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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Buckner Ball


The Buckner Ball

This image on the right is the baseball that went through Bill Buckner's legs in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series, allowing the New York Mets to go on to win the championship.

With the Mets one strike away from defeat, Gary Carter and Kevin Mitchell singled. Then, Ray Knight singled to make the score 5-4. Next, came the Mets' speedy centerfielder, Mookie Wilson. Down to his last strike, he fouled off pitch after pitch. Then, Bob Stanley threw a wild pitch and Wilson hit a bounding ball up the first line, but, as first baseman Buckner waited for the ball to come up, it stayed down, skipping under his legs. Ray Knight scored, the Mets had the game and, soon after, the series.

When the ball skipped under Buckner's glove and went into right field, it was picked up by umpire Ed Montague. Later on, to help identify the ball, he put a small "X" on it. He then gave the ball to Arthur Richman.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mets 3 Game Paks Fail with Fans


Mets 3 game Pick-A-Paks are on sale for the 2011 season along with season ticket plans, 40 game plans and 15 game plans. The 3 game Pick-A- Packs offered this season, unlike last year, do not include the (Marquee ) subway series against the Yankees. Last year, thousands of Mets fans specifically purchased the 3 game packs to insure that they would have a ticket to a subway series game at Citifield. Now fans are being forced to wait until 2 weeks before the series for a pre-sale password or they can test their luck on the open market on ebay or Stubhub. It was oddly refreshing when the Mets front office lowered its pricing in November releasing this statement: "The Mets are committed to providing quality and value to our fans," said Dave Howard, Executive Vice President, Business Operations. "We reduced ticket prices for 2011 based on fan feedback and marketplace information." It's true that the Mets did slash the average ticket price by 14%, however I hope the Mets officials do realize that being apart of this fan base means sticking it to the Yankees on our field. But to do so effectively we need a bigger supply of tickets accessible to us.
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