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This series was the root of the hatred between the Mets and the Marlins.
The Mets had ran through the National League for most of the season, but began to struggle mightily in September, coinciding with the hot streak of the Phillies.
The Marlins, long since eliminated from postseason contention, were hell bent on drowning the Mets' hopes.
The teams split the first two games, with the real story being the brewing animosity due to Lastings Milledge flaunting during his home-run trot.
There was a fracas on third base between Miguel Olivo and Jose Reyes, which was the classic "wake the sleeping dogs" scenario.
On the final day, Tom Glavine, a 300-game winner, pitched arguably the worst game of his life.
He recorded one out and allowed seven runs, effectively ending the game before it began.
It would've been easier to digest if Ramon Castro did not hit what appeared to be a grand slam in the bottom of the inning, which ended up to be a mere fly out.
Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez acted as if it was Game 7 of the World Series with his moves.
He used six pitchers in the game, removing them at the first sign of trouble despite a 70-91 record.
This was painful in every sense of the word—a collapse complete against a division rival who was taking a great deal of pride in handing the defeat.
Mets fans will not forget this one for a long time. Things would be much different had this game gone different and Tom Glavine pitched the way he knew how.