I couldn’t find the walk-off job off Madson discussed in the comments section below. It turns out SNY.tv only started getting Mets highlights in mid-June of 2006, which is exactly when I started working on the site. I figured it had been that way since Day 1. Anyway, in lieu of that, here’s this, from June 11, 2008:
And for kicks, a Twitter exchange with Mets fan @gregpomes (with a little help from Baseball Prospectus injury expert Will Carroll) that I decided not to let die:
OGTedBerg: Remember when Carlos Beltran did this? http://tinyurl.com/3xpoh3q
gregpomes: @OGTedBerg I remember Beltran looking at strike 3 in the 2006 NLCS.
OGTedBerg: @gregpomes Do you remember that they wouldn’t have been in the 2006 NLCS without Beltran?
gregpomes: @OGTedBerg when it was time for him to step up he didn’t. He just stood there. He’s a soft player.
OGTedBerg: @gregpomes You know he had three home runs in that series, right?
gregpomes: @OGTedBerg and when it mattered he struck out looking. He’s great at padding stats but he’s a choke artists when the game is on the line
OGTedBerg: @gregpomes The entire series mattered, as did the entire season. Striking out in one at-bat does not make a choke artist. Baseball is hard.
gregpomes: @OGTedBerg that at bat was the most important at bat in the series for them and he didn’t come through. #Mets
OGTedBerg: @gregpomes That much is true. Doesn’t make him soft.
gregpomes: @OGTedBerg what makes him soft is that he’s constantly hurt.
injuryexpert: @gregpomes @OGTedBerg I wonder how soft you’d be if your knees were grinding with every step.