June 1, 2012 is a night permanently engrained in the memory of all Mets fans.
Just like our parents, or grandparents, or even some of us might remember where they were when Kennedy got assassinated, Mets fans will always remember where they were when Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in franchise history.
For me it was at the Fireplace in Paramus. I was working that night, on the side of the counter that you couldn’t see the TV from. When the game first started I glanced over at the television and actually thought, “I bet they get their no-hitter tonight. I’ll be at work, not able to watch, and they’ll get it.”
I went on working, not paying any attention to the game, just occasionally glancing at the score.
At 9:51 pm I received the following text message from a Yankee fan friend:
“So you guys finally got one.”
I quickly rushed over to the TV, turned off the soccer game that the cooks had put on and switched to SNY. There was the line score: 8-8-0 for the Mets and 0-0-0 f...