Anyone have anything memorable?
My first was great. 1974 I was only 8 years old and having major issues with my ears, constantly having tubes put in to drain fluid. Anyway my mom and her friend were great Met fans and they told me we had to go into New York City to see a new doctor for my problem with my ears. We pull into into this huge parking lot and everyone is BBQ'ing wearing mets shirts, hats etc.
So my moms friend says we have to make a stop here because her father is playing in a big championship softball game and she needed to give him something before we finished the trip to the doctor. We're walking through this huge parking lot, a lot of people looking like their having a great time just talking, cooking, and drinking refreshments and I still don't get it.
Get into this huge stadium and the man at the gate hands my mom a rolled up poster and I didn't understand what it was but I wanted to see it but my mom said its for the doctor. Ok, but I knew one thing, this place looked a lot more exciting to be at than the doctor's office.
We walk through narrow tunnel and all of a sudden I see this huge field and see people dressed in Mets uniforms practicing on the field. Then I realize it's Felix Millan, and my favorite player at the time Wayne Garret. The jig was up! Anyway the game turned out to be against the Braves and the Mets were honoring Hank Aaron. Before the game started Mrs Payson I remember presented Hank with this huge wooden rocking chair. Couldn't believe it! I got to see Hank Aaron play in a baseball game.
I think the Mets lost the game but it didn't matter, I was sitting in Shea stadium at a night game. It was magical! Oh, and that poster the gate guy handed to my mom.....was an awesome Hank Aaron poster that I had for years until it finally expired.