METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 18, 2002 GAME:i miss straw
August 12, 2004
So I go to this game not expecting too much out of the Mets. The sun is blazing, I think it might have been about 95 degrees out there and I say to my friend, this game is gonna be brutal, Trachsel pitches absurdly slow. By the 3rd inning Trachsel would take about a minute or a minute and a half between pitches. It made us all sick. I started shouting THROW THE BALL and cursing him, suddenly the whole stadium started chanting throw--the--ball, throw--the--ball. And we were all laughing. Later that night I saw on sportscenter they put a clock counting off the seconds on how long it took Trachsel to get the ball and pitch it. I really believe I started that and that is my legacy at Shea Stadium.
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