METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE SEPTEMBER 17, 1997 GAME:Greg
September 18, 2002
The prototype for Turner Field heartbreak to come. The Mets (and me) were clinging to that Wild Card fantasy--and really now, with the Marlins as the competition, it could've happened. But all-star pitcher Bobby Jones retired not a single batter--said he couldn't grip the ball in the heat--and like Roto-Rooter, away went playoff hopes down the drain. When the disasters that have undone the Mets in Atlanta are tallied, I'm always curious as to why this two-game set that buried the Mets' first underfunded Wild Card quest is overlooked. It was, in its time, just as bad as the misdeeds of Angel Hernandez, Chipper Jones, Kenny Rogers, John Burkett...heck, you name it, it's been awful.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: