The End of the Subway Series: A Lost Game and a Lost Tweet

Bernadette PasleyContributor IJuly 4, 2011

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Russell Martin #55 (L) of the New York Yankees gives his teammate Mariano Rivera #42 (R) the ball after he pitches a save against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on April 13, 2011 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Orioles 7-4.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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I had my tweet all ready:

"Sweep!" #Yankees #SubwaySeries."

I couldn't wait to hit "send." The only thing left was for Mariano Rivera to get that final strike.

He never got it.

Instead, the Mets tied Game 3 of the Subway Series. One inning and two Ramiro Pena errors later, Scott Hairston scored the winning run and the Mets won the game, 3-2.

So I was reduced to tweeting:

"It almost feels like the #Yankees lost this #SubwaySeries."

I couldn't take solace in the fact that the Yankees won the series. All I could think about was this loss and the bitter taste it left in my mouth. Kerel Cooper of the fantastic Mets video blog On The Black tried to make feel better (I think) by tweeting this at me:

"@BernadetPasley: Mets needed this one more than you guys did."

It didn't work. I still felt bad and I still do.

Well, at least interleague play is over with for the season. It seemed to go on a lot longer this year than in previous years. Now, on to Cleveland and the return of The Captain.

Six more hits to 3,000. Whoo hoo!