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Old 10-01-2007, 02:24 PM   #796
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The Red Sox are having one today too. Sorry, but this isn't high school before the big Thanksgiving game and besides I'm pretty sure that the Sox know how much people support them.
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they did it last year for the mets at SNY's studios, and in 2000 the city had a big rally for both teams before the world series.

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Forty-four reasons the New York Mets suffered perhaps the greatest collapse in baseball history, blowing a seven-game lead in their final 17 games:

1. The Curse of Bobby Bonilla.

2. The Curse of Kevin Mitchell's Ex-Girlfriend's Cat.

3. Marketing slogan "Your Season Has Come" was pretty much a gift-wrapped jinx waiting to happen.

4. Shouldn't have brought back Vince Coleman to light the fuse for the special division-winning fireworks show.


5. Jose Reyes in April: .356/.442/.596, "Best player in baseball"; Jose Reyes in September: .214/.290/.348, "Hey, that's how Rey Ordonez used to hit."

6. Stuck with a meager $101 million payroll instead of $199 million payroll like the Yankees.

7. They lacked the enthusiasm necessary to win, unlike Eli Manning.

8. When the most solid part of your team is the bench (Endy Chavez, Ramon Castro, Ruben Gotay, Marlon Anderson), it might be a sign that some other parts -- like, oh, the starting rotation, the bullpen, the defense, the clutch hitting -- need some work.

9. Everyone knows Tom Glavine hits the wall at 200 innings ... why did Willie Randolph try to squeeze even one-third of an inning more out of him?

10. Why, oh why, bring back Timo Perez as a pinch runner?

11. Staff ERA by month: April, 2.96; May, 3.73; June, 4.20; July, 4.50; August, 4.93; September, 5.14.

12. Shouldn't have benched Hope Solo.

13. Players turned against each other after team-wide fantasy football draft in early September.

14. Lastings Milledge is no Willie Mays.

15. Maybe management should have realized Carlos Delgado can't hit lefties anymore (.267/.318/.386).

16. Let's see: Ramon Castro hits 11 homers in 144 at-bats while Paul Lo Duca hits nine homers in 445 at-bats. Oh, and did we mention Lo Duca grounded into 18 double plays? See, here's the thing: Lo Duca may be perceived as a leader in the clubhouse, but Castro is the better player.

17. Mr. Met got distracted by his midseason election to the Hall of Fame.

18. Well, that 6-12 record against the Phillies sure didn't help.

19. David Wright's lady wore a T-shirt to Shea Stadium that only said "fudge."

20. Too wrapped up in Brett Favre's historic chase to concentrate on the task at hand.

21. Scoffed at the idea of signing Roger Clemens because he'd be toast by September.

22. Rickey Henderson says Rickey should have played instead of coached.

23. Glavine suffered a concussion after being sacked by Osi Umenyiora.

24. Team distracted that Mr. Met was being investigated by Mitchell committee for the suspicious size of his head.

25. Designated Julio Franco for assignment on July 13, raising team's average age.

26. Team chemistry broke down after Moises Alou introduced a secret handshake.

27. Don't have that awesome 1-2 set-up crew of Jose Mesa and Antonio Alfonseca like the Phillies do.

28. Bill Belichick was stealing the Mets' signals.

29. Not enough Facebook friends.

30. Probably shouldn't have honored the '93 Mets back in that touching on-field ceremony.

31. Well, there was that 7-3 lead they blew to the Nationals on Sept. 18.

32. And that 7-4 lead they blew to the Marlins in the bottom of the ninth on Sept. 20.

33. And that three-game set against the Nationals during Sept. 24-26 in which the Mets allowed 32 runs against the NL's lowest-scoring team.

34. Pat Burrell hit 19 homers with 60 RBIs in the second half.

35. Jimmy Rollins played baseball while Jose Reyes sulked.

36. The Phillies overcame an injury to MVP candidate Chase Utley ... while the Mets resorted to using Guillermo Mota over and over and ...

37. Maybe that start given to Chan Ho Park on April 30 wasn't such a good idea.

38. Anderson Hernandez just isn't a "True Met."

39. In some convoluted way, the departure of Anna Benson must be to blame.

40. Mets just wanted to ensure they'd get the cover of the New York Post.


41. No inspiring speech from Pedro about plunking Richie Ashburn in the rear end.

42. Players wanted to clear their schedules to watch exciting postseason baseball.

43. Umm, the bullpen?

44. Because they're not the Yankees.
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MLB puts on that Rally Monday in every city/for every team that's in the playoffs
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The Red Sox are having one today too. Sorry, but this isn't high school before the big Thanksgiving game and besides I'm pretty sure that the Sox know how much people support them.
Sure the Sox know...but this isn't a "let's see if we have any support" type of rally. This is a "THANK YOU" rally.

I am at the airport now and of course had to connect at Government Center. The trains were PACKED going to Government Center (it especially sucked with suitcases).

On another note...we toured Fenway today. The NLDS logo is painted and the guys were out taking bating practice. When we got u
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Jesus, what a photo for the NY Post to put on the front page...
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I fucking hate Dane Cook so much. Fuck. Of all the people they could have gotten to do their promos.
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The CF for San Diego butchered the 6th. Three shitty plays in a row.
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Fortunately for San Diego, Matt Holiday has decided to return the favor.
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I wonder if a one-game playoff has ever gone to extras...?

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Old 10-01-2007, 10:27 PM   #806
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Looks like no.
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Jesus, do Rockies fans need to chant "M-V-P" for every single player that comes up to bat??

I've heard it for Tulowitzki, Holliday, and Helton so far, and that's just when I've been paying attention.

We all know it's going to Rollins anyways.
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Found a pretty interesting article about behind-the-scenes baseball in October, even though it's a year old:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/colum...24-mcgee_x.htm
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Looks like YES--bottom of the 10th right now.
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Wow. How can the Padres bring out Doug Brocail out for a tied game in the bottom of the 10th instead of Trevor Hoffman in a do-or-die game?
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