I’m a sucker for baseball history, and even more so when it involves the Mets.
In a unique event held at Gramercy Theater in New York City, Mookie Wilson and Bill Buckner spoke in-depth about their famous moment from Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. Some players are linked together forever, for good and bad, and both of these players have taken the moment in a friendly nature.
They both answered questions from the audience and offered insight into things you may not have already known about the game that took place more than 26 years ago.
Asked how the ’86 Mets would deal with Twitter, YouTube and cell phones, Wilson said there would be no ’86 Mets.
“They’d all be in jail,” he said.
Being a huge Mets fan and possibly an even bigger Keith Hernandez fan, it was a unique experience to see him shave his mustache before hundreds of fans at Citi Field.
I caught all the action with photos for Topps.
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Started a petition to keep Mets legend Keith Hernandez from shaving his beloved mustache. Check it out:
Keith Hernandez’s mustache is a cultural icon. It was there when the Mets won the World Series in 1986. It was there when you were a child and you were an adult. It’s turned heads, it’s kissed babies, it’s made you laugh and cry. It’s a part of you. It’s your mustache just as much as Keith’s.
So when the former Mets and Cardinals legend announced last week during a broadcast on SNY that he could potentially shave it by season’s end, it set off a spine tingling sensation. Collectively, as fans of Keith and his mustachioed self, we need to stop him.
“I don’t want to draw attention to it,” he told Richard Sandomir of The New York Times. “I’ll do it, and whoever’s watching the game will see it.”
Let’s hope not. Sign the petition and SAVE THE STACHE!
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION
NEWS: Petition stached mentioned on The Daily Stache blog
Only a four hour drive from Long Island, I’m grateful to live so close to Cooperstown. I spent the weekend covering the inductions of Barry Larkin and Ron Santo into one of the most exclusive clubs on the planet, the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Tim McCarver and Bob Elliott were also honored with the broadcast and baseball writers awards, respectively.
Santo, who died in 2010, was inducted with a speech from his wife Vicky, while Larkin gave a speech largely about the people who helped shape his career from an early age.
The MLB Fan Cave is by far one of the most interesting sports facilities in the country. It brings together hardcore baseball fans and traps them in a world of amusement as they fight off cut rounds for a chance at being a grand champion by season’s end.
Located in New York City, the Fan Cave is packed with baseball fun. I took a tour of the building, located on Broadway and East 4th Street.