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The Mets on the last day of the regular season

Sunday, September 30, 2007 by Dave Winer.

A picture named tug.gifI tuned in the Mets game a few minutes late, and they're already down 5-0 in the top of the first. Ooops. It's now 7-0.  Permalink to this paragraph

The Mets don't have to win to make it to the postseason, if the Phillies lose. If that happens, they'd be tied, and would play a tie-breaker, winner-take-all game (I think tomorrow).  Permalink to this paragraph

When Mets fans get a sense of entitlement, they break your heart. The Yankess are the entitled ones. The Mets are hapless. Permalink to this paragraph

"The nightmare is over for the Mets," says the announcer at the end of the Marlins at-bat. No, it's not over until it's over. A big lesson in the philosophy of baseball. Permalink to this paragraph

In all my years following the Mets I don't think I've ever seen them win easily. For that matter, I don't think I've ever seen them lose easily either.  Permalink to this paragraph

As the Mets score their first run of the day, I'm reminded of Tug McGraw, an early Mets philosopher, who said "Ya Gotta Believe." I believe this is one of those moments when believing might make a difference.  Permalink to this paragraph

Final: Mets lost, Phillies won. No joy in mudville tonight. :-( Permalink to this paragraph

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