Monday, March 31, 2014
Opening Day '65
Historically, the Mets have been dominant in home season openers over the past forty-some odd years. Today, however, was a different animal. The Amazins blew leads of 3-0, 4-2, and eventually 5-4 in the top of the 9th thanks to a Bobby Parnell meltdown. Final score: Nats 9, Mets 7 in 10 frames.
It's just one game out of a 162-game marathon, but a win to kick off the new baseball season is always preferable to a downer. But, what can you do? I'm just glad to have the sport back in full bloom again.
Anywho, helping make up for today's Metropolitan slip up is a surprise PWE I got a day or so ago from Pat at Hot Corner Cards. This here is one of those 50th Anniversary box topper cards found in hobby boxes of Heritage.
On opening day in 1965, Bobby Klaus and the Mets were dominated by the Dodgers by a score of 6-1 at Shea Stadium. Don Drysdale went the distance for LA, yielding just four hits with nine strikeouts. Klaus, who started at second base, went 0-for-3 with one of those whiffs.
Thanks for keeping me in mind for this great card, Pat! And congrats to your Tigers on a nice come-from-behind win over those pesky Royals today!