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Friday, September 21, 2001

New Jersey Online: Mets: Braves wary of hot team riding a wave of emotion

I hope the Mets can rally to win the division. It would be a wonderful story.

Jim Furtado Posted: September 21, 2001 at 03:09 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bob T Posted: September 21, 2001 at 08:18 PM (#72799)
In addition to all the horrors visited on the United States last week,
   2. RichRifkin Posted: September 23, 2001 at 07:27 PM (#72803)
When Matt Lawton was traded from the first place Twins to the near last place, "out of the playoff race" Mets, I felt sorry for him. Lawton had played his whole career on really bad, losing Minnesota teams, and then, finally, when his Twins were a winner, in part due to his excellent performance, Minnesota traded him to a bad team.

It looks like I underestimated "the Lawton effect." Since he vacated the Metrodome, the Twins have played 12 games under .500, and are now probably done, being 6 games out of first place with around 13 games to go. But since Matt became a Mett, the the "out of the playoff race" Mets have played 15 games over .500, and are now only 3.5 games behind the Braves and Phillies, neither of whom is playing well.

Maybe the 2002 Royals will acquire Matt just so they can experience "the Lawton effect"? Hey, it worked for the Twins and the Mets.
   3. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: September 23, 2001 at 10:50 PM (#72804)
My favorite is when whiners complain about Rob Neyer's NY media bias, despite the fact that he's a Royals fan who has been living in Seattle.

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