• Ya Gotta Feel Sorry…

    Posted by on September 28th, 2008 · Comments (7)

    …for Mets fans.

    Last season, the Mets had a 7 game lead with 17 games to play…and they went 5-12 down the stretch, losing on the last day of the season…just missing the post-season by a game.

    This season, the Mets had a 3 1/2 game lead with 17 games to play…and they went 7-10 the rest of the way, losing on the last day of the season…just missing the post-season by a game.

    On today’s YES broadcast of the Yankees game, Ken Singleton talked about losing out on a chance to reach the post-season by losing the final game of the season. It happened to his Orioles in 1982. According to Singleton, as a player, that loss in 1982 hurt more than losing Game 7 of the 1979 World Series.

    And, for the Mets, now they get that “last day loss” feeling for two years in a row. Wow.

    That’s gonna leave a mark. My condolences to the Mets fans out there.

    As a Yankees fan, I have felt “losing pain” more than a few times – but that was all in October. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to see your team do this – for two years in a row.

    Ouch.

    Comments on Ya Gotta Feel Sorry…

    1. Tresh Fan
      September 28th, 2008 | 6:11 pm

      Obviously, Johan Santana wasn’t enough.

    2. Joel
      September 28th, 2008 | 6:24 pm

      Somewhere in a $3.7 million den, with a $3.7 million large screen TV, on a plush $3.7 million couch–with frsh memories of sliding into second base and 54,610 going wild at the Stadium…

      Wille Randolph is smiling.

    3. Corey
      September 28th, 2008 | 6:33 pm

      tomorrow woulda been one of those days to tune in after 1 to hear Dog celebrate. woulda been hilarious.

    4. September 28th, 2008 | 6:51 pm

      I’m not a Met fan by any means, but when I saw Scott Schoeneweis come in, flashbacks of all the leads Kyle Farnsworth has given up and I knew… I just KNEW he was going to blow it.

    5. September 28th, 2008 | 10:27 pm

      ~~Obviously, Johan Santana wasn’t enough.~~

      Hey, he got them to Game #162 with a chance to live. Without Johan, the Mets would have been toast a long time ago.

    6. September 28th, 2008 | 10:33 pm

      ~~Wille Randolph is smiling.~~

      And his phone will be ringing, with reporters calling asking for a comment, I’m sure.

    7. Raf
      September 29th, 2008 | 9:32 am

      I think the loss of Wagner will be cited as a bigger impact than the acquisition of Santana.

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