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December brings a photo challenge

I haven’t been a very active writer over the last couple of months. I want that to change, but I’m also realistic enough to admit that it’s probably not going to change overnight.

But I’ve been better about taking photos and sharing them on my Instagram account, and I think Funko’s December Photo-A-Day challenge could be a fun way to get back into the habit of creating content and sharing it here on a regular basis.

So if Funko’s December Photo-A-Day challenge sounds like fun to you too, give it a shot. You might even win a prize.

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This date in Mets history: Gary Carter hits his 300th home run

Since today is the anniversary of Gary Carter’s 300th home run, I thought I’d repost this photo sent in by a reader last summer.

Photo credit: Bill Durkin (click to enlarge)

Bill sent in a photo from the Aug. 11, 1988 game when Gary Carter hit his 300th career home run. This is from Carter’s second at-bat in the game.

Bill writes:

The camera I took the picture on had the date programmed incorrectly, and as I never paid any attention to that, (back in those days I could have cared less what that date meant and it would provide a source of amusement to family members when looking at Christmas photos dated 12/26, or halloween pics from 11/1, etc.) I never took the time to change it.

If you look very closely at the scoreboard, (much easier to do now that I digitized the picture) you can make out that it says, “Gary Carter, 1 For 1, HOME RUN”.  

The Mets did make a crazy comeback in the 9th inning of that game to steal a win. (I did remember that as being a great game, but we always had fun at Wrigley, regardless of the games outcome)

Here’s a link to the Retrosheet.org box score from that game.

Does anybody else have any pre-digital era photos that they took while watching Mets games? I’d love to see them & I’d be happy to post them here for others to enjoy. Email PaulsRandomStuff@verizon.net