Watch The Summer of ’86March 1, 2011
Here is the press release from MSG:
Tonight at 10:00 p.m., catch the premiere of MSG’s new four-part series about the 1986 New York Mets called “Summer of ’86: The Rise and Fall of the World Champion Mets.” The series continues tomorrow night at 10:30 p.m. and on Thursday at 10:00 p.m., and concludes Friday night at 10:30 p.m.
Each 30-minute episode of the series will feature interviews with players and coaches from the ’86 team, as well as New York celebrities, dignitaries and writers as they reflect on one of the most memorable baseball teams and seasons in the history of the game.
Below are quotes from the program:
DARRYL STRAWBERRY: “We were gettin drunk, we would drink and pass out, and then we would wake up and do it again.”
WALLY BACKMAN: “We were cocky. We were confident. We were arrogant. We expected to win every day we went out there and when we lost games we took it personally.”
RAY KNIGHT: “If you’re gonna challenge me then I’m going to respond. I’m not going to push anybody, but when I’m pushed, I was raised to respond to that.”
MOOKIE WILSON: “I thought that we fell short of what that team could have accomplished. Why? You can point fingers at players, at management, whatever the reason…I don’t think the legacy of that team was ever realized.”
Additional interview subjects include: Doc Gooden, Gary Carter, Kevin Mitchell, Manager Davey Johnson, General Manager Frank Cashen, Michael Rapaport, John Turturro, John Leguizamo, Gary Dell’Abate, Carl Banks, Ed Koch, Ray Kelly, Lou Dobbs and more.