METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 13, 2000 GAME:
October 20, 2000
Wow. I wish I could say this was an exciting game but it wasnt too exciting, it just meant a lot. It was a battle of the pitchers, and it was all about who was the best. Therfor, nobody really hit much. But I did have a lovely sunny sunday afternoon in park when it was supposed to be raining.
September 15, 2004
I went to the game with my brother that day. It was Jewish Day that day. The starting lineups were announced in Hebrew. This was one of the best games I've seen Leiter pitch. He went 8 innings of 2-hit ball with 12 strikeouts. He mowed down that Giant lineup one by one.
October 18, 2004
I went to this game with the New York Giants Historical Society. It was our excursion and we put the picture in the newsletter. A bunch of guys wearing New York Giants orange-and-black.
I was the only one rooting for the Giants. All the older guys shifted allegiances to the Mets when Willie Mays left town.
Al Leiter was tremendous, but I was rooting for the visitors. TO make matters worse, when they welcomed our group on the Instant Replay screen, they put up my name in 80-billion-point type....
....and misspelled it.
That was very upsetting. I've had that done to me all my life...on letters, certificates, even award plaques.
Never forgot that day.
December 28, 2005
A great game that I went to with my best buddy from high school. Leiter was totally dominate, shutting down Kent and Bonds and the rest of the Giants for 8 innings. The funniest thing was when Leiter told Mad Dog Russo after the game to "Kiss his butt!" Way to stick it to Fatso and Fruit Loops, Al!