Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Join In On The Fun!

Shannon over at Mets Police has posted an informal survey of five questions, for the average Mets fan.

You all know The Coop is FAR from average...but the questions are fun, and you should take part too. Contact details are in the post.

1. When did I start following the Mets?

In 1983 -- 1984 was my first vivid memories associated with the Mets but then, a dude named Seaver was pitching and a guy named Keith was traded to the team. Dad could not stop talking about them.

2. Favorite Mets memory?

I have three -- top being in attendance at Game 7 in 1986. I was old enough to understand but too young to fully appreciate it.

The next one has to be watching Game 4 of the 1999 NLDS (The Pratt HR) at my old apartment with Mr. E, Uncle Gene and two of his three kids. If you remember correctly, the Mets don't win that game, there was force back to Arizona against The Unit himself, Randy Johnson. I remember turning to my dad right before the at-bat, saying, "I DON'T want to go back and face Unit. We can't." A few seconds later, as I like to describe it, four cautious hineys (Kay Jay wasn't a Mets fan at the time yet) lift off the respective sofas...as soon as we saw Finley's face, it was time for cathartic Zorba the Greek-like dances.

Close tie with that game is the grand-slam single game in 1999...Watching that with the same crew except it was at Aunt Melissa and Uncle Gene's house. Same cautious hineys lifting off the sofas...and then of course the Zorba-the-Greek-like dances.

3. Worst Mets memory?

Last game of 2007. Nuff said. After the high of the day before, with John Maine's almost no-no, it was such a deflator. I think I slept most of that offseason.

4. One off-field change I could make?

Start buying out the chop shops in the Iron Triangle and start razing, to make a little community there for fans, and gathering places to watch sports events, even in the offseason. I can't tell you what it's like to go to other stadiums and there are so many fan-friendly options in and around the stadium areas. And what it's like to have to get off a few stops earlier on the train to enjoy some pre-game cocktails.

5. First thing I would change if I owned the team?

Fire everyone. And I mean everyone. And start paying overslot in the draft.

3 comments:

Ed Leyro (and Joey) said...

I'll be posting my answers at Studious Metsimus as well. I wonder how much my answers will differ from Joey's answers.

Solly said...

1. When did I start following the Mets?
1984 - I was 9 and we were on a vacation in Philly. The Mets were in town, Doc was pitching, enough said.

2. Favorite Mets memory?
1986 is too easy so I'll say the ovation Gooden got at Shea Goodbye. It almost made up for...

3. Worst Mets memory?
The closing of Shea as the Mets blew another chance to get to the playoffs. Outside of Beltran and Santana, every Met should have personally apologized to the fans that day. What a fucking disgrace.

4. One off-field change I could make?
Honoring Jackie Robinson is a classy move but I don't like it at the expense of not honoring those who actually played for the franchise. The fact that the Padres have a better HOF than the Mets is downright criminal.


5. First thing I would change if I owned the team?
Make Kevin Towers my GM (look what he got for Bell, Gonzalez, and Young, the man knows how to scout talent) and Wally Backman my manager. Fuck Manuel with a rusty nail for suggesting Floyd PH in Game 7.

A Phanatic said...

Coop! Schneider's a Phillie!!!!