YOGI BERRA: It’ Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over.
The season is three months and 27 days long as of today. The Mets have spent only ten of those days with a losing record and by that I mean sub .500. And in that regard today the Mets are only a whopping three games under .500.
In 1973, after 99 games the Mets were 55-55, eleven games under .500 and they would go on to lose the next two games to put them in last place with a 43-57 record. It was their low water mark that season.
There were no Wild Cards back then. There were six teams in the NL East not five and the only way to go to the post season was to win the division.
With the Mets on the brink of mathematical elimination, manager Yogi Berra held a team meeting in hopes for a last ditch effort to impart some wisdom on team that stopped believing they were go anywhere that season. Yogi had been there countless times before and knew all about finishing strong and amazing comebacks. Then some joker in the back of the clubhouse where ...