From noon to midnight today, MLB Network will be showing Games Three, Five and Six of the 1986 National League Championship Series. That’s (spoiler alert!) the Mets beating the Astros on Lenny Dykstra’s walkoff ninth-inning home run; the Mets beating the Astros on Gary Carter’s walkoff twelfth-inning single; and the Mets beating the Astros on Jesse Orosco’s sixteenth-inning hanging on for dear life. That last one’s where they win the pennant, too.
Game Three starts at noon. Game Five starts at three. Game Six starts at seven and practically never ends. The indispensable MLBN reairs Game Three at midnight and Game Five at three in the morning in case you haven’t had enough. And who could get enough of the 1986 NLCS?
Also, the Jets are playing a playoff game at 4:30 PM. I’ll be sure to flip over and check on them during commercials.
If you need or would care for a refresher, the 1986 NLCS was recalled in one fell swoop — whatever the hell a fell swoop is — in this Flashback Friday.