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The Second Ballot

We certainly had righteous fun tearing apart the 75 Greatest Moments at Shea ballot, but now that fan voting has trimmed the selections to the Top Ten, it's time to get even more serious. You have until September 1 to vote for any one of the following, with the Mets revealing the big winner during the last week of the season.

FYI, these weren't necessarily the Top Ten I voted for, but I can't say any of them are bad choices. Then again, there are no Ice Capades here.

In chronological order:

• August 15, 1965: Beatles' First Concert at Shea

–Well, they did have more hits than the Mets in 1965.

• July 9, 1969: Tom Seaver's Imperfect Game

–I get the feeling the first Mets' no-hitter wouldn't be as good as this.

• October 16, 1969: Mets Win the World Series

–There are no words.

• October 25, 1986: Mets win Game Six of the World Series

–There is, in fact, one word, and it's a proper noun.

• October 27, 1986: Mets are World Champions Again

–Until further notice, that's the last time it happened.

• October 9, 1999: Todd Pratt's homer clinches the NLDS

–Of course Pratt was playing — it was a day game after a night game.

• October 17, 1999: Robin Ventura's Grand Slam Single

–“Siphon votes from me, will ya?” Tank screamed at Robin as he tackled him short of second.

• June 30, 2000: Mike Piazza Caps Ten-Run Inning Against Braves

–It was Fireworks Night; the Grucci Brothers apologized for it being anticlimactic.

• September 21, 2001: Mike Piazza Returns Baseball to New York City

–The only night Chipper Jones wasn't booed at Shea Stadium

• October 19, 2006: Endy Chavez's Catch

–Doubling Jim Edmonds at first should probably be listed as an additional moment.

So…what're you gonna vote for? Remember, you have until Monday, September 1 to make your voice heard.

7 comments to The Second Ballot

  • Anonymous

    I voted for – • June 30, 2000: Mike Piazza Caps Ten-Run Inning Against Braves , I wasn't living here in 86 and started following the Mets after I moved to NY in 1994 , so for me it's that home run from Piazza….if I close my eyes I can feel Shea shaking..

  • Anonymous

    Just voted for October 16th 1969..What a day and celebration!

  • Anonymous

    9 Amazin Mets moments and 1 transcendent cultural moment; hard to argue against any.
    I'm a sucker for games I've been to — I voted Grand Slam Single.

  • Anonymous

    That's not a bad list at all, actually. I'd have to add a trio of Mike Moments: when he came, when he left, and when he returned. Wouldn't mind seeing Bobby Jones in there, either.

  • Anonymous

    I'm honestly a bit surprised they didn't say, “Bucker tops list, but you get to vote for moments 2-10!” It would certainly make it easier for me to select Robin.

  • Anonymous

    BuckNer. Jesus, I'm full of spelling errors today. I should really put that other contact lens in.

  • Anonymous

    If you're referring to the time a foul ball clanged off the press box ledge and knocked the microphone out of the hand of Joe Buck (a.k.a. the Bucker), then it's all good.