Mookie Wilson took in Citi Field over the weekend and noticed something that many others have noticed: The Mets have really overlooked the 1986 team at the new ballpark. Specifically, there's nothing there he could find commemorating his hit between Buckner's legs:
I was a little surprised I didn't see anything inside. To not put that in there would be denying part of your past - part of your rich past. We'll have to wait and see. I think the '86 team would like to be known as the signature of the Mets ... you'd have to talk to upper management to see what they want to portray the team as.
Because Mookie Wilson is a class act, he was quite gracious about it, saying that he'd "reserve judgment" and see if the team came around over time, but he's got a point. The Mets have looked rather silly in their efforts to keep their new park free of character and history. Well, non-Brooklyn Dodgers history anyway. Yes, that sort of thing builds over time, but you'd think that the baseline would be to prominently honor both the 1969 and 1986 teams in the joint. Why they haven't done that is a mystery.