Where should I begin?
- CAN YOU IMAGINE IF THE METS ACTUALLY SHOWED UP?
We'd have TWO winner take all games tomorrow! Instead we have the kind of collapse that can derail a franchise.
With Florida clubbing them, maybe I should direct Met fans to the Marlin Bandwagon along with Cubs, Indians and Giants fans.
- THE METS DIDN'T JUST COLLAPSE, THE PHILLIES ALSO PLAYED SOME GREAT BASEBALL
When September 12th ended, they were 7 games back and any momentum gained from their 4 game sweep of the Mets in August was gone.
So what did they do? They went into Shea, swept the Mets for the second time in less than three weeks and finished the season 13-4 including 3 extra inning wins.
That's a championship caliber run.
-THE PHILLIES FINISH WAS A SLUMP COMPARED TO THE ROCKIES
With 2 weeks left in the season, the Rockies were behind the Dodgers by 2 games and patronizing fans like myself were thinking "If they finish above .500 that would be nice for them." They not only won 12 of their next 13, but beat up all the teams ahead of them! They swept the Padres, they swept the Dodgers TWICE and won 2 "lose and the season is over" games against the team with the best record in the National League. They forced a one game playoff by sheer will.
UNLIKE THE METS, THE BREWERS SHOWED UP!
Yeah they blew their chance to play for the Division Title, but with nothing on the line, they had a shocking "you're aren't celebrating on my field" come back win on Saturday and an equally stunning blow out today.
Maybe there was no post season for the Brewers, but finishing above .500 and stunning the Padres at least ends the season on a positive note.
- THIS WEEKEND REINFORCES MY OPINION THAT TREVOR HOFFMAN DOES NOT BELONG IN THE HALL OF FAME
My rule in my Hall of Fame posting states that a closer should be a bullpen stopper for a World Champion to get in the Hall... and I stand by that.
With a playoff spot on the line, a Hall of Fame closer should strike out Tony Gwynn... let alone Tony Gwynn Jr!
If the Padres lose tomorrow, that game tying triple by a 5th outfielder will be as big a stain on his resume as Scott Brosius was in the 1998 World Series!
Either way, that was the best last weekend of a season that I can remember!
And now we get bonus regular season baseball!
I for one am rooting for the Rockies tomorrow.
Winning 13 of 14 and storming into the playoffs is just too cool a story.