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Recap of Mets’ Clincher Celebration

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The Mets clinched the NL East crown Saturday evening and it was absolutely incredible. Being a young, lifelong Mets fan, I have only seen my favorite team in the postseason twice, once in 2000 and again in 2006. It was genuinely a heartfelt moment for all Mets fans, spanning the spectrum from die-hard to fair-weather. Seeing Familia come into that blowout of a game and get the job done was a reflection of his season as a whole- he has been tremendous and reliable, even in his toughest of stretches.

Yes, it was an incredible moment. It was a heart-warming moment. It was a historic moment. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about… Let’s take a look at the Metsies’ post-game celebration.

#ThrowbackThursday: 2006 Mets Clinch the NL East!

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2006. What a magical year to be a Mets fan…

We had SIX All Stars! SIX (Paul Lo Duca, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine)! That’s as many as we’ve had the last three seasons combined, and that’s only if you count a coach (Terry Collins) as an All Star bid…

The Mets won 97 games! No, I didn’t mean 79- I meant 97… In the past few years, 97 wins has only been conceivable for the Mets in video games…

Heck, Lucas Prata (a one-hit wonder who was pretty popular back in 2006) even wrote us a team anthem! How many single-season teams do you know that have a team anthem? Not that many…

The whole season was just an amazing experience… And watching this amazing team officially earn the title of NL East Champions was just pretty spectacular.

2006 was a fairytale-like season for any Mets fan. For once, their home-grown talent combined with their high-profile acquisitions to make the fans proud.

Let’s just hope that we can see something similar next season…