26 Years Ago Today…


When it comes to the Mets, I’m not usually one to dwell on the past.  Especially the 1986 season.  The fact that it’s been so long since the Mets’ last championship is becoming less of a fond memory, and more of an embarrassment with each passing year.

That said, it’s a milestone worth acknowledging.  It is, after all, the one (and still only, to this date) time that my brother and I ever hugged.

Happy 26th anniversary, 1986 Mets.  I hope we get to see one of these celebrations again soon – at least sometime within the next 26 years.


Paul is a freelance writer, blogger, and broadcast technology professional residing in Denver. A New Jersey native, he is a long-suffering Mets fan, a recently-happy Giants fan, and bewildered Islanders fan. He's also a fair-weather Avalanche and Rockies supporter. In his spare time, he enjoys the three Gs: Golf, Guitars, and Games.
  1. friend October 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm
    51 years for a no-hitter. Maybe 51 is a good over/under for a poll on the next championship.
  2. Dan B October 27, 2012 at 4:32 pm
    Sometimes we forget that the average team wins a championship every 30 years (since there re 30 teams).
    • Paul Festa October 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm
      Very true. The odds are longer these days.
  3. Dan Capwell October 28, 2012 at 7:58 am
    I think that of all the things that have changed since then, I miss Shea Stadium the most. I was at that game and a surreal atmosphere enveloped the place. That happened a few times at some big games. This new place, with its PC homage to a Dodger, it Mall of America Food court and its poor sight lines just doesn’t have the same feel.