METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 8, 2000 GAME:
July 10, 2000
This is the game where that coward, Roger Clemens, threw a beanball at Mike Piazza that gave him a concussion and caused him to miss the All-Star game.
It was at Yankee Stadium, which means that the game was played with a DH. I wonder if Clemens would have dared throw at Piazza if he knew he would be coming up to the plate.
Glendon Rusch later drilled Tino Martinez in the butt, but it didn't come close to evening the score.
July 12, 2000
Dirt bag Clemens threw at Mike on purpose the more I see the replay the more I'm convinced.He would not have done it if he had to bat
October 22, 2003
This is the game that truly defines Roger Clemens' career. For all the strikeouts, and all the wins, this one characterizes Roger Clemens as a man, and how he handled adversity. He has always been hit hard in his career by Mike Piazza, and in the first at bat he drilled Mike Piazza in the head. Piazza was forced to miss the game because of the concussion he recieved from being hit in the head by the heater.
Mets fans will never forget the cowardly act that happened this day. That's how Clemens handles his problems, he doesn't challenge them, he just gets them out of the way. Hitting people in the head isn't the answer, especially when you can hide behind being a DH.
April 22, 2004
I went to both games thinking it was going to be historical. The first day-night different stadium double header in over 100 years. Well, it was historical for the wrong reason as that sh*t-kicking redneck Clemens hit Piazza in the head and completely washed away his Hall of Fame credentials.
I was sitting in the left centerfield bleachers and l heard the ball hit the helmet clearly, and when Piazza went down and stayed down for a while, I was thinking of Tony Conigliaro and I hoped that it wouldn't be "deja vu all over again." 0f course the a**hole Bleacher Creatures started chanting Ro-ger Cle- mens, Ro-ger Cle-mens. It also showed how dumb the creatures are.
Of course the Mets went about retaliating in the wrong way. Glendon Rusch hit Tino Martinez in the butt, when he should've hit Jeter or Bernie in the head. It's a shame that a historical day ended up having an ugly scar on it.
October 7, 2004
This was a huge game in history because it was the first time in almost a century since there was a day-night different stadium double header and I was hoping the Mets could retaliate from Doc Gooden killing them in Game 1 and I was also excited because Roger Clemens was pitching and I wanted to see Piazza go yard on him AGAIN. However, I watched as Clemens hit Piazza in the head, giving him a concussion and I was hopping mad and then I knew the Mets had to retaliate but of course Glendon Rusch went and hit Tino Martinez in the butt and Clemens ran away with the game.
Joe From Jersey
November 29, 2005
Until this game, the 2 players on the top of my list to hate were Pete Rose and John Rocker. The minute Piazza hit the ground, Rotten Redneck Roger Clemens became Public Enemy #1. I can still hear the sickening sound of the ball hitting Metal Mike's helmet. I have over 100 reasons for HATING THE BRONX EVIL EMPIRE. This is #1.
February 23, 2011
I went to both games of the day-night double header, and it was pure torture. Losing the first game to Gooden was bad, but the night game was even worse. Arrived at my seats just as Clemens beaned Piazza. What I remember about the rest of the game was that Glendon Rusch outpitched Clemens that day, and if Valentine had started a real left fielder instead of Lenny Harris, Knoblauch's game-winning home run gets caught.