Friday, September 7, 2012
Dwight Gooden's No Hitter (5/14/96)
One more Yankees story… On May 14th, 1996, I got a call from my friend Vic (a NYC cop). He asked if I wanted to go to the Yankees game that night. I really didn't want to but he was persistent. He said we'll get bleacher seats, where all the nut jobs hang out, and that Dwight Gooden was pitching. I was a fan of Gooden during my one year of being a Mets fan, 1986 – the year they won the World Series – so I caved in.
Side story… 14 years later I got my morning paper (back when the New York Post was 50¢, I can't bring myself to pay a $1.00 for it these days), and on the front cover was my friend Vic, subduing a crazed fan at Yankee Stadium (that's him on the right)! Apparently, this lunatic was jealous that A-Rod was dating Cameron Diaz, so he tried to attack him on the field. But Vic saved the day.