Actually, I'm sure it's happened a lot already but this is the first I've seen a columnist in - Tampa Bay of all places - to reference the 2007 Mets collapse in relation to what it would take for the local team to miss the playoffs.
From Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune:
"It would take a Mets-like collapse for the Bucs to miss the postseason. That's not the point."If it's any consolation this fine journalist showed his true writing ability when he busted out his herb garden line in discussing Sage Rosenfels dismantling of the Bucs earlier today:
"Is it ever a good thing when someone named Sage picks you apart? Parsley, Rosemary and Thyme would have had a field day, too."
Over/Under on how long that line has been renting space in his frontal lobe? +/- 30 years.
Regardless of whether the parsley reference clouds your ability to objectively judge Mr. Fennelly as a writing talent, this is what Mets fans have to look forward to until someone pulls an even bigger gag job...i.e. never.
Ladies and gentlemen your 2008 New York Mets! The Team. The Time. The Mockery!