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June 16, 1997 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 6, New York Yankees 0
Stu Baron
February 27, 2002
The inaugural regular-season Mets-Yankees game, in which mediocre Dave Mlicki pitched the game of his life. Sitting in the tier boxes above/behind 3B, I screamed myself hoarse by the fourth inning, and my voice didn't fully recover for 3 days!

Justin Perri
August 1, 2002

I was in the upper-deck for this one. Mlicki was ridiculous. Whiffed Jeter to end the game.

Karl de Vries
January 20, 2003

The one time in my life that I could claim superiority over those scumbag Yankee friends of mine...I still have the Bergen Record sports page from the day after, with Bob Klapsisch suggesting that Yankee fans hope for a sweep by the Mets in the interest of watching Steinbrenner explode and rip up the club. Sigh.

Bonbolito
January 6, 2006

One of the most thrilling games I ever saw. I still remember my wife and I sitting on the edge of the couch with every pitch Dave threw like he was our kid at little league or something. It was magical and nerve wracking at the same time. It was a microcosm of what being a Met fan is. Something a Yankee fan cannot ever fathom. It was Wile E. Coyote opening the tiny umbrella waiting for the boulder to fall on him, and the exquisite relief of the boulder not falling - for once. A great, great Met moment.

Joseph Tyson
February 11, 2007

My fondest memory is of Yankees fans fleeing their own building (like rats deserting a sinking ship) so that by the 8th inning we Mets fans had the entiore park to ourselves.

Kevin from Flushing
November 25, 2007

I still get goosebumps thinking about the Mets unloading on the Yanks in the top of the first. It was LITERALLY unbelieveable. I kept saying to myself, "this is actually happening?! The Mets are really doing this?!" Just to be playing the Yankees in a game that counted was surreal enough, but to be spraying the balls all over the field from the get-go?! STUNNING.

That first inning layed on me a very specific type of unbridled joy that I had never felt before, and probably never will again. That's why this game holds a very special place in my heart.

And Dave Mlicki, wherever you are, next beer's on me.

sportsfan8690
September 25, 2009

I remember watching this game like it was yesterday at my friend's house (he was a Yankees fan) in Florida. Went to his house after work and had a bunch of friends there that were either Mets fans or Yankees fans. Wanted to see that historic first Mets-Yankees regular season game. The game was being televised on FX, so we were able to watch it at home. Otherwise we would have gone to a sports bar to watch it. Great way for the Mets to make a regular season inter-league debut in the historic house and Mlicki pitched a shut out. Always will remember this one.

Dutch
July 7, 2012

Saw it from the right field bleachers with my friend Gordon. Being at the 1st Mets-Yanks game that counted was electric. Late in the game when it was obvious that the Mets were going to win, a Yankee fan sitting behind me said, "This is the worst day of my life." Hearing that made my night. Thanks, Dave Mlicki!

June 17, 1997 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 6, Mets 3
Lou Poulas
March 9, 2002
I am a Yankee fan and my team won 6-3 but I donít think it mattered as much to me as the atmosphere. It was awesome. Tailgating 3+ hours before first pitch on the roof of the parking deck participating in Yankee Fan vs Met Fan wiffleball was an all-time great time.

June 18, 1997 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 3, Mets 2
Bob P
August 20, 2004
The Yankees won the rubber game of the first "Subway Series" thanks to a tenth inning RBI single by Tino Martinez off John Franco.

Solo homers by Chad Curtis and Cecil Fielder had given the David Cone and the Yanks an early 2-0 lead. The Mets had no hits until John Olerud's seventh inning leadoff double.

Coney wound up with a no decision after pitching eight innings and allowing two runs and two hits. He walked two and struck out eleven.

June 26, 1998 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 8, Mets 4
Mets2Moon
April 28, 2004
Mel's Massacre.

The First ever Mets/Yankees game at Shea brought, shockingly, a sellout crowd (me in attendance), and saw Irabu and Leiter duke it out. Yanks scored their runs by running on CF McRae and his awful throwing arm. They must have scored 3 runs on singles with runners on second.

Rey Ordonez made an amazing grab of a Chad Curtis liner in the 2nd with the bases loaded and nearly turned it into a triple play. Posada just barely beat the relay to 1st.

Alfonzo and McRae homered off Hideki in the 5th, and the Mets led 4-3 into the 7th.

Then it happened.

Jeter dragged a bunt to the right side with a man on. Leiter, as best he could, pounced off the mound and got it, fell awkwardly, and couldn't get the throw off.

Leiter ended up injuring his knee and had to come out of the game (and on the DL with a strained patella tendon).

In comes the great, amazing Mel Rojas to pitch to O'Neill.

We all know what happened next.

1st pitch - BOOM. 6-4 Yanks.

Goodnight.

djh
April 23, 2011

I had a Boy Scout function at age 8 and when I got back home the game was underway. Key thing about this game is of course the Leiter knee injury. Up to this point he was maybe the first half front-runner for NL Cy Young. After suffering the injury he wouldn't be the same until 2000.

Mets also, if I remember correctly, took the names off of the back of their jerseys for this series, foreshadowing 1999.

June 27, 1998 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 7, Mets 2
Mike
February 4, 2003
I know it's kind of blasphemous for a Yankees fan to be posting on a Mets page, but this was the first Yankees game I ever attended. On the train I got a horrible headache, but I decided to continue to the game instead of heading back home. It was all worth it. I remember leaving the stadium amid cheers of "Let's Go Yankees!", louder than the home team's cheers. Needless to say, I joined them. Talk about visitor's advantage!

June 28, 1998 Shea Stadium
Mets 2, New York Yankees 1
i miss straw
October 10, 2004
What a wild game. Well pitched which was rare of Yoshii. I went to the game to see Strawberry who was awful. The ending was chaotic. I believe it was first and 3rd one out in the 9th for the Mets and some Met hit a fly ball to O'Neill for the 2nd out. O'Neill threw it in and I believe McRae was on 1st and Baerga on third. The ball came into first to try to double off McRae who must've been sleeping on the basepaths. The 1st base umpire called out, the home plate umpire called safe. Chaos ensued. The Mets fans went wild, when Baerga was called safe, then the Yankee fans went wild when McRae was called out, then Valentine came out argued the call and the umpires called Baerga safe and the Mets won and the crowd was crazy with cheers and boos. Fun ending.

Even Stephen
October 4, 2004

I remember watching this game on pins and needles. Hoping and praying the Mets would win. I just kept thinking there was no way we could get swept at home by the Yankees. To make things worse, the Mets were being no hit. But that old Met Magic prevailed and the Mets won it in the bottom of the 9th.

June 5, 1999 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 6, Mets 3
straightjacketk
August 19, 2002
The absolute, hands down, no contest low point of the 1999 season. After my man Franco blew the game against the Reds to make it six straight, I kept thinking how they were going to pull it together and avoid a sweep (school being the day after the final game of the series, I was bearing for the worst type of punishment from my Yankee fan friends). They were in absolute free-fall, but in some ways, this losing streak made the season that much more memorable, because they had to overcome the worst to stun the Diamondbacks and battle the Braves.

June 6, 1999 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 7, New York Yankees 2
Lee
July 4, 2004
The Mets had to win one game at Yankee Stadium to earn any respect from the fans in New York and Roger Clemens was pitching against Al Leiter. The Mets managed to absolutely murder Clemens, including Piazza hitting his 10th home run of the year off Clemens to start a rivalry that would end in more than home runs. The Mets would end up winning that game 7-2, with Clemens only pitching 2.2 innings.

Omid
April 28, 2011

This was the most important game of the 1999 season. Going into this game the Mets were enduring a tough losing streak that put them at 27-28 55 games into the season. To add to that, the night before Steve Phillips had fired 3 of the Mets coaches.

However, Bobby Valentine shouldered the load for the team and put his own job on the line; he promised that if the Mets did not play at least .600 ball over their next 55 games, he would resign as Mets manager. With their ace on the mound, the Mets not only won this game against the Yankees, but 40 of their next 55 games, good for a .720 winning percentage. The Mets would continue to battle the rest of the way, eventually taking the wildcard after a 1 game playoff vs the Reds, making their first post season appearance since 1988.

And this was the game that started that miraculous turnaround. LETS GO METS!

D.C.
September 26, 2013

Al Leiter saves the '99 season. Luminous times would follow this game, as would another Piazza home run off Clemens when the Subway Series came to Shea.

July 9, 1999 Shea Stadium
Mets 5, New York Yankees 2
MetMan
May 28, 2003
Mets win 5-2, Olerud hit a HR, than later in the game Mike Piazza took Clemens deep for the second time that year for a 3 run line drive HR into the LF bleachers and gave the Mets a 5-2 lead, than Armando Benitez Ked Chilli Davis on a 3-2 pitch in the 9th the end the game.

Lee
August 12, 2004

The Mets won another game against the Yankees. Olerud knocked a homer but, more importantly, in a 2-2 game, Piazza took Clemens deep AGAIN, this time a 3-run homer and I loved that homer. Clemens pitched the ball and Piazza smacked it into left-center and made this kind of growl and leaned back because he knew it was gone. Then the then-reliable Armando Benitez came in and got Chili Davis swinging to end it.

Joe From Jersey
December 28, 2005

This is the only time I've ever seen Mets vs Yankees in person at Shea. I will NEVER go to that hellhole in the Bronx to see Mets vs Yankees. What I remember about the game was three things: Leiter's dependable pitching, Piazza's HR off of Rotten Roger Clemens and the pre-game happenings with ex-Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy throwing out the 1st pitch and Fugees member Wyclef Jean playing the National Anthem with some lady (can't remember her name) singing. When those two started singing the many Yankee fans in the stands at Shea were NOT happy at all. In fact, many of those "great" Yankee fans made their opinions felt in hateful racial slurs that would make Rosa Parks spin in her grave. For that moment, I felt I was in 1933 Germany, 1955 Mississippi or 1993 Ruby Ridge, Idaho. (Take your pick.) I was surprised that I didn't see the Yankee fans get together in unison and start doing Heil Hitler salutes. I said to my friend that night that thank God I'm a Mets fan and after wishing that horrible display of Mark Furhman like bigotry I wish the Mets had gotten hold of Glenn Close.

July 10, 1999 Shea Stadium
Mets 9, New York Yankees 8
MetMan
July 1, 2003
By far the best Met-Yankee game in the history of these teams playing each other. Yanks bombed away with 6 HR's: 2 by Posada, 2 by O'Neill. Knoblauch hit one and someone else for them. The big blow of the game came to Mike Piazza, with the Mets down 6-4 Mike Piazza hit a 3-run, 482-foot HR off Ramiro Mendoza to give the Mets the lead, but Posada hit his 2nd of the game to make it 8-7 Yanks. Then Matt Franco, "Now Rivera brings the hands together, the 0-2 to Franco, and a line drive base hit into right field, Henderson scores, here comes Alfonzo... here comes O'Neill's throw to the plate... he slides, the Mets win the ball game."

Lee
June 23, 2004

The greatest Met-Yankee game up to this point (Game 1 of the World Series may have been ever better). I had to go shopping for stuff on this day and I taped it so, that night, I popped in the tape. The Yankees hit 6 home runs 2 by Posada, 2 by O'Neill, one by Ledee, and one by someone else. However, the Mets were down 6-4 when Mike Piazza stepped up and it hit one of the longest home runs I've ever seen hit at Shea, a 3- run, 482 foot bomb off Ramiro Mendoza that gave the Mets a 7-6 lead. That was a great homer to watch because, when Piazza hit the ball, he just flung the bat forward and trotted towards first because he knew it was gone and it landed in the picnic area and then Matt Franco steps up while the Yankees have an 8-7 lead and lines one into right, Henderson scores, a great throw by Paul O'Neill to try to nail Alfonzo but Alfonzo makes an incredible slide and is safe and the Mets win!

Jim from Connecticut
October 6, 2006

I went to this game with my brother in law who is a die hard Yankee fan. The thing I remember most about this game aside from Alfonzo's 2B in the 9th, Franco's game winning hit, Alfonzo sliding home with the winning run, Piazza's mammoth bomb, was the tension in the stands as both teams were fighting this one out back and forth. I can't ever recall being so tense in the stands hearing all the Yankee BS and hoping the Mets could hang on and win. I recall that Matt Franco took a really, really close pitch with 2 strikes right before his game winning hit in the 9th. Man this was one hell of a game. After the game I dragged my brother in law to JFK airport to watch the British Airways Concorde land on runway 22L.

D.C.
May 30, 2014

My favorite Subway Series game to date for so many reasons.

I still think that ball Piazza hit off Mendoza is in orbit.

June 9, 2000 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 12, New York Yankees 2
Lee
September 27, 2004
I was at my beach club and I knew the history between Piazza and Clemens and the whole cleanup thing came into effect for the only time I can remember: Tyner got on, Bell got on, Alfonzo got on, and Piazza stepped up and hit a grand slam off Roger Clemens and at this point I knew Clemens was mad. The Mets would go on to murder the Yankees and I was as happy as ever.

Vinny
May 19, 2005

I was at Yankee Stadium for this one. When Piazza hit the grand slam, the Mets fans took over. The funniest thing was the level anguish the Yankees fans were in. It was like they were losing Game 7 of the World Series! Idiots...

There was a big brawl where I was sitting. There was this guy with a Mets banner the size of a bedspread and waving it. Some Yankees fan tried to rip it and a big fight broke out. The guy with the flag started jabbing a Yankee fan with the flagpole!

At that point the game was all but over. It was a good time to leave.

July 8, 2000 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 4, Mets 2
Doug Rowan
June 12, 2002
The game that changed NY baseball. Clemens nailed Piazza in the head and starts a feud that seems will never be ended.

David Hanover
May 25, 2005

I was at this game, in the upper deck. Zeile was called for interference on Jeter after Mazilli complained to the umpire. That was the biggest load of bullsh*t call I've ever seen. My best memory of this game (and there weren't many) was my dad saying to me as we were exiting Shea, "We'll get Clemens in the second game." In a way, we did.

July 8, 2000 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 4, Mets 2
Hank
July 10, 2000
This is the game where that coward, Roger Clemens, threw a beanball at Mike Piazza that gave him a concussion and caused him to miss the All-Star game.

It was at Yankee Stadium, which means that the game was played with a DH. I wonder if Clemens would have dared throw at Piazza if he knew he would be coming up to the plate.

Glendon Rusch later drilled Tino Martinez in the butt, but it didn't come close to evening the score.

Buck
July 12, 2000

Dirt bag Clemens threw at Mike on purpose the more I see the replay the more I'm convinced.He would not have done it if he had to bat

Kalyan
October 22, 2003

This is the game that truly defines Roger Clemens' career. For all the strikeouts, and all the wins, this one characterizes Roger Clemens as a man, and how he handled adversity. He has always been hit hard in his career by Mike Piazza, and in the first at bat he drilled Mike Piazza in the head. Piazza was forced to miss the game because of the concussion he recieved from being hit in the head by the heater.

Mets fans will never forget the cowardly act that happened this day. That's how Clemens handles his problems, he doesn't challenge them, he just gets them out of the way. Hitting people in the head isn't the answer, especially when you can hide behind being a DH.

Phil Thiegou
April 22, 2004

I went to both games thinking it was going to be historical. The first day-night different stadium double header in over 100 years. Well, it was historical for the wrong reason as that sh*t-kicking redneck Clemens hit Piazza in the head and completely washed away his Hall of Fame credentials.

I was sitting in the left centerfield bleachers and l heard the ball hit the helmet clearly, and when Piazza went down and stayed down for a while, I was thinking of Tony Conigliaro and I hoped that it wouldn't be "deja vu all over again." 0f course the a**hole Bleacher Creatures started chanting Ro-ger Cle- mens, Ro-ger Cle-mens. It also showed how dumb the creatures are.

Of course the Mets went about retaliating in the wrong way. Glendon Rusch hit Tino Martinez in the butt, when he should've hit Jeter or Bernie in the head. It's a shame that a historical day ended up having an ugly scar on it.

Lee
October 7, 2004

This was a huge game in history because it was the first time in almost a century since there was a day-night different stadium double header and I was hoping the Mets could retaliate from Doc Gooden killing them in Game 1 and I was also excited because Roger Clemens was pitching and I wanted to see Piazza go yard on him AGAIN. However, I watched as Clemens hit Piazza in the head, giving him a concussion and I was hopping mad and then I knew the Mets had to retaliate but of course Glendon Rusch went and hit Tino Martinez in the butt and Clemens ran away with the game.

Joe From Jersey
November 29, 2005

Until this game, the 2 players on the top of my list to hate were Pete Rose and John Rocker. The minute Piazza hit the ground, Rotten Redneck Roger Clemens became Public Enemy #1. I can still hear the sickening sound of the ball hitting Metal Mike's helmet. I have over 100 reasons for HATING THE BRONX EVIL EMPIRE. This is #1.

murphy
February 23, 2011

I went to both games of the day-night double header, and it was pure torture. Losing the first game to Gooden was bad, but the night game was even worse. Arrived at my seats just as Clemens beaned Piazza. What I remember about the rest of the game was that Glendon Rusch outpitched Clemens that day, and if Valentine had started a real left fielder instead of Lenny Harris, Knoblauch's game-winning home run gets caught.

July 9, 2000 Shea Stadium
Mets 2, New York Yankees 0
Mets2Moon
September 24, 2001
On a steamy night at Shea, Hampton and Benitez combined to provide marginal revenge for the Piazza fiasco the previous evening. This game was long...very long and was, at times, difficult to sit through, between the weather and the intensity. Zeile homered in the 4th, and the Mets were on their way to a win.

Lee
September 8, 2004

I have a history of going to the game right after something big happens and it happened again and it was Hampton vs. Petitte and Hampton took revenge on the Yankees as the Mets won 2-0.

October 21, 2000 Yankee Stadium II
2000 World Series Game 1
New York Yankees 4, Mets 3
jay
July 18, 2001
benitez cost us the game and the Mets have yet to recover

John
January 12, 2003

This is the funniest site I have ever seen. I'm glad to know that the loss is still causing Mets fans agony.

If you'd had some professionals on your team, you would have won the series (what the hell was Timo Perez thinking walking around the bases on Zeile's fly ball off the wall? and why, for that matter, was Zeile jogging?)

The Yankees played that series with controlled desperation. The Mets just looked happy not to embarass themselves.

Mike Piazza is one of the few professional ballplayers you've got, but screwups like Agbayani, Payton and Wendell remind us that baseball is a team effort, and that one man alone can't compensate for the shortcomings of his teammates

Mike
February 14, 2003

The at bat by Paul O'Niell was the best sequence of pitches I can remember watching as a Mets fan. I'm am supremely confident that if he makes an out there we win the series...

Lee
July 2, 2004

The Mets had the game but Armando Benitez blew it. This was really the first time that Benitez blew a big game for the Mets but it certainly would not be the last. It went into extras and then a villain for the ages, Jose Viscaino, stepped up and lined one into left and the game was over and, in my mind, the Yankees won the World Series right there.

Joe Lanzisera
February 25, 2009

So many nightmares from this game. I was in Arizona for business/pleasure watching it in the early evening while my wife and mother-in-law went shopping. Obviously the O'Neill at bat was gut-wrenching as Mike mentioned, but for me the Zeile hit was the key play. I will never forgive Timo for not scoring on that play - no excuse for it at all. The series was decided in that O'Neill-Benitez matchup I believe. That was the turning point. I guess it just wasn't meant to be.

Nick
January 23, 2013

This was the first full World Series game I ever saw. I was excited through the whole game. I remember when Justice gave the Yankees a lead with a double. When Zeile hit what should have been a home run I was excited jumping up and down. Then Trammell's 2rbi single got me excited and the Alfonzo hit gave us the lead. Al pitched such a great game and in the 9th it looked like the Mets were going to win. Then Benitez blew the game and I was shocked. I stayed up all night just to get disappointed. If we would have won that game we would have won the World Series.

October 22, 2000 Yankee Stadium II
2000 World Series Game 2
New York Yankees 6, Mets 5
Lee
July 2, 2004
What Clemens did was unspeakable. You hit a guy in the head just because he's hit well off you in the past and then the World Series comes, a nationally televised game, where millions of people of watching. Clemens pitches to Piazza and Piazza hits a foul ball and breaks the bat and a piece of it comes back to Clemens and he precedes to chuck it right back at Piazza as he's running down the first base line and Clemens ran away with the game but then the Mets came back in the ninth with a home run by Payton and a homer by Piazza but the Mets lost 6-5 as Rivera got them out of the jam.

October 24, 2000 Shea Stadium
2000 World Series Game 3
Mets 4, New York Yankees 2
Jose Otero
June 8, 2001
Every body fails to point out the only postive that came out of the 2000 world Series for us. The game we won. We disrupted two streaks. #1 The Skanks 14 game World Series winning streak, and El Sucke' Postseason winning streak.

Bob Saunders
August 13, 2001

I've been a Met fan since the Polo Grounds in 1963 I Jimmy Piersall hit his 100th HR and run the base backwards. The Mets won a doubleheader that day too. I live in LA since 1976 and never miss the Mets here or San Diego. I flew back for the Series VS the Skanks. I was able to get tickets for game #3. Robin hit a HR, but the evil ones scored 2 runs to lead 2-1. We tied it and then in the 8th Zielle singled and Benny hit a gapper to the wall in left- center for a 3-2 Met lead. We added another and Mando held on for a 4-2 win.I was elated as we left Shea yelling Lets go Mets! This was well worth the $$ to go back and will live forever as the best Met game I've been to in almost 40 years.

Lee
July 2, 2004

At this point, I had just found out that I had tickets to Games 5 and 6 of the World Series so the Mets needed to win if I wanted to see one of them. Then Benny Agbayani hit a ball into left- center and I knew the Mets had the game unless Benitez came in and blew and Benitez came in but he didn't blow it and instead got David Justice to pop up and I knew I was going to get to see the Mets play one more time!

Nick
January 23, 2013

This was the greatest moment in Mets history in my life time. Beating the Yankees and ending their streak was GREAT!!!!

October 25, 2000 Shea Stadium
2000 World Series Game 4
New York Yankees 3, Mets 2
Mike
December 14, 2000
One of the most tense games I've been to, up there with Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS. When Bobby Jones's first pitch came, I was in disbelief when Derek Jeter blasted it into the left-centerfield bleachers. I was devastated, but I still had faith. When Mike Piazza's drive landed near where Jeter's did, Shea Stadium exploded! I was sitting in the upper level, and I thought the place was going to crumble! Even though the Mets lost, it was a great ballgame and a nailbiter (just like most of the Mets postseason games!).

Anthony
July 30, 2003

This was one of the five playoff games I attended in 1999 & 2000 combined. I went with my dad, and we took the two upper deck tickets that came with the package. I will never forget Bobby Jones saying he threw the first pitch of the game right over the plate to Derek Jeter because he did not think he would hit it. That was majorly stupid. He pitched worse than his line for this game shows. Even a lot of the outs were hard hits off of him. It was still an awesome time, even with the result. I was a senior in high school, and will never forget it because of my bet with these Yankee fans (see my post under Game Five of this series). I also remember this Yankee fan near us who made a comment to my dad and I about how the Mets can still get Alex Rodriguez. It was a good-natured, wise guy remark.

Drew9
August 14, 2009

My dad and brother were at this game... apparently when Jeter hit that home run, the Baha Men (who had done a pregame concert performing "Who Let the Dogs Out") were still taking some of their equipment off the field.

October 26, 2000 Shea Stadium
2000 World Series Game 5
New York Yankees 4, Mets 2
Jack
October 27, 2000
I was at the game (first World Series game of my life) and I can't imagine I'll ever see a more sickening sight then the Yankees celebrating on our field. It sounds far too much like the cry of a Brooklyn Dodger fan, but wait 'til next ye

Bob Mercier
November 1, 2000

I was watching this game on fox as part of fox sports coverage of the 2000 World Series and when those damn yankees took the 4-2 lead in the top of the ninth I was becoming very nervous about the possiblity of those yankees celebrating baseball's top prize on the Mets home field. So, when the bottom of the 9th began I did my best to prepare myself where I wouldn't have to look if the Mets lost this game and when the yankees got the last three outs I couldn't watch the site of them partying on the Mets home field so I did my best to not look at the tv until the yankees were finished partying on the Mets field. So, the yankees partying on the Mets home field made me pretty upset, boy, i'm sure all of you can understand that. So, as Mets fans we should show an emotion where hopefully they'll be a day where the Mets celebrate the World Series title on the yankees home field!!! get what I am saying?

flushing flash
November 20, 2000

Bob: you should have done what I did. As soon as that shot by Piazza (which at first looked like a sure home run) landed in Bernie Williams' glove, the television set went off and I went to sleep.

True Blue in NJ
December 27, 2000

Like watching a traffic accident. The last inning occurred in slow motion. I was in total denial for days. Still trying to get over it......

Jose Otero
May 30, 2001

All I know is when I get sick and I cant throw up, all I got to do is look at the very immage of mariano Rivera and the rest of the Skanks cellebrating on our home field and it will come out.

aingl
June 22, 2001

Been a Mets fan from the cradle and I always took pride in the fact that NOONE had ever celebrated at Shea, until now. I just sat there with my head down, unable to look up at the screen when the last out was made. I was listening to the radio broadcast of the game and recording the T.V. broadcast. I distincly remember hearing Bob Murphy's voice crack when he said "...and they will celebrate at Shea." I turned off the T.V and went to bed. My wife said that I looked as if I had seen a ghost. Now I know what my dad, formally a Brooklyn Dodger fan (now a Mets fan), felt like all those years. I will never get over this.

Easy Ed
August 23, 2001

Living in Maryland, I always root for the NY team, so I cheered for the Yanks in the 90's. But sorry, when it's Yanks vs Mets, I'm going to go with the Mets. Born in Brooklyn to ex-Dodger fans, there was no other way to be.

Anyway, when Petitte mishandled Leiter's bunt, I figured it was that Ol' Met Magic at work and the Metsies were destined to win. You gotta tip your hat to the Yanks, they just sucked it up and didn't fold like Boston did in 1986. I had a lump in my throat watching them lose that game. I felt especially bad for Leiter. The guy pitched his heart out and he STILL has no post season wins.

Keep the faith. The Mets will be back in the post season soon!

Travis Tastrom
November 2, 2001

For all of my 18 years, I have bled orange and blue. I remember a glimpse of 86, a little more of 88, but when the Mets won that game 7-0 against the Cards, I went crazy. I watched the Mets fight tooth and nail for the first four games. Reed pitched a great game in game three, and all I could think about was that "1986 Year to Remember" tape that I have watched probably over 250 times. All I could think about was that comeback, and thoguht for sure that it was happening again. I was wrong. Probably the lowest moment of my life was in game 5 when Piazza hit that drive. Off the bat I just knew it was gone I held my breath, then jumped up off the couch, and let out a yell. While I was in mid-air, I saw the ball settle into Williams's glove, and it was like I had hit an invisible ceiling. I fell straight down bounced once off the couch, and laid on the floor, sobbing like a little infant. I am not ashamed to say that. That contact of horsehide and leather broke my heart. I had seen this team come from behind to many times. Going into that game, there was not a doubt in my mind that they were going to rattle off three straight.

Rich
November 25, 2001

Let me just say this.... I was watching the game from Cityside Bar and Grill in the Cleveland Circle area of Boston with some of my friends from grad school.

And when Piazza hit the ball, I swear I thought it was a home run. When Williams caught the ball, I left the bar and have REFUSED to watch or listen to a replay of that out ever since. God forbid I might get stuck having to hear that stinking idiot Sterling do his Yankees win thing....I think I'd hurl....

Charlie
December 10, 2001

The key to the whole Series came down to 2 walks:

Benitez's walk to O'Neil in game 1, and Leiter's walk to Posada in game 5.

Dave Marr
December 27, 2001

My worst pro sports nightmare come true. One of these days I'll get over it -- maybe after some intense therapy and a Game 7 win over the Yankees in the Bronx. Hope it happens in my lifetime!

Mike D
February 27, 2002

I remember this game all too well. I was a senior in high school and I had a hockey game that night as well as something for homecoming week. I kept checking the score of the game in one of the classrooms downstairs. My heart sank when the Yanks went up 1-0, but when we went up 2- 1 I was on cloud 9 and convinced that Shea Magic was alive and well, I guess we all know how that turned out. Some of my friends that were Yankees Fans at school, although can I really consider them friends, were telling me to quit dreaming but my reply was, "ya gotta believe!" I got home to see the Yanks tie the game and take the lead and I decided to go to bed hoping that my non- watching strategy, which paid off before, would work again. Needless to say, it didn't work, but the playoff run of 2000 sure was memorable. The next day at school I wore my black Mets jersey and proclaimed I was still proud of my team, and I took my lumps. But the Yanks will go down eventually to us. And a heartfelt thanks goes out to the Diamondbacks for knocking out the Yankees in the 2001 World Series, you made a group of 8 Rutgers University Students very happy on a November night.

leiterfluid1227
March 30, 2002

I was in disbelief when this one was over. A moment that will always stand out in my emotions was when Sojo grounded that single up the middle. It was the microcosm of this series: three different fielders barely missed the ball, and the throw barely missed beating Posada. When Posada walked that inning I had an erie feeling he would find a way to score with two outs and he did.

Jeffrey
December 16, 2002

I'm a former New Yorker now living in Israel. I still follow the Mets and I got up every night at 2:00 AM Israel time to watch the games. All in all, it was a fabulous Series, very tense. As soon as Piazza's fly ball was caught, I turned off the TV and made a long distance call to my friend in New York, who is a Yankee fan. They were celebrating, of course, so I congratulated him, then went to sleep for a couple of hours before going to work.

Justin Hester
April 23, 2003

I have been a Mets fan since 1986, I was 7 years old, even though the Mets lost this game and the series, I will always consider Al Leiter to be one of my all time favorite players. He pitched his heart out that night.

Anthony
June 8, 2003

Hey there. The way this series turned out pissed me off. My family has a share in season tickets and I got to go to three playoff games in 2000, including the fourth game of the World Series. I was a senior in high school that year. I remember they had designated a school day for showing off your favorite team's colors in honor of the Subway Series. I made a bet with these Yankee fans that the Mets would win it. Here is the part where you will think I am stupid, the Mets were already down 2-0 when we made the bet. If the Mets lost, I would have to pay five dollars and stand up on my desk in class and dance like a monkey. Of course, we all know the result. But, I was prepared for the possible humiliation. Immediately when I got to economics (the class I had with those guys), I walked into the classroom dancing like a monkey with the monkey noises and all. I had to do it a total of like three times over the near 45 minutes we were in the class and pay the five dollars. Anyway, I am not shot on the 2003 season yet. LETS GO METS!!!!!

MetsGirl
June 19, 2003

I was born in 84, so I have no recollection of the 86 series other than the highlight reels. This was my first experience with a World Series that actually had meaning. My dad happens to be a die hard Yankee fan...so it wasn't fun living in my house that week. I remember just getting up from my couch in the bottom of the ninth and leaving the house. I could not watch the rest of the game and listen to my dad's "You should root for the real champs" anymore. Because I never give up, I watched the rest of the game from the porch looking into the window, but when the third out fell I took a walk and didn't come back inside for an hour. In hindsight this was a pretty dumb move because it was midnight, chilly, and I wasn't wearing any shoes. I just remember walking up and down my street in complete denial and damn close to tears. I then gathered up the strength to slink back inside and go to sleep. To this day I refuse to discuss the series with my dad! One day we will get our revenge!

Lee
October 21, 2004

I got to the game at 3:30, knowing that if the Mets won, I could see Roger Clemens and Mike Hampton in Game 6, which promised to be a great game. I watched batting practice and caught a foul ball from Al Leiter and then watched him hit a BP home run.

The pitching matchup was Al Leiter and Andy Petitte and the game was good from the beginning. Derek Jeter and Bernie Williams each hit solo shots but the Mets made it 2-1 before Bernie's homer and it was fun to watch Al Leiter get his first hit in a year on an infield hit.

But in the ninth, Luis Sojo hit a ball up the middle and everyone blames the Mets losing on Bobby V leaving Al Leiter in for a 141st pitch but that wasn't why they lost. Jorge Posada was on second and someone else was on first when Sojo got the hit and Jay Payton made an incredible throw home that should've nailed Posada and ended the inning but Piazza wasn't covering the plate right. Instead of playing in front of home plate so he could catch it and tag Posada he was playing behind home plate, allowing the ball to hit Posada in the knee instead of going into Piazza's glove, the ball gets away, and another run scores and then Piazza hits one in the bottom of the inning deep but not deep enough at exactly midnight and my heart sunk and everyone was cheering as the Yankees ran out on the field and were mobbed by the media and it was horrible. Shea Stadium had been abducted by Yankee fans.

Kiwiwriter
October 18, 2004

Being a Yankee fan before a Met fan, I was happy with the World Series' outcome.

But I remain annoyed to this day that New York could not hold a joint parade for both teams. The Yankees and Mets gave New York two great pennant runs and a great World Series. They were both champions.

They should have been honored together in a joint ceremony.

Tom M
February 10, 2005

My wife and I were at the Met playoff clincher vs. the SF Giants and the NL clincher vs. the Cards as well as this game. Left the game before the bottom of the ninth and have never seen (and never will) the final out or the Yankee celebration. Worst Met loss I have ever attended in my 37 years going out to Shea. I still haven't gotten over it. (Maybe the Mets haven't either.)

Jose Otero
March 9, 2005

I think the ghosts of Shea past cursed the Yankees when they started celebrating at Shea. The spirits of Gil Hodges, and Casey (Even though he used to mannage the Yanks) cast a spell on them when they started to jump around the field like jackasses, carring Joe Torre on their shoulders like he was god or something, and parading the trophy long after the game while thier degenerates, I mean fans was still at Shea like it was the Bronx. Now the Yankees have not won a title since then, and not to mention they had the biggest collapse in sports history. Next time they win anything at Shea they should do it old school. Run off the field, celebrate in the locker room, and stay in the locker room.

Professor G
July 13, 2005

Worst night for me at Shea EVER. Even the 1988 NLCS Game 4 wasn't as bad. I still haven't gotten over this game and this Series. Why the Yankees? Why, of all teams to lose a Series to, why did it have to be the Yankees? Lee, you called it EXACTLY right. Payton nailed Posada and Piazza was on the wrong side of the plate. And just as everyone else thought, I just knew Piazza's drive was going to tie the game - just as I thought Todd Zeile's ball in Game 1 at Yankee Stadium surely had cleared the fence. We absolutely should've won Game 1, Game 2 was a complete humiliation at the expense of that jackass, Roger Clemens, Game 4 was complete frustration not being able to score a measly run to tie that 3-2 loss and losing Game 5 on Luis Sojo's 97-hopper up the middle...I remember being monumentally depressed the next year, too, when the Diamondbacks beat the Yankees in the Series, wishing it could've been us who dethroned them.

Mike C
August 2, 2006

My dad got tickets for this game and I went with him, my sister and my uncle.

I was in college in Maryland at the time, and even though the game was on a Thursday and I had an exam the next morning, I couldn't turn down the chance to go to a historic game like this one.

I drove from Baltimore to New York after classes on Thursday and made it just in time for the first pitch.

What a great game. Our seats were in the mezzanine, way down the third base line. Leiter was tremendous, fans from both teams yelling back and forth at each other.

I remember the sight of awful Sojo's dribbler up the middle and I remember leaping out of my seat when Piazza hit the ball that became the last out. The ball made a great sound off the bat. I yelled out, "He did it!" but then saw Bernie settling under it near the warning track in center.

I slumped in my chair and just sat there for about 5 minutes.

When we got back to my parents' house, I was so wired from the game, I decided to drive straight home to Baltimore at 1 a.m.

The next day, I took the exam and got an A. Go figure.

Jimmy
October 21, 2007

I was home for this game. I am a Yankee hater as well as a Met lover but honestly as horrible as the sight of the Yankees winning on our field, it does not rank as my worst moments as a Mets fan. I rank losing to the Dodgers in 1988 and the Cardinals last year. Perhaps a reason for this is that we lost in 5 games and the pain would have been deeper if we had lost in 6 or 7. Nonetheless this was a nightmare. I will not make excuses for us, we lost and that's it. We made too many mistakes and bungles in this series and you cannot do that against an experienced World Series team like the Yankees and I hated people coming up to me and saying well you guys played well. I don't care how well we played or how close the games are we lost 4 games to 1. I am and will always be proud of my Mets and someday retribution will come and when we play those Bums in the series, As my mom used to say, Payback's a bitch.

Shickhaus Franks
December 17, 2007

All I want for Christmas is PEACE ON EARTH, TO WIN THE MEGA-MILLIONS AND SPEND NEW YEARS EVE IN CANCUN WITH A BEAUTIFUL FOX NEWS ANCHORWOMAN. I know, I know that those things may NOT happen but I want one thing for the holidays is for Bud Selig to put a big fat (*) on the 2000 World Series because of the Evil Yankees and their Better Living Through Chemicals program.

Joe Lanzisera
February 25, 2009

I still can't watch the final out without thinking that Piazza's drive is going out. We saw him hit a hundred balls out on swings just like that. I literally jumped to my feet just in time to see the ball fall into Bernie's glove. I still think about how that felt.

sportsfan8690
June 18, 2009

I remember this game as well as any game. I was watching the game at my house in South Florida as I was preparing to fly to Tampa, FL the next morning for my grandparents 60th wedding anniversary. They also were watching the game, my grandfather was always a big Mets fan and loved the Dodgers before they fled from Brooklyn. My grandparents always remembered those Yankees-Dodgers Subway Series, so this was special for them too. Only fitting this Subway Series took place on their 60th anniversary. Yes, the Mets did lose and the Yankees celebrated at Shea and it's hard to forget it but was a great year. As this turns out, this game was the last World Series game ever at Shea Stadium. When my aunt picked me up in Tampa the next day we had to drive by the Yankees spring training complex and we saw a worker literally painting over the Yankees World Championships board changing from 25 to 26 titles.

NICK
July 7, 2012

When Piazza hit that fly ball was a quick glimmer of hope until it fell in Williams glove. The second darkest day in Mets history next to the 2007 fall.

June 15, 2001 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 5, Mets 4
kinerskorner
June 16, 2001
yet again the Mets show their fans why they are considered second class citizens in New York, behind the skanks...just one run short, its like a metaphor for this whole team. watching that clip of rivera jumping up and down again made me want to puke. when are we going to win a championship??? I HATE THE NEW YORK YANKEES.

tvdude
February 6, 2002

i was at this game. Shea was nuts, both fans supported their teams, and todd zeile learned that he was not a third base coach. He doubled off the wall and when the ball got away, Piazza, the tying run should have stopped at third. Zeile, screamed for mike to try and score, eventually getting Piazza tagged out at the plate with no problem, costing the Mets the game. Ventura then hit a ball that would have ended up scoring Piazza if he would have stopped at third. Thanks Todd, have fun in Colorado.

Nick
July 7, 2012

Before the game started I was excited because it was the first Subway Series game since the World Series. I really wanted a win to get back at them for the World Series loss and saw the whole game only to be disappointed. Just like all the other Mets-Yankees games in the 99-02 seasons the Mets were one run short. For some reason the just couldn't beat those Yankees. I hate the Yankees.

June 16, 2001 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 2, Mets 1
murphy
May 21, 2005
This was a painful game to sit through. Appier gave up an RBI single up the middle to Mussina, which turned out to be the game winner. Then, the Mets just could not come up with the big hit when they needed it, and they had plenty of chances. But it was the hit by Mussina that I will never forget.

June 17, 2001 Shea Stadium
Mets 8, New York Yankees 7
kinerskorner
June 18, 2001
shinjo showed tonight how much this team could use some more team speed. they were trying to come back against the immortal carlos almanzar when he hit a grounder in the infield which wasnt quite a routine 4- 6-3, but probably wouldve been had anyone else on the team hit it. as it was, shinjo beat out the throw (sliding into first and hurting himself, no less), relaford scored from third, and then Piazza came up next and hit a ridiculous bomb over the picnic area to take the lead. those are the little breaks and hustle plays that this team has been sorely lacking all year.

Jimmy D.
April 25, 2003

Gary Cohen's call of Piazza HR ("deep into the night!!!) is probably his best one ever.

SI Metman
July 30, 2003

As of now, the best game I ever attended. I scored the tickets about 10 days before on Mets.com and decided it would be my father's day present for my Yankees fan father. I had my Mets fan mother on my side though.

The Mets seemed to had many chances against Ted Lilly who allowed many baserunners and had no control early on, but he managed to keep them off the plate since the Mets offense couldn't get that timely hit.

The Yanks pulled away off of Rick Reed and added two more in the 8th to make it a 5 run lead. That's when the Mets offense started clicking with hit after hit. Shinjo's hustle to break up the DP and set the stage for Piazza's homer was the key to the inning. That play would send Shinjo to the DL, but send the fans home happy. I didn't even see where Piazza's homer landed. All I saw was his bat connect with the ball and the ball flying away on an upward path. I didn't need to see where it was landing to know it was gone. The few of us Mets fans left on that late Sunday night went wild.

Armando almost gave it away in the 9th though. He served up a meatball to Bernie Williams that landed in the Right Field Mezz, but foul by only inches. Thankfully, he'd get Bernie to K on the next pitch to end the game.

Jon
January 9, 2011

Very frustrating game until Piazza finished them off with a bomb to center! I sat with my then-boss and his young son, and he was appalled by my language. This is why I try not to go to games with work colleagues.

APetrie
April 15, 2013

At this point neither the Mets or Yankees had ever swept a Subway Series. I remember staying up till what I considered late at the time (I was a freshman in high school) listening to this game on the radio, legitimately worried the Mets were about to get swept first. The Piazza home run seemed a bit bigger than it actually was in the grand scheme of things.

Little remembered fact - Shinjo hustled hard to beat out a double play that would've pretty much ended the game right before that Piazza shot, and was injured on the play. Dude played hard in 2001.

July 7, 2001 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 3, New York Yankees 0
Jared K
September 18, 2005
This was probably the best Mets-Yankees regular season Subway Series game I have ever attended. I was the only guy wearing Mets crap in the middle of the right field bleachers at Yankee Stadium. Luckily I'm 6'4" 280lbs, and sitting next to my Yankee rooting buddy, so no one dared to mess with me when I was rooting on my beloved Mets. Appier and Mussina were both pitching gems. It was 0-0 at the end of the 9th. Mariano Rivera comes in and blows like the 2nd game of his entire career, literally. Mike Piazza had a big gamebreaking double to get the first Mets runs in that 10th. The Mets held on to the shutout.

June 14, 2002 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 4, Mets 2
Jonah Falcon
March 14, 2005
Chiefly notable as Robin Ventura's return to Shea Stadium, with a go-ahead, eventual game-winning 2-run HR in the 10th inning to give the Yankees a 4-2 win in 10 innings.

Nick
April 23, 2012

Once again Benitez blew a game against the Yankees. Alfonzo made a error at 2nd to keep the 9th going. WHY CAN'T THEY BEAT THE YANKEES? Then to top it all off the former Met Ventura wins the game for those dreadful Yankees.

June 15, 2002 Shea Stadium
Mets 8, New York Yankees 0
Joanna Semsey
January 28, 2003
This was a great game. Even though Shawn Estes didn't actually hit Clemens with a pitch, he hit him harder with the home run he hit off him. Then even Mike Piazza got in on the fun and hit one off Clemens.

a mets fan
January 5, 2004

Boy this was a great game. Finally the little guys from Queens beat the Bronx Booers. Estes shows Clemens that this is payback time while Piazza also kills a pitch, and it was a day when Mets fans and players could have sang the Twisted Sister song "We're Not Gonna Take It!"

Lee
July 2, 2004

This was the afternoon of revenge. Roger Clemens was coming back to Shea and Estes hit a homer off him and, of course, so did Piazza and the Mets won 8-0.

Lee
April 29, 2005

In my entry last summer I neglected to mention many important things about this game. First of all, it was the craziest crowd I've ever been with (and I've been to an Eagles game) and everyone was talking about one thing: retaliation. Did Estes have the guts to throw at Clemens?

In the third inning, our question was answered as Estes threw behind the back of Clemens. The response to it was a chorus of boos from both Mets and Yankees fans and the fans got so insane that things started to happen.

After Estes hit the homer off Clemens and we all laughed at him, a fan holding a Bud fell out of the Loge level and landed on the screen. He then proceeded to stand on it and wave to the fans before climbing back up into his seats. Then Piazza hit a bomb off Clemens, as we all knew he would and we knew the Mets were gonna win this game.

In the eighth, however, a fan ran onto the field and ran all the way to Bernie Williams in center before he was tackled by security. If I could go to the game one more time I'd do it.

TJ
October 27, 2008

Awesome game. This was my friend Jay's first Mets game, and this turned him into a Mets fan to this day. I love getting a random ticket and it turning out to be a great game. You had Clemens, Yankees, and all of the hoopla. Estes didn't REALLY hit him, but he did hit a homer, and magically Clemens came out with a leg injury... cough cough. Great game all the way!

Nick
April 23, 2012

Best Mets-Yankees game I have seen to date. I was watching the game on Fox on my new tv. Piazza hit a home run and Estes hit one off the evil Clemens. 8-0. Too bad all Mets-Yankees games can't be like that.

June 16, 2002 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, New York Yankees 2
Anthony
January 5, 2004
I was at this game. It was myself, my older sister, her friend and my major pain-in-the- butt Yankee fan cousin Chris. It was a pitcher's duel between Pedro Astacio and David Wells. Until the bottom of the eighth inning, it looked like it was all Yankees. The Mets offense looked sooo lethargic. My cousin was getting ready to really bust my chops. But, all of a sudden, the Mets got something going in the bottom of the eighth. They were helped by an error. Well, it was runners on first and second with none out. Up came Mo Vaughn along with his mere four home runs at that point. In the back of my mind, somehow I knew he was going to hit a home run. I grabbed my Rosary beads. Then, low and behold, BANG! The Mets had a 3-2 lead. This time, Armando Benitez did his job. It was a 3-2 Mets win and a 2-1 Shea Subway Series win. My sister and I went home smiling and my cousin went home repeating a certain four-letter word. So awesome!

Jared K
October 13, 2005

This was a nice game, not only due to the fact that the Mets won, but because three generations of males in my family were there together at Shea, watching it together on Father's Day. A truly great memory. My father and I, long suffering Mets fans, and my grandfather, an old time Yankees fan. On this night, The Fat Fraud (aka Mo Vaughn) did the only positive thing he ever did in a Mets uniform, hitting the game winning homer in the 8th off of the equally fat, obnoxious David Wells. Armando Benitez actually did his job and closed out the game, ensuring the series win for the Mets.

June 29, 2002 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 11, New York Yankees 2
Phil Thiegou
August 12, 2003
Any time the Mets put a whuppin' on the Yanks is always memorable. And it was at Yankee Stadium nonetheless. That was icing on the cake. 0h, and Mo going yard in the upper deck. SWEET!!!

Zach
November 28, 2004

Wow, my friend (avid Yankee fan) called me up at 11 am with an extra ticket. We hit trafic on the Deegan and we rolled into the stadium in the 2nd inning, just in time to see Mo Vaughn launch a home run that hits a hot dog vendor in the upper deck. Piazza and Wilson also homered and Cedeno stole home. My friend was pissed. Great game.

June 20, 2003 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 5, Mets 0
Max Power
June 25, 2003
I know most Mets fans love these "Subway Series" games but I absolutely hate them. I get pretty depressed when the Mets lose a regular game but when it's against the Yankees and the whole city is watching it is so much worse when we lose. It puts me in a bad move for days on ends, especially with all the wise ass Yankee fans around. So when everyone is pumped up for the great series, I shudder, and pray the Mets will pull it out. Since the Mets are only 12-18 going into this season against them, these series have been less than fun and I try to avoid even watching them because it's just too intense and nerve racking. If anything I watch the Mets at bats only unless they are winning big and I'll watch more.

This particular game I figured it's a new year, we don't have much to lose so what the hell. So I'm watching and the Mets blow a few early opportunites angainst an Andy Pettite who is having a horrible year. It's intense and I'm going nuts and then Trachsel who was pitching well gives up the homer and I'm so depressed it's scary. I can't take any more so I turn it off for a while, only to turn back later and see it 3-0, and soon there after 5-0. It kills me. I'm devasted and pray that rain rains out every remaining subway series game.

Sunday night is a killer, I watch alone with great hope only to see Benitez ruin another big game. At some point I'm going to jump off a bridge I'm so depressed. I hate these games. No more interleague play!

Kingofqueens718
April 28, 2006

I remember it was a rainy night and the first home game for Jose Reyes. Also I remember that Shinjo made a great catch going over the center field wall robbing a Yankee of a home run.

Not to mention a Yankee fan accidentally spilling his beer down my back!

I gave up the ghost in about the 7th inning and heard Giambi's blast on the radio while leaving the parking lot.

June 22, 2003 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 7, Mets 3
Larry Burns
June 25, 2003
He has finally done it. 4 walks in the 9th inning to blow a lead over the Yank-mees and he surrenders the tying run. If ANYONE argues that this guy is quality than you are dumber than a box of rocks. I can no longer invest my emotion and passion in a team that has this guy come and blow it with such regularity. I will not root for the Mets until he is moved to another team. This comes from a guy whose first memory of the Mets was being called in to watch Cleon Jones catch the World Series clinching fly ball off Davey Johnson in 1969. I suffered through the 1970s. I was at game 6 in 1986. I saw the Dodgers upset the Mets in 1998. The 2000 World Series killed me (again thanks to Armando). I now know how Boston fans felt about Bob Stanley. I am rooting that the Mets win nothing until he is moved. He has killed a longtime Met fan--he SUCKS!

Mr. Sparkle
June 25, 2003

Ah Armando, how do I hate thee, let me count the ways. I know the argument a lot of non-Met fans have, statistically he is one of the best in the league, according to Mac and Sid he's one of the top five relievers in baseball. And statistically that may be true, and Armando can be overpowering at times, but they really should remove his name from his jersey and just put CHOKE on the back of it instead.

As everyone was watching last night's game - Sunday of the Subway series 2003 at Shea, did anyone feel like we wouldn't be batting in the bottom of the ninth? 3-2 lead against a good team in an important game -to Met fans at least- and the guy can't find the plate. He doesn't give up his usual bomb, no, this time Armando decides to walk everybody, including the tying run. I immediately turned the TV off in disgust, only to turn back later to see the 10th inning. As good as Armando can be, he just can't do it when it really matters. Earlier this year he was horrible against bad teams and that may have been a slump but this game showed the real Armando, Mr. Choke.

The Mets may not have a great closer to replace him, and that does scare me, but I can't stand seeing this guy on the hill any longer. No other Mets reliever have I ever hated at all, much less even close to Armando. None of them may have ever had the stats Armando has but none of them ever choked pratically every time in a big spot. We should have an alternate closer for big games. I hope we can get something good for Armando. In a pennant race, with first place on the line, hopefully there will be a GM out there who will look at his overall stats and be fooled into dealing for him.

Keith Niles
June 25, 2003

Once again, Armando pulls off another Benitez meltdown against the Yankees. How can he walk all four lefthanded batters in the 9th inning? He was too scared. And now that he's done his chokejobs against the Yankees, you have to ask yourself "Who wants this guy?" His trade value has been cut in half after these two performances, and any team in contention would be real stupid if they asked for a trade to acquire him, especially Boston. I mean, come on, do the Redsox really want this guy? They have enough trouble with the Yankees as it is. Acquiring Benitez would make things worse for them. We might as well watch this bum pitch for the Mets for the rest of the season.

June 28, 2003 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 9, Mets 8
murphy
October 13, 2003
Where to begin...oh yeah at the beginning. Glavine warms up the crowd by serving up back to back HRs to Soriano and Jeter before I've had time to finish my first beer. It only got worse. Glavine looked like Eric Hillman while the Mets made Brandon Claussen look like Sandy Koufax. Then the Mets start their comeback, culminated by Raul Gonzalez's double off Mariano Rivera, of all people. But, in true 2003 Mets fashion, Gonzalez stupidly tries to stretch the double into a triple, getting thrown out in the process and killing the rally. Even when the 2003 Mets did something good, they did something bad.

July 2, 2004 Shea Stadium
Mets 11, New York Yankees 2
Lee
November 24, 2004
Great Mets-Yankees game. I went to this game and I had great seats (right behind home plate) and it was Steve Trachsel vs. Mike Mussina but the park was invaded by Yankee fans so I was screaming at them for the entire game.

There was a rain delay and some ceremonies and stuff and the game started late and, when the Mets took the field, Bernie Williams and Derek Jeter came up to the on-deck circle and, because I was right there, I got to see Derek Jeter's face up close the day after he dove into the stands at Yankee Stadium against the Red Sox and got all banged up and let me tell you, he looked like an ape.

Anyway, the Mets ended up bashing Mussina, especially Kaz Matsui, who hit 2 homers and Richard Hidalgo, who hit one. The Mets won the game 11-2 and I was so happy the Mets won and we came out of the stadium jumping up and down and taunting all the Yankee fans.

July 3, 2004 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, New York Yankees 9
Lee
August 6, 2004
Quite possibly the greatest Met-Yankee game of all-time and it was exactly like another one that occured 5 years ago: second game of the series at Shea stadium, see-saw battle, lots of homers, it's got all of that! Anyway, the Yankees and Mets kept on sending back and forth and then in the seventh, Shane Spencer doubled in the go- ahead run for the Mets to make it 9-8 but then the Yankees tied it with a sac fly and then John Franco came in and the bases were loaded and a 3- 0 count to Jorge Posada, but then Franco threw a strike on the outside corner, a strike on the inside corner, and then froze him with strike 3 and then, in the bottom of the ninth, with the bases loaded, Shane Spencer steps up and hits a weak grounder and the pitcher picks it up and throws it away and the METS WIN!

TJ
October 27, 2008

The Wigginton homer got me a free beer from my friend Jay. Thanks Wiggy!

July 4, 2004 Shea Stadium
Mets 6, New York Yankees 5
JOSE OTERO
July 13, 2004
How sweep it is. Finally the Mets sweep the evil empire. It felt so good to see all the Yankees fans cry.

Lee
July 13, 2004

Great game-- all I really remember is we were all hoping for a sweep and Wigginton homered, Hidalgo extended his homer streak to 4, and then, when it was tied 5-5, Wigginton stepped up and hit a no-doubter, and, when Looper came in and struck out Giambi, the Mets had swept and I came out with my broom and taunted all the Yankee fans everywhere!

Joe From Jersey
August 23, 2006

It was the 4th of July and it was great when the Amazin's beat the Bronx Evil Empire. I was on cloud nine and the Yankee fans were NOT happy to see me taunt them because they can dish it out but can't take it. I wish I was at this game but I watched on TV. The next day, me and a friend went to see Spiderman 2 and while waiting on line to get into the theater (I was wearing my black Piazza #31 shirt). A creepy looking guy in Yankee hat saw my Mets shirt and told me "To Take Shirt Off". I told him "I'm NOT Taking **** Off, Pal".

Steve from Queens
January 30, 2012

Ty gives Steinbrenner a very unhappy birthday

May 20, 2005 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 5, Mets 2
Mets2Moon
July 4, 2005
I had the misfortune of attending this game. I was sitting in the Upper Deck, section 47. This is important, you'll see why.

But first, a few things I have learned over the years.

1) I hate the Yankees. 2) I hate when the Mets lose to the Yankees. 3) I hate being present when the Mets lose to the Yankees. 4) I hate Yankee fans. 5) 3 + 4 = Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad news.

Things started out OK, I guess. 5 days earlier, I had anticipated a potential matchup of Pedro Martinez and Randy Johnson. I got Victor Zambrano and Kevin Brown.

If Pedro Martinez is the kind of pitcher where you feel rather confident that, on days he pitches, the Mets have a very good chance of winning, then Victor Zambrano is the Anti-Pedro. Watching him pitch is like a Passion Play. You know the fall is coming, you just don't know when. And every inning he got through, you just had to exhale. OK. Relax.

Brown was just as lucky as the Mets failed in the 1st to get a key hit with the bases loaded. The teams trade runs in the 4th. Zambrano's getting in jams and working out of it. Hanging in there. Things could be turning our way. Then came the 6th.

We all know what happened in the 6th.

Matsui. Mientkiewicz.

This is compounded by the fact that, from my perch in Upper Deck, section 47, I am 2 sections away from the largest, rowdiest pack of transplanted Yankee Stadium bleacher creatures you could ever have the misfortune of meeting. The hardhats were on, the cowbell was ringing, they were doing choreographed Atlanta Braves-esque chants, drinking, starting near-fights and generally making life unpleasant for every Mets fan within 5 sections.

As the game progressed, and the Yankees increased their lead, it became apparent that if my friend and I did not move very soon, we were very likely to do something that we would regret later. As the Yanks tack on 2 in the 9th to make it a 5-2 game, the time had come.

A flip of the bird, a tip of the cap, and off to the Mezzanine we went.

And to ensure a postgame meeting did not occur, as soon as the last out was recorded, a frenetic dash to the subway was made. I can still hear them coming down the ramps, doing their chants, banging the cowbell.

Now to recap, let's do some math: 1+2+3+4+5 = This game was an unmitigated disaster.

Lee
July 13, 2005

I went to this game, my 6th Subway Series game. The Mets had a lead but then blew it because of stupid errors by Kaz Matsui and Doug Mientkiewicz. The Yankees ended up winning 5-2, but I guess that's all right because they took Kaz out of the lineup after that. Good move Willie.

murphy
July 27, 2005

This was the most poorly played major league baseball game I ever had the misfortune of attending. Neither starting pitcher could come within a foot of the strike zone. The hitters on both teams became overanxious with runners on base. And worst of all, neither team could pick the ball up off the ground. Even Jeter made two errors in an inning, allowing David Wright to score on a terrible baserunning play (yes, every facet of the game was performed miserably on this night).

But the absolute bottom of the barrel was watching a bouncing ball ricochet off the solid steel glove of Kaz Matsu-E4 with the bases loaded, which completely changed the game. The ball literally bounced waist high and Matsu-E4 still couldn't field it.

May 21, 2005 Shea Stadium
Mets 7, New York Yankees 1
Mark
May 22, 2005

Koo safe at home after manufacturing a most unorthodox run.
WOW! This game will go down in Mets History! Dae- Sung Koo's double and then his baserunning "prowess" to score from SECOND on a SAC BUNT will always be remembered.

Somewhat forgoten was Willie Randolph's ability to "mend" the Mets' lineup when Matsui and Beltran both went down with in-game injuires at the same time.

Great game by every player, especially Benson, Wright and of course Koo!

Lenny
June 3, 2005

I was in the upper level at this game and it was awesome. Benson's pitching, Koo's double, and Reyes' base running made this a great day (I took my Dad for his Birthday, Happy Birthday Pop). Mientkiewicz wasn't playing but I think he, Reyes, Beltran and Wright are our future. True fans have faith in you guys, keep going!

TJ
October 30, 2008

Koo....Koo....Koo! Randy looked really bad in this game. I had to head to upstate New York for a graduation after this game, but it was well worth it. Great game all around!

May 22, 2005 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 5, Mets 3
Kingofqueens718
February 22, 2006
A Sunday game and Jerry Seinfeld threw out the first pitch while wearing a Marv Throneberry jersey.

David Wright's spectacular catch while diving into the stands!

June 24, 2005 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 6, New York Yankees 4
Kevin
December 28, 2005
I went with my friends and we sat in the absolute nosebleeds of the upper deck in right field in Yankee Stadium. It was one of the worst traffic days in the history of NYC, so we got there in the third inning, just in time for the fireworks (unfortunately we missed our 3 SAC flys courtesy of one Bernie Williams).

The rest of the game was great. Beltran hit a blast and made an unbelievable play in the field to preserve the lead late. The whole atmosphere of the stadium was great, everybody was into it and there were Let's Go Mets cheers popping up everywhere.

I remember seeing Beltran's home run travel under me as I sat in the upper deck, and hearing the groans and cheers signaling where it landed. (And of course the next day, Floyd hit a home run right where I was sitting the previous night)

The Yankees made it exciting in the 9th inning, but Pedro had kept the lead safe. There is no better feeling than beating those damn Yankees in their own house!

June 26, 2005 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 5, Mets 4
Lee
March 1, 2006
It was a hot muggy night in the Bronx. The Mets won the first 2 games of a weekend series and were well on their way to sweeping the series when in comes Braden Looper and spits the bit in the 8th. I went from talking major smack to the Yankee fans in the upper deck to walking out with my head held low while being ridiculed about my "closer".

Killer K
April 28, 2006

Now, as a long-time Met fan, I've seen my fair share of heart breaking, soul-crushing games (the Braves figure prominently in many of these memories). But never in my life have I had to bear this kind of humiliation or sense of letdown in person. After the Mets had taken the first two games of this series, on the brink of sweeping the Yanks (at a time when the jobs of both Stottlemyer and Torre were on the line), I drove to the Bronx and bought some scalped seats, anticipating history. I should have known better, of course.

Randy finally decided to pitch decently against the Mets, and both teams played awful baseball throughout. When Roberto came on the eighth to barely hold the lead, I figured that destiny was on our side. But in the back of my mind I knew that one run was not enough of a lead, especially when that bullpen door opened to welcome our beloved closer for the ninth...

If you've never experienced the singular pleasure of walking down the halls of Yankee Stadium, clad in Mets gear and having arrogant, front-runners cheer "1986!" in your ear, I suggest you try it. It humbles you in a way that can't otherwise be equalled. As the Mets rampage the league in the first week of this season, I wait with baited-breath for our meetings with the Bombers this year; you think Giambi will be able to deliver another game winning hit against the lefty firearm of Billy Wagner? Don't think so either...

May 19, 2006 Shea Stadium
Mets 7, New York Yankees 6
Anthony
July 12, 2006
I went to this one with my dad, oldest sister, and bro-in-law. As expected, Jeremi Gonzalez threw batting practice for the Yanks, as they quickly built a 4-0 lead in the first. However, Randy "the Big Unit" was not much better as he let up six runs, including a three-run homer by Carlos Beltran in the first. The big moment came in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, two on, and David Wright facing Mariano Rivera. Wright hit one that went out of reach of Johnny Damon near the wall to win it 7-6 for the Mets. A real classic!

Lee
June 28, 2006

I have seen so many great Mets-Yankees games, and this was no exception. The Yankees scored four in the top of the first, and Beltran came right back and BANG! one run ballgame. The Yanks made it 5-3 and the Big Unit came back, with the Mets being the one team he could never figure out, and Nady blasted one to tie it. When Rivera came in in the ninth, it was over. David Wright hit one deep that got over Johnny Damon's head, Mets win!

Mets2Moon
August 13, 2006

In 2005, it seemed like every game I went to was an unmemorable clunker. This season has been the exact opposite.

The atmosphere is always electric at these Mets/Yankees matchups. Of course, this year was no different. I give kudos to the Mets fans this year. When I attended a Subway Series game at Shea last season, I was surrounded by hordes of smack-talking Yankee fans. This year, there were a few scattered here and there, but the park was mostly packed with Mets fans.

Jeremi Gonzalez started this one for the Mets and was promptly smacked around but good in the 1st. Damon, Jeter, Giambi and A-Fraud all reached on hits, and each one smoked the ball. A-Fraud got thrown out at 2nd on his hit, although he was probably safe, and that was finally the first out. But the Yankees weren't done. Cano and Bernie Williams drilled back to back doubles with 2 outs, and before many fans had even settled in their seats, the Yankees had a 4-0 lead with Randy Johnson pitching.

4 years ago, I would have left.

Randy Johnson isn't what he used to be. We found this out when he came out and started firing the ball all over the place. He walked Reyes, and allowed a bloop hit to LoDuca before Beltran smoked a long 3-run HR over the bleachers in LF, and before the paint had even dried on the Yanks lead, the score was 4-3.

Gonzalez would settle down and get through the 2nd, but in the 3rd, he would get into trouble, allowing a run on a walk, a hit and a Sac Fly by Cano to make it 5-3.

But again, Johnson struggled with command, and after getting the first 2 out in the Mets half of the 3rd, he allowed a single to Wright and Nady followed with a long HR over the 371 mark in Right to erase the Yankees lead and tie the game at 5-5.

A real pitchers duel, indeed.

The Yanks regained the lead in the 4th. After Jeter led off with a 2B, Willie mercifully pulled Gonzalez (who was nothing short of terrible), and brought in Oliver, who would allow Jeter to score on an RBI single from Kelly Stinnett (the immortal), before getting out of the inning.

It is important to note that Bernie Williams' single with 2 out in the 4th was not only the last hit the Yankees would get, but he would be the last Yankee to reach base against the Mets bullpen, which was fabulous this night.

The Mets would battle back in the 5th against Johnson, who was, by this point, well over 100 pitches and still struggling. Again, it was a key 2-out hit, this time by Kaz Matsui, to score Wright.

Then, the bullpens took over. Aaron Heilman came in for the 6th and was absolutely lights out. 3 innings, nothing. Scott Proctor and Kyle Farnsworth were just as effective for the Yanks. The score remained 6-6 going into the 9th.

Of course, Billy Wagner came into the game with "Enter Sandman" blaring, extra loud just to annoy the Yankee fans.

Wagner would quickly strike out the side on 12 pitches.

The Yanks countered with Rivera for their half. LoDuca would nail a 2B with one out. After Beltran struck out, Rivera walked Delgado intentionally for David Wright, who worked the count to 2-2 before taking a cutter off his shoetops and drilling a long shot to deep center. Damon, who was playing unnecessarily shallow, had to run back...back...back...But it was hit too far. It grazed his mitt, dropped down on the Warning Track, and bedlam erupted as LoDuca scored the winning run, capping off a bizarre, frenetic and ultimately scintillating ballgame to kick off the 2006 Subway Series.

Mets2Moon
December 8, 2006

In 2005, it seemed like every game I went to was an unmemorable clunker. This season has been the exact opposite.

The atmosphere is always electric at these Mets/Yankees matchups. Of course, this year was no different. I give kudos to the Mets fans this year. When I attended a Subway Series game at Shea last season, I was surrounded by hordes of smack-talking Yankee fans. This year, there were a few scattered here and there, but the park was mostly packed with Mets fans.

Jeremi Gonzalez started this one for the Mets and was promptly smacked around but good in the 1st. Damon, Jeter, Giambi and A-Fraud all reached on hits, and each one smoked the ball. A-Fraud got thrown out at 2nd on his hit, although he was probably safe, and that was finally the first out. But the Yankees weren't done. Cano and Bernie Williams drilled back to back doubles with 2 outs, and before many fans had even settled in their seats, the Yankees had a 4-0 lead with Randy Johnson pitching.

4 years ago, I would have left.

Randy Johnson isn't what he used to be. We found this out when he came out and started firing the ball all over the place. He walked Reyes, and allowed a bloop hit to LoDuca before Beltran smoked a long 3-run HR over the bleachers in LF, and before the paint had even dried on the Yanks lead, the score was 4-3.

Gonzalez would settle down and get through the 2nd, but in the 3rd, he would get into trouble, allowing a run on a walk, a hit and a Sac Fly by Cano to make it 5-3.

But again, Johnson struggled with command, and after getting the first 2 out in the Mets half of the 3rd, he allowed a single to Wright and Nady followed with a long HR over the 371 mark in Right to erase the Yankees lead and tie the game at 5-5.

A real pitchers duel, indeed.

The Yanks regained the lead in the 4th. After Jeter led off with a 2B, Willie mercifully pulled Gonzalez (who was nothing short of terrible), and brought in Oliver, who would allow Jeter to score on an RBI single from Kelly Stinnett (the immortal), before getting out of the inning.

It is important to note that Bernie Williams' single with 2 out in the 4th was not only the last hit the Yankees would get, but he would be the last Yankee to reach base against the Mets bullpen, which was fabulous this night.

The Mets would battle back in the 5th against Johnson, who was, by this point, well over 100 pitches and still struggling. Again, it was a key 2-out hit, this time by Kaz Matsui, to score Wright.

Then, the bullpens took over. Aaron Heilman came in for the 6th and was absolutely lights out. 3 innings, nothing. Scott Proctor and Kyle Farnsworth were just as effective for the Yanks. The score remained 6-6 going into the 9th.

Of course, Billy Wagner came into the game with "Enter Sandman" blaring, extra loud just to annoy the Yankee fans.

Wagner would quickly strike out the side on 12 pitches.

The Yanks countered with Rivera for their half. LoDuca would nail a 2B with one out. After Beltran struck out, Rivera walked Delgado intentionally for David Wright, who worked the count to 2-2 before taking a cutter off his shoetops and drilling a long shot to deep center. Damon, who was playing unnecessarily shallow, had to run back...back...back...But it was hit too far. It grazed his mitt, dropped down on the Warning Track, and bedlam erupted as LoDuca scored the winning run, capping off a bizarre, frenetic and ultimately scintillating ballgame to kick off the 2006 Subway Series.

original mets
October 28, 2006

My son and I usually listen to the radio while watching the game. The high lite of this one was not only beating the Highlanders and the Big Schmendrick but hearing Howie Rose saying And the Mets BEAT RIVERA , PUT IT IN THE BOOK; wonder what John Sterling was saying?

TJ
July 13, 2008

I went was in the middle of buying my first car when this game was on. I had a bad feeling when we were losing early int he game. The final inning I was in a Wendy's parking lot, listening to Wagner strike out the side and then Dave with the walk-off hit over shallow-playing Damon was the BEST!

Seth
December 9, 2011

I STILL remember this game as if it were yesterday. I was 9, getting ready for my first Subway Series game and it did not disappoint. Sure, the Yankees scored first but then the Mets came right back and it would later end up tied. What stands out for me though other than the Wright hit to win it was what Wagner did before in the ninth. He made the Yankees look absolutely silly and ridiculous with his heat and their strikeouts. All in all, awesome game, glad I got to see it on my local network (WB11) and definitely deserves to be a Mets Classic.

BTW, I also believed in Jeremi Gonzalez to do good in this game, but I was 9, what do you expect?

Max
April 14, 2013

One of the best games I've ever been to. It cannot be stressed enough how hard Beltran cracked that first inning home run. The Wright walk off was the appropriate storybook finish. I believe that Wright recently stated that this walk off hit is his career favorite.

May 20, 2006 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 5, Mets 4
tom g-NJ
August 23, 2006
Damn you, Billy Wagner, and shame on you Willie Randolph for putting him in to start the 9th inning. He should have let Duaner Sanchez start the 9th inning as he pitched well in the 8th, and if he got into trouble, brought Wagner in. McCarver and Buck both said that 2 minutes after I was screaming that at the TV from New Jersey!!! Bad loss, a gift they gave to the Yankees. However, you have to credit Melky Cabrera for hanging in there fouling off pitch after pitch after pitch. That was the key at bat of the inning. The one I feel bad for is Pedro, as Wagner messed up ANOTHER SHOULD HAVE BEEN VICTORY for Pedro. He should have been at least 7-0 at the time. He pitched so well, and gutsy when he needed to in the few key at bats he needed outs in. DAMN YOU BILLY WAGNER!!

JOHN T
August 23, 2006

This has to be the most demoralizing loss in my life as a Met fan. Up 4-0 in the 9th and Wagner literally implodes. Could not believe Mets lost this game, especially the way it was lost. One third of an inning 2 hits, 3 walks 1 hit batter and 4 earned runs. Don't understand why Willie stood with him so long. I understand he is our closer but when someone obviously doesn't have it you take him out. Said all along that Billy didn't need to pitch in this game, Willie could and should have stayed with Duaner Sanchez for 1 more inning, or even Jorge Julio who was pitching much better of late. Felt my heart rip out in the eleventh. SO MUCH FOR THE SWEEP.

Brooklyn 539er
July 12, 2006

A classic Mets meltdown that will be forever remembered in the lores of Mets ineptitude. Once again Billy Wagner showed that he's the expensive version of Armando Benitez and Braden Looper by choking BIG TIME.

Pedro pitched a 7-inning gem despite the occasional errors by both teams, highlighted by a dribbler to Giambi and tried to ole it to Mussina only to go way over his head. I couldn't cheer because I was laughing my butt off.

Well the 9th came in and as Wags came in to "Enter Sandman", which caused the Yankee fans who stayed to declare heresy for Wags "stealing" Mariano Rivera's trade, I had a funny feeling that this wasn't going to be easy. Well, by the time he hit Bernie Williams, the Shea faithful were calling for his head.

So after the game was over, the Yankee fans that stayed took over Shea and let us know about the failure all the way back to Times Square on the 7.

On a "lighter" note, Joseph Gannescoli, "Fat Vito" from the Sopranos was at the game and once he was spotted, everyone was yelling out "Johnny Cakes" to him and to his credit, he was laughing it up with everyone else and took about 40 pictures with the fans he met on the way out. The next night while I and everyone else was at Shea for the Series finale (which Wag did NOT blow), Vito got whacked on the show. Maybe someone on the Mets should whack Wagner before he becomes "The Boss" of choking.

TJ
October 11, 2008

Major meltdown by Billy. I really thought Bernie was out, but that's my opinion. This was only the second time that I had witnessed the Mets lose to the Yankees live. The only other time was the Benitez meltdown on the Sunday in 03. What's with meltdowns and me?

John B
March 12, 2013

I was 9 when this game happened. In my opinion the worst the Mets ever suffered to those damn Yankees. Wagner could have gotten 3 easy outs;p he allowed 2 hits but he kept walking and hitting guys.

May 21, 2006 Shea Stadium
Mets 4, New York Yankees 3
Lee
July 12, 2006
I was at this game, and watched the bombs jump off the bats of Delgado and Wright. The Mets won and we are the champs of NYC.

July 1, 2006 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 8, New York Yankees 3
John B.
September 26, 2013
Saw this whole game on t.v. When Billy Wagner came in in the bottom of the 9th I was nervous 5/20/06 would happen again but it did not. He got three straight outs to secure a great win for the Mets.

July 2, 2006 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 16, Mets 7
Shickhaus Franks
July 12, 2006
The only "highlights" of this tragedy was the return of the talented and beautiful Bonnie Bernstein to ESPN and the fact that my hatred of the Bronx Evil Empire went into overdrive when A-Rod hit that grand slam and acted like he had never hit a home run before in his life. I wished that LoDuca had punched out that semi-talented riverboat gambler with the Hamburger Helper Mitts into the middle of December!

May 18, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, New York Yankees 2
Shickhaus Franks
May 31, 2007
A wonderful night indeed considering that there was a serious threat of RAIN. (It drizzled a little bit and it seems that we can't get through a Mets-Yanks series without the wet stuff.) Nevertheless, I sat in Upper Box (3rd Base side) and it was Endy Chavez night with his throw to 2nd that nailed Johnny Damon in the 1st and then a nice shot over the wall for a great 3-2 win and afterwards, with little voice I had left, I yelled: THE YANKEES ARE DEAD JUST LIKE ANNA NICOLE SMITH!!! and by the way, Yankees fans are about humorless as one of those old time religion preachers.

Shickhaus Franks
December 22, 2007

I was at this game on a cool, drizzling night. What a game: Endy Chavez hit an home run and threw out Johnny Damon trying to stretch a double. After the game, it took me and my friend Kathy at least 45 minutes to get to the 7 train as I yelled in a raspy voice: "THE YANKEES ARE DEAD LIKE ANNA NICOLE SMITH" and those Bronx Evil fans have the sense of humor of an Iranian prison guard.

TJ
October 15, 2008

It was a cold night. I went with my friend Jim. Saw a great pitchers duel between Perez and Pettitte. I also got a great pic with Mr Met. That Chavez homer off of Pettitte came out of nowhere.

May 19, 2007 Shea Stadium
Mets 10, New York Yankees 7
John T Greenpoint
May 20, 2007
David Wright all but ended the Yankee season single-handedly. David's 2 2-run homers and his 3 intentional walks and 4 RBI'S have put the Yankee season in jeopardy. Yankees just can't catch a break. No pun intended, Daryl Rasner. The injury to Rasner in the 1st inning puts another Yankee on the DL. Yankees are old and it is showing in this series. And they think Roger Clemens is going to save them HA HA HA. Don't even make me laugh. Mets are looking to sweep this 3 game series tomorrow night and have some serious momentum going into the Braves series next week.

May 20, 2007 Shea Stadium
New York Yankees 6, Mets 2
Bad News Malph
July 17, 2007
The Mets lost to a pitcher who looked like the little kid in "Malcolm in the Middle," has a set of ears that would shame Dumbo, and who think he's so cool because he has a spot on MySpace. If you put Tyler Clippard on, say, the Royals or the White Sox, then this clown would get shelled repeatedly (Wang, too, for that matter).

It's nice that the Yankees are grooming new blood like Clippard for us Mets fans to boo.

June 16, 2007 Yankee Stadium II
New York Yankees 11, Mets 8
John T Greenpoint
June 17, 2007
This game is so typical of how the Mets have been going for the last 2 weeks. Score 8 runs finally, then give up 11, and it seems to be always when Tom Glavine pitches. I hope this trend changes soon or else we aren't making the playoffs!

May 18, 2008 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 11, New York Yankees 2
Kyle B
May 20, 2008
Went to the game with my brother and was sitting down the first base line. We were really getting into it with the Yankee fans. When the Mets had that 4 run fourth, me and all the Met fans were going nuts. When they finally really busted it open and made it 8-2 and eventually 11-2 all the Yankees fans started to leave. That's when the fun started. Let's go Mets chants were everywhere and we absolutely took over Yankee Stadium for those last 2 innings. Great night to be a Mets fan and one of the most satisfying games I've ever attended.

June 27, 2008 Yankee Stadium II
Mets 15, New York Yankees 6
Mike A.
October 1, 2008
Tried to keep up with this game while I was at work. Beating the Yanks to a bloody pulp made my day, shame they couldn't win the nitecap.

The game that turned around Carlos Delgado's season, still can't get over his final RBI total that day. Also can't forget how quickly the Yanks demoted and got rid of Ross Ohlendorf after the pounding the Mets gave him.

Oh, and one last thing....good to see the Mets wearing their blue caps on the road! Too bad it wasn't permanent.

Mike Harrison
January 23, 2012

Life long Met fan who moved away from the Bronx to Ohio in 1973. Wanted to see Yankee Stadium and Shea one last time. Took my son who was the same age as I went I left NY. Perfect, the first game of the series was at Yankee Stadium (making up a previous rainout). Rest of the series was at Shea. Delgado set the Met record with 9 RBI's. Great day and great memory with my son.

June 29, 2008 Shea Stadium
Mets 3, New York Yankees 1
JOHN T GREENPOINT
June 30, 2008
Just a great pitching performance by Oliver Perez. 4-0 versus Yankees as a Mets pitcher. Mets with this win take 4 out of 6 from the Yankees!! Now we go and play the Cardinals and the Phillies on the road. Both series' are 4 games Mets need to come out of this road trip 6-2. That would push the Mets back into 1st place!!

Shickhaus Franks
July 16, 2008

Sat in the last row of the Mezzanine on the 1st base side (Sec. 25) with my friend Kathy and her new child Adam who she had adopted from Vietnam in Sept. 2007 (It was his 1st Mets game and he had on a cute Mets outfit and clapped when we clapped.) Despite the rain (IT ALWAYS SEEMS THAT THERE IS NEVER A SUBWAY SERIES WITHOUT ROTTEN WEATHER) and the fact that Jose Reyes threw a temper tantrum, all 3 of us loved it when the Mets defeated the EVIL Yankees!!

June 12, 2009 Yankee Stadium III
New York Yankees 9, Mets 8
Anthony R.
June 16, 2009
In all my years watching this team have heart- breaking losses and other disapointments., this ranks WAY up there. How can a blown lead by the great Mariano, and a bottom of the 9th, 2 out routine pop-up by "Mr Clutch" himself ARod result in a Met loss??? You have to be a Met fan to know it can happen... and it did.

ABK
June 16, 2009

I was about ready to punch a hole in my wall when I saw the ending to this game. Can't believe it. This has to be one of the worst losses in Mets history. Luis just catch the damn ball!

What is lost in all of this is that the Phillies lost and the Mets missed a chance to cut into their division lead. Kind of felt bad for Castillo afterwards as after my intense anger had gone away I realized that he is a human and as humans we all make mistakes. The one thing I can say about Manuel is that he does not seem to place any importance on fundamentals. Mets are a fundamentally challenged team. All these mistakes are going to cost them again come September unless Manuel gets off his but and makes these players practice fundamentals.

As a side note I heard that Brian Bruney made some comments about K-Rod. Bruney is a classless individual who needs to worry about coming back and actually doing something to help his own team. He can never and will never be mentioned in the same class as K-Rod. Hey Bruney why don't you take some lessons from your teammate Derek Jeter on how to conduct yourself with class and professionalism?

Shickhaus Franks
May 21, 2011

On the Boomer and Carton morning show yesterday morning, they replayed the Howie Rose and Gary Cohen calls from this game. Probably one of the worst regular-season losses in Mets history. Baseball 101 says you catch a pop-up with 2 hands, NOT one. For Evil Empire fans this was like spending a Saturday Night in a hot tub with Audrina Patridge; for Mets fans this was like the end of "Old Yeller" and that movie DIDN'T have a happy ending!! ENOUGH SAID!!

June 14, 2009 Yankee Stadium III
New York Yankees 15, Mets 0
hdude the metman
April 9, 2010
I feel so embarrassed to say I was at this game. I've seen the Mets lose at Shea but not in blowout fashion. And it is always the Subway series in which I am bad luck for the Mets.

Anonymous
February 6, 2013

I was also at this game and it was terrible

June 28, 2009 Citi Field
New York Yankees 4, Mets 2
Anthony
August 25, 2009
My mom bought my dad and I a ticket package as an early birthday gift. And with the way things were/still are going, I did not want to go. Unfortunately, a good friend and I went and I was miserable. FIRE MINAYA!

May 23, 2010 Citi Field
Mets 6, New York Yankees 4
ABK
May 28, 2010
This was a great game to watch, although my nerves took a beating at the end of the game watching K-Rod pitching on fumes with an 89 mph fastball and no off-speed stuff whatsoever. Still don't know how he managed to get by Texiera and A-Rod. Santana pitched like a true ace and Bay finally started to look like the slugger the Mets went out and signed in the off-season.

June 19, 2010 Yankee Stadium III
New York Yankees 5, Mets 3
Conner Petersen
June 20, 2010
A loss for the Mets that tied the subway series at 3 a piece, was anything but exciting. Big Pelf has pitched poorly in his last two starts, but you can't bash him for that, he's been an all-star the for the whole first half. In my opinion he should join David, Johan, and Barajas in the annual summer game, but if not, that's fine, they'll need the rest. The game concluded a nine game road trip in which the Mets finished 7-2. Things are looking up as Maine and Beltran look to return and add more depth to both the offense and defense. It's looking like we may have some exciting summer baseball to look forward to, unlike last year. Oh, and the Phillies are 5.5 out, but I'm not ruling them out, just saying. The Braves have won 5 in a row, and are up by 2.5 now, but if Troy Glaus cools down, and Jason Bay heats up, I'm feeling a changing of the tables.

May 20, 2011 Yankee Stadium III
Mets 2, New York Yankees 1
community chest
May 22, 2011
I hope we'll be able to look back on this game as the one in which R.A. Dickey turned his season around. He went into it with an ERA over 5, and he shut the Yankees down over 6 innings. R.A. needed this one as much as the fans did.

May 22, 2011 Yankee Stadium III
New York Yankees 9, Mets 3
Joe Figliola
May 29, 2011
It's one thing to acknowledge how you defeated another team. It's another when the team you lost to has to get arrogant and rub it in.

Two things bothered me about this game more than Pelfrey losing it on the mound in the 7th inning: The first was Cano's RBI single. The camera got a shot of him smirking and waving to the crowd as if he was a big shot. With the exception of the curtain calls following their home runs, you never saw the '86 Mets genuflect to the crowd after every hit they made. Cano's gesture matches his personality: classless!

The second was A-Rod's remark on how he "showed them." First of all, you clown, you were lucky to catch some lumber that resulted in that 45-foot swinging bunt. Second, why don't you show some class and say something respectful like how the Mets put up a fight in spite of a depleted lineup. Then again, this is A-Rod we're talking about. All his life is Cameron Diaz and swinging a 34-inch, 32-ounce Louisville Syringe.

I give the Mets credit for putting up a fight in spite of difficult circumstances. However, there will be a time when the Yankees will receive a heavy dose of instant karma and the Mets will shine on!

June 8, 2012 Yankee Stadium III
New York Yankees 9, Mets 1
Shickhaus Franks
June 15, 2012
OUCH!!! Rough one for the Amazin's where Johan followed the historic no-no by having a Home Run Derby type performance where he gave up 4 Bronx Evil Empire dingers. But the lowlight of the game had to be where Nick Swisher started acting like a brazen brat in the Stankee dugout; If either Paul LoDuca, John Stearns or Jerry Grote were behind the plate for the Mets, I'll tell you that Nick would be in the intensive care unit until 2017. Let's hope that the Mets pitchers give that bratty Nick some 90+ mph chin music and maybe he can act like a professional ball player and NOT like his wife Joanna Garcia's Sandy Sue character from "Not Another Teen Movie".

May 28, 2013 Citi Field
Mets 2, New York Yankees 1
Get's by Buckner
May 30, 2013
It's always a great night when the Mets get a walk off win against the Yankees!

May 30, 2013 Yankee Stadium III
Mets 3, New York Yankees 1
Shickhaus Franks
January 10, 2014
HOW SWEEP IT IS! Dillon Gee puts in an Amazin' performance by striking out 12 Bronx Bummers as the Mets take all 4 games in the Subway Series much to the dismay of those loudmouth Yankee fans and then some! The next day I showed up at work waving a broom and sticking it to those Yankee fans (real and especially the phony ghetto bandwagon fans who were too busy smoking weed and NOT watching the game). Btw, the Yankee fans acted like a 5-year-old who didn't get their way at the supermarket and didn't like the fact that the METS SWEPT THE STANKEES IN 4 STRAIGHT GAMES.




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