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Still no joy in mudville

Posted by keithosaunders on March 12, 2010

Jim Walters has a very poignant post on what could have been had the New York Mets come up big in game 7 of the 2006 NLCS.  I’ll never forget the elation I felt after Endy Chavez’ amazing 6th inning catch which robbed Cardinal Scott Rolen of a home run.  All the momentum had sudden;y swing the Mets way and when they loaded the bases in the bottom of that inning all of a sudden we could taste a World Series. 

It was not to be, however, as Jose Valentine and Endy Chavez both failed to drive the runs in.  In the top of the 9th Yadier Molina hit an improbable home run off of Aaron Heilman and the Mets, though loading the bases in the bottom of the inning, would fail once again to score.

Even after that playoff loss the future looked bright for the Mets.  That’s what makes the subsequent collapses in 2007 and 2008, and the injury plagued year of 2009 so devastating.  It is painfully clear that the window of opportunity has slammed shut and that there is nothing left to do but rebuild.

I have never felt this depressed 3 weeks before opening day.  

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