Mets Memories 1999: The Beauty of the Internet

Daniel LewisCorrespondent IFebruary 24, 2009

As we remain in this lackluster fifth month of the offseason≤ I find myself surfing the Internet for anything Mets-related to keep myself occupied.

I happened to find on iTunes, available for $1.99, a copy of the 1999 NLCS Game Five.

This game was special for two reasons.

The first, as most of you remember I am sure, is because it was the Robin Ventura game-winning grand slam single to keep the Mets alive in the NLCS.

The second reason is more personal. It was the greatest game I have ever attended—and I was sitting front row behind the plate.

Throughout the iTunes showing I was able to spot myself a couple of times. I was 10 years old. (Very odd to see yourself at that age on TV.)

Some notable facts about the game that I often overlook:

  •   Funny to know that a classic playoff matchup was started with a match up between sure-fire Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux and Masato Yoshii. Also, Orel Hershiser was key in keeping the game close.
  • To come back from 3-0 it would've taken wins against Maddux, Glavine, Smoltz, and Millwood. Aye!
  • At the game live was much better than hearing Bob Costas announce it. (I would've preferred Gary Thorne or Howie Rose.)
  • What a playoff game for my dad to get tickets to!

Anyway, just sharing a great Met memory of mine as I anxiously await this upcoming year. Leave a comment and share one of yours if you have one!