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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Fifty-One Years Across Town, but United in Misery for Six

In their 51 years together, the Mets and the Yankees have both been losing teams on only six occasions, and the last time it happened was way back in 1992. Since then, the Yankees have won five World Series and the Mets ... well, they’re the Mets, so they haven’t won any.

As 2013 approaches, neither team looks to be in particularly good shape, raising the question of whether this season could again see them tumble back under .500 together. In preparation for that possibility, here’s a look at the six seasons when it happened.

1965…
A headline in The New York Times on July 13 says it all:

LONG, COLD SUMMER

Yankees Learn How Other Half Lives

They Join Mets in Building for Future….

Forget the Subway Series—-Here comes the Sewer Series!

Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 30, 2013 at 07:00 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TerpNats Posted: March 30, 2013 at 10:19 AM (#4399651)
Well, as Bob Dylan sang in that summer of '65, "How does it feel?"

When a Washington team has more hope for a pennant than either one in New York, you know you're entered the Other Realm, an alternate universe.
   2. Drexl Spivey Posted: March 30, 2013 at 10:33 AM (#4399658)
Well, as Bob Dylan sang in that summer of '65, "How does it feel?"


As much as I'd like it to be true, I wouldn't consider the Yankees to be a rolling stone just yet.

They have a ton of talent; I think they're the strongest team in the AL East.
   3. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 30, 2013 at 10:34 AM (#4399659)
Well, as Bob Dylan sang in that summer of '65, "How does it feel?"

I never thought it could happen to me. At least that's how it felt back then at the age of 21. This time around it's going to be like going to an auto race primarily to see the crashes.

When a Washington team has more hope for a pennant than either one in New York, you know you're entered the Other Realm, an alternate universe.

Just for fun, I thought about that, and the only other April that I could come up with for that scenario was 1916. Never before and never since, at least not to my knowledge.

   4. ntr John Hart Posted: March 30, 2013 at 12:22 PM (#4399693)
You were around in 1916?
   5. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 30, 2013 at 01:13 PM (#4399711)
Hey, if Red Sox fans could carry 1918 around like a Sisyphusian boulder for 86 years, what's another few years to dwell on the far more horrific nightmare of being worse than Washington?
   6. karlmagnus Posted: March 30, 2013 at 05:54 PM (#4399833)
Brooklyn won the NL in 1916, or don't you count that as New York?

If we're going on expectations, what about 1925? Washington had won the WS the previous year, and NYY had that loser Pipp at first base.
   7. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: March 30, 2013 at 07:04 PM (#4399870)
Brooklyn won the NL in 1916, or don't you count that as New York?

I was talking about pre-season prospects, and the Senators had won 5 more games than those Kings County outlanders in the previous season.

If we're going on expectations, what about 1925? Washington had won the WS the previous year, and NYY had that loser Pipp at first base.

Yeah, but the McGraws were but a pebble away from being the defending World Champs themselves.

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