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21 October 2004 @ 12:59 am
Good Lord! *choke*  

Markos Moulitsas calls it the biggest choke in sports history. Do you agree?

Biggest choke in sports history:

Chicago Cubs, 1969
New York Yankees, 2004
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Mista Goaliemistagoalie on October 21st, 2004 05:20 am (UTC)
The greatest choke ever? Or the finest triumph in the history of baseball? Hmmmm??? OK, that may be a bit much.
John Heatonjheaton on October 21st, 2004 10:47 am (UTC)
I'd be more inclined to call it a great comeback on the part of the Red Sox than a massive choke on the part of the Yankees. But what the hell do I know?
long shadows and gunpowder eyes: Yay Vinny!abby20 on October 21st, 2004 05:49 am (UTC)
For the sake of science, my answer is completely biased by Cubs-love and burning, white-hot hatred for the Yankees. YAY! Sadly I can only show this sports happiness with a hockey icon, but it's all good.

jenelopejenelope on October 21st, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
Well, considering that I wasn't even sure that my team played this year, I would call the Detroit Tigers 1986-present the biggest choke ever.
(Anonymous) on October 22nd, 2004 02:55 pm (UTC)
It's a colossal choke. Then again, the Red Sox were supposed to be good -- remember the arms-race in the offseason -- and were the fave despite being the wild-card team. Were the '69 Mets vaunted at all before overtaking the Cubs?

But I know John's not a baseball fan. I'm just here to bestow props for the EC Comics nod. --Greg
John Heaton: nerdjheaton on October 22nd, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not a fan, but I like looking up the answers to questions, even if the subject holds no inherent interest for me. So: to paraphrase President Bush, the '69 Mets were misunderestimated. The Mets were a big joke because of their terrible 1962 season (and their slightly less terrible subsequent seasons), but they were doing well—remember, they were only four and a half games back at the beginning of September—even before the Cubs fell apart. I found an interesting essay that explains it in great detail.

And thanks for the props.