SNY, the official television home of the New York Mets, recalls the memorable days leading up to the 2015 trade deadline that transformed a struggling Mets team into a World Series contender with Five Days in Flushing. What started with heart-wrenching tears, ended in elation only four days later as the Mets moved into a tie for first place following a seemingly improbable three-game sweep of its National League East rival Washington Nationals. From that point forward, led by trade deadline acquisition Yoenis Céspedes, David Wright, and the dominant arms of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard, the Mets wouldn't look back again.
Premiering Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m., the one-hour documentary showcases those closely involved including key decision makers, players, and media covering the team to recount the series of events that changed the course of an entire organization. Five Days in Flushing features interviews with the following individuals:
Sandy Alderson - General Manager, Mets
Terry Collins - Managers, Mets
David Wright - Third Baseman, Mets
Wilmer Flores - Shortstop, Mets
Curtis Granderson - Outfielder, Mets
Keith Hernandez - Mets Broadcaster, SNY
Ron Darling - Mets Broadcaster, SNY
Gary Cohen - Mets Broadcaster, SNY
Howie Rose - Mets Broadcasters, WOR 710
Anthony DiComo - Reporter, MLB.com
Marc Carig - Reporter, Newsday
Tim Rohan - Reporter, New York Times
SNY's Five Days in Flushing, debuting Tuesday, April 5th at 7:30 p.m.:
KEITH HERNANDEZ: "Let's face it, in June; no one thought this club was going anywhere. They were dead in the water."
ANTHONY DICOMO: "I have never seen anything like the Wilmer Flores night at a ballpark before; I will probably never see it again in my career covering baseball."
RON DARLING: "When Wilmer got emotional, it showed every Met fan how much he loved being a Met. That's what the fans want. They want, at some point, the players say, 'It's bigger than the money, it's bigger than the cars, it's bigger than the homes. It's the uniform. The orange and blue is what I want to play for.'"
WILMER FLORES: "Before that at bat, I said, 'Man, I've never hit a walk-off homer. I would be nice to hit one right now."
TERRY COLLINS: "It brought our team together. It brought our team rooting for each other."
MARC CARIG: "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?' You're going to look at that last week of July. That was the genesis. That's where it changed."
SNY will re-air the documentary later that evening at 9:30 p.m. and again Sunday, April 10 at 4:30 p.m. Check your local listings for additional re-airs.