Originally posted on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 7/4/12

It was 2005 when rumors were swirling around the Yankees that Joe Torre was close to being fired. And around that time the Mets were in Yankee Stadium and had taken the first two games. But Braden Looper blew a save which would have nailed down the sweep. In the recesses of my feeble mind I truly believe that if Looper had nailed down that save, Joe Torre would have been gone the next day. I felt it was a lost opportunity to change the course of baseball history as we know it.

In 2012, the Mets have a similar opportunity. For I believe if they sweep the Phillies, it will convince them once and for all to trade Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino, and maybe the rest of the team as well. If this season is truly going to die for them, then I want it to be at the Mets hands. There has been enough times where the Mets died at their hands. I want those two punks traded to Siberia because the Mets beat the ever loving crap out of them, as they did on Tuesday. An 11-1 murdering is a good start. I want the other two. I want the Mets to put an end to their Phillies careers. And I hope they go to Seattle ... or the Clinton Lumberkings ... or hell.

Yeah, hell. Because I haven't forgotten Victorino standing at home plate at Shea Stadium clapping towards the Mets dugout and showing them up after years of listening to his teammates ramble about how everything Jose Reyes does is bad for the game of baseball. And I sure as hell haven't forgotten about "choke artists".

And if this happens ... if all the Phillies get traded to the Scientologists for Katie Holmes because a sweep at the hands of the Mets made up Ruben Amaro's mind ... then this season can go to hell like the others for all I care. I don't think it will, but even if it does I'll sleep well knowing that the 2012 Phillies, and all the sanctimonious crap they stand for, died in July. And the Mets held the gun and pulled the trigger. So I want a sweep. Anything less will put another hole in my heart where happiness once was.

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