METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE MAY 23, 1999 GAME:
August 3, 2000
Such a huge win during this season! My girl and I sat through a drizzly, boring eight innings in which the Mets only had one hit off of Curt Schilling. We were prepared to accept the inevitable: a lackluster loss. We were not prepared to see the boys raise from the dead and put a five-spot up in the bottom of the 9th. There were inplausible, goofy events in that half-inning, such as TWO hit batsmen. Then, Johnny O. laced a single to left-center and Roger Cedeno raced home and scored just under the tag. I stood there, mouth agape, trying to comprehend what we just witnessed. It was, in a word, amazing!
July 4, 2004
What a game! I was sitting behind home plate, a little bit on the third base side. I watched Curt Schilling totally befuddle the Mets lineup through 8 innings and it was 4-0 Phillies so I walked out and got in the car and we put it on on the radio and then I heard what was happening. The Mets were coming back! First, Robin Ventura hits a two-run shot to make it 4-2. The Mets get a few more base hits, score a run, and John Olerud steps up with the game at 4-3 and two outs and lines a base hit into left field, the tying run scores, and Cedeno slides in safe!
May 24, 2006
It's because I left early from this game (we wanted to catch the bus home) that I never leave games early anymore. We figured that Schilling pitched so well that a 4-0 deficit would be hard to overcome. We were wrong, and while we waited outside Shea for the bus that never came, happy fans went out of Shea proclaiming the miraculous win. I remember feeling bad for having left but that win was the first of many great things for that season. Also watching the last regular season home game against the Pirates made up for having missed this classic.