19 thoughts on “NLCS Game 2. Cubs at Mets”

  1. If this holds up, both LCSs would be 2-0. Fortunately, it would be both home teams, but it will mean the teams trailing in the series will be desperate for a win in Game 3.

  2. I didn't check to see if this is true, but I read that if the Mets win, it will be the first time that none of the original sixteen teams was in the World Series.

    1. This is true. Although 1986 was close with the Angles blowing their 3-2 series lead (would have been Angels-Mets)

    2. This overlooks the fact that several teams have relocated to different cities, of course (sometimes more than once!).

      Dodgers
      Braves (twice)
      Giants
      A's (twice)
      Browns
      Senators

      1. I thought of that, too. I assume they meant the sixteen original franchises, regardless of where they now are.

        1. Yep. That's what they meant. And actually, the Yankees were originally the Baltimore Orioles. And also, the Orioles were the Browns, who were the Milwaukee Brewers. And also, what constitutes an original National League team?

          Usually, I only respond to brianS like this.

  3. Again Wright mentioned as the longest tenured single-team player. This time the graphic includes his call up date of July 2004.

  4. Speaking of the cover image, I went to a game at Shea in July (?) '02 (?). I have almost nothing nice to say about it.

    1. I think this might have been the game I was at. - PHI@NYM 12 July, 2002 It fits what I remember ot it being July before senior year, Scott Rolen playing for the Phillies (He was Indiana Mr. Baseball is why I was excited to see him), and the Mets losing.

      1. Was in New York for Fleet Week '06 - The Yankees & Mets were both leading their respective divisions and the games were well attended. Being dressed in my uniform got me into a game at Yankee Stadium* and also took in a game at Shea courtesy of some New Jersey firefighters. Fun to say I've been there...but having "been there" is about all I remember. I think I missed a Pedro start by a day ...

        *A hit is a hit, and the historic 2000th of Jeter's amazing career was a leadoff nubber in the bottom of the fourth inning that was pounced upon by Royals catcher Paul Bako about one foot into the grass up the third-base line.
        Bako scooped up the dribbler and fired it high over the head of first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz as the star shortstop motored on to second base.
        The official scorer took a moment to rule the ball a hit and an error. When the crowd learned of the ruling it rose and began to chant, "Jeter, Jeter, Jeter."

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