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Posted by: am523 on Sep 16, 2010 at 10:46:50 AM

The Yankees went into yesterday's rubber game versus the Rays just a half game up on Tampa Bay. The Bombers' 88-57 record going in was also 7 games better than Boston's.

That's a 7 game lead. With 17 games to play.

Sound familiar?

Back up three years. Look at the NL East standings from September 12, 2007 and you'll find the exact date when the infamous regular season collapse began for the New York mets at the hands of their division rival Philadelphia Phillies.

The mets were 83-62 after defeating the Atlanta Braves at Shea 4-3. The Phils had just been embarrassed 12-0 at home by Colorado. Philly's record was 76-69, losers of two straight games and six of their last ten. The mets were seemingly in cruise control, division title in sight, and talking playoffs. Jimmy Rollins, the brash