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The Closest I Can Come to Game 1 Minutiae

Nomar Garciaparra striking out on a pitch in the dirt? Been there, seen that...

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/01/julio-cruise.html

Wilson Betemit tagging Billy Wagner for a late hit. Something with which I'm familiar...

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/05/fridays-leftovers.html

A Met getting 4 hits in a postseason game? Named 2 on the subway ride home (Kevin McReynolds and Rusty Staub), and found out the other during a quick media guide search during a stopover in Manhattan before heading home (Len Dykstra)

Cliff Floyd hitting a key home run...Enjoyed that in person about a year ago.

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2005/06/cliff-notes.html

Carlos Delgado hitting a key home run? As Terry Cashman said, I saw it on the radio.

http://metswalkoffs.blogspot.com/2006/05/walk-off-trivial-pursuit.html

A double-tagout at home plate? Well, that's the one that renders me virtually noteless, other than to reference that Yankees-White Sox, Carlton Fisk play from 20-odd years ago. The hour (1am) is late and I must get a good night's sleep to be fresh for work on Thursday. Perhaps I'll sneak in a little something else before Game 2, if I have the chance.

For now, I'll leave you a quote that I proffered on the train on the way to the ballpark and repeated again to those seated beside me inside the stadium. With apologies to 1986, I shall paraphrase to convey the proper meaning.

"If they win it all this year, it will happen in a way that will go beyond anything they've ever done before...and as we know, what's past is going to be awfully hard to top."

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