KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Mets’ visit to Kansas City for the first two games of 2016 naturally has sparked memories — good and bad, but mostly bad — of last autumn’s World Series.
But on Tuesday night SNY will follow its coverage of Game 2 of the Mets-Royals rematch with a look back at a midsummer week in 2015 that had similar ups and downs but a happier ending.
“Five Days in Flushing,” a one-hour documentary set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, recalls the period from July 29 to Aug. 2, during which Wilmer Flores cried, then hit a walk-off home run; the Mets blew a big lead and lost to the Padres in the rain, then swept the Nationals; and Yoenis Cespedes arrived in a dramatic just-before-the-deadline trade.
It was a franchise turning point, and Mets fans will love reminiscing, with the help of most of the principals as well as outside observers, including Newsday’s own Marc Carig, who gets the last words, summing it all up.
“If they win a World Series, if they win two, if they win three, you’re going to look back and think, ‘Where did it all begin?’ ” Carig says. “You’re going to look at that last week of July. That was the genesis. That’s where it changed.”