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Historic Chokes

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Say this for the 2007 Mets: they have the chance to make history. Should they completely spit out the bit, according to Nate Silver’s playoff odds they will have pulled off the second worst choke in history, even worse than the Cubs gag they took advantage of in ’69 or the ’51 Dodgers but still behind the ’95 Angels. (I had forgotten that the ’95 Mariners, 12 1/2 back on August 20th, actually had a 3 game lead before falling back into the playoff.) It’s also interesting to see the 2003 Mariners make the list; it sure felt like it to us partial season ticket holders, anyway. For all their various ways of inflicting pain since the Expos specialized in late-season charges that fell just short they’re non-competitive in this category…

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