Guess what happened 14 years ago today?
The Yankees swept a doubleheader against the Mets. But that wasn’t the big story. The Yankees won both games 4-2. But that wasn’t the big story. Dwight Gooden picked up a win for the Yankees in the day game of the twin bill. But that wasn’t the big story. The fact that it was a split venue doubleheader also wasn’t the big story.
I was at that game, sitting in my old Sunday seats at the old Stadium – it was a makeup game from a previous rainout (6/11/00). As soon as the ball hit Piazza, my mother, who was sitting to my left, put her head into my shoulder and said, “Oh my God, is he moving?” She couldn’t look and for a few scary moments, we all thought the worst. You could hear a pin drop in the Stadium. Thankfully, Piazza was alive, he left the game and a new “rivalry” was born.…