Game Six was played on October 25, a Saturday night. Apr 21, 2015. CF Lenny Dykstra hit. They harassed the flight attendants and had a cake fight in various stages of undress. Wilson then had a great at-bat after falling behind 0-2.
New York quickly grabbed the lead in the bottom of the seventh, this time facing Boston pitcher, Calvin Schiraldi. But Mookie Wilson wanted a different life, and most of all he wanted a job in baseball. That heart was never more evident than in Game 6, with a 1 percent chance of winning, when Mitchell would score on a Stanley wild pitch and Knight would score when Mookie's grounder bounced through Buckner's legs.
In fact, he was on the verge of quitting when he finally begged the Mets to take him on, which they did in 2010, but forcing him to start with their low level Class A team in Brooklyn. And that pocket of Red Sox families and friends went from jubilant craziness to looking like they were sitting at a graveside.
These two guys who were part of an iconic play in baseball, 30 years later, have developed this friendship. What was prominent about that game? Foster was cut from the team before its release in August anyway.
He did not figure into the decision. Wilson fouled off the first pitch solidly, than took a fastball wide for ball one and another high for ball two. They could say they respected me. We were tough to deal with, I'm sure. That turned out to be huge, because it meant he could score to tie the game rather than just advance to third when pinch-hitter Danny Heep grounded into a double play.
Ojeda spoke about the 2015 Mets' incredible run to the postseason following a key acquisition prior to the non-waiver Trade Deadline.
From there, his personal life took a downward spiral culminating in 2012 when he was sentenced to three years in a California state prison after pleading no contest to grand theft auto and providing a false financial statement.
We don't have a day or two to forget about it. The Red Sox quickly spun off two wins before the series shifted back to Boston where the Mets returned the favor by taking the first two games at Fenway.