I took a personal day off from work to watch on TV the last opening game at Shea Stadium. I attended the second game ever at Shea on April 18, 1964 when I was 15 years old in the 9th grade. I remember I went with classmate Alan Metzger and his friend Yak. We brought a banner to the game which said "Casey for Prez." The Mets took a 2-0 lead but the bull pen could not hold it so the Amazins lost 5-2 to drop their record to 2-4. The box score can be found at http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=280408121. There were 56,350 fans at the game including the Distinguished Professor of Saturday Night Oldies who reads this journal religiously. I better be careful not to make any typographical errors, because if I do, he will nail me.