Remembering Mets History (1999) 1969 Amazing Mets On Everybody Loves Raymond

 1999: In the third season of the TV show "Everybody Loves Raymond" (Episode 19 titles "Big Shots").

Ray the sportswriter, takes his brother Robert to the Hall of Fame for a 1969 World Champion Mets autograph signing event. Their mother, Marie Barone forces Raymond to take Robert to the show.

When the brothers arrive at the Hall of Fame, the Meet the Mets line is very long. 

Robert encourages Ray to use his
sportswriter authority to jump the line. Ray attempts to use his credentials to get up front.

After aggravating security, as well as the 1969 Mets alumni, Ray & Robert are forced to leave the event, never meeting the Mets.

On their way home, they get pulled over for speeding. Now Robert tries to use his authority, of being a cop to avoid the ticket, but to no luck.

On their drive home the Barone brothers break out into the classic Mets theme song "Meet the Mets".

Former 1969 Mets included Bud Harrelson, Tug McGraw, Tommie Agee, Jerry Grote, Cleon Jones, Ed Kranepool, Ron Swoboda & Art Shamsky. 

Trivia: Shamsky was the name of the Barone's bulldog as it was Roberts favorite player on the team. The second Barone family dog was  Shamsky II, also named by Robert.

Ray tries to talk to Tug McGraw, asking Tug if he remembers him. Tug remembers the article Ray wrote on ex jocks becoming announcers & it didn't sit too well with him.

Ray Romano as well as his character Ray Barone is a big Mets fan in real life. He joins TV stars of
the era Kevin James & Jerry Seinfeld in being Mets fans.

During an early 2000'S Mets broadcast, Tom Seaver was asked why he did not appear in the episode. Apparently, it was over money. Seaver replied "how much does Ray Romano get for each episode?" When it was pointed out that it was over a million dollars, Seaver said "Well??"


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