Just got this from the MSG Network
This program Will Feature Interviews with Players, Coaches, Celebrities and Writers, Including Manager Davey Johnson, Darryl Strawberry, Doc Gooden, Kevin Mitchell, Mookie Wilson, Wally Backman, Ray Knight, Gary Carter, General Manager Frank Cashen, Spike Lee, John Turturro, John Leguizamo and More
Four-Part Series Set For March 1-4 on MSG Network
New York, NY – January 26, 2011 – The 1986 New York Mets captivated sports fans like never before, with their unique cast of characters, winning brand of baseball and tabloid headlines. Today, the ’86 Mets are one of the most storied teams in New York sports history. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of that team, MSG Network will debut “Summer of ’86: The Rise and Fall of the World Champion Mets” on Tuesday, March 1.
Each 30-minute episode of the four-part, consecutive night series will feature interviews with players and coaches as they reflect on that memorable season, New York celebrities and dignitaries who watched from the stands, and the writers who got a firsthand look at an incredible season of baseball in New York.
Below are quotes from the program:
Darryl Strawberry: “We had a real swagger about ourselves. We had confidence about ourselves. We didn’t care what anyone thought of us. We were the New York Mets.”
Gary Carter: “We were the team that everyone loved to hate.”
Doc Gooden: “We loved to have fun. We cared and loved each other. It was a great fit. I don’t think you could have put a bunch of guys together that meshed as well as we actually did.”
Additional interview subjects include: Mookie Wilson, Kevin Mitchell, Wally Backman, Ray Knight, Manager Davey Johnson, General Manager Frank Cashen, Michael Rapaport, John Turturro, John Leguizamo, Gary Dell’Abate, Carl Banks, Ed Koch, Ray Kelly, Lou Dobbs, Jeff Pearlman and more.
“We’ve assembled some of the most significant players, dignitaries and fans from 1986 to give viewers an unparalleled retrospective of a team that captured the imagination of New Yorkers,” said Dan Ronayne, executive vice president and general manager of MSG Networks. “The 1986 Mets are an important part of New York Sports history and we’re proud to honor them 25 years later.”
Additional information about the ’86 Mets and the show will be available at MSG.com starting in mid-February, including player capsules with a summary of each player’s role and a look at where they are now. The web content will also include reflective essays from Mets bloggers and fans.
SNY – I think you have some explaining to do !!!