Since we’re all missing baseball, and there’s no new games being played, I’d like to take the time to think back on all of the games from our past, and games that you will never forget, even if they were not particularly memorable.
For me, the game I’ll never forget took place April 13, 2013. Mets at Twins.
I think I’ve talked about this game before; my former best friend and I went to the game with another mutual pal and were among the handful of baseball diehards who attended – there were maybe a thousand people in the stands, total. Maybe even less than that. The Twins were giving out free cocoa and coffee. You could see your breath, and each one stung.
We got there a little early and saw many of the Mets warming up in the outfield. Sat on the third base line so I was excited to finally see David Wright in person. He caught snowflakes on his tongue. A few of the Twins threw snowballs at each other. Trevor Plouffe looked like he was about to rob a bank.
Starting pitchers were Matt Harvey and Scott Diamond. Literally the only person on this site who will remember Scott Diamond is Happy. However, my former best friend was a huge fan of his and she was excited to catch a start. Matt Harvey wasn’t “The Dark Knight” yet so there was no buzz, and I had no idea who he was. Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau were with the Twins still. In fact, I bought my well loved and now well worn Morneau player shirsey at this game. For the Mets, there was a clean cut Justin “JT The Red Panda” Turner and Ike Davis.
I don’t remember much about the game itself. It was so cold, no one was playing at their best. It really was bitterly cold and a miserable game. But it was an experience I’ll never forget because it was the most unique game I have ever attended, and the people I actually saw play that I never got to see play again (any of the Mets, Scott Diamond).
So, how about you? What’s YOUR most memorable game? Let’s chat.