Welcome to Flashback Friday: Tales From The Log, a final-season tribute to Shea Stadium as viewed primarily through the prism of what I have seen there for myself, namely 383 regular-season and 13 postseason games to date. The Log records the numbers. The Tales tell the stories.
9/6/98 Su Atlanta 5-8 Reed 9 70-70 L 4-0
For those of you who missed the West Coast final:
The Phillies got themselves swept out of Chavez Ravine, enabling the Mets, who for once treated a last-place team like dirt, to retake first place all by their splendid lonesomes.
Question then: Are the Phillies that lame? 'Cause I suspect we ain't quite that good.
Next time we’re up 12 in the 5th and the opponents have just one hit, we’ll consider smiling again.
Wham! Biff! Pow! Sock!
The Mets were finally doing what they're supposed to do to teams like the Nats, the torrential rains that threatened to engulf New York had spared D.C., and Oliver Perez was looking unbeatable, benefiting from absurd movement on his pitches, overaggressive Nats hitters and a generous strike zone. I extracted some bitter [...]