1969 and 2008

eerie coincidences ……

1969 … the New York Mets a team that had known nothing but the worst record since joining major league baseball wins the League Championship Series, and advances to the World Series, defying the odds makers, the baseball community, and logic.

2008 … the Tampa Bay Rays a team that had known nothing but the worst record since joining major league baseball wins the League Championship Series, and advances to the World Series, defying the odds makers, the baseball community, and logic.

1969 … most of the Mets’ fan base were native New Yorkers, born during the Baby Boom.

2008 … most of the Rays’ fan base are native New Yorkers, born during the Baby Boom.

1969 … U.S. is involved in unpopular war in southeast Asia.

2008 … U.S. is involved in unpopular war in southwest Asia.

1969 … president of the U.S. was labeled a criminal for covering up evidence in Watergate.

2008 … president of the U.S. is labeled as “almost certainly guilty of war crimes” by the Red Cross.

1969 … The New York Mets were 61-101 two years ago (in 1967).

2008 … The Tampa Bay Rays were 61-101 two years ago (in 2006).

1969 … the Mets defeated the Braves, formerly of Boston, in the League Championship Series.

2008 … the Rays defeated the Red Sox, currently of Boston, in the League Championship Series.

1969 … two East Coast teams met in the World Series.

2008 … two East Coast teams are meeting in the World Series.

1969 … Vin Scully was calling Dodgers games.

2008 … Vin Scully is still calling Dodgers games.

1969 … the U.S. lands the first men on the moon.

2008 … China conducts its first space walk.

1969 … the Mets conduct their spring training at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

2008 … the Rays conduct their spring training at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.

1969 … Cubs fans are devastated when their Cubs choke and do not advance to the League Championship Series, despite having a bonafide “sure thing”.

2004 … Some things just never change.

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2 Responses to 1969 and 2008

  1. Elizabeth says:

    2002 is two years before 2008?

  2. teganx7 says:

    I was thinking 2006, but the number two got stuck in the output part of my brain.

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