METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 14, 2002 GAME:Howard Fein
November 18, 2004
A friend and I went to this Wednesday night game only because someone gave us free tickets. There was a pre-game Pakistani Night concert. The sparse crowd very rudely booed the musicians. Having to work the next day, I departed sometime in the sixth or seventh with the Padres leading the Mets 5-2. My friend, who remained to the end, called me the next day to say that he went down from the upper level to the loge unchallenged, and then caught a foul ball pitched by reliever Mike Holtz that went off the bat of Timo Perez. The ball had a large black scuff mark from the bat's impact. The following May, we came to Shea two hours before gametime to try to get Timo- or any Met- to autograph the ball. Unlike in past years, we were not allowed down to field level before the game as we did not have field level tickets. Seems like only the RICH can try for autographs. We still have the ball- maybe eBay might be interested?
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