Monday, November 2, 2015

This Blog Is NOT a Gloat-Free Zone

The Yankees have had their bad moments in postseason play. They just had another in the AL Wild Card game. They've gotten swept in the World Series in 1976, 1963, and, for all intents and purposes, 1922. 1960 was bad. 1981 was worse. They got swept in the ALCS in 1980 and 2012. There was the pathetic hitting of the 2002, '05, '06 and '07 ALDS. And, of course, there was 2004... but it doesn't count as "blowing it" if you got cheated.

Never have the Yankees humiliated themselves the way the Mets did in this World Series.

* Game 1: Blew a 3-1 lead in the 6th inning, when their big pitching hero, Matt Harvey, choked; and a 4-3 lead in the 9th, and lost in 14 innings.

* Game 2: Blew a 1-0 lead in the 5th, when another pitching hero, Jacob deGrom, got rocked.

* Game 3: Even in the 1 game they won, blew a 2-1 lead in the 2nd.

* Game 4: Blew a 3-2 lead in the 8th, thanks to a fielding error by their NLDS and NLCS hero, Daniel Murphy, and a baserunning blunder by their stretch-drive hero, Yoenis Cespedes.

* Game 5: Blew a 2-0 lead in the 9th, thanks to Harvey choking again; and Jeurys Familia set a new World Series record with 3 blown saves; allowed 5 runs in the 12th inning to lose it.

Five runs in the twelfth inning -- or any extra inning -- of a World Series game. What team has ever allowed that?

Only the Mets.

The Kansas City Royals are deserving World Champions.

But let us not overlook the fact that this World Series was so much more lost than it was won.

Met fans on Twitter are telling me to shut up, because the Yankees are at home, while the Mets made the World Series.

The Mets made damn fools of themselves in the World Series. They made a hash of the World Series.

Their 1st chance in 15 years, and they looked like idiots.

Met fans are telling Yankee Fans, "Have some class."

Puh leeze. Met fans lecturing Yankee Fans on "class" is like Donald Trump lecturing the Mafia on how to run a casino.

But probably safer.

Just as the Yankees did in April and again in September, just as Chase Utley (his teammates, not so much) did in Game 2 of the NLDS, I knew that if someone, anyone, would just stand up to the Mets and remind them that they're the Mets, and that they don't belong in the postseason, they would fold.

The Washington Nationals didn't. The Los Angeles Dodgers (except for Utley) didn't. The Chicago Cubs didn't even show up.

The Royals showed up, and stood up to the Mets, and the Mets did, indeed, fold.

Still the biggest joke club in baseball.

29 years: The Curse of Kevin Mitchell lives.

Gloat away, Yankee Fans. You've earned it, 27 times over. This blog is not a gloat-free zone, and neither is the New York Tri-State Area.

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