METS FANS SHARE THEIR MEMORIES OF THE OCTOBER 18, 2006 GAME:
October 19, 2006
What a game. Johny Maine tossed a gem and Oliver Perez is starting tomorrow on three days rest. I have a crazy hunch we are going to put up a lot of runs tomorrow, maybe I am wrong. Let's go Oliver, Let's go Mets, watch out Tigers.
john t greenpoint
October 19, 2006
Talk about nerves of steel, ice water in your veins, Superman? No it was just John Maine. What a great pitching performance tonight. All we need now is 1 more from Oliver Perez Thursday night and we are off to the Fall Classic against the TIGERS!! Clutch hitting also by Jose Reyes leading off the game with a HR! Paul LoDuca's big 2 run single in the 7th broke open this one, with Billy Wagner giving up 2 runs in the 9th. Shea Stadium was absolute bedlam can't wait for tomorrow. Hope they put up a 4 spot in the 1st inning and then just coast! Let's pop some more bubbly boys!! LET'S GO METS, BRING IT HOME BOYS!!
Jeff from LI
October 19, 2006
I just got back from this game 2 hours ago, and it was great. It was my first playoff game and Shea was ROCKIN'! Everyone was on their feet for the majority of the game, yelling Lets Go Mets and chanting the name of every Mets hitter as they got up. Also we yelled Pujols Sucks! and the best of all the LOOOOOOOOOOOOOPER chant that riled former Met closer Braden Looper up and got him to pitch like crap and get pulled after less then an inning. The ending was even sweeter, the Mets winning 4-2 and forcing a Game 7. Even as the fans filed out of the stadium chanst began, JOSE-JOSE-JOSE-JOSE, and LETS GO METS being the favorites. I've never seen it that crowded, and all 56,000 fans were into it every step of the way. It was about as far as I could get from my experience of going to a Subway Series game in 2000 and having Shea overwhelmed with Yankees fans being their "usual delightful selves". Anyway this game was great, hope they do it again tomorrow night. LETS GO METS!!
October 20, 2006
Was supposed to go to this game with a date, but she canceled and then uncanceled when I had already asked a friend. Although it was sort of bittersweet for me, still a great game to attend for the memories. I think John Maine officially made everyone forget Kris Benson tonight. It is ironic being that most people (including myself) were pissed when they got rid of Benson for Maine and Jorge Julio. Jose Reyes really helped set the tone with a leadoff home run off Chris Carpenter. Too bad the momentum did not carry into the next night. Still, I am thankful for a wonderful season and the opportunity to attend a couple of playoff games. Most important, that for a change, the Mets were still playing while the Yanks were sitting at home. GO METS!
February 6, 2011
This is the best game I have ever attended in any sport (the Giants 41-0 thrashing of the Vikings on their way to the Superbowl in 2000 is a close 2nd). Shea was LITERALLY rocking back and forth and it started early with Reyes's leadoff laser over the right-center field wall. From then on, Maine shut the Cards down and the pen did a great job to force the series to a game 7. The atmosphere was absolutely electric and it's because of all the GREAT Mets fans. That was experience one I absolutely will not forget!