New York Mets Join Prestigous List of All-Time Chokers
The past two weeks have been a living nightmare for all New York Mets fans.
After holding a seven-game lead over the Phillies with just 17 games to play, New York managed to lose 12 of those 17 contests. Meanwhile, the Phillies played the best baseball of their lives, winning 12 games in that span, including a three-game sweep over the Mets.
Just how disgraceful was this collapse? New York committed the second-biggest choke job in Major League Baseball history. In honor of their undoing, we must reserve them an impressive spot in the record books.
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