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While some things that occurred last week can be a struggle for me to remember off the top of my head, the final month of the 2007 season is painfully clear in my memory bank.
I was in 10th grade, feeling chipper about another postseason run for the Mets, and hoping for an MVP for my childhood hero, David Wright, who was compiling one of the finest offensive seasons in franchise history.
It all turned sour on September 12, ironically just a few days after I was at the Phillies game bragging to the Pennsylvania natives about our seven-game lead.
For that, I apologize.
From that point on, it became nearly painful to watch the season unfold. The team that had been arguably the best team in baseball during the summer struggled to put together a clean game.
If the offense was clicking, the starting pitcher could not make it out of the fourth inning. If the starting pitcher went seven strong innings, the offense made the opposing pitcher appear to be Greg Maddux.
The team's veteran players, such as Luis Castillo, Jeff Conine, Tom Glavine, Aaron Heilman and Jose Reyes all performed their worst in September.
After actually relinquishing the lead, the season was briefly resuscitated in Game 161 when one of my favorite pitchers at the time, John Maine, recorded 14 strikeouts and flirted with a no-hitter until Paul Hoover laid down the world's greatest swinging bunt in history.
Of course, it was for naught as 300-game winner and future Hall of Famer Tom Glavine posted the worst start of career which broke the hearts of Met fans everywhere and allowed the Phillies to storm past the blue and orange for the NL East title.
Some would say the team has never recovered.