“Doc” Gooden & Lenny Dykstra headline Sports & Memorabilia Expo at Civic Center

The ’86 Mets may be one of baseball’s starkest love-them-or-hate-them propositions. Hatred for them is the one thing in the world that unites Yankees and Red Sox fans. To the Mets faithful, the believers, they are a vivid memory of the pride and second-to-no one attitude that are, theoretically, possible for New York’s second team. Their personalities – Strawberry, Carter, Hernandez, Backman and more – were cocky and arrogant. They had to be, to do what they did.

Two utterly critical players on that team, the great ace Dwight “Doc” Gooden and Lenny “Nails” Dykstra, headline the first annual BG Sports & Memorabilia Expo at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center this Saturday, May 19 from 2 to 7 p.m. Highlights include memorabilia blowout sales, autograph-signing, sports challenges, food vendors, silent auctions and much more.

This event will benefit the Children’s Home of Poughkeepsie. Tickets cost $10 for adults and $7 for children. For more information, visit http://bgentertainment845.com. The Mid-Hudson Civic Center is located at 14 Civic Center Plaza in Poughkeepsie.