Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 10/30/14

"That felt like a playoff game." -Terry Collins after the Mets 7-3 win over Miami.

THAT felt like a playoff game?


Has Terry Collins gotten so deluded in reverse that a game against the Marlins with forty people in the stands felt like a playoff game? Three Metropolitan runs in an inning in Flushing for the first time since the All-Star break and he's imagining bunting on the walls? The same game where the Marlins were kicking the ball all over the place, throwing away throws from shortstop to third base, forgetting how many outs there were (again, the shortstop), almost throwing away rundowns, misjudging fly balls, and employing Carlos Zambrano as a multi-million dollar mop-up man? That game? That's the one that felt like a playoff game? The one where he benched Lucas Duda for not hustling on a pop-up? That was a playoff game to Terry Collins? Because benching guys for not busting it happens all the time in playoff games, right?

Since he was obviously not drawing on any experience that he had managing a playoff game in the major leagues, he was obviously high on something. And I f*cking want some!!! Anything to get me through the next week and a half so I can imagine that these useless games where everybody worth a damn is being shut down can feel like playoff games. And if Terry's tripping out in Citi Field imagining playoff games, wait until he gets to Miami and plays out the string in that stadium to end the season. He's going to have a trip so bad he's going to imagine Tim Leary giving up a home run to Timothy Leary.

This must be what the playoffs feel like in hell.


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