Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What Can I Say?

It has been 25 years since Mookie Wilson's ground ball went through the legs of Bill Buckner and the Mets won game 6 of the 1986 World Series.  However, I am only 17 years old and therefore have no personal memories of that season, series, day, game, or play.  I am well aware that some consider it the biggest play in Mets history and that is great for them.  Yes, I know the call as well.  "Slow roller up along first . . ."  I get excited when that play is shown on TV and when the main character in Fever Pitch watches the play over and over again.  But it just doesn't mean as much to me.

I haven't had that kind of Mets moment.  The Mets came close with Endy's catch but a loss in game 7 of the NLCS is just depressing.  There isn't anything else nearly as cool as that moment in 1986.

I'll always remember plays like David Wright's barehanded catch in 2005 and Carlos Beltran running up the hill in Houston in 2007, but they're just plays.  Part of regular games during disappointing seasons.  Hopefully soon my generation of fans will have their moment.

Let's Go Mets!

2 comments:

AHutch said...

As a Sox fan born after the fact (and also a huge fan of Fever Pitch), I can't help but laugh at that play.

(and I changed my username from mandachan to AHutch over the summer, just in case you didn't know)

Paul said...

I'm more or less in the same boat. I was alive in 1986, but too young to be paying attention to a full baseball game on tv (even if I had been allowed to stay up late enough to watch it.)

Here's hoping we see some new Mets World Series magic soon.