Monday, October 1, 2007

Mets in THE MOST AMAZING Collapse in Baseball History!

"Say it ain't soooo Willie!!! Say it ain't SOOOOOOOOOOO!!"

The NY Metropolitan Baseball Club was UP by 7 games with 14 days left in the 2007 season -- pulled off one of the biggest chokes in baseball history. Mets and HOF Pitcher, Tom Glavin were dumped at the hands of the lowly Marlins AT HOME 8-1 on Sunday. Losing the NL East and a great deal of pride. Met fans booed every batter from the first to last out of the game - unmercifully.

I watched the 1st shocking inning as 7 Marlins crossed the plate and i also took a look at the 9th inning sad ending. The magic of the ML baseball Package on Direct-TV took me to Philly to watch the adulation in the stands and on the field as the City of Brotherly Love EXPLODED!

The Phillies came from behind all summer and caught up to the slumping Mets. Philly is loaded with young talent. BUT - it was the Old Man on The Bump who provided salvation. Jamie Moyer pitched 6 respectable innings. Ryan Howard did his thing and smashed a HR to defeat the Nats in front of a packed home crowd.

The Fireworks were Blaring and the fans waving their rally towels in Philly once the Met demise was announced In Philly. What a shock to the Mets! The highest NL Pay Roll - ROLLED OVER and played DEAD for the month of September.

Here is the Story Line from NY:

Jimmy Rollins called it in January. The Mets made it happen in September.
The Mets completed a historic collapse on the season's final day as Tom Glavine, their Hall of Fame-bound pitcher, put them in a seven-run hole before their hitters even had a chance to swing. In first place from May 16 until Friday night, and owners of a seven-game lead with 17 games left, the Mets saw their season officially end four minutes after an 8-1 loss to the Marlins yesterday at Shea, when the Phillies finished off the Nationals.

As impossible as it may have seemed just two weeks ago, the Phillies - as Rollins predicted in January - were indeed the "team to beat" in the NL East and the Mets, who came within a game of reaching the World Series last year, are without a playoff berth.

The historical context must be especially sweet in the City of Brotherly Love. In 1964, Gene Mauch's Phillies blew a 6-1/2-game lead with 12 games left to play. Now they are the beneficiaries of a similar collapse.

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