á As former Met Carlos Gomez slid face first into home plate to send the Minnesota Twins past the Detroit Tigers into the playoffs and into the lion's den that is Yankee Stadium, one thought came into my mind: was the Tigers' collapse worse than the 2007 Mets?
We all know by now that the Mets blew a seven-game lead with 17 games left to play and eventually missed the playoffs.á But is what the Tigers managed to pull off more shocking and painful?
Tuesday, the Tigers became the only team in MLB history to be atop their division since May 10, only to lose it in the final week of the season.á Their lead was as big as seven (sounds familiar) with 26 games left to play.
What's more, they had a three-game lead with four to play, and still blew it in magnificent fas ...
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Article written by Richard Resch