METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE AUGUST 30, 2005 GAME:
October 13, 2005
Went to this game with my mom, grandma, and dad. We sat in the field level near third base. What a classic! It felt good to be at a key Mets game within the last month of the season for a change. Things looked bad at first as they were down 4-1 going into the bottom of the fifth on home runs by Kenny Lofton, Pat Burrell (of course), and a RBI single by Jimmy Rollins. Mets looked flat and my mom was seemingly throwing in the towel. However, the Phillies' lead was down to 4-3 by the bottom of the eighth. Mets had two runners on with one out against the tough Ugueth Urbina, Ramon Castro comes up, and BAM! The crowd went wild after he hit a home run. Braden Looper came in and closed it out. The next day in my 8AM class, these two guys tell me how they saw me on TV. I thought they were just messing around. Then, I got a voicemail from my friend Jim telling me the same thing. Anyway, I had the replay taped and there I was in the bottom of the fifth when they showed the crowd during Carlos Beltran's at-bat. An awesome memory added. Too bad they could not continue the momentum.
October 13, 2005
The last "hurrah" of 2005. R. Castro put our Mets within .5 games of the Phils for the Wild Card spot with a dramatic 3-run dinger. Then the next night Pedro gives up a lead and the roof caves in for the next 2 weeks. But the hope of a great Met team for the future is still there.
February 26, 2006
This was the high point of the Mets season, when I thought the Mets were going to the playoffs. They were down 4-1 and they began chipping away and then Ramon Castro stepped up and hit a monster home run to left and the Mets won. This put them 1/2 game out of the wild card, but that was the closest they would come.
January 6, 2007
Great night because of the Castro home run, but also because Mike Cameron made his first Shea appearance (he exchanged lineup cards before the game) since his collision with Carlos Beltran in San Diego, and Mike got a terrific reception from the crowd. Also, we had a chance to meet Davey Johnson, manager from those great '80's teams, who was making a rare appearance at Shea.
January 14, 2011
Great game. Key play was Beltran throwing out Kenny Lofton at home plate in the 5th (Chollie was ejected arguing the call). We didn't have enough to maintain the momentum.