METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 1, 1999 GAME:
April 30, 2005
Tough game to watch cause I knew the Mets destiny wasn't even fully in their hands and they needed to sweep. It was a nail biter all the way into the 11th. Finally, Robin Ventura steps up, gets a base hit, and the Mets live to see another day!
November 1, 2006
I watch about every game I can every season on TV. I can't remember the stadium sounding louder than when Ventura got the game winning hit in this game. Ventura's grand single, Chavez's catch this year, none of them sounded louder than that hit. I'm sure those moments were louder, but just from what I remember, it was one of most exciting moments in my life as a 24 year old Mets fan.
August 9, 2010
Remember this one well. In the 8th inning with the bases loaded for Pittsburgh and the game already tied, Franco is about to walk Adrian Brown to force in the go-ahead run, but the umpire gives him a complete GIFT strike call. (I Love Franco but I remember well how bad a call it was.) Johnny gets outta the jam and we win on Ventura's extra-inning single. Truthfully, without that call, the Pirates probably win the game, and we don't make the playoffs. Funny how things work out.