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Let's Try This Again Shall We

Passed by a bunch of news vending machines today and one of the freebie mags had David Wright and Jose Reyes on the cover, with recipes of theirs and Willie Randolph's favorite meals. I believe the mag was titled "Good Health." It was right next to the New York Observer bin, which had a cover story of Randolph saying something to the effect of "I like the stress."

And I found myself asking: "If I wanted good health, why would I be a Mets fan?"

But I digress.

For some reason today, I'm having 1999 flashbacks and I remember that not only did the Mets sweep their final series that season, but they also got significant help from the Brewers.

The Reds were 2 games up on the Mets with 3 games to go and were playing in Milwaukee that night. While Mets fans suffered through the trauma of an extra-inning affair that eventually went there way, the manner in which the Brewers beat the Reds was equally amazing.

The Reds were ahead 3-1 in the 8th inning of this game and were on the verge of putting this game away. They loaded the bases with one out when David Weathers, of all people, got the 2 biggest outs of the Brewers season, coaxing popups from Jeffrey Hammonds and Mark Lewis.

The Brewers, buoyed by the unlikely momentum surge, got the pair of runs back on a 2-run single by Jeff Cirillo. The Reds had chances to go ahead in both the 9th and 10th innings, but left two men on to end each frame. Milwaukee won in the bottom of the 10th on a Ronnie Belliard walk-off single.

Of the teams that can really help out today, the Brewers are the only ones that are home. And I plan to pull for them very hard from my seat at Shea Stadium tonight


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