Skip to comments.'06 METS REMINISCENT OF '86
Posted on 08/19/2006 3:46:41 PM PDT by qam1
August 19, 2006 -- The Mets will honor the 1986 championship team tonight in a pregame ceremony that will feature the majority of that memorable squad. It has been 20 years since the Mets last won the World Series and many believe this year's team has the ingredients to end a 20-year title drought in Flushing.
Tonight's ceremony, set to begin around 7 p.m., will welcome back many familiar faces from that memorable team, and the energy inside Shea could serve as a reminder to this year's team what they're playing for. It will be the first time in years that Gary Carter, Darryl Strawberry and Keith Hernandez on the field together.
The Mets went into last night's game against Colorado 13 games up in the NL East and could get a midseason jolt from tonight's festivities.
"That team, to me, was the ultimate team," David Wright said.
Among the notable no-shows tonight will be Dwight Gooden, manager Davey Johnson and Ray Knight. The Mets will wear throwback uniforms tonight and tomorrow to honor the 1986 team. Wright is looking forward to tonight's celebration and expects the home-field advantage at Shea Stadium to be at a season high.
"It's going to be a special ceremony. Obviously the fans will be into it, and I think that when the fans get into something, that rubs off on the team," Wright said. "When the fans come out in full force, they get into it, they bring a lot of energy, a lot of passion, and we can definitely use that to our advantage."
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Only if you were a New York Mets fan. Otherwise they were just another nice one time World Series winner.
I won $1,400 on the '69 Mets, while in college, on a local bet. Haven't followed any of the teams, since.
The Mets 1986 squad played good solid baseball, but were cocky and arrogant ... the Mets 2006 squad plays good solid baseball and are not cocky and arrogant. I don't see how there is any comparison to call it reminiscent at all.
Otherwise, here is hoping for a Subway Series in NYC once again in year 2006!
GO YANKEES !!!!
LETS GO METS!
I will be in NYC on WED and want to go solo to the Mets/Cardinals game that evening.
If any Mets' fans are on this post, what's the best way to get a good single ticket? Does Shea have a 'Day of Game' ticket window, where they sell good seats that have been turned in by season ticket holders? Or are there good scalpers outside the park?
Gooden, Ojeda had a career year, Sid Fernandez. The best pitcher the Mets have now is Steve Trachsel.
Is that the year Buckner let a ball roll between his legs allowing the Mets to come from behind in game 6?
Yupp! I heard on the radio that that actual ball will be at Shea tonight as well!
Big Mets fan here, thanks for the ping!!!!
Go White Sox... :)
Amen to that, brother!
You say that like it's a bad thing. Alot of teams would love to have a guy like Trachsel in their rotation. Besides, I think you're forgetting about Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine (although he might be out for the remainder of the season), and El Duque who is lights out in the postseason.
Pray for Pedro and Glavine's health.
I think a team that ran a platoon at 2nd base can't qualify as an 'ultimate team.'
108 wins and cocaine on every team bus and flight.
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