METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 13, 2003 GAME:Chris
January 10, 2005
A great day at Shea -- about 15 of the great '73 Mets were there -- including my all-time favorite Met Tug McGraw! Sadly, it was his last appearance at Shea -- it was also sort of sad that the place was not even half full for the game! Willie Mays was not there, nor was Yogi, but seeing Seaver, Rusty and even lesser known heroes like George "Stork" Theodore and Jim McAndrew brought back a lot of childhood memories! The game itself was just as good. The Mets had dropped the first few to the Phils [ironically Tug's former team was the opponent that day!] and it looked bad as Benitez blew another game -- thankfully his last in a Met uniform -- he was traded over the All-Star break, as was Burnitz -- but Jason Phillips saved the day with a shot over the right fielder's head for a Met victory!
Joe From Jersey
December 3, 2005
This was a great day. The fans got a replica of the 1973 yearbook; the weather was perfect considering it rained a lot in the Summer of 2003. There was the final appearance of Tug and he got the loudest ovation and a few fans near me were crying. They even played his daughter-in- law's song "This Kiss" (Faith Hill) between innings and showed moments of the '73 season including the Harrelson-Rose brawl. To this day, my friend Kathy cannot stand Pete Rose at all. Plus, the Mets won even though Piazza was on the DL due to the groin injury.
Now it's your turn! Tell us what you remember of this game: