The last time the Yankees didn't make the playoffs was the year that the Phillies rocked this song to the World Series.
The Phils have also overtaken the Mets this year, so my trip to the NYC area next week may be uninterrupted by postseason baseball of any kind. The Mets still lead the (also fading) Brewers in the NL wild card race, but just by one game, so they're ready for another late season collapse.
The NY Post could save a lot of time by keeping this cover on file for the end of every baseball season.
As one famous Mets fan said last year, "Ya gotta bereave".