Saturday, June 8, 2013

This Man Suffered for 6 hours and 25 Minutes

The distinguished gentleman in this photo is Alan Berman who has been at many historical games played by the beloved New York Mets.  I am sure that he will fill me in on the rest but I know he attended:

  • The first home game of the Mets at the Polo Grounds in 1962
  • The first game played at Shea Stadium in 1964
  • The last game played at Shea Stadium in 2008
Today the family went to see Star Trek into Darkness at the local multiplex.  We came home at about 4:10 PM as the Mets and Miami Marlins were tied at 1-1 at the end of 9 innings.  We watched the rest of the game as the Mets blew several scoring opportunities in the extra innings.  Adeiny Hechavarria hit an RBI single in the 20th inning and the Miami Marlins outlasted the New York Mets 2-1.  Those stinking Mets were 0-19 with men in scoring postion.

Game Recap

Anyway, Alan stayed until the very end of the game to see the "Mighty Mets" lose.  He was one of perhaps only 1500 or so diehards who saw every pitch in this historic loss.

I hope he wasn't too hungry at the end since I am sure that the food concessions closed by the 9th inning.  I think Fred Wilpon should have treated Alan to a tongue sandwich from Ben's Deli.


Bill Dillane said...

In 1974, Alan watched the Mets game that went 25 innings until about 4:30 in the morning.

Ken Dulberg said...

... And it should come as no surprise that our "Amazin's" were on the losing end of that game also, Bill. (4-3 to the Cardinals.)

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