METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE JULY 23, 2005 GAME:Lee Bromfield
October 15, 2008
I'm a Met fan from the UK and was over in NY for my best friend's bachelor party - he has family in Jackson Heights. I headed off to Shea that afternoon desperate to see Pedro pitch; I managed to score a Loge Box seat in section 1 right behind home plate - best seat Ive ever had at Shea. It was an exciting time as you could feel the Mets were stirring again, and despite a nightmare first inning in which we gave up 3 runs on 2 errors as I recall, Jose Reyes bunt singled on base on his first pitch and the comeback was on. It was great to see Pedro pitch before his skills began to fade away and it was also good to see a good crowd again and our young nucleus of Reyes, Wright and Beltran taking shape.
I floated back into Manhattan on the 7 train, convinced the whole bachelor party (12 of us) to go back to Shea the next day to see Kris Benson pitch a beauty in another win. My other memory of the Saturday game was that despite being 34 years old I was asked for ID at the concession stand!
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