…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.