I'm sorry to say this post-mortem is becoming an annual feature. (See last year's far more morbid post-mortem.)
The Mets entered the final game of the season today tied with Milwaukee for the wild card slot but lost ignominiously, while Milwaukee won.
I could say more, but I won't. I'll leave you with this description (hat tip: Right Hand Son) of the post-game ceremonies bidding farewell to Shea Stadium (1964-2008):
Nearly 30 minutes after Ryan Church made the last out at the stadium, most of the fans were still in their seats. They booed when Florida players came out to collect dirt from the basepaths. They booed every time the Mets announced anything over the public address system — “Our Shea Goodbye ceremony will begin in five minutes,” was particularly unpopular. And they booed Mr. Met.Mr. Met had a particularly poor season.