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Didja ever notice where everybody else was?

You don't have to have a long, drawn out story about Game 6 of the 1986 World Series for it to be worthwhile. The fact that people can remember anything about that particular October 25 makes it noteworthy. Here are a couple of other memories that my friends shared. If you haven't contributed already, feel free to share yours in the comments section.

Mike Duggan

October 1986....It was the best of times, It was the best of times.

After striking out on getting post season tickets when they originally went on sale, my brother in law was able to get us tickets for three games, Game 4 of the NLCS ( We lost to Mike Scott), Game 1 of the World Series (Mets lost 1-0 when Tim Teufel let a ground ball go thru his legs) and Game 7 of the World Series. The tickets were way up in sec 42 of the Upper Deck, but I was going to post season games for the first time in my life. The Mets were terrible all my life. I never thought this could happen.

October 25, 1986. I received a phone call from my friend, Tony, who worked at Shea in the Luxury boxes. He asked me if I wanted to go to Game 6. Tony had snuck me in for the Sept 17 division clinching game. I told Tony, "No, if the Mets lose tonight, I would jump from the Mezzanine. I have tickets for tomorrow night. I will see you then."

Instead I went out with my friend, Michael Murphy, and a few of his friends to watch the game in a bar in Queens.J.P. Od's (affectionately called J Pods) is located on Union Turnpike across the street from St. John's University. It is a great place where the beer is cold and anything can happen. (Side Note: Randy Myers would go to J. Pods every Wednseday when he pitched for the Mets. Wednesday was ladies nite. lol)I am not going to bore you with the details of the game. I think we all know what happened. The Bad Guys Won. lol

But the question is always: where were you when the ball went thru Buckner's legs? I was in the back corner of the bar glued to the TV. When the ball went thru buckner's legs, everyone collectively jumped. When you touched the ground, you felt the entire floor move. then a half second later, all the beer peopple were holding hit the ground. We waded thru beer for the duration of the night. The place was drenched.After that it was just a feeling of euphoria. We had won. I was going to game 7. then I realized it was daylight savings time and we had an extra hour to celebrate. And we did. It was great night.Game 7 was to be Sunday, October 26, but was rained out and played Monday October 27, 1986. the latest a World Series game had been play up to that point.

Side note part 2. Two years later. the Mets were down three games to two heading back to LA and badly in need of soem J Pods luck. When me and Murph arrived at the bar, they had a drink special: for every run the Mets scored every person in the bar would get a free shot of Woo Woo. The luck held out again that night. the mets scored 7 or 8 runs on thier way to an easy victory. We all had many, many Woo Woos that night. It was such a raucous crowd that every time a runner was on third, a huge chorus of "WOO WOO," rang out thru the bar. I wish I can say the next night was just as good, but Murph and I were not able to go out that night to J. Pods, and the Mets lost.

Gus Ramsey

I don't have a great story for that moment. I was in the TV room in my dorm at Rollins College. The thing I remember the most was when Mookie was batting andMitchell was on 3rd I said to my friend Troy, "We could really use a 'Catch-X' right here." That's referring to Strat-O-Matic of course. Next pitch was Stanley's wild pitch. The rest was just sitting in amazement.

Noah Lubowsky

I clearly remember where I was. I was watching the game in my basement with my parents (my parents' basement is furnished like a family room). When the ball went through Buckner's legs, I jumped up and down and started screaming at the top of my lungs I was so overjoyed (and shocked). I still get goosebumps every time they show a replay of that game.


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