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It's A Celebration!

I don't know if you got to see Prince Fielder's walk-off home run celebration on Sunday, but I found it terrificly entertaining.

If you didn't see it, imagine Fielder stomping on home plate as hard as he could. Rather than swarm him, his teammates all toppled over, as you might see a child do during a game of Ring Around The Rosie.

Fielder than raised his arms in triumph, and everyone (at least on the Brewers) got up and had a good laugh.

This was clearly a play on the Yankees recent helmet bouquet toss following a walk-off home run, and the variety of things that LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers do during pre-game introductions.

I liked it. It didn't interfere with the game. It was funny. It was memorable.

It got me to wondering how some of the Mets teams might celebrate a walk-off home run.

The 1962 Mets would probably all fall down too, except they'd trip over themselves, accidentally.

The 1969 Mets would probably all bow and pray in tribute to the great Miracle that was.

The 1973 Mets would all slap their thighs and scream, a la Tug McGraw after his game-ending strikeout in Game 5 of the World Series.

The 1986 Mets would all pour a beer and raise a toast (or snort a line of cocaine, but that's not quite as family friendly.

The 2007 and 2008 Mets would all jump up and down with their hands wrapped around their throats (It sucks, but it's true).

And the 2009 Mets would all grab various body parts and pantomime pain and suffering, and the home run hitter would probably break his leg jumping on home plate.

Kudos, by the way, to the Mets fan at Saturday's game, sporting a jersey, on which one sleeve had band aids, with the uniform numbers of all the currently injured players.

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