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MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 2 – 7th Thru 9th Inning – Astrodome – New York Mets VS Houston Astros

DOG ASIDE:

If you just finished watching the first six innings of the 1986 NLCS between the Mets vs Astros on the prior post on Ima…..of course you want to watch the last 2 1/2 innings….even though the all the runs in this game have been scored…..so, I want to tell you about why this particular NLCS is so important to this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile….cuz the fact is that Bone Daddy had an incredible “magic carpet ride” to New York City to see Games 3, 4 and 5….as a result of the invitation he received from Dwight Berube….the General Manager for Harry M. Stevens….the vendor company who had all the concession and souvenior rights at Shea Stadium during 1986.

Dwight Berube was the brother of Bone Daddy’s good friend, Dean Berube….who was one of the construction contractors who was instrumental in building BD’s sports bar, Madison Square Garden, The Sports Place at 302 E. 6th Street in Austin, Texas….as Dwight knowing BD was a Sportsphile in the making….as well as being a huge lifetime Astros fan since the days of the Colt 45’s…so a gratious invitation arrived when the series was scheduled for October 11, 12 and 13, 1986 at Shea Stadium in Flushing Meadows, NYC. for Bone Daddy and Brother Dean to come to The Big Apple as guests of Dwight Berube….to stay at “his flat” with tickets for all three games on Row 1 of the Mezzanine Level right above the Mets dugout on the 1st base side of Shea.

This 1986 NLCS still ranks in the top 5 “road trip sporting events” of Bone Daddy’s 1000’s of live events seen in his career 65 year career of going to games….and I will be telling the entire story of this epic trip to New York City….with all the stories surrounding attending the three games as the only Astros fan sitting with the enemy….and all the stories behind those stories….which made the trip an almost unbelievable trip a “magic carpet ride” of epic proportions….as I will publish them in my L.E.’s Stories section in the near future.

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