Thank you Johan, for giving us Mets fans something to cheer and to share with you. I love the fact that one of the first things Johan mentioned when asked was not his personal accomplishment, but rather how much it meant to the Mets faithful who had this monkey on their back and whose expectations and hopes rested with whomever took the mound for the team that day. This could not have happened to a more deserving person and to a more deserving set of baseball fans.
Maybe #8 (The Kid) Gary Carter was looking down on this one. Or maybe it was just fate that in the 50th Anniversary season of the Mets, during this historic game, the box score showed 8 runs and 8 hits. A nice little tribute to #8, eh?