; real ballplayers. Then there was the 2 out no-one out 3 run rally reprise of 86, which ended as HoJo's flair fell just out of Mike Kingery's reach. The place was estatic. To cap matters off , I'm listening to Howie Rose's old post game show when Houston comes back from two down with two out in the ninth to beat the Pirates! These had to be signs from the baseball gods that the World Series was in the future! Sadly, Zane Smith, Doug Drabek et al argued to the contrary. I wonder if the gods of baseball Karma were somehow extracting payback for Game 6? Fifty years hence, will we speak of "The Curse of Buckner?"