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Biggest baseball collapse

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by PhilaYank36, Oct 1, 2007.

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Simple: who had the biggest choke-job in baseball history?

  1. '07 Mets

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  2. '04 Yankees (ALCS)

    13 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. '03 Red Sox (ALCS)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. '03 Cubs (NLCS)

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  5. '95 Angels

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  6. '93 Phillies (World Series)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. '88 Mets (NLCS)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. '86 Angels (ALCS)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. '86 Red Sox (World Series)

    4 vote(s)
    10.3%
  10. '84 Cubs (NLCS)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. '78 Red Sox

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  12. '69 Cubs

    2 vote(s)
    5.1%
  13. '64 Phillies

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  14. '51 Dodgers (Shot Heard 'Round the World)

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. PhilaYank36

    PhilaYank36 Guest

    Sweet Jeebus, I'm surprised someone hasn't put something like this up already.

    I know a ton of people are going to vote for the '04 Yanks, but I find that it's far easier (and more common) for a team to lose four straight games than it is to give away a seven-game lead with two-and-a-half weeks left to play. Just a win here or a win there, and the Mets would at least have a one-game playoff. I laugh a little bit at it, but at the same time, it sucks to see that happen.
     
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I think you need to separate this into regular season and postseason because those are two different types of collapses.

    Regular season has to be the '64 Phillies, with the '07 Mets a close second.

    Postseason has to be the '04 Yankees.
     
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Exactly what AQB said...
     
  4. boots

    boots New Member

    That's because ESPN had it on their site but I could be wrong.
    It's all subjective. If you're a Red Sox fan, you've had several moments to pick from. Same with the Phillies. The Mets meltdown may not be the greatest, but it is the latest.
     
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, nothing extreme about 7 games with 17 to play... beats 6 with 12 any day...
    Other than the Phils collapse, can you name one greater?
     
  6. boots

    boots New Member

    I lived through '64. It was a different time for MLB. Even the Yankees beating the Red Sox, thanks to homers by Bucky "Fucking" Dent and Reggie Jackson, it was different era and climate. It depends on your perspective and which team do you root for etc. etc.
     
  7. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    1964 Phillies beats the 2007 Mets for the regular season.
    2004 Yankees for the postseason.
     
  8. boots

    boots New Member

    Again, it's all perspective. If you're a New Yorker if you're close to the teams, etc.
     
  9. Elliotte Friedman

    Elliotte Friedman Moderator Staff Member

    87 Toronto.
     
  10. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    I voted for the 2004 Yanks' ALCS collapse. Up 3-0 in the series and having a lead and The Greatest Closer In History on the mound in the bottom of the ninth of Game Four is inexcusable.

    If we're talking regular season, the 2007 Mets, 1995 Angels and 1964 Phillies have to be in the discussion.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Nah... while thoroughly enjoyable, the choke was only 3 1/2 games.


    And they made up for it by George Bell screwing ALan Trammell out of the MVP
     
  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Over four days. Still pretty major.
     
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