An excerpt taken from Ken Burns’ “Baseball”. The character known as Casey Stengel definitely helped make the Mets an entity to be talked about, even being as bad as they were. Fans supported the Mets, no matter what the scoreboard said, and that’s what makes us better than any other fans in baseball.
About The Author
I saw my first game back in 1987 against the Montreal Expos. I can recall walking up those concrete ramps to the "Uppers" with my family at Shea. The banter of New Yorkers talking about their lives. The smell of hot dogs as the vendors passed by. The darkness of a 7:10 game right before you enter the short tunnel welcoming one of the most magnificent sights you will ever see as a young boy - the green grass of a major league baseball field.