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September 18, 2006
BASEBALL: Deja Delay

September 11, 1986: Mets lead the Phillies by 22 games with 23 to play, entering a 3-game set in Philly. Magic Number: 1 to clinch a tie, 2 to clinch outright. One win will lock it up. (Personally, I'm bummed because I'm on a religious retreat all weekend with no TV or radio). Mets get swept in Philadelphia and split two in St. Louis while the Phillies win two more against the Pirates, dropping the Mets' lead to 18.

Yeah, this is like that. Of course, the first chance the Mets got to put the race to bed at home, they beat the Cubs and that was that.

Mets play at home tonight.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 9:02 AM | Baseball 2006 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

I don't think there is any doubt that hte Mets are the class of the NL. Baring a pitching staff getting hot in the playoffs, they should breeze. The series may be a different story. Most of the AL contending lineups are just a potent as the Mets and they may have better pitching.

Posted by: maddirishman at September 18, 2006 11:56 AM
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