METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 30, 1999 GAME:DannyBoy
January 24, 2002
This was a a classic. Being a relocated Mets fan here in Chicago with my parents in town visiting, we had to take the opportunity to see the Amazin's. My dad was reliving his childhood as his first visit to Wrigley reminded him of Ebbets Field growing up a Brooklyn Dodger fan. It was about 100 degrees that day and we were stuck in the upperdeck in Left Field. Sosa hit a shot that nearly nailed the CF scoredboard and I swore it was the furthest HR I've ever seen. Until the next inning when Piazza hit a power alley blast that cleared Waveland and landed on the steps of that famous apartment building sporting the Budweiser advertisement on the roof. How they did not measure that shot at 500+ feet I'll never understand. Nailbiter at the end as Benitez kick saved a shot up the middle and recorded the final out with the tying and winning runs on base.
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